Newsletter 01/2012


It started with a flood and then a flood of orders followed. That summarizes our year 2011 in a single sentence. In spite of the floods on January 13th, when we could not be reached for two days, MATRIX VISION can look back at one of the best business years in its 25 year history with a revenue plus of 20 %. Which brings us to another highlight of last year: 25 years of MATRIX VISION. In July we celebrated this anniversary together with our whole team and their families in Ludwigsburg Palace. We also have to thank you for making this anniversary possible. In order that we can look forward to welcoming you as our customers in the next 25 years we will continue to do our best to provide you with new, innovative products and services. You will find a selection of these in this newsletter.


New Dual-GigE camera family introduced at the Vision 2011: mvBlueCOUGAR-XD

At the VISION 2011 in Stuttgart, MATRIX VISION introduced the new Dual GigE camera family mvBlueCOUGAR-XD – the smallest in its class. Because the camera is based on the successful mvBlueCOUGAR-X it features the same familiar properties, such as on-board FPGA for hardware preprocessing, 14 bit ADC resolution (CCD) / 12 bit ADC (CMOS), micro-PLC for real-time sequencing and comprehensive smart features. Additionally, the camera offers more image memory (256 Mbytes, FiFo) and main memory (64 Mbytes).

But why a Dual-GigE solution?

The first cameras, mvBlueCOUGAR-XD104 with a 2 Mpixels CMOSIS CMV-2000 sensor and mvBlueCOUGAR-XD104b with the CMV-4000, will be available from April 2012.

mvBlueCOUGAR-X2xx: Option Frame Average

MATRIX VISION extends the features of the mvBlueCOUGAR family with the 2xx-series. The frame average functionality, for example, can be used to

  1. reduce the noise in an image and

  2. compensate for motion in an image.

New firmware version 1.1.3 for mvBlueLYNX-X is ready

At the end of the year a new firmware version of the smart camera mvBlueLYNX-X was made available. The current firmware extends the Software Development Kit (SDK) as well as the availability of sensors. Additionally, a virtual machine (VM) appliance based on VirtualBox is now available for the mvBlueLYNX-X. The VM consists of a preconfigured Linux system with a ready to use development environment. Thus, you can start to develop mvBlueLYNX-X applications on Windows or Linux systems immediately. At the same time software support was increased: mvIMPACT and HALCON can now be used as image processing libraries.

New employees at MATRIX VISION

Since January 1st 2012 we are pleased to welcome new team members to the MATRIX VISION family. Mrs Nuray Inan is in charge of the marketing group. She has a degree in Business Adminstration with a focus on marketing and has many years of experience in marketing and sales in the industrial image processing area.
Mr Arno Knopf enhances the support group as a further member. Mr Knopf also has several years of experience in the image processing area. After a short training period he will be happy to support you in finding the right solution.

New distributors in India

MATRIX VISION extends sales and support in India. With Prof. Dr. Radhakrishnan and Dr. Pinnamaneni we have two more image processing experts in India. At the Vision we had the pleasure to welcome both in Stuttgart and they used this opportunity to get an overview of our new products and developments. Dr. Pinnamaneni is not unknown to us: From 2003 to 2011 he was a developer and an account manager at our French subsidiary in Paris.