Ensenso N10

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Imaging Development Systems (IDS), a provider of medical and machine vision, is extending its Ensenso N10 compact stereo 3D camera portfolio, with 24 new versions featuring focal lengths from 3.6mm to 16mm to cover more distances and sizes.

Free software supplied with the new camera makes it easy to integrate Ensenso cameras into other application programs, including the ability of combine multiple Ensenso cameras or to calibrate them with other IDS uEye colour cameras to provide colour texture to the rendered projection.

Like the original IDS Ensenso N10 cameras introduced at the VISION 2012 exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany, the new cameras are compact, synchronised systems that provide metric 3D data 'out of the box' with no additional calibration required.

They come equipped with two global shutter CMOS sensors and an integrated projector that casts a random pattern of dots onto the object being captured. This 'Projected Texture Stereo Vision' method allows the capture of untextured surfaces and, unlike other 3D methods, can also function in multi-camera mode. Ensenso cameras can capture stationary objects and live images of moving objects.

Ensenso cameras measure 150 x 45 x 45mm. With a robust aluminium housing and GPIO connector for 12-24V hardware trigger/input/ output, this camera is suitable for industrial applications. It also has a screw-in three-pin M8 sensor/actuator connector and screw-in USB connection.