Matrox 4Sight GPm with Matrox Design Assistant1

Matrox® 4Sight GPm is a line of rugged, capable, and configurable vision controllers paired with Matrox Design Assistant, an intuitive, versatile, and extendable integrated development environment (IDE). Equipped with up to four Gigabit Ethernet ports (with power) and up to four SuperSpeed USB ports, Matrox 4Sight GPm supports the use of multiple GigE Vision® and USB3 Vision® industrial cameras to keep an eye on one or many production lines. Powered by a range of mobile-class embedded Intel® processors, it has the ability to handle typical multi-camera inspection applications in a cost-effective manner. It connects easily and directly to factory automation equipment and enterprise systems through discrete I/Os, Ethernet, RS-232 / RS-485, and USB ports. An industrial-strength design and careful component selection ensure its long-term availability.

Real-time discrete I/O management is achieved on the Matrox 4Sight GPm through a dedicated hardware-assisted mechanism. The mechanism enables output events to occur at precise moments in time, based on elapsed time or specific input events. An input event can come directly from a discrete input—including from a rotary encoder—or a count derived from a discrete input. Programmed output events are stored in a hardware list, which is traversed based on a clock or an input event. The execution of an output event results in a state transition, pulse, or pulse train on a specific discrete output. Multiple cascadable hardware timers are available to count or generate specific events. The Matrox 4Sight GPm has what it takes to effectively synchronize a typical vision application with a manufacturing line.

Matrox 4Sight GPm comes with Microsoft® Windows® Embedded Standard (WES) 7, which provides the familiarity, performance, and reliability of Windows, along with embedded features like the Enhanced Write Filter (EWF) to prevent corruptions caused by unanticipated power downs. The unit is pre-loaded with the 64-bit WES 7.

Matrox 4Sight GPm at a glance
Tackle typical vision workloads with a mobile-class embedded Intel processor
Employ the right image sensor format, resolution, and frame rate for the job by connecting any GigE Vision or USB3 Vision camera
Inspect multiple sites through the support for up to four GigE Vision and up to four USB3 Vision cameras
Simplify cabling for GigE Vision installations using Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) enabled ports
Connect separately to the factory floor and enterprise networks via up to two more Gigabit Ethernet ports
Synchronize with other automation equipment using the integrated real-time digital I/Os with rotary encoder support and RS-232/RS-485 ports
Install in space-limited, hostile environments with a small footprint ruggedized casing
Reduce service stoppages with a fanless design
Employ with assurance of a managed, extended lifecycle
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Matrox 4Sight GPm (Ivy Bridge)

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Matrox 4Sight GPm (Bay Trail)

1. The software may be protected by one or more patents; see www.matrox.com/patents for more information.

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