Canada-based camera manufacturer Labforge has designed Pleora’s eBUS Edge GigE Vision software transmitter into its Bottlenose™ family of high-resolution smart cameras for automation, robotics, and defense applications. Available in both a stereo and monocular version, Bottlenose includes on-camera AI processing, feature point detection and matching, up to 4K depth resolution, and a powerful ISP to navigate complex lighting situations.

content provided by pleoraeBUS Edge converts imaging solutions and embedded devices to fully compliant GigE Vision, GenICam devices without investing in any additional hardware. By adding eBUS Edge to a CPU’s software stack, devices support GigE Vision compliant image transmission, can respond to control requests from a host PC, and integrate with off-the-shelf machine vision processing. 

Labforge Bottlenose high-resolution smart cameras

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“Bottlenose offers customers the advantages of a smart camera together with the interoperability of a GigE Vision device, allowing them to truly scale applications without vendor lock- in,” said Yassir Rizwan, CEO, Labforge Inc. “Pleora’s eBUS Edge software solution enables Labforge to integrate critical GigE Vision connectivity, without impacting ­­footprint and time-to-market, and provides straightforward integration with any standard-compliant client tools from machine vision software providers.”

For embedded applications, eBUS Edge enables designers to develop small form-factor GigE Vision imaging and sensor devices that are easily networked and integrated with machine vision processing solutions. In these multi-sensor applications, embedded processing can make local decisions, transmit processed data to other sensors or standard vision processing solutions, and respond to control requests from a host controller over a low latency GigE Vision Ethernet connection.