According to research data from IHS Market, the Chinese company Hikvision accounted for 19.5% of market share in the global video surveillance industry in 2015. The company was established in 2001 by 28 engineers, and had now over 18,000 employees including 8,100 engineers. They have achieved a competitive advantage in technology and cost by establishing a systematic technology and product platform that enhances the product development efficiency. Invision interviewed Kane Luo, Channel Sales Director at Hikvision.
Kane Luo: Based on the experience in image processing, Hikvision established a subsidiary called Hikrobot in 2014 and its business concentrates to develop machine vision products and solutions. We have made a wide range of machine vision products in the last two years and will continually develop more products and solutions to meet the demands from different applications and industries. We are targeting to be another global company and offer local service to our customers.
Luo: Stuttgart Vision show was Hikrobots first show outside of China. We demonstrated standard area scan cameras from 0.3 to 10MP resolution, line scan cameras, 3D cameras and smart cameras. All products are developed by ourselves. Also we launched three new products at the show, which were a smart camera adopting the latest Intel AI platform (Movidius VPU), and two 8MP and 29MP high resolution area scan cameras.
Conventional cameras capture images using only three frequency bands (red, blue, green), while the full visual spectrum is a much richer representation that facilitates a wide range of additional and important applications. A new technology allows conventional cameras to increase their spectral resolution, capturing information over a wide range of wavelengths without the need for specialized equipment or controlled lighting.
Although different 3D cameras and scanners have existed for some time, present solutions have been limited by several unwanted compromises. If you wanted high speed, you would get very low resolution and accuracy (e.g. Time-of-Flight cameras and existing stereo vision cameras, which despite being fast typically have resolution in the millimeter to centimeter range). If you wanted high resolution and accuracy, you would typically get a camera that was slow and expensive (e.g. the high accuracy scanners).
Vom 18. bis 19. Oktober veranstaltet der VDI die nunmehr 4. Fachkonferenz zum Thema ‚Industrielle Bildverarbeitung‘ im Kongresshaus Baden-Baden. In 19 Fachvorträgen werden u.a. die Schwerpunktthemen Automation in der Robotik mit 3D-Bildverarbeitung, Oberflächeninspektion und Bildverarbeitung in der Nahrungsmittelindustrie und intelligenten Logistik behandelt.
C-Red 2 is an ultra high speed low noise camera designed for high resolution SWIR-imaging based on the Snake detector from Sofradir. The camera is capable of unprecedented performances up to 400fps with a read out noise below 30 electrons. To achieve these performances, it integrates a 640×512 InGaAs PIN Photodiode detector with 15m pixel pitch for high resolution, which embeds an electronic shutter with integration pulses shorter than 1μs. The camera is capable of windowing and multiple ROI, allowing faster image rate while maintaining a very low noise.
Ob Automatisierung, Mensch-Maschine-Kollaboration in der Robotik oder selbstfahrende Autos – die Auswahl des richtigen Sensors hängt stark von der Applikation und dem gewünschten Output ab. Diese 6 Faktoren helfen Ihnen dabei, den passenden Sensor für Ihre Applikation zu finden!
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