Emergent to Showcase Machine Vision Cameras and Technologies at Photonics West 2024
See the latest in high-speed machine vision cameras and imaging technologies in booth 2443 at Photonics West 2024 from January 30 to February 1. At the exhibition in San Francisco, Emergent will showcase its zero-data-loss turnkey imaging technologies, including high-speed GigE Vision cameras, software, and network interface cards. Below is a highlight of the various products and technologies that attendees can learn about while visiting the Emergent Vision Technologies booth at Photonics West.
Turnkey High-Performance Camera Systems Available Now
While Emergent offers a comprehensive lineup of industry-leading high-speed cameras, we are more than just cameras. We can design, integrate, and ship turnkey high-performance, high-speed imaging systems consisting of multiple GigE Vision cameras, multiple servers, GPUs, FPGA cards, SSDs, switches, and more — all designed to custom specification. The turnkey systems can be used for general deployment in the field or to test the performance and even prototype custom GPU algorithms such as AI/inference, pattern matching, 3D reconstruction, Gaussian Splatting, H.265, and more. In addition, users can work with saved images from software such as NERF (neural radiance fields), RealityCapture, Theia Markerless, Agisoft, etc., for applications in volumetric capture, metaverse, and motion capture. For completely custom solutions, users can deploy our eSDK with all the same performance benefits.
Emergent Vision Technologies cameras support an optimized GigE Vision Stream Protocol (GVSP) approach. This means that all Emergent cameras deliver zero-copy-image transfer and zero-data-loss imaging capabilities, which ensures efficient image transfer with minimal CPU overhead — something that’s crucial for multi-camera systems and real-time processing.
In one system Emergent recently shipped, three servers and 48 Bolt HB-25000-SB-C 25GigE cameras (25MP, 60fps) recorded and saved 200Gbps (25GB) per server for a total of 600Gbps (75GB) across all three servers with zero data loss thanks to Emergent’s zero-copy technology. These cameras were synchronized to sub 1µs through IEEE 1588 PTP v2. With Emergent’s eCapture Pro software, users can simply connect the cables, power up, and run the software. In just a few clicks you will see your data come to life. Check out the video above to see the initial software experience and come talk to us at the booth about how we can serve your turnkey system needs.
Eros 5GigE Cameras: High-Speed, Low-Cost Cameras with SWIR Options
The forthcoming Eros 5GigE camera series represents a groundbreaking addition to the Emergent product lineup that will bring a new dimension of versatility and affordability to the high-speed imaging market. Designed to serve a wide range of applications, Eros cameras support 5GigE, 2.5GigE, and 1GigE speeds through auto-negotiation and will feature many of the latest Sony 4th generation Pregius S CMOS image sensors, similar to those in our 10GigE and 25GigE cameras. However, Eros cameras will offer lower speed, lower cost, and smaller-sized options, while still maintaining our renowned zero-copy imaging approach, which utilizes built-in header splitting features in network interface cards (NICs) to perform zero-copy image transfer, a critical requirement for top performance in lower speed multi-camera configurations.
Eros cameras will also feature models based on Sony’s SenSWIR CMOS image sensors, which extends imaging capabilities into the shortwave infrared range, from 400 to 1700nm, making them suitable for applications including agricultural imaging and semiconductor inspection, where materials and substances beyond the visible spectrum need to be analyzed. This includes the HE-300-S-I, HE-1300-S-I, HE-3200-S-I, and HE-5300-S-I SWIR cameras. In addition, the Eros family will include models featuring Sony Polarsens polarized CMOS image sensor technology, which allows for enhanced surface inspection, particularly useful in detecting defects on shiny or reflective surfaces. This includes the HE-5000-S-PM and the HE-12000-S-PM polarization cameras.
For applications where ultra-high speeds or resolution may be required, the Zenith 100GigE camera series leverages a high-speed 100GigE QSFP28 interface to deliver frame rates up to 3462fps. Models include the following cameras, which feature Gpixel’s GSPRINT series of sensors:
Our eCapture Pro recording and reconstruction software provides end users with a graphic interface for easy system integration, with no software coding or system design knowledge needed. A 2022 NAB Product of the Year award winner in the Camera Support, Control, and Accessories category, eCapture Pro also offers complete project management, camera setting flexibility, advanced preview and recording capabilities, synchronized capture to microsecond accuracy, and calibration, background, and production take management capabilities. In addition, the software now supports GPUDirect, H.265 and H.264 video codecs, and RTMP (real-time messaging protocol).
Our eCapture Pro recording and reconstruction software provides end users with a graphic interface for easy system integration, with no software coding or system design knowledge needed. A 2022 NAB Product of the Year winner in the Camera Support, Control, and Accessories category, eCapture Pro also offers complete project management, camera setting flexibility, advanced preview and recording capabilities, synchronized capture to microsecond accuracy, and calibration, background, and production take management capabilities.
Emergent has developed a plug-in for eCapture Pro that leverages GPUDirect functionality to get images directly onto a GPU with zero-copy and zero-loss technology. In addition to offering users the ability to develop custom plug-ins, eCapture Pro offers plug-ins for polarization, deep learning inference, pattern matching, H.265 and RTMP, and SSD recording. A recent webinar highlighted the technology:
Polarization plug-in: A single 10GigE polarized camera using GPUDirect technology on an RTX A6000 GPU
Deep learning inference plug-in: An Emergent GigE Vision camera detects and classifies cups in a scene while the software tracks objects in motion.
Pattern-matching plug-in: A general-purpose pattern-matching plug-in leveraging GPU technology
265 and RTMP plug-in: A 24-camera system running on a single midrange server. It can expands to 48 cameras on the same switch, with a GPU added to handle the additional compute requirements.
SSD recording plug-in: A 48-camera system leveraging 25MP 25GigE cameras, all connected to network interface cards through a 48-port switch, where cameras are routed to specific SSDs for recording. IEEE 1588 PTP is also leveraged for synchronization within 1 µs accuracy.
10GigE to 100GigE Line Scan Cameras
Emergent’s 10GigE Pace, 25GigE Accel, and 100GigE Pinnacle line scan cameras are designed to meet the challenging requirements of web inspection and other high-speed line scan applications. The cameras deliver zero-copy and zero-data-loss imaging capabilities and include several models, from the LR-4KG35 10GigE line scan camera, capable of reaching speeds of 172 kHz, to the LZ-16KG5 100GigE line scan camera, which achieves a rapid 400 kHz.
In addition, Emergent offers three time delay integration (TDI) line scan cameras:
TLR-9KG5-M: A 10GigE line scan camera with a 9K 256 TDI Gpixel GLT5009BSI CMOS sensor that reaches 121 kHz
TLB-9KG5-M: A 25GigE line scan camera with a 9K 256 TDI Gpixel GLT5009BSI CMOS sensor that reaches 304 kHz
TLZ-9KG5-M: A 100GigE line scan camera with a 9K 256 TDI Gpixel GLT5009BSI CMOS sensor that reaches 608 kHz
10GigE, 25GigE, and 100GigE Network Interface Cards
Emergent also offers a family of powerful 10GigE, 25GigE, and 100GigE network interface cards. These feature real-time front-panel 5V TTL trigger input for additional flexibility and support for the GigE Vision Streaming Protocol (GVSP), Windows and Linux operating systems, GPUDirect, and camera multiplexing with switches. Available NIC families include Zeus(100GigE, single or dual port, PCIe Gen3 or Gen4 x16), Hermes(25GigE, dual or quad port, PCIe Gen3 x8), and Theia (10GigE, dual or quad port, PCIe Gen3 x8).
In addition, Emergent’s eCapture Pro and eSDK software products support Broadcom’s dual-port 100G P2100G and quad-port 25/10G network interface cards on the Linux operating system. Broadcom’s P425G NIC includes a PCIe Gen4 x16 host connector, an SFP28 connector, four ports, and RoCEv2 support, while the P2100G offers a PCIe Gen4 x16 host connector, a QSFP56 connector, two ports, and RoCEv2 support. Both are based on Broadcom’s scalable 10/25/50/100/200G Ethernet controller architecture. Users can expect performance comparable to the NVIDIA Mellanox NICs that Emergent already supports.
Join us at SPIE Photonics West 2024 and experience firsthand the power and potential of our technologies. At Emergent, we’re capturing the future, today.
Performance and reliability proven!
10+ years shipping 10GigE
6+ years shipping 25GigE
3+ years shipping 100GigE
Avoid the imitators.
Engage the innovators.
January 30 – February 1 | Moscone Center | San Francisco