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Matrox Indio

Matrox Indio provides the industrial I/O and communication capabilities to turn any PC running Matrox vision software into a genuine vision controller. It provides discrete inputs and outputs managed in hardware for the real-time synchronization of a vision application with automation devices. It also provides Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for interfacing with programmable logic/automation controllers or GigE Vision® cameras equipped for Power-over-Ethernet (PoE).

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Matrox 4Sight GPm with Design Assistant

Matrox 4Sight GPm with Design Assistant is a line of rugged, capable and configurable vision systems for rapid development and deployment onto the factory floor without the need for conventional programming. Equipped with up to four Gigabit Ethernet ports with power and up to four SuperSpeed USB ports, Matrox 4Sight GPm supports the use of multiple GigE Vision® and USB3 Vision™ industrial cameras to keep an eye on one or many production lines. Powered by a range of mobile-class embedded Intel® processors, it has the ability to cost-effectively handle typical multi-camera inspection applications. It can easily directly connect to factory automation equipment and enterprise systems through discrete I/O, Ethernet, RS232/RS485 and USB ports. An industrial-strength design and careful component selection ensure its long term availability.

Matrox 4Sight GPm

Matrox 4Sight GPm is an industrial computer built for machine vision on the factory floor. A fanless design with multiple ports for GigE Vision® and USB3 Vision™ cameras make the Matrox 4Sight GPm right at home in any production facility. Powered by a mobile-class embedded 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor, Matrox 4Sight GPm has what it takes to cost-effectively handle typical multi-camera inspections.

Matrox 4Sight GP

Matrox 4Sight GP is a high-performance embedded system for image capture, processing, display and I/O that features an embedded 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor, Gigabit Ethernet and USB 3.0 interfaces, and PCIe® 3.0 expansion. The Matrox 4Sight GP offers desktop-level performance—including real-time high-definition H.264 encoding offload—in a small ruggedized enclosure and is ideally suited for tough environments.

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Machine vision

Broadly speaking, the term "machine vision" covers tasks in manufacturing process, which utilize digital video, and the purpose of which in the production process is to provide information for quality control or other process control, such as dimension measurements or part recognition.

Machine vision is commonly used in production lines packing tasks, operating the robot cells for positioning objects (the camera operates as the robot's "eye"). Machine vision systems are used for monitoring and verifying the faultlessness of the products on the production line. Such a machine vision often include high computing power demanding pattern recognition and measurement algorithms with specific machine vision software.
In the past, machine vision systems, software often based PC applications where the camera image is analyzed on a PC. Today, thanks to micro-technology development and miniaturization, there is an ongoing shift to "smart cameras", where the processing is transferred to the camera. Such a camera is able to perform the programmed machine vision processing independently, and so provide directly information for the rest of the automation control system. On the other hand, development has also enabled machine vision to utilize distributed computing to provide the most cost-effectively implemented measurement tasks by centralizing computing to a dedicated server machine.