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Basler Adds blaze to its 3D Camera Portfolio

  • By Spencer Freitas

New, robust ToF camera with high precision for cost-effcient 3D imaging in real time

Basler is launching the second generation of its 3D camera portfolio: the Basler blaze. Its GigE interface, VGA resolution and the latest Sony DepthSense™ sensor technology make the Basler blaze the ideal camera for measuring the location, position and volume of objects and for detecting obstacles. Thanks to its robust design it can be used in a wide variety of industrial environments.

Typical application areas for the Basler blaze camera include industrial automation, logistics and medicine as well as many areas of the “Smart Factory”. Thanks to its compact design, it is more robust and less susceptible to errors for applications in the fields of freight dimensioning, palletizing, in autonomous vehicles and robots or in item counting. In the medical field, the Basler blaze can help with patient positioning for radiological exams.

The integrated Sony DepthSense™ IMX556PLR-C sensor with CAPD (Current Assisted Photonic Demodulator) pixel structure, together with the back-illuminated CMOS sensor architecture, enables a much more precise and sensitive scanning of reflected light. This enables the Basler blaze 3D camera, independent of light and contrast and with a resolution of 640 pixels x 480 pixels, to measure optical values almost to the millimetre over a large measuring range of up to ten metres, in which two Euro pallets or a small car can fit, for example.

With its integrated lens and invisible infrared illumination, the blaze is a compact, IP67-protected unit without moving components. Its low overall weight makes it ideal for mounting on robot arms, for example. Through its Gigabit Ethernet data interface and platform-independent programming interface, the camera is particularly easy to integrate and can be operated in multi-camera systems without mutual interference thanks to an intelligent process.

The first design-in samples of the Basler blaze 3D camera will be available in September 2019; series production is scheduled for the end of this year.

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About Basler AG
Basler is a leading manufacturer of high-quality cameras and camera accessories for industry, medicine, traffic, and a variety of other markets. The company’s broad product portfolio encompasses line scan and area scan cameras in compact housing dimensions, camera modules in board level variants for embedded vision solutions, and 3D cameras. The catalog is rounded off by our user-friendly pylon SDK plus a broad spectrum of accessories. Basler cameras offer simple integration, excellent image quality, multiple features, and an outstanding price/performance ratio. The line of accessories is optimally tailored for Basler’s camera portfolio, and has been comprehensively tested for quality and reliability. Basler has three decades of experience in computer vision. The Basler Group is home to approximately 800 employees at its headquarters in Ahrensburg, Germany, and at other locations in Europe, Asia, and North America.

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