WOBURN, Mass., Oct. 11, 2011 — To simplify development of machine vision systems, BitFlow has unveiled a line of products designed to assist engineers in the layout and modeling of imaging systems using the company’s Karbon, Neon-CLB and Neon-CLQ frame grabbers. A cost-effective approach to system development, the new blocks are available in external 16-, 40- and 60-pin D-sub configurations and feature standard industrial mounting capabilities. Each screw connector is labeled with a simple-to-read pin number to match a corresponding one referenced in the product manual, enabling installation to multiple signals. Each block configuration comes with a frame grabber-specific cable that carries signals from the grabber’s connector to the terminal block. The 16-position block (IOB-DEV-C16-CLB) comes with a Neon-CLB cable; the 40-position block (IOB-DEV-C40) ships with a ribbon cable for Neon-CLD, as does the the 60-position block (IOB-DEV-C60) for the Karbon and the Neon-CLQ. Although the kits are aimed at research and development, because of the DIN rail mounting capabilities of the blocks, some will end up in production models as well.