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Basler releases ace 2 camera series

Basler releases ace 2 camera series

May 28, 2019 Camera manufacturer Basler presents its camera series ace 2, which takes into account the rise of various customer needs with regard to solutions for standard applications on the one hand, and increased performance requirements on the other. The ace 2 Basic product line is tailored to the standard tasks of a vision system, while the ace 2 Pro line provides support for more demanding requirements, thanks to in-camera features such as Pixel Beyond and Compression Beyond.

Both product lines - ace 2 Basic and ace 2 Pro - feature CMOS sensor technology, optimized hardware design, and image quality. Both lines are available with both GigE and USB 3.0 interfaces and can be combined with Basler's accessory portfolio.


ace 2 Basic

The ace 2 Basic is specifically designed for the standard requirements of a vision system in terms of functionality. The first four models are equipped with Sony's IMX392 sensor, offer 2.3 megapixel resolution at a frame rate of 51 fps in the GigE version and up to 160 fps with USB 3.0 interface.


ace 2 Pro

The four models of the ace 2 Pro line additionally offer powerful in-camera features: in addition to the proven PGI feature set, with Compression Beyond and Pixel Beyond, they include two features for Basler, which work to increase the performance of a vision system.

Compression Beyond compresses image data directly in the camera's FPGA, in real time. If required, the image data can be stored in compressed form in full resolution and thus require less storage capacity.

Pixel Beyond uses an interpolation method developed by Basler to change the pixel size. Similar to conventional binning functions, this allows the adjustment of various sensor characteristics. With Pixel Beyond, customers can, for example, scale the resolution according to their requirements and reduce unneeded data volumes. 

In addition, Pixel Beyond can be used to simulate other sensor models. The characteristics of any discontinued sensor models can be reproduced individually.

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