- May 12, 2010
May 12, 2010 - IDS Imaging Development Systems released a free software update for its USB uEye XS industrial camera. The update adds significant extra functionality to the tiny auto focus camera, including a trigger mode for image capture in different resolutions of up to eight megapixels, digital zoom, backlight compensation, and much more. Even USB uEye XS cameras in the field can take advantage of the new functionality through IDSs easy on-the-fly software upload approach.The ultra compact USB camera previously supported live image acquisition only in HD ready 720p format at 1280 x 720 pixels and 15 frames per second, or 30 frames per second for images at lower resolutions. In single frame mode, however, the CMOS sensor from Sony achieves up to eight megapixels which can now also be captured using software triggering. The software update also provides a large choice of additional image formats, which are created by the sensors built-in scaling functions.The USB uEye XS is one of the smallest auto focus cameras with USB port and has been designed for use in a wide range of industrial applications. With 22 x 24 x 24 mm it is less than a cubic inch in size and packed with a full set of smart features, such as face detection and image stabilization. The automatic image controls for exposure, backlight compensation, ISO and white balance are controlled directly by the camera, which ensures high-speed performance.The new software update with the extra functionality for the USB uEye XS can be downloaded for free from IDSs web site.