Color Smart Cameras

March 29, 2011
At Automate 2011, Matrox Imaging is announcing that the Matrox Iris GT color smart cameras work with Design Assistant 2.4 software to offer new possibilities for manufacturing control and inspection.

Matrox Design Assistant 2.4 flowchart-based integrated development environment introduces a set of tools to identify parts, products, and items using color, in addition to assessing quality from color and isolating features using color.

Matrox Design Assistant’s Color Matcher step determines the best matching color from a collection of samples for each region of interest within an image. A color sample can be specified interactively from an image or through the use of numerical values. A color sample can be a single color or a distribution of colors (i.e., histogram). The color matching method and the interpretation of color differences can be manually adjusted to suit particular application requirements. The Color Matcher step can also match each image pixel to color samples, which segments the image into appropriate elements for further analysis using other steps such as Blob Analysis.

The Image Processing step includes operations to calculate the color distance and perform color projection. The distance operation reveals the extent of color differences within and between images, while the projection operation enhances color to grayscale image conversion for analysis using other grayscale processing steps.

In addition to color analysis tools, Matrox Design Assistant 2.4 introduces a Code Verifier step to grade identification marks using ANSI/AIM and ISO/IEC standards, as well as several features to facilitate project design and maintenance.

Matrox Design Assistant 2.4 is scheduled for official release by the end of Q2 2011.

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