Sponsor and in car video provider for the exciting Bloodhound SSC project

Read more


Always one step ahead

Enhanced Resolution Version Of DALSA's Boa Vision System Announced

26 Jul 2010

DALSA’s Boa range of highly integrated optical inspection tools continues to grow with the introduction of enhanced resolution models. Available from STEMMER IMAGING in monochrome and colour versions, the Boa M1280 smart camera has a resolution of 1280 x 960 pixels.

The Boa range has increased steadily since its launch in 2009 and the new M1280 offers 4 times the resolution of the entry-level M640 model. Boa offers scalable vision solutions to satisfy a wide range of application needs from positioning of robotic handlers to complete assembly verifications. All Boa cameras feature a full suite of vision tools, a web-browser based user interface and application development interface as well as inputs and outputs, illumination control and factory communications.

Renowned for its outstanding price-performance ratio, the Boa series comprises a robust, fully integrated intelligent vision system designed for harsh environment factory floor deployment. The compact IP67 rated housing of just 44mm x 44mm x 44mm is suitable for washdown environments without a protective enclosure if a specified lens tube is used. A new lens cover is available in two lengths to suit the vast majority of common lenses. The camera base plate has also been adapted to provide mounting holes on all sides for maximum installation flexibility.

DALSA’s integrated iNspect Express software makes the installation of additional software and complex programming unnecessary. A simple, flexible application setup can be performed using any standard browser. Multiple on board processing engines optimize system performance with algorithm optimization via the DSP, application management via the CPU and sensor management via the FPGA.

Teledyne DALSA

Waterloo, Canada

The Canadian company Teledyne DALSA Inc., a subsidiary of the US-based Teledyne Technologies Inc., offers an enormous range of machine vision components for digital image processing. In addition to its line-scan camera products, DALSA´s range includes high-end technologies such as TDI (Time Delay Integration) line-scan cameras, colour line-scan cameras, multi-tap cameras, high-speed cameras, area scan and high-resolution cameras. Their product range also covers PCI frame grabbers, embedded processing systems and software tools, in addition to the IPD range of compact systems that are ideally suited to a wide variety of different tasks in the fields of industrial quality assurance, completeness inspection and fault monitoring.

Teledyne DALSA Boa - Vision System For Single Point Inspection Applications
  • Smart vision system, ideally suited to single point applications
  • On-board »iNspect« image processing software
  • No programming or extensive training required
  • Compact rugged, IP67-rated industrial enclosure