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Discover how to improve the reliability of vision inspection systems

22 Apr 2016

Trigger-to-Image Reliability (T2IR) is a combination of hardware and software features built in to area and line scan cameras, frame grabbers and software from Teledyne DALSA. This combination works together at a system level to help improve the reliability of an inspection system.

T2IR is a unique approach from Teledyne DALSA which provides tools to control, monitor, audit, and debug the flow of data in machine vision systems, effectively revealing what is happening inside the component parts. This prevents many errors before they happen and makes the system more reliable, which in turn delivers more uptime, more productivity, and lower costs.

Functionality includes:

  • ensuring synchronisation between image acquisition and object motion to acquire the images necessary to make correct decisions;
  • managing external triggers; tracking and tracing images and continuous coverage of the entire image flow to deliver confidence.
  • By monitoring the acquisition and transfer process, preventive action can be taken if resource usage exceeds a predetermined threshold, selectively keeping or discarding images to sustain processing speed. Peak data loads can be handled to avoid data loss and data quality can be guaranteed to help increase uptime and reduce waste.
  • Advanced diagnostics allow rapid pinpointing of errors for speedy diagnostic and preventive actions. 


T2IR stores images temporarily in onboard memory to overcome unexpected transfer bottlenecks and avoid data loss. That means no lost data, no false data and a clear source to identify and track any errors. T2IR ensures robust and reliable operations to produce repeatable results, and it does so in a non-intrusive manner that does not interfere with other system applications.

Device status can be displayed via colour coded flashing LEDs on hardware products. These are indispensable tools when diagnosing issues at a distance from a host PC or before the PC is booted. T2IR also includes standalone GUI tools which are part of Teledyne DALSA’s Sapera LT SDK. These tools can be run concurrently with user applications without interfering with the normal operations. The T2IR functions included in the GUI tools are also available via an API as part of the Sapera LT SDK. Users can directly incorporate these functions into their applications for seamless indication of device status.

A new 16 page T2IR technology primer explains in detail how this technology works and how to maximize its effectiveness.

Teledyne DALSA

Waterloo, Canada

Teledyne DALSA is one of the largest companies serving the machine vision industry and is unique in that it is vertically integrated; from sensor design and manufacture, through image capture and processing, to software for imaging optimisations and analysis.

Teledyne DALSA Genie Nano - Versatility and high performance in smallest design
  • Robust area scan cameras with CMOS sensors
  • Various features to boost performance
  • Excellent design for easy network integration
Teledyne DALSA Genie TS - Versatile GigE Vision camera with uncompromised image quality
  • Compact, versatile GigE Vision camera with uncompromised image quality
  • Combines advancements in CMOS imaging sensor technology with a new camera platform
  • Latest CMOS image sensors from Teledyne DALSA and CMOSIS
  • Extremely high quality resolution and remarkable dynamic range to ensure optimized image capture from sun-to-shade
Teledyne DALSA Genie C - Compact Gigabit-Ethernet CCD cameras
  • Compact Gigabit-Ethernet cameras with 1/2", 1/3" or 1/1.8" CCD-Sensor
  • Resolutions of 640 x 480 up to 1600 x 1200 pixels
  • Compatible with the recent Vision standards GenICam and GigE-Vision
  • Cable lengths up to 100 m (CAT-5e or CAT-6)
Teledyne DALSA Genie HC - Compact CMOS colour camera with GigE interface
  • Gigabit Ethernet colour camera with global shutter
  • CMOS sensor with Bayer filter
  • Resolutions up to 1400 x 1024 pixels
Teledyne DALSA Genie HM - Compact Gigabit-Ethernet CMOS cameras
  • Compact Gigabit-Ethernet cameras with CMOS-Sensor
  • Resolutions up to 1400 x 1024 pixels
  • Compatible with GenICam and GigE Vision
Teledyne DALSA Genie M - Compact Gigabit-Ethernet CCD cameras
  • Compact Gigabit-Ethernet cameras
  • Resolutions of 640 x 480 up to 1600 x 1200 pixels
  • Compatible with GenICam and GigE Vision
Teledyne DALSA Linea - Cost effective high speed CMOS line scan camera
  • Fast and flexible monochrome CMOS line scan camera
  • Compact and robust design at an interesting price point
  • CameraLink, Camera Link HS or GigE interface
Teledyne DALSA Piranha4 Color - Dual Line CMOS Line Camera with 8k Pixel Resolution
  • Quick dual line CMOS colour sensor
  • Supreme image quality with 8k pixel resolution
  • Excellent signal to noise ratio for high speed applications
  • CameraLink interface
Teledyne DALSA Piranha4 Color Trilinear/Quadlinear - CMOS line camera with 2k and 4kpixels resolution
  • Fast trilinear and quadlinear CMOS RGB line scan colour cameras
  • Supreme image quality with 2k and 4k pixel resolution
  • Independent control of exposure time for each colour
  • CameraLink interface
Teledyne DALSA Piranha4 - Dual-Line-CMOS line camera
  • Fast and sensitive monochrome dual line CMOS sensor
  • Supreme image quality with resolutions up to 8k pixels
  • Excellent signal to noise ratio for high speed imaging
  • CameraLink interface
Teledyne DALSA Piranha XL - Fast defect detection even with low light
  • Multiline TDI line scan camera with CMOS sensor
  • Excellent image quality even in low light
  • High system throughput with lower costs
Teledyne DALSA Xtium - Fast frame grabber for high resolution images
  • Half-length PCIe Gen2 x8 board
  • Supports CXP cameras with 4, 2 or 1 output channels or CameraLink HS interface with 1 - 7 lanes
  • Maximum image acquisition input bandwidth up to 2.5GB/s
Teledyne DALSA Xcelera-CL LX1 - Low Cost Base CameraLink Frame Grabber on PCIe
  • Cost-effective frame grabber for Base area and line scan CameraLink cameras
  • Multitap mode possible
  • "Trigger-to-Image-Reliability"
Teledyne DALSA Xcelera-HS PX8 - PCI Express x8 Frame Grabbers for HS-Link Interface
  • Advanced PCIe x8 image acquisition board
  • Using HS-Link next generation image acquisition interface
  • Image acquisition at rates up to 1.5GB/s
  • Built-in support for data forwarding for distributed processing
Teledyne DALSA PC2-Comp - Cost effective PCI-Express Frame Grabber
  • Cost effective PCI Express Frame Grabber
  • Captures up to six analogue colour or monochrome composite video or two S video cameras
  • Trigger-to-Image-Reliability for maximum data security
Teledyne DALSA Sapera LT
  • Controls, monitors and corrects the image acquisition process via Trigger to Image Reliability
  • Multi-threading and multiprocessing compliant, with build-in support for pixel format conversion
  • Simplified programming interface
  • Application wizard for rapid development