CompactVision, manufactured by Sirius Advanced Cybernetics (SAC) GmbH, is a compact industrial vision system based on FireWire technology and offering an alternative to intelligent cameras. It is supplied with a computer and status display and has both FireWire and USB interfaces. A touch screen also can be connected. The system can be programmed directly from a PC and operates on Windows 2000 and XP. It is supplied with a number of machine vision software packages adjusted to industrial requirements.