Kane Computing (KCL) has signed a distribution agreement with BAP Image Systems of Erlangen Germany to sell their specialised high speed colour and grayscale data capture and processing products used in medical, industrial, financial and government applications.
BAP Image Systems are specialists in designing and supplying high speed image capture and processing products and systems including high speed line scan cameras and image processing and compression hardware for integration into products such as document readers.
BAP manufacture a digital colour line scan camera board the LC7K5M70CG. The electronics of the LC7K5M70CG camera is capable of capturing a true 24-bit RGB image stream up to 7500 pixels in width without a Bayer filter mosaic. This allows a high quality 600dpi imaging of DIN A3 documents of 1200dpi for DIN A5 document size without any interpolation.
The LC7K5M70CG works with BAP Image Engines (IE64-57 and IE64-HS). Both IE64 image processing boards supports two camera inputs serviced in parallel at the same time. All necessary image processing functions can be customized using the open interface. Both image processing units have standard USB2.0 interface to Host-PC. The hardware version of IE64-57 can be equipped with other interfaces (USB3.0, Ethernet).
The IE64-HS, based on DSP, FPGA and ASIC technologies, has two camera inputs (serial or CameraLink) and is also able to acquire many images simultaneously. The customized firmware rotates, crops, binarises and compresses (according to CCITT Group IV, JPEG and JPEG2000) the acquired images. The processed images are sent to the host through USB 2.0 interfaces. Windows 2000/XP drivers are supported. Other drivers can be developed. The IE64_HS can be installed as an embedded system in any device, which has to perform complicated image processing functions in a limited time frame.