NorPix adds additional support for Kaya Instruments high-speed cameras and frame grabbers.
NorPix, Inc, a leader in the development of digital video recording software – has announced support of its StreamPix, TroublePix and upcoming StreamTouch software for high-speed cameras and frame grabbers from Kaya Instruments.
"With StreamPix, systems integrators can view, control and acquire images from multiple cameras simultaneously, all with the same user interface," says Luc Nocente, President of NorPix. "StreamPix provides a management console for cameras, simplifying the setup, control and acquisition from any number and type of camera."
Since the number of digital video cameras supported is only limited where the combined data rate of the cameras exceeds the internal bus bandwidth or processor capabilities of the computer, NorPix has teamed with Kaya Instruments to offer one of the most effective ways to capture these high-speed images.
In one application, for example, developers could choose to use Kaya's latest JetCam 160, a camera with a 16 Megapixel CMOS imager capable of running at 150 frames per second (fps) and up to 300 fps at 4k. To support these data rates, the camera is supported by both a 40 Gbps fiber-optic interface that can be operated at up to 10 km using KAYA Instruments’ Komodo-Fiber frame grabber, a PC-based FPGA card that supports four SFP+ 10GigE transceivers and a single QSFP+ 40GigE optical interface. This acquisition card is also supported by the company's Vision Point application and KAYA SDK, allowing customers full control of the camera.
In other applications, where higher speeds may be required, developers, could, for example, chose KAYA Instruments' JetCam 19, a 2.1 Megapixel CMOS camera that features both a 40 Gbps fiber-optic interface and a 25 Gbps CoaXPress interface and is capable of running at speeds of 2365 fps.
"In high speed machine vision systems, motion analysis, broadcast, traffic control and industrial inspection systems," says Michael Yampolsky, Founder and CEO of KAYA Instruments, "such combined camera/frame grabber combinations offer developers an easy way to capture high-resolution images at speeds from 300-2400 fps."
As well as supporting NorPix's StreamPix software, KAYA Instruments complete range of cameras and frame grabbers can be used with NorPix's TroublePix and upcoming StreamTouch software. While TroublePix allows developers to capture, view and review images simultaneously, initiate pre-and post triggering functions and provide continuous looping functions, the company's upcoming StreamTouch combines features of the company's TroublePix software, allowing users to configure multiple cameras, set event-capture triggers and capture, view and review image sequences from a touch screen.
After images are captured and time stamped, they can be stored to either disk or RAM and exported as AVI or MOV files. In this way, a complete record of the factory automation process can, if necessary, be retrieved for later analysis.
NorPix's StreamPix allows developers to view, control and acquire images from multiple cameras simultaneously, all with the same user interface.
When configured with KAYA Instruments JetCam 160, a 16 Megapixel camera.
KAYA Instruments' Komodo-Fiber frame grabber, the camera is capable of capturing images at 300fps at 4k and transferring image data at up to 10km using a 40 Gbps fiber-optic interface.