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“Matrox products offer features best suited for this application at a competitive price. Matrox Iris GT also has a lot more memory than other smart cameras. We can load multiple jobs (inspections) in memory simultaneously. Other smart cameras’ memory limitations would have required that we load one job at a time. As well, images would have to be stored on a separate PC, since there would be inadequate on-camera storage. Design Assistant’s flowchart logic also allows us to branch and execute different inspections within an application. In contrast, other smart cameras only support the development of standalone inspections—an application needs to be shut down before the next one can be loaded and executed.”

Matthew Maitland, Controls Engineer, ThyssenKrupp

"We find that, with the level of complexity of our projects, MIL's ease-of-use, performance, flexibility, and the great support from [the Matrox Imaging] Vision Squad team are the reasons we continue to develop with MIL. This project uses an array of field-proven technology: robot, axis, vision library. All of this enables the machine to grow and adapt to the client's future needs. Except for the mechanical design, almost all components are off-the-shelf."

Louis Dicaire, Project Manager, Orus Integration


"Factories are controlled environments, but outside you're subjected to all kinds of conditions: rain, snow, sleet. We had to make sure the [Matrox Imaging vision] system could function in all types of weather and different lighting conditions."

Bill Franklin, President, AutoChalk

"Manufacturers are always trying to be more cost-effective. They want to reduce costs and be more competitive; robots can run 24/7, and they don't get repetitive stress injuries like humans! […] The project demanded a lot of flexibility from a software standpoint. We needed the vision system to adapt to the variety of cookie shapes and sizes as well as color and shade to check for doneness."

Dragan Dragojlovic, Product Manager, Bosch

“[MIL was] the most flexible and ready-to-use tool library which fully supported mathematical morphology functions, as well as advanced blob analysis, both very important for biological image analysis."

Dr. Wilfried Frieauff, Laboratory Manager of the Preclinical Safety Unit, Novartis

"The [Dalsa Piranha HS-40-04k40] cameras generate a lot of image data, so we chose the [Matrox] Odyssey XCL to alleviate processing on the host PC. Since all of the image acquisition and processing is performed by the [Matrox] Odyssey XCL, the host only coordinates the tasks and retrieves the calculated measurement data. [Moreover] by choosing MIL as the interface to the Matrox Odyssey XCL, we will have greater flexibility with any future hardware."

Mordechai Brodt, Senior Software Engineer, Process Photonics

"MIL provides all the algorithms and functions for processing. In particular we used the Edge Finder module for border detection, as well as Low-pass filters, recursive filters, rotations, and digital subtraction. We also used some LUTs to enhance the images for display on dual-screen terminals. […] The handy MIL API and the fabulous software-hardware integration with the Matrox [Helios] could be easily integrated with other components. Those were the main reasons to choose Matrox products."

Dr. Guillermo Sentoni, Professor, Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE)

"[I] knew the [MIL] String Reader module could do the hard work. It's a step to go from a static vehicle to a moving vehicle. We had to be more careful about the [MIL string reader format] file's contents without a database of pre-authorized vehicles, and we had to adjust the sensitivity to get accurate readings with fewer frames. But these changes were easy to make because of the [String Reader] graphical user interface."

Stuart Box, Director, Cybertronix

"Detecting someone in trouble is entirely vision-based, that is, it's the results of passing the algorithms on the images that tell us when someone is having difficulty in the water. [With algorithms that detect the difference between someone who is bobbing above the water and falling under the water], we compare the images acquired from overhead and underwater [Matrox] cameras, and using all these ways we can tell that someone is in trouble."

Francois Marmion, General Manager, Vision IQ/Poseidon

"The Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) is ideal for us because it has all the functionality we require. MIL offers many possibilities for [the] types of measurements [required for complex vision recognition and inspection functions.] The Metrology module figures prominently in the solution, and is used for finding dimensions and checking tolerances, complex operations that are processing-intensive.”

Martin Langkamp, Marketing Manager, IMS