Newsletter 04/2013


In December the Christmas season starts with Christmas markets, candlelight, and pleasent evenings. It is also the time where wishes come true. "Longer cable lenghts with USB 3.0" was a frequently expressed wish. The limit was about 5 meters but that is now a thing of the past. We can now recommend two solutions which allow cable lengths up to 100 m. How? - More in this newsletter.

We wish you a peaceful Advent season and please enjoy reading the other themes in our newsletter.


Cable length up to 100 meters successfully tested

We tested successfully two long distance solutions with our USB3 Vision camera mvBlueFOX3, and we recommend the following solutions:

  1. Active optical cable by IOI Technology


    1. Compact optical solution where the signal converter is part of the connector

    2. Suitable for multi-camera applications by use of a hub with 4 USB 3.0 connectors

    3. Low-cost solution because of lean hardware

  2. Local and remote stations connected via LC-LC passive optical cable by Icron Technologies


    1. Robust solution via external stations which convert the data to optical signals

    2. Usage of optical fiber connection for outdoor applications possible

Are you interested in USB 3.0 hubs for multi-camera solutions and short distances? Or would you like to extend your notebook with USB 3.0? No problem - our support department are happy to assist you.

By the way, if you are looking for a powerful machine vision system for multi-camera applications with USB 3.0 or Gigabit Ethernet, we can recommend Pyramid's CamCube 4.0.

Bit-shifting an image

As most operating systems only support to display 8 bits per color component sometimes it is required to display other bits from the image e.g. for analysis purposes.

wxPropView features 8 bit live display, too. It shows the most significant bits (msb) of the image by default. However, since driver version 2.4.3 it is possible with wxPropView to shift, bit by bit, through the image. Each shift means that each pixel value is multiplied or divided by 2 according to the direction. If the pixel value is greater than 255, the pixel value will be clipped to 255.

This feature is available for Windows programmers via the mvIMPACT Acquire SDK (mvDisplay-lib), too.

Webcasts about mvBlueLYNX-X

  • You want to know how you can control the integrated lamp of mvBlueLYNX-X?

  • You are familiar with the Windows world and you want to use Mono on mvBlueLYNX-X?

  • Or you are interested in EyeVision or Halcon Embedded running on mvBlueLYNX-X?

No problem - we updated the support area of our website with tutorials. This area will be updated continuously - a regular visit is worthwhile.

Vacation close-down from 23rd of December until the 6th of January 2014.

We well be back on January, the 7th 2014.

We wish you a peaceful Advent and Christmas season!