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Welcome to the EMVA newsletter! Each month it provides hands-on information on machine vision in Europe and the world. Find out about the latest projects of the EMVA, innovative products, what’s going on in the machine vision industry and interesting events.

EMVA Business Conference 2016

Roadmap Industrial Image Processing

The EMVA is happy to announce that

Prof. Dr. Michael Heizmann
Head of the Institute for
Industrial Information Technology IIIT,
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT

will present the “Roadmap Industrial Image Processing” of the Fraunhofer Vision Alliance.

The Fraunhofer Vision Alliance pools the expertise of the Fraunhofer Institutes in the fields of machine vision, image processing, optical testing and measurement techniques.

Photo Dr. Heizmann
Dr. Heizmann is is full professor for mechatronics in measurement systems and head of the IIIT, located in Karlsruhe, Germany.
In addition, he is consultant of the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB, mainly in the field of automated visual inspection and surface inspection. His research interests cover automated visual inspection and image processing, measurement systems, image and information fusion, and their applications in automation.
Michael is currently the chairman of the Technical Committee 8.12 “Image Processing in Measurement and Automation” of the GMA (Gesellschaft für Mess- und Automatisierungstechnik) of the VDI (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure.

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Meet CEOs, managing directors, corporate strategists, marketing directors, technical managers and other executives of our business to exchange market intelligence and news of innovative technologies.

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EMVA Young Professional Award 2016 –
Deadline for application is getting close!

The EMVA Young Professional Award is an annual award to honor the outstanding and innovative work of a student or a young professional in the field of machine vision or image processing.

If you are a student or a young professional working in the field of machine vision or image processing check our Call For Papers

The winner of the award will be announced during the 14th EMVA Business Conference 2016 taking place June 9-11 in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Leipniz Prize Honors Research In Computer Vision

The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize is the most important research award in Germany and in 2016 it goes to Professor Dr. Daniel Cremers, Computer Vision, Chair of Informatics IX: Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Technical University of Munich.

In Daniel Cremers, the Leibniz Prize is being presented to one of the world’s leading researchers in image processing and pattern recognition. Cremers’ fundamental discoveries have brought this field of research an important step closer to its goal of reproducing the abilities of human vision with camera systems and computers. Read on…


Member News

Ambienta buys MIKROTRON

Ambienta, the largest European private equity fund specialised in environmental investments, is pleased to announce the purchase of Mikrotron, a German-based leader in high-speed machine vision cameras. Mikrotron, together with Tattile, which Ambienta purchased in 2012, will constitute the core of LakeSight Technologies, the consolidation project backed by Ambienta aimed at building a European leader in the machine vision sector. Machine vision systems, typically used in quality inspection and automation solutions for industrial processes, are crucial in reducing unnecessary processing, thus improving energy and materials efficiency. Read on…

EURESYS launches new website

EMVA member Euresys S.A., leading manufacturer of image and video acquisition components, acquisition COTS boards and image processing software, has launched its brand new website.
Take a tour at


Case Study

The Sun’s Surface in Stunning Detail
How High-Speed Helps to Reduce the Effects of Atmospheric Distortion

Located on the Canary Island of La Palma, the Swedish 1-meter Solar Telescope (SST) is the world’s leading facility for high resolution observations of the Sun. It is operated by the Institute for Solar Physics(ISF), which is part of Stockholm University’s department for Astrophysics. Research at the institute primarily aims to gain knowledge about the outer layer of the solar atmosphere, which is dominated by magnetic fields. How do magnetic fields arise? How are they formed and ultimately destroyed or removed from the solar surface? How do they affect the Sun‘s outer atmosphere? How do they give rise to solar storms and the radiant energy that the Sun emits? Case Study
These questions are explored using observational data registered with the Swedish Solar Telescope. The telescope system looks at 60 x 60 arc-seconds of the Sun, which equals 43,320 x 43,320 km on the solar surface. This is an area that is more than three times bigger than the Earth’s surface but represents only 0.03% of the Sun’s surface. Read on…

Recent Case Studies


Vimba 2.0 makes software integration easier than ever

Allied Press Allied Vision, a world-leading manufacturer of industrial cameras, has released a new version of its Software Development Kit (SDK). With Vimba 2.0 Allied Vision offers a completely new generation of its SDK with several new innovative features and user-friendly widgets.
The software combines the advantages of standardized GenICam features with an easy-to-use graphical user interface. The platform-independent Vimba 2.0 supports Windows 10 and can be used in combination with Allied Vision’s GigE Vision, Firewire, Camera Link and USB3 Vision interface cameras. Read on …

Kick-Off of series production for new Baumer LX VisualApplets industrial cameras with image preprocessing

Baumer Press Baumer LX VisualApplets cameras with integrated image preprocessing are now available. They are capable of image preprocessing straight in the camera’s FPGA without need for expensive and complex VHDL programming. The cameras utilize the graphical programming environment VisualApplets by Silicon Software, thanks to which even non-expert users without extensive programming experience are able to define complex algorithms quickly, flexibly and tailored to their application. Read on …


New ruggedized CoaXPress COTS board for embedded video applications

Euresys Press The Coaxlink Duo PCIe/104 is a ruggedized stackable card compliant with the PCIe/104 form factor. It features an extended operating temperature range, optional conformal coating and is able to withstand high levels of shock and vibration. It provides two CoaXPress CXP-6 camera connections and a PCIe 2.0 (Gen 2) x4 bus. Read on …

Sony Pregius IMX264 and IMX265 –
the simpler versions of IMX250 and IMX252

Framos Press Continuing the trend started with IMX174 and IMX249, Sony releases the first variants of the 2nd-generation Pregius IMX250 and IMX252 – the IMX264 and IMX265 – with functionality targeted but not limited to the intelligent traffic surveillance market.

The two sensors have the same resolution as their predecessors – 3.2 and 5MP – but the major difference lies in the reduced frame rate. The IMX264 can deliver only 35.7fps instead of 89.5fps (@12bpp), while the IMX265 delivers 55.6fps instead of the 118.5fps (@12bpp) of IMX252. The reason for this is the fixed number of four data channels that can be used in the new sensors. Read on …

AR0135 – the new automotive-grade ON Semiconductor global shutter sensor

Framos Press This 1/3-inch format, 1.2-MP imaging device has been designed to address the challenging requirements of automotive in-cabin cameras. Distributed from global imaging expert FRAMOS, the new global shutter sensor allows the camera to ‘freeze’ fast moving scene data, and ensures effective synchronisation with pulsed light sources. The AR0135 sensor incorporates a new innovative global shutter pixel design, with 10X lower dark current and 4X higher global shutter efficiency vs. previous-generation products. Read on …

LMI TECHNOLOGIES – Launch of Gocator 2100 Series

LMI Press LMI launches the Gocator 2100 Series, the latest addition to the Gocator line of smart, all-in-one line profilers. This easy-to-use scanning and inspection solution empowers factories to improve efficiencies in product validation, by leveraging the value of 3D measurement at a competitive cost to traditional 2D smart solutions. Even with a lower price point, the Gocator 2100 series gives up nothing in the way of functionality. Read on …

New Sony camera duo for all applications from VGA to 5 MP

Maxxvision Press Equipped with the innovative Sony Pregius™ Global-Shutter CMOS sensors IMX249 and IMX264, both GigE Vision cameras are setting new standards in terms of dynamic, sensitivity and picture quality. The 2,4 MP Sony camera XCG-CG240/C is suitable for applications from VGA to 2,4 MP and offers in addition to the benefits of CMOS technology new possibilities to combine pixel resolution and frame rate, e.g. 100 fps at VGA, 48 fps at SXGA (1360 x 1024) and 41 fps at UXGA (1600 x 1200). Read on …

Low-cost lens alternatives for Sony Pregius™ sensors (IMX249/174)

Maxxvision Press The new Fujinon HF-XA-1 series offers ultra-compact 3MP lenses with a high resolution into every image edge. The lenses are, according to the manufacturer’s data, designed for sensors up to 2/3”, but still achieve excellent results with 1/1.2” sensors as well (e. g. Sony IMX174, Sony IMX249). This makes them particularly competitive lens alternatives for cameras with the new Sony Pregius™ Global-Shutter CMOS sensors (for example the 2.4 Megapixel GigE vision camera from Sony XCG-CG240/C and the 2.3 Megapixel USB3 vision camera from Toshiba Teli BU238M/MC/MCF). Read on …

Teledyne DALSA
New CMOS TDI Cameras deliver improved detectability for High-Speed Imaging

DALSA Press Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company, announced the addition of two new 16k models to its industry-leading Piranha™ XL CMOS TDI line scan series. These latest models are optimized to provide extended dynamic range, better signal-to-noise ratio and improved overall performance in a wide range of lighting conditions. Like the Piranha XL, the new XDR models are built around the AIA’s Camera Link HS interface standard.
Read on …

A perfect partnership: the new bi-telecentric lenses from Moritex

SVS Press The Japanese producer’s new lenses feature genuine bi-telecentric technology, meaning that they are telecentric on both sides. With Moritex’s unique production technologies, they achieve maximum resolution combined with minimum distortion and, in connection with SVS-Vistek cameras, are the ideal choice for high-end applications requiring maximum precision. Read on …

New, multicolor laser projector ZLP presented

Z-Laser Press Z-LASER Optoelektronik GmbH from Freiburg (Germany) is presenting – first time ever – its new laser projector ZLP at this year’s JEC Composites Show in Paris. Z-LASER laser projectors are usually used in the composite industry, in branches like ship building, vehicle construction, scale modeling or space and aeronautics. For example: assembling of rotor blades of wind turbines. Read on …

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Heidelberg Image Forum

8 April 2016

Heidelberg, Germany
Hannover Fair

25 – 29 April 2016

Hannover, Germany
Hannover Fair

26 – 29 April 2016

Stuttgart, Germany
The Vision Show

03 – 05 May 2016

Boston, USA

The Vision Show
sps ipc drives Italia

24 – 26 May 2016

Parma, Italy

SPS Italy
Vision & Robotics

01 – 02 June 2016

Veldhoven, The Netherlands
Vision Russia

08 – 09 June 2016

Moscow, Russia
Vision Russia
EMVA Conference
EMVA Business Conference

09 – 10 June 2016
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

21 – 24 June 2016

Munich, Germany

Heidelberg Image Forum

5 July 2016

Bensheim, Germany
European Machine Vision Forum

8 – 9 September 2016

Heidelberg, Germany
Heidelberg Image Forum

4 October 2016

Renningen, Germany

8 – 10 November 2016

Stuttgart, Germany

SPS IPC Drives

22 – 24 November 2016

Nuremberg, Germany


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