Allied Vision Technologies
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- Founded in 1989, Allied
Vision Technologies is a 100% subsidiary of the publicly-traded Augusta
Technologie AG. AVT designs, produces and sells cameras and components for
image processing in industrial and life science applications. With
innovative products, superior manufacturing quality and a service-driven
organization, Allied Vision Technologies is well established as a premier
provider of digital camera solutions for machine vision worldwide.
- industrial inspection & automation
- healthcare & medical
- science & research
- security & traffic
- multimedia, entertainment & sports
Digital Cameras for Machine Vision, Industrial
Applications and much more
- Allied Vision Technologies (AVT) offers a wide range of digital cameras for
machine vision, industrial inspection, automation, medical imaging, scientific
research, ITS and traffic monitoring, security, and many other demanding
applications. Cameras by AVT and Prosilica include sensitive machine vision
sensors (CCD and CMOS, VGA to 29 Megapixels) and fit a wide range of
- Digital high performance industrial cameras overview:
- Very high sensivity
- High bandwidth, fast frame rates
- Integrated preprocessing functions
- Wide operating temperature range
- Lens control functions
- Cameras with visible spectral range, NIR cameras, LWIR cameras
- OEM and customized cameras, boardlevel cameras
- FireWire (IEEE 1394), Gigabit Ethernet (GigE Vision), and Camera Link
- Ultra-compact, affordable cameras for simple
plug-and-play integration into standard image-processing systems.
- Compact GigE Vision camera with PoE, CCD and CMOS
The Mako is an industrial GigE camera with an excellent price/performance
ratio. Mako cameras have the same compact form factor and the same mounting
positions as many analog cameras. All models include PoE, three optocoupled
outputs, and a 64 MB image buffer. The image quality profits from the
precisely aligned sensors.
- VGA to 5 Megapixels
- CCD and CMOS
- Up to 550 fps
- GigE (PoE) and USB3 Vision
- Ultra-compact 1394b camera
The Guppy PRO is the derivate of the successful Guppy family. Thanks to the
extremely compact, robust metal housing, Guppy PRO cameras can easily be
integrated into your system. The Guppy PRO family has an excellent
- VGA to 5 Megapixels
- CCD and CMOS
- Up to 123 fps
- Small and lightweight (29x29 mm)
- High-performance industrial cameras with a large
choice of sensors, modular options and built-in image optimization.
- GigE Vision camera with 3 LUTs, color correction, PoE
and more options
The Manta is a flexible, feature-rich GigE Vision camera with an outstanding
price/performance ratio. It incorporates three LUTs, sophisticated color
correction algorithms, a robust metal housing, and many modular options like
angled heads or board level versions. Manta cameras cover a wide range of
imaging applications. The Manta is
now optionally available with PoE (Power over Ethernet).
- VGA to 9 Megapixels
- CCD and CMOS (Sony, CMOSIS)
- Up to 125 fps
- NIR versions, board level option
- Modular design, advanced features, FireWire 1394b,
ideal OEM camera, ideal custom camera
The Stingray is a versatile, powerful camera for almost all applications,
and an ideal custom camera or OEM camera. Stingray cameras have an excellent
image quality and incorporate an advanced set of camera features. Their
design is modular and flexible (angled heads, board level versions, AVT
Stingray cameras are available with daisy chain FireWire connectors or with
both copper and GOF (glass optical fiber, ideal for long cable lengths)
ports. High-end image pre-processing functions are included - a mid price
Stingray IEEE 1394b camera is even suitable for very demanding requirements.
- VGA to 5 Megapixels
- Sony CCD
- Up to 84 fps
- Daisy chain, optical fiber option
- High-performance cameras with advanced features for
NEW Prosilica GT: Digital cameras for extreme environments – GigE Vision®
The Prosilica GT are compact digital cameras designed for imaging in extreme
temperatures (from -20°C to 60°C) and fluctuating lighting conditions. The
Prosilica GT cameras feature Precise and DC Auto Iris, as well as PoE and the
latest CCD sensor technology making them ideal for a wide range of demanding
applications including ITS & traffic imaging, machine vision, industrial
inspection, security, surveillance, military applications and more.
- 1.3 to 29 Megapixels
- CCD and CMOS (Sony, OnSemi, CMOSIS)
- Up to 62 fps
- Extended operating temperature
Short-wave infrared (SWIR) camera with InGaAs sensor, 900 - 1700 nm
The Goldeye is a short-wave infrared (SWIR) camera. It has a spectral response
from 900 nm to 1700 nm. Its InGaAs sensors feature high sensitivity, very good
linearity, and a high damage threshold against intense illumination. Thanks to
the 14-bit processing and the numerous image correction features, Goldeye
cameras produce an outstanding, low-noise image quality. The camera is also
available with Peltier cooling. The Peltier cooling is beneficial especially for
applications with long exposure times, or for exact temperature measurements.
- QVGA and VGA Resolution
- InGaAs sensors
- Up to 344 fps
- Spectral range 900 - 1700 nm (SWIR)
- INDIVIDUAL SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR APPLICATION
Sometimes applications are so specific that their
requirements cannot be met by an off-the-shelf camera. At Allied Vision, we
want you to find the best camera solution for your need. That is why we have
developed three levels of customization for you.
Modular Concept: flexible design for maximum versatility
- Our best-selling camera models have been designed to include optional
alternative designs or components as part of the Allied Vision Modular
Angled-head orientations, medical housing, board-level versions, optical
filters, removed sensor cover glass,… you would be surprised that the most
common modifications you may be thinking of have already been anticipated.
That means they are available at affordable prices and within short delays.
Check our Modular Concept document or ask your Sales representative for
Modification: adapting our cameras to your needs
- Even if your specifications cannot be met using the
Allied Vision Modular Concept, our engineers make sure the camera adapts to
your application. Tell us the hardware or firmware modifications you need –
whether a special housing, a different interface architecture, specific
triggering functionalities or whatever specific requirements you may have.
Modifying cameras is what AVT started from back in the 1990's. We have that
know-how in our genes!
OEM development: your tailor-made camera
- If what you need is to design your own camera from
scratch, Allied Vision is your partner of choice. Our R&D departments in
Germany and Canada are experienced in managing complex development projects
for demanding OEM customers worldwide. Applications include 3D scanning,
automotive manufacturing, medical equipment and many more. Whatever
challenges you may be facing with your machine vision system - contact us!
At Allied Vision, there is no such thing as "it won't work".
ACCESSORIES FOR 100% PERFORMANCE
Every digital camera is only as good as the accessories
with which it transfers image data to its host system. Our range of
accessories is designed to deliver best possible image quality to your
application with the greatest possible reliability. Never underestimate the
role played by accessories in the overall performance of your
image-processing system. Consult our experts for professional advice!
The right optics for your camera... and your application
- Choosing the right lens is essential to the image quality
delivered by your camera. We offer a large choice of professional optics
from leading lens manufacturers we partner with. Each lens in our range has
been exhaustively tested to ensure that we can recommend the best one for
your camera. Ask for advice to find the right lens for your application!
High-performance cables à la carte
- Quality cables are key to secure the connection of your
camera to your system. Is your camera attached to the arm of a robot or on a
drag chain? We have preselected and tested a range of industry-compatible
interface cables for you that stand up to flexing and torsion. Length,
connector, screw-lock or not... Thanks to our co-operation with leading
industrial cable manufacturers, we can tailor your individual cable
according to your needs.
- Do you want to operate a multicamera network over long
distances? Every component of your camera network may be a bandwidth
bottleneck. We have selected the interface cards, hubs, and repeaters you
need to achieve the highest performance for your imaging system.
- VIMBA 2.0 - THE SDK FOR ALLIED VISION CAMERAS
Vimba is our future-proof platform-independent SDK for all Allied
Vision cameras with GigE Vision, FireWire (IEEE 1394), USB3 Vision,
and Camera Link interface.
- NEW: Windows 10 support
- NEW: Camera Link support
- NEW: Improved graphical user interface
- Operating system independent
- Linux ARM support
- APIs for C, C++, and .NET
- Based on the GenICam standard
- GenICam-based third-party software automatically connects with
- Vimba's TLs (transport layers).
- Cognex Adapter for VisionPro (version 6.0 or later)
- Integrated viewer
- License for every Allied Vision camera free of charge
- Many examples
APPLICATIONS FOR A VARIETY OF MARKETS
From quality inspection to interactive point-of-sale advertising, from
traffic monitoring to 3D-microscopy, Allied Vision has been serving a large
array of imaging application markets, helping people see the bigger picture
in whatever they do. We have a huge record of experience and yet we keep
being challenged with new applications. Whatever challenge you face,
computer vision can help you gain intelligence and efficiency. Tell us what
you want to achieve, and let’s find out the best imaging solution for you!
- INDUSTRIAL CAMERAS FOR INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH NEEDS
There are thousands of different applications for machine vision cameras in
the industrial field. In 25 years, Allied Vision has been delivering imaging
solutions to industries as different as fruit sorting, automotive,
pharmaceuticals, or mining. By working with so diverse customers, we have
gained a deep insight in the specific requirements of their business. We
know which camera technology is needed for which application.
Allied Vision‘s industrial cameras are designed to face the challenges of
high or varying ambient temperatures, shocks and vibrations, and long-time
operation for maximal durability and reliability in any industrial use:
Industrial applications include quality control, non-destructive testing,
robotics, 3D measurement, and more. Designed and made in Germany and Canada
according to the highest quality standards, all Allied Vision cameras go
through a thorough quality check, because professionals need equipment they
can count on.
Building cars is not the same as bottling sodas. Allied Vision offers a
large choice of different housing architectures to fit in your industrial
inspection system from small housings to board-level versions. Allied
Vision’s Modular Camera Concept offers additional options including
angled-head orientations, lens mounts, optical filters, and sensor variants
for an affordable price. Our powerful Software Development Kits (SDKs)
ensure easy software development in all major operating systems and are
compatible with the most popular third-party image processing software
Quality inspection often implies observing an object from different vantage
points or even generating a 3D model of the product from several images.
With FireWire and Gigabit Ethernet, Allied Vision has the best suitable
interfaces for high-performance, perfectly synchronized multi-camera
Efficiency and productivity are key to any industrial inspection
application. High speed interfaces and high camera frame rates of up to 400
frames per second at 4 Megapixels ensure that quality control will not slow
down your production process. And with the latest CCD, CMOS and InGaAs
sensor technologies and camera interfaces you no longer have to trade off
resolution for speed.
See the invisible
Machine vision beyond the visible spectrum allows manufacturers to perform
advanced inspection, non-destructive testing or sorting tasks. Allied
Vision’s infrared cameras are used in the semiconductor industry to image
through silicon, in the solar industry to detect defects in photovoltaic
cells, or in the recycling industry to identify different plastic materials.
With our thermal imaging cameras, manufacturers can monitor temperatures in
their process, for example in the metal or glass industry.
Science and Research
- CAMERAS FOR SCIENCE AND RESEARCH
Digital image processing makes it possible to reveal what the naked eye
cannot see. Allied Vision cameras have been instrumental to the progression
of sciences and research in many disciplines such as understanding the
underlying mechanisms of disease progression, evolution of ecosystems,
observation of astronomical phenomena, climate change, agricultural
conditions, or to track eye movements for psychology or ergonomics research.
No matter your requirements we are dedicated to working with you to provide
you with the best imaging solution for your science and research
All in the Details
Allied Vision cameras work perfectly with microscopes, telescopes or other
scientific apparatus to document scientific observations with the highest
possible details. Whether your field of investigation is the infinitely
small or infinitely large – our sensors deliver high quality with image
resolutions of up to 29 megapixels.
Reveal the Invisible
Infrared imaging at various wavelengths makes it possible to visualize
material properties such as water content, temperature, or chemical
components which cannot be identified with conventional surface inspection.
Allied Vision offers a wide range of digital cameras with infrared
sensitivity ranging from monochrome cameras with enhanced near-infrared
sensitivity, to short-wave (SWIR) and long-wave (LWIR) infrared imaging
devices. Potential fields of application are medical and biologic research,
agronomy, and many other life science disciplines.
Capture the Instant
With high-performance digital interfaces, Allied Vision cameras can utilise
automatic triggers by peripheral sensors to capture very precise,
unpredictable events. With high frame-rates of up to 400 images per second,
you can easily analyse every hundredth of a second of a scene – whether it
is a physical phenomenon or the mechanics of a bird’s wing.
Enduring Tough Environments
Scientific research does not only take place in the comfort of a lab. Field
investigations often require heavy-duty, reliable equipment that can operate
with extreme conditions. Designed and manufactured in Germany and Canada
according to the highest quality standards, Allied Vision cameras all
undergo thorough tests to perform the tough conditions of industrial and
professional use. Whether aboard the International Space Station, on the
sea-ground by 6,000 m depth, or towed by a tractor on the field – our
cameras contribute to pushing the boundaries of human knowledge.
- HIGH QUALITY CAMERA FOR MEDICAL IMAGING
Allied Vision has over 25 years’ experience in providing high-quality,
high-sensitivity imaging devices for many medical and healthcare
applications. We hold an ISO 13485 certification for the development and
production of cameras for medical devices and a specific white medical
housing is available upon request as part of our modular concept for many of
our models. No matter your requirements, we are dedicated to working with
you to provide you with the best imaging solution for your medical
High Image Quality for High-Precision Diagnostics
Leading suppliers of ophthalmologic equipment throughout the world rely on
high-resolution, high-sensitivity cameras by Allied Vision for their
diagnostic systems such as retina imaging devices. We can provide very high
resolution machine vision cameras with up to 29 Megapixels offering high
sensitivity and image quality to help your system detect the smallest
details, whether you are inspecting eye retinas, skin or other tissues for
Reveal the Invisible
Using infrared imaging at various wavelengths makes it possible to visualize
tissue properties such as water content, temperature or chemical components
which cannot be identified with conventional surface inspection. Allied
Vision’s Goldeye Short-wave infrared (SWIR) cameras and Pearleye Long-wave
infrared (LWIR) cameras make it possible to see what conventional cameras
cannot detect. For example, thermal imaging can be used to detect inflamed
tissue or insufficient blood circulation.
3D Medical Imaging
3D scanning techniques open new possibilities for medical diagnostics and
treatment in various disciplines. Allied Vision cameras are used in many
applications using different technologies to capture and render 3D
information – be it laser triangulation, structured light or stereoscopy.
Applications include 3D-toothscanning for dental prosthesis, diagnostics and
monitoring of rheumatoid arthritis on hand joints, simulation of cosmetic
surgery or 3D microscopy. Our cameras feature high-precision digital
interfaces and intelligent triggering functions for perfect synchronization
with other 3D scanning system components such as laser sources, lighting,
Speed and Precision
Allied Vision customers use high-speed imaging systems to capture and
process the moves of patients suffering from musculo-skeletal diseases.
Applications range from first diagnostics to tracking and monitoring of
rehabilitation programs. Capturing 200 frames per second and more, our
cameras deliver 8 times more image information than conventional video
equipment, enabling high-precision slow-motion analysis. Besides, thanks to
their high-performance interfaces and settings, they can be easily
synchronized in a multi-camera system or with other measurement apparatus.
ITS and Traffic
- CAMERAS FOR TRAFFIC MONITORING AND ITS
Allied Vision has been developing and delivering best of breed ITS-ready
cameras for more than 20 years. We have developed cameras to meet almost
every ITS application, ranging from low resolution VGA devices for single
application monitoring requirements up to 29 Megapixel devices for the
continuous monitoring of multi-lane environments. No matter your
requirements, we are dedicated to working with you to provide you with the
best imaging solution for your ITS / traffic imaging application.
Committed to quality
As a result of our commitment to quality we guarantee our cameras for 3
years, even in the most extreme traffic imaging conditions, and our ability
to offer a 3-year guarantee has been proven over more than a decade with a
demonstrably higher mean time between failure (MTBF).
Allied Vision’s Prosilica GT camera family has an extended temperature range
from -20 to +65⁰C ambient temperature. This can be further extended through
the introduction of enclosure heaters in environments where temperatures
routinely fall below -40⁰C/F.
Complete solutions for traffic imaging
Because of extensive market analysis and understanding Allied Vision has
focused on what matters to transport agencies, ITS system integrators and
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s). Our cameras offer a range of
features created specifically to meet not only your current traffic imaging
needs but also your future ITS requirements, such as triggering and
pre-triggering capabilities to seamlessly integrate with existing ITS
systems and technologies.
Focused on the future
While our cameras are used in ITS applications covering almost every
geography, and accommodating almost all ITS applications, including tolling
systems, Open Road Charging, red light running, speed enforcement and a host
of other applications, Allied Vision is focused on the future, and has
become a thought leader within ITS, developing solutions which not only meet
current demand, but are focused on solutions to meet your next generation
ITS requirements such as Integrated Corridor Management and Smart
transportation in General.
- OUTDOOR CAMERAS FOR SURVEILLANCE, SECURITY AND MORE
Outdoor imaging applications present challenges that require the proper mix
of the correct cameras and expertise. Allied Vision provides digital cameras
with high resolution and useful features along with years of experience
dedicated towards helping you develop successful solutions.
Flexible Features for Varying Needs
Outdoor imaging applications require a wide range of necessities such as
excellent image quality, advanced camera controls, and high performance in
demanding environments. Allied Vision provides machine vision cameras with
useful features that meet these needs and drive solutions. For example, our
Precise Iris (P-iris) lens control feature allows for a user to adjust the
iris via software to appropriately respond to varying light levels
experienced during aerial imaging. Whether the application be topography,
night-time surveillance, or underwater imaging, Allied Vision will be by
your side every step of the way.
Imaging in Difficult Conditions
Outdoor imaging requires clear and sharp image quality to capture the
smallest details. Allied Vision’s digital cameras use top-of-the-line CCD
and CMOS sensors that provide high sensitivity and excellent dynamic range.
In addition, we offer cameras that can handle low or high temperatures
(-20°C to +65°C) which ensure consistent performance in rigorous conditions.
Allied Vision will collaborate with you to help develop solutions for your
particular application such as facial recognition or railroad inspection.
With Allied Vision, you can find the right solution regardless of what the
Allied Vision understands some applications, such as security surveillance
or night vision, require seeing beyond visible wavelengths. Our short-wave
infrared (SWIR) and long-wave infrared (LWIR) cameras can assist you in
focusing on the details you need to see. Thermal imaging with minimal
lighting, viewing water absorption in plants, and much more can be
accomplished with Allied Vision’s SWIR and LWIR cameras that exhibit high
sensitivity and sensor temperature cooling for clear, low noise images.
Sports and Entertainment
- CAMERAS FOR SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Image processing offers almost endless possibilities for interactive
entertainment, advertising and sports. Allied Vision’s digital cameras have
helped capture sharp images of rushing roller-coasters, create interactive
multimedia displays, and capture athletes’ movements for coaching and
Long distance installations
Imaging applications in stadiums or public buildings often mean that cameras
have to be installed hundreds of metres away from a computer. Allied Vision
offers a wide range of GigE Vision compliant
cameras that allow for long cable lengths of up to 100 meters and several
kilometers using fibre optics. We are experts in multi-camera networks and
can provide guidance in choosing the right cables, switches, repeaters etc.
out of our industrial grade accessories range for your application.
Sports or outdoor multimedia installations face many challenges including
changing light conditions and high temperatures. Allied Vision’s cameras are
built to the highest industrial standards and are thoroughly tested before
leaving our factory. Our cameras come with features like auto-gain and high
dynamic range, and some even support remote lens control to ensure you
capture sharp images in all weather conditions. Some models also feature an
extended operating temperature range and camera temperature monitoring to
prevent sensor damage and keep your system imaging 24/7.
Many interactive applications require to illuminate the persons interacting
with the system without disturbing or blinding them, or without interfering
with the ambient lighting. This is the case for example in light shows or in
combination with projections. The solution is to use infrared lighting,
which is not visible to the human eye. Allied Vision offers digital cameras
with enhanced infrared sensitivity as well as infrared optical filters to
capture images beyond the visible spectrum.
Challenging conditions require excellent performance. Our cameras offer
excellent image quality high resolution, and high frame rates to capture
images of something as small and fast moving as a baseball from several
hundred metres away. Our fast and sharp cameras will help you capture every
move, whether you need to analyze a golfer’s swing, or bring your real-time
interactive display or giant digital billboard to life.