RICHMOND, British Columbia, Canada, Aug. 27, 2012 — Point Grey Research Inc. has released the FlyCapture2 2.3 image acquisition and camera control library. It improves and expands USB 3.0 support, and provides greater flexibility in development environments and operating systems. FlyCapture2 now leverages Direct2D technology for better image rendering performance on Windows 7. Image tearing is eliminated, and CPU usage has been reduced. The USB 3.0 Pro driver provides additional diagnostics, full control of the driver stack and improved compatibility for multicamera systems. There is richer support for third-party software using the DirectShow library, such as National Instruments’ LabView and Mathworks’ MatLab. FlyCapture 2.3 introduces support for ARM processors. The small, low-power processors are a good fit for embedded systems such as those popular in traffic applications as well as a wide variety of mobile applications, including autonomous robotics. MultiSync, which synchronizes image acquisition of multiple Point Grey cameras across separate buses, has been expanded to support 32- and 64-bit Linux and 64-bit Windows systems. The FlyCapture2 software development kit is supplied free with every Point Grey camera, providing a common software interface to control all single-lens USB 3.0, GigE, FireWire and USB 2.0 cameras. The complete software API library includes demo programs and comprehensive source code.