IDS believes that artificial intelligence has opened up new application fields for camera technology and image processing.
IDS told MVPro Magazine that the new IDS NXT rio and rome (protection class IP65/67) product families show how a flexibly usable embedded solution for industrial purposes can look like: an AI vision app transforms these standard industrial cameras into high-performance inference cameras.
Hardware and software are designed to allow AI-based vision tasks to be solved “on the edge” – in other words directly on the device. Inference times of only a few milliseconds are realised. As a result, the cameras are comparable to modern desktop CPUs in terms of accuracy and speed.
The AI-enabled camera models will be available from 2019.
Kai Hartmann, Product Manager IDS NXT, said: “The IDS NXT rio and IDS NXT rome models are redefining industrial cameras. They can be flexibly modified using the vision app-based concept and, in combination with the robust housing, standardized connections and powerful hardware components, enable an easily integrated embedded solution for AI tasks.”
From 2019, the models will not only be available with sensors from different manufacturers and resolution classes, but also as board-level variants for machine or device construction.