They can offer increased performance, especially in terms of available memory. For the most complex applications several PCs can be used with high-performance interconnects. The operating system should be selected depending on the system architecture, imaging libraries being used and the deployment flexibility required.
PCs vary significantly in terms of price and architecture. For general machine vision applications standard embedded PC architectures give good performance without the need for fans and have reasonable graphics processors for display and algorithm acceleration. Where the demands of the application increase in terms of data rates and processing, a closer look at the architecture of the PC becomes more important. STEMMER IMAGING are able to specify PCs to meet agreed performance requirements and can create benchmarking applications to confirm the architecture meets the required performance needs.