BLOOMINGTON, Minn., March 31, 2011 — PPT Vision has released Impact 10.1, the latest version of its standard machine vision software, which can be used with any of the company’s smart camera systems, including the M-Series embedded vision system. This system allows users to perform up to four independently initiated inspections using a single vision processor. The software provides customers with a fast option for using color, line-scan and gray-scale cameras together with a single vision processor to solve high-speed multicamera inspection applications. All 30 of the new models of the company’s M-Series color and line-scan cameras can quickly be connected to an M-Series processor because the cameras communicate using the industry-standard Gigabit Ethernet protocol. The software offers new features, including an enhanced 2-D data matrix inspection tool with improved robustness in the presence of noise around the symbol; Active X programming support for M-Series processors, for applications where a Visual Basic or other programming language is used for the graphical user interface or data transfer; and enhanced histogram and graphing capabilities for easier inspection tool setup and troubleshooting. All of the company’s smart cameras and embedded systems use common Impact software for creating inspection programs and control panel interfaces. Using common software offers the fastest migration path to more powerful machine vision solutions because it allows customers to leverage the inspection programs they’ve already developed. The new release can be downloaded from the company’s website.