Io industries, Inc. increases the power of their innovative Windows-based software with the release of EYE IMAGE CALCULATORTM 2.0. The list of new features includes: a 16-bit image processing engine capable of driving the 4MEG VIDEO in 16-bit acquisition mode; display of images in a window on the computer monitor; support for systems with multiple 4MEG VIDEOs; an extensible interface allowing the seamless integration of your own imaging operations; and a specialized interface for controlling multi-mode cameras such as the KODAK MEGAPLUS 1.4.
Io also announces the availability of EYEVIEWTM, an application capable of the same acquisition and display capabilities as EYE IMAGE CALCULATOR, but with fewer processing and analysis capabilities, and a lower price tag.
EYE IMAGE CALCULATOR and EYE IMAGE CALCULATOR Developer's LibraryTM together provide all the necessary tools for 8-bit and 16-bit imaging in Windows using the 4MEG VIDEO. Video from standard and non-standard sources is accommodated. Both dual and single monitor systems are possible. All of the 4MEG VIDEO's image memory is instantly accessible. The 4MEG VIDEO's TMS320C25 digital signal processor is used by many of the image processing routines for fast results. The developer's C-library allows complete imaging applications to be developed for Windows.
The hallmark of EYE IMAGE CALCULATOR has always been its ingenious method of addressing the 4MEG VIDEO's image buffers using its ImagePADTM tool. The ImagePAD allows you to easily work with groups of images, such as frame sequences. Frame sequences can be captured and played back at rates up to real-time; multiple images can be processed in a single step; and multiple images can be stored on disk in a single compressed TIFF file. With the 4MEG VIDEO Model 12, which can be configured with up to 64MB of image memory, and EPIX's new Image Memory Expansion Board, which can be configured with up to 256MB of image memory, the ImagePAD has never been more useful.
EYE IMAGE CALCULATOR's image processing library includes: arithmetic; boolean arithmetic; 3-d color-coded intensity plots; intensity level contour plots; histograms; image profiles; image projections; object centroid calculations; binarization; edge detection; filtering; morphology (boundary, erosion, dilation, open, and close); look-up table processing; translation; rotation(90°, 180°); reflections (vertical, horizontal, diagonal); record and play back frame sequences; pixel peeking with interactive spreadsheet; and graphic overlays. Additional tools are provided for control of output look-up tables, image calibration, automated capture and measure, and processing of positional information.
The EYE IMAGE CALCULATOR Developer's Library allows development of Windows applications ranging in complexity from simple image processing to sophisticated vision systems with multiple 4MEG VIDEOs. The library's kernel incorporates an advanced kernel/device-driver architecture enabling applications to share the resources of a 4MEG VIDEO. EYE IMAGE CALCULATOR can be used in conjunction with your own application to perform imaging.
For high-speed applications, the library's kernel permits machine code to be down loaded to the 4MEG VIDEO for processing on the TMS320C25 digital signal processor.
Application development time can now be dramatically reduced with the use of Common Dialog Boxes and a Common Cursor Interface accessible in the library's kernel. The common dialog boxes are specialized pre-designed windows which allow the user to perform common operations such as: imaging device selection; image loading and saving; camera selection; camera operation mode selection; display selection; image calibration; and frame buffer size adjustment. The common cursor interface allows a user to perform typical cursor operations such as moving an image cursor, and positioning and sizing line and rectangle graphics in an image. An application accesses these features by procedure calls to the library's kernel.
Application developers will also be pleased to note that image data I/O between PC memory and 4MEG VIDEO memory has been extended beyond the 64KB limit to support I/O of entire images.
The kernel/device-driver nature of the library permits optimized, device-independent imaging applications to be developed. The same imaging application will run on two different frame grabbers provided that a device-driver exists for both frame grabbers, and that the application uses only those features common to both frame grabbers. This is especially useful in situations where two PCs are available for application development, but only one PC has a 4MEG VIDEO installed. In this case, application development can proceed on both machines since 8-bit and 16-bit device drivers are available for PCs without a frame grabber.
EYE IMAGE CALCULATOR is an excellent tool for anyone with a 1MEG/4MEG VIDEO board. It provides quick and effortless control of the imaging board, allowing rapid execution of operator tasks. Applications include: general scientific and industrial imaging.
Introductory pricing (US dollars):
EYEVIEW - $495, with Developer's Library $1190
EYE IMAGE CALCULATOR 2.0 and EYEVIEW - $1390, with Developer's Library $2085
upgrade pricing $495
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EPIX Vision - October 1994 Newsletter