The VisionBox was invented for producers of machines, devices and systems who need a Vision System. Our customers are reputable mid-size and big businesses looking for the latest technology from an experienced German supplier. Since 1998, the name “VisionBox” has been the representative of the heart of every Vision System: the computer itself. In addition to the pure real-time embedded computer architecture invented by IMAGO, we serve solutions based on x86 processors.
Specially designed as embedded computers for image processing, the VisionBox AGE-X family combines powerful x86 processors and machine vision specific interfaces.
Cameras are connected to a mixture of:
Up to 5 GigE-ports with a bandwidth of totally 5 Gbit/s
Up to 2 Camera Link ports enabling either 2x base & 1 x medium or 1x full/medium/base
Up to 4 USB3.0-ports with a bandwidth of totally 5 Gbit/s
IMAGO’s specialty is the Real-Time Communication Controller RTCC. It deals with:
Camera Trigger via Trigger line in Camera Link cable or via GigE Vision Action Command or via separate Trigger output. Jitter for all three methods is less than 1 µs, because the GigE-Trigger is processed around the x86 in our real-time hardware.
LED Controller: Each channel supplies 144 W peak power / 12 W cw power for LED light heads with current control. This saves a separate controller and perfectly synchronizes with the camera.
Digital I/O: Digital inputs with 5 MHz speed allow perfect reaction to the situation. Digital outputs are either available with a low-power version with 20 mA @ 50 kHz or high-power version with e.g. 1 A @ 33 kHz. Each module provides 8/8 opto-isolated I/Os.
Encoder interface: The unique RS422-interface provides either 3 input and 3 output channels to connect multiple AGE-X with Camera Link to a single encoder or provides 4 input channels for the 4 GigE-ports of AGE-X Jaguar & Tiger. The frequency is 10 MHz.
With the RTCC, the effort for proper timing and cabling is dramatically reduced because most cameras can be connected with a single (CAT or Camera Link) cable and the RTCC-SDK is ready to be used in C++, .net and some software tools. The x86-part of the AGE-X uses fast, power-efficient processors with up to four i7-cores in combination with Windows Embedded Standard 7, which is preinstalled on the SSD. This ensures long availability and easy adaption to the application’s needs.
More features for an easy integration into a machine:
AUX-port for field bus and other computer interfaces
IP65 housing Turtle for AGE-X
IP67 housing Armadillo for GigE cameras
Fanless design | Compact size | 24 VDC
You will find below an overview of our different
VisionBox AGE-X generations and models.
|AGE-X – 2.||Intel Celeron 1020E||Intel i5 3610ME||Intel i54400E (Haswell)||AMD R-464L||Intel i7 3612Q|
|CHEETAH||USB – LED||AC||RC||SC||ZC||DC|
|TIGER||GigE – LED||AT||RT||ST||ZT||DT|
|PANTHER||Camera Link – LED||RP||SP||ZP||DP|
|LEOPARD||Camera Link – Encoder||RL||SL||ZL||DL|