ARM-based Z series Smart Cameras from Vision Components (Ettlingen, Germany/ Hudson, NH) are now available with HALCON Embedded software. The software features an integrated development environment and a comprehensive library for blob analysis, morphology, matching, measuring, and identification.

Users develop applications on the PC and then export them to the Vision Components Smart Cameras, which run a Linux operating system. Available hardware options include a variety of sensors, processors, and interfaces. The software reads characters of any size and distinguishes text from the background. Message queues enable inter-thread communication. Additional software interfaces facilitate further processing of data.

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