New Tech 2012 logo (Links to New-tech page in hebrew)

New-Tech is an Israel Electronics and Hi-Tech trade fair which groups several conventions in a single framework, from Medicine to Robotics, to become one of the largest international events on the sector. This year's edition will be held the 22nd and 23rd of May at the Israel trade fairs center in Tel-Aviv and, for the first time, will exhibit AQSENSE technologies thanks to 1Vision.

1Vision logo (Links to 1Vision website)

1Vision ( is a leading company from Israel specialized in providing imaging & machine vision products and solutions to the Israeli market. As a result of the collaboration between AQSENSE and 1Vision, new products and integrations have already been tested and presented as a demo in some events.

This time 1Vision will be at New-Tech show demonstrating how to obtain a cloud of points using a CameraLink camera (from the company Vieworks) and a laser together with SAL3D library. Visitors coming to the show can visit 1Vision's booth to discover the latest innovations in 3D machine vision and AQSENSE's products.

More info on the show can be found (in Hebrew) at the New-Tech Official webpage

Control show

The new MV1-D2048x1088-3D03 3D-camera, from the Swiss company Photonfocus, internally uses AQSENSE's Peak detector to provide high triangulation rates through its GigE interface and it is fully compatible with SAL3D library. It will be shown at the Control Show, from the 8th to the 11th of May in Stuttgart.

Control, the leading international trade fair for quality assurance, will be joining at the Stuttgart Exhibition Center, for the 26th year, the most important actors of the sector. Most of the companies will use the event to present their latest products and, amongst them, the leading cameras manufacturer Photonfocus.

The new MV1-D2048x1088-3D03 camera takes the lead of the previous 3D cameras MV-D1024E-3D01 and MV1-D1312-3D02, providing higher transmission rates thanks to the improved SAL3D Peak Detector algorithm and the new GigE interface. As the previous versions, it is fully compatible with SAL3D library in order to obtain and manipulate cloud of points.

A demo of these cameras will be shown at Photonfocus Control's booth: Hall 1 Stand 1072

Front view of MV1-D2048x1088-3D03 camera Rear view of MV1-D2048x1088-3D03 camera

View of the MV1-D2048x1088-3D03 camera

Automation World Logo

Thanks to CYLOD and DASAN, our Korean distributors, AQSENSE will be represented in Automation World 2012, the leading Korean trade show based on factory & process automation.

This year's edition will be held in Seoul from 3 to 6 April, and will be the meeting point of the Asian leading companies and experts on the topic.

AQSENSE products will be displayed on the following booths:

  • DASAN: No. K500, Hall B
  • CYLOD: F102

More information on:

Automation World 2012 website

CYLOD website

DASAN website

Chess pattern captuerd using a Mesa time-of-flight camera and SAL3D library

AQSENSE's library for cloud of points acquisition and manipulation, SAL3D, now supports Mesa's leading 3D time-of-flight (TOF) cameras. With this inclusion, SAL3D library broadens its array of supported systems which already contained cameras from IDS, Automation Technology, Ximea, Point Grey and Frame Grabbers from Silicon Software, Dalsa, BitFlow, Matrox and ImperX.

With the SR4000, MESA Imaging offers a product line of industrial grade 3D cameras, based on proprietary TOF image sensor and camera technology. SR4000 cameras are known for their excellent accuracy, long-term stability and reliability. They are used in diverse applications, such as automatic cow milking, volume measurement, people detection/counting, or for control of automatic guided vehicles.

The use of AQSENSE's library together with Mesa's award-winning technology will open a whole new world of possibilities to OEM's, machine builders and systems integrators enabling the use of SAL3D capabilities on compact, light robust systems which where out of scope until now.

About Mesa

Mesa Imaging AG was founded in 2006 as a spin-off company from CSEM in Zurich. The company currently has 22 full-time employees and develops and manufactures time-of-flight (TOF) cameras for a wide range of end markets, including robotics, machine vision, security & surveillance, transportation and health care.

Following the new release policy, which ensures that the latest SAL3D versions is available for downloading from the website, AQSENSE has launched a new SAL3D version (12.1.22) which comes with some significant improvements like:

SAL3D Logo
  • New Faster Peak Detector: This new SAL3D version contains a new Horizontal Peak Detector (the same orientation as in Sick Ranger, AutomationTechnology and Photonfocus 3D03 cameras) which is still much faster than the previous versions.

    The main advantage of horizontal scanning is that sensors have a better performance with fewer rows and more columns than the contrary. For example, it is faster 1024 (cols) x 300 (rows) than 300 (cols) x 1024 (rows). You can check the speeds comparison table for an overview of the differences between the older and the new peak detector.

    With this new performances the peak becomes faster than the gigabit transmission speed thus moving the bottleneck to the connection.

  • New calibration pattern shape: Easier to manufacture, specially for 180º/360º configurations. You can get more information from the Static Pattern documentation.

  • Tested compatibility with Embarcadero (prior Borland) C++ Builder

You can check the changes between versions page for a full report on the novelties included within this version.

The newly formed European Imaging Academy will held its first UK event this 29th February at Weybridge, Surrey. The Mercedes-Benz World will welcome the world leading machine vision companies to the 3D technology day for a day full of theoretical and practical training in machine vision.

Stemmer's owl logo

As with the 2011 similar event, held in Munich, STEMMER IMAGING will join the most important 3D actors on a one-day event aiming to obtain an overview of the current 3D industry state and explore new applications and markets.

Companies assisting will obtain quality information to be used on machine vision, network opportunities and direct training from the world leading 3D experts. The presentations will be covering the following topics:

  • High-speed laser triangulation in industrial applications
  • Dedicated software algorithms for 3D point clouds
  • Innovative line lasers for industrial imaging
  • Fringe light projection with practical examples
  • 100% surface inspection of parts
  • Optical 3D measurement systems for checking of form, completeness and surface.

AQSENSE has the pleasure of have been invited again and will be there presenting the latest additions to SAL3D, the standard cloud of points acquisition and manipulation library.

For more information on the event you can check STEMMER IMAGING's website