Smart cameras are an elegant solution that combines the sensor, processor and I/O in a compact housing, often no bigger than a standard industrial camera. These products offer an intuitive user interface that can be understood easily with training.
For configuration of the inspection task a separate computer (i.e. a laptop) is required that will be connected to the smart camera via a network interface, however, during runtime no connection to this computer is necessary.
Accessories such as expanded I/O, display units or extended interface modules are also available.