Newsletter 01/2013


The rumors have now been officially confirmed: the VISION will be switching to a two-year cycle with immediate effect. The next exhibition will be from November the 4th to November the 6th 2013 in Stuttgart. Apart from that, nothing has changed – we will continue to develop suitable, innovative, and high-quality products - and to present them. How can we do that? That’s easy – just make an appointment with our sales team and visit us in Oppenweiler, Germany. At your request we are also happy to come to you: we are represented by a global distribution team throughout the world.

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Advance notice: Developing mvBlueLYNX-X applications using Visual Studio on Windows – Mono makes it possible

With the next firmware version FW1.5 the mvBlueLYNX-X smart camera breaks down the wall between Linux and Windows. Whereas it used to be the case that a cross-compiling environment was the only way to develop on Windows for Linux, Mono can simplify the work flow significantly.

A common driver for USB3 Vision and GigE Vision: mvGenTL Acquire

As one of the first manufacturer, MATRIX VISION has consolidated the driver of the USB3 Vision and GigE Vision GenICam-based standards. The USB 3.0 camera mvBlueFOX3 and the GigE Vision cameras mvBlueCOUGAR-X and mvBlueCOUGAR-XD are installed using the drivers mvGenTLAcquire-x86 (for 32-bit systems) or mvGenTLAcquire-x86_64 (for 64-bit systems).

The MATRIX VISION programming interface is now available for .NET

The mvBlueLYNX-X news gave you a clue already: the MATRIX VISION programming interface mvIMPACT Acquire is now available for the .NET environment. Develop your application using C#, for example, and you can benefit from several advantages.

No image error counts anymore due to a new setting in mvDeviceConfigure

Smart power management is an integral part of modern laptops and PC’s. For this reason the ACPI standard (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) was released, which defines several power states. If the PC load is small, for example, the processor will change into a power save or sleep mode.