The convincing argument for this advanced camera family starts with its superior image quality even at high image capture rates and high resolutions. The Basler beat series uses the high-speed and very sensitive CMOS sensor CMV12000 by CMOSIS. It features both a mono and color model with a full resolution of 12 megapixels with progressive scan and global shutter technology. This next-generation CMOS sensor yields far better image quality than the older CMOS sensors. Its output is easily comparable to the image quality created by CCD sensors.
Beyond their high-performance sensors, Basler beat cameras incorporate other features developed over 25 years of imaging experience and camera design expertise. They offer a compact and rugged housing for safe and simple integration, and come with a range of reliable accessories. With their outstanding price/performance ratio this series is ideal for price-sensitive applications where high speed and high resolution are a must. The cameras are an ideal fit for all kinds of metrology and identification tasks. Typical applications include semiconductor and electronics manufacturing. With their high resolution, they also shine in traffic applications (ITS) such as license plate recognition, being able to cover multiple lanes with only one camera.
Basler beat cameras are compliant with industry standards such as Camera Link and GenICam. Also based on the GenICam standard, the Basler pylon Camera Software Suite operates with all models of the beat series, allowing for quick access to all features and optimal operation of the camera. Basler pylon is available for Windows and Linux and has been proven in tens of thousands of installations worldwide.
Your benefits include:
Very attractive price/performance ratio
12 megapixels global shutter sensor
More than 62 frames per second
Compact and rugged housing for easy integration
Field-proven Basler pylon Camera Software Suite
The widest bandwidth connection for maximum grabbing speed with Camera Link and compatibility with all common frame grabbers
100% quality-checked and calibrated to give you consistent performance and reliability
Basler pylon Camera Software Suite The pylon Camera Software Suite operates with all Basler line scan and area scan cameras – no matter what interface they use. It offers stable, reliable and flexible data exchange between Basler cameras and PCs, at a very low CPU load.
The architecture of the pylon Camera Software Suite is based on GenICam Technology, which offers you easy access to the newest camera models and the latest features. Changes to an existing camera device in your application essentially become a plug-and-play process.
An easy-to-use set of tools lets you configure the camera’s interface. Use the pylon Viewer to set camera parameters, to capture and display images, and to evaluate the camera. The pylon USB3 Vision Driver fully supports the USB3 Vision standard. It allows Basler USB 3.0 cameras to use the full speed and bandwidth of USB 3.0 for image transmission while reducing resource load and using off-the-shelf hardware components.
The pylon GigE Vision Performance Driver quickly separates incoming packets carrying image data from other traffic on the network and makes the data available for use by your vision application while requiring the lowest CPU resources. This driver can only be used with network cards that include specific Intel chipsets. The pylon GigE Vision Filter Driver supports all kinds of hardware, common GigE network cards, and GigE ports on your motherboard as well.
The pylon IEEE 1394b Driver gives you access to a well-established interface technology, and the pylon Camera Link Configuration Driver offers comfortable access to all camera parameters of Basler’s latest Camera Link families ace, aviator, and racer.
The pylon Camera Software Suite also contains a powerful SDK that supports any type of application development. The pylon package contains the following main modules. Each one can be individually selected/ unselected during the installation process, preventing the installation of unneeded modules on your system:
USB3 Vision Driver
GigE Vision Filter Driver
GigE Vision Performance Driver
IEEE 1394 Driver
Camera Link Serial Communication Driver
SDK for all cameras; C, C++, .NET (C#, VB.NET, …), and VB6 (the ‘pylon for Linux’ version only supports the GigE and USB 3.0 interface via a C++ API)