Ettlingen – Vision Components presents the new Q-Board for quick and easy conversion of existing IP cameras into intelligent ITS systems, while requiring very little extra space. “Q-Board is a novelty for Vision Components: our first product that is not a complete smart camera, but a circuit board that can turn standard cameras into intelligent cameras,” says Jan-Erik Schmitt, Vice President of Sales at Vision Components. “It can be connected to any conventional IP camera and now supports streaming thanks to the recently integrated FFmpeg library. This enables a comfortable and easy integration into a user’s own data network – QBoard supports almost all standard IP streaming protocols, video codecs and container formats.” The compact board with a size of 40×50 mm is based on the ARMTM Dual Core processor ZYNQ© with 2×866 MHz and features the Carrida software engine. Carrida is a ANPR/ALPR library that reliably identifies even dirty, damaged or skewed license plates with a recognition accuracy of more than 96%. Once the camera and board are connected via a switch, Carrida automatically receives the video stream and the Q-Board directly processes the incoming data. Users therefore receive an easy-to-integrate hardware solution with ready-to-use functions that offers a comfortable option to upgrade existing systems.
About Vision Components
Founded in 1996 by Michael Engel, inventor of the first intelligent camera for industrial applications, Vision Components GmbH is a leading supplier in the field of machine vision. Branches and distributors represent the Ettlingen-based company worldwide in more than 25 countries. Vision Components develops and distributes intelligent, network-compatible real-time Smart Cameras which are able to operate without a PC. These embedded vision solutions can be easily integrated into almost any machine or plant. Customers can choose between models with ARM processors and VC Linux firmware or DSP-based models with the proprietary VCRT operating system. The product portfolio includes Smart Cameras with or without a protective housing, single board cameras, and vision sensors. Vision Components also develops custom-tailored machine vision solutions for a wide range of applications. Amongst others, typical applications include quality inspection and automation. Furthermore, VC provides free software libraries for many applications including license plate recognition, motion capture, decoding, measurement, and positioning.