DORVAL, Quebec, Canada, Nov. 14, 2012 — Matrox Imaging has announced Matrox Design Assistant 3.0, the latest release of its flowchart-based integrated development environment for the Matrox Iris GT smart cameras.
The Iris GT and Design Assistant software bundle offers full-featured hardware, field-proven vision tools and an intuitive flowchart-based development environment. With Design Assistant 3.0, users can design their application’s flowchart and human-machine interface (HMI) quickly and easily.
Design Assistant 3.0 smart camera software simplifies and accelerates HMI design with more ready-made operator view layouts. The new analysis status step consolidates decision making and simplifies flowchart design, while filmstrip views ensure that previously analyzed images are close at hand. Release 3.0 also permits monitoring and controlling multiple smart cameras via a multicamera HMI application and provides support for Profinet communication, which allows for direct interfacing to Siemens automation devices.
The Matrox Iris GT smart camera with Matrox Design Assistant is intended for systems integrators, machine builders and OEMs who have to quickly configure and deploy machine vision applications. Video capture, analysis, location, measurement, reading, verification, communication and input/output operations, as well as a web-based operator interface, are all set up within the single integrated development environment.