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  • Direct3D Software
Sep 2009
IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbHRequest Info
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OBERSULM, Germany, Sept. 29, 2009 – IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH has announced the release of Direct3D support for optimized display of live images. The new driver is part of the company’s latest uEye software package, version 3.40, and it includes additional overlay functions and options for synchronizing image rendering to the monitor refresh rate. This eliminates undesired image tearing which is the result of unsynchronized image acquisition with image display. The Direct3D mode is useful in vision applications where the goal is visualization.

IDS_Direct3D.jpgThe driver update is compatible with all USB and Gigabit Ethernet industrial cameras of the uEye family. PCs equipped with the latest DirectX Runtime version can run the new graphics functions of the Direct3D interface right out of the box.

Direct3D supersedes the DirectDraw modes and adds new features. It allows for semitransparent overlays that can be displayed on live images. This new display mode also lets the user upload overlays directly from bitmap files. A sample program that demonstrates Direct3D functionality and implementation is included with the latest uEye driver.

Also included is support for the latest uEye camera models, DHCP support for Gigabit Ethernet uEye cameras and a software interface for the Cognex image processing software VisionPro. Another benefit delivered by the latest driver is a performance boost for Gigabit Ethernet uEye SE cameras, including those in the field, which can achieve higher frame rates. This is made possible by the on-the-fly firmware upload approach that all uEye cameras are supplied with.

For more information, visit:  

IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH
Dimbacher Strasse 6-8
74182 Obersulm
Phone: +49 7134 961 96 0
Fax: +49 7134 961 96 99


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