The Basler scA640-74fm FireWire camera with the Sony ICX414 CCD sensor delivers 74 frames per second at VGA resolution.
Sophisticated in Detail, Versatile and Proven Worldwide
The Basler scout family is based on a selection of the best Sony CCD sensors and offers a wide variety of resolutions and speeds. The family also includes a high-performance CMOS sensor from Aptina. With their Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) and FireWire-b™ (IEEE 1394b) interface technologies, the cameras are defi ned by state of the art technology that lets you get the maximum performance from each sensor.
Basler scout cameras are a perfect fi t for a variety of vision applications including semiconductor and component inspection, manufacturing quality control, food and beverage inspection,
intelligent traffi c systems, microscopy and medical imaging, biometrics, and many others.
Your benefi ts include:
- Resolutions from VGA to 2 megapixels with either a FireWire-b or a Gigabit Ethernet interface
- 100 meter cable length provided by Gigabit Ethernet to give you the highest fl exibility
- Up to 12 bit depths and no bandwidth limitation on 8 bit data fl ow inside the camera
- Small, rugged housing for easy integration
- Compatible with the newest vision industry standards including GenICam, GigE Vision, and EMVA 1288
- 100% quality checked and calibrated to give you consistent performance and reliability
- Field-proven Basler pylon driver package with both fi lter and performance drivers
Outstanding Image Quality
The scout family is equipped with assorted Sony CCD sensors in mono and color. These sensors were selected to provide outstanding image quality in combination with the scout’s read-out and processing electronics. For precise imaging results, all scout cameras run in progressive scan mode.
Precise Sensor Alignment
In addition to Basler’s standard CTT+ automated quality assurance and calibration system, the scout camera family is tested and measured with another production tool. This unique tool is an
ultrahigh precision sensor alignment device. The device automatically mounts the sensor board on the camera’s front module in six degrees of freedom with reference to the optical axis.
Basler pylon Driver Package
Basler provides its own fully tested Gigabit Ethernet drivers for the Basler scout camera family compatible with the GigE Vision standard. The pylon driver package offers reliable and fl exible image data exchange between your Basler cameras and the PC, at a low CPU load.
The internal architecture of the pylon driver package is based on GenICam Technology, which offers you easy access to the newest camera models and the latest features. Changes to an existing
camera device in your application essentially become a plug-and-play process.
The pylon GigE Vision Performance Driver quickly separates incoming packets carrying image data from other traffic on the network and makes the data available for use by your vision application while requiring the lowest CPU resources. This driver can only be used with network cards that include specific Intel chipsets. The pylon GigE Vision Filter driver supports all kinds of hardware, common GigE network cards, and GigE ports on your motherboard as well. The pylon IEEE 1394b driver gives you access to a well-established interface technology. The pylon Camera Link Configuration driver offers a comfortable access to all camera parameters of Basler’s latest Camera Link families aviator, ace, and racer.
The pylon Viewer offers you a convenient application for testing and evaluating Basler cameras. The pylon IP Configuration tool helps you to set up multi-camera systems easily via local network boundaries. The pylon SDK supports any type of application development. The pylon package contains the following main modules. Each one can be individually selected/unselected during the installation process, preventing the installation of unneeded modules on your system.
- GigE Vision Filter Driver
- GigE Vision Performance Driver
- IEEE 1394 Driver
- Camera Link Serial Communication Driver
- pylon Viewer
- IP Configuration Tool
- pylon SDK for all Cameras; C,C++, C# and VB6 (the ‘pylon for
- Linux’ Version only supports the GigE interface via a C++ API)
The pylon driver package can be downloaded for free from our website. For more information on the installation process, refer to the pylon Installation Guide. The helpful pylon Release Notes
contain all improvements and bug fixes since the first pylon version.
Innovative Technologies in the Basler scout Family
100 Meter Cable Length – High Bandwidth –No Frame Grabber
Basler’s scout family has a Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) interface compliant with the GigE Vision standard. GigE has become a synonym for the new interface technology used in machine vision systems and in related industries like intelligent traffic systems and medical imaging. High bandwidth, long cable lengths, and wide usage in the consumer and industrial markets are the key elements that make GigE attractive for your application.
Because Gigabit Ethernet breaks the bandwidth barrier that was set by FireWire, switching from Camera Link® to Gigabit Ethernet is now attractive for you. Another clear advantage of the scout family is a quantifiable reduction in the cost of a total vision solution because a frame grabber is no longer required. No less important is the 100 meter cable lengths offered by Gigabit Ethernet. These expanded capabilities open exciting new possibilities for vision system design and break through existing limitations to reach a new level that is especially beneficial for factory floor applications.
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