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Point Grey’s New Spinnaker SDK Leverages GenICam3 for Faster Application Development
FLIR Systems, Inc. Posted 08/05/2016
Richmond, BC, Canada – Point Grey, a global leader in high-performance digital cameras for industrial and scientific applications, today announced the release of its new Spinnaker software development kit (SDK) to simplify and accelerate the creation of new vision applications.
Developed alongside Point Grey’s new Blackfly S camera, Spinnaker is based on the industry-standard GenICam3 reference API and introduces a number of new features, options and opportunities:
- The combination of Blackfly S camera and Spinnaker SDK enables more powerful automation and control with new capabilities such as image sequencer, chunk data, logic blocks and event channel.
- Faster development of more reliable applications with sophisticated image diagnostics, memory management, debugging and logging tools.
- Users can choose the familiarity and portability of the GenICam reference API or access exclusive Point Grey camera features via the QuickSpin static API.
- As Point Grey improves Spinnaker, new features can be added to applications without upgrading the SDK library files, eliminating costly testing required to qualify new software versions.
“We are excited to leverage the maturity and industry-wide adoption of GenICam3 to provide our customers with a familiar and future-proof programming interface,” says Michael Gibbons, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “However, we will continue to support and develop our existing, IIDC-based FlyCapture2 SDK as we recognize many customers already have a significant investment in this library.”
Designed for the modern machine vision developer, Spinnaker runs on Windows 32-/64-bit 7, 8.1, and 10. Popular languages and software packages such as C, C++, C#, VB.NET, Visual Studio 2010, 2013, and 2015 are supported. Linux Ubuntu 32-/64-bit and ARM 32-/64-bit support is scheduled for later this year.
About Point Grey
Point Grey is a global leader in innovative, high-performance digital cameras for industrial, medical and life science, traffic, biometric, GIS, and people counting applications. Founded in January of 1997, the company’s approach to product pricing, quality control, and customer service has attracted thousands of customers worldwide, and its organic growth through product sales has enabled the company to expand significantly without any outside investment. Point Grey currently employs more than 300 people worldwide and has offices in Canada, Germany, Japan, China, and Italy. The company partners with a network of distributors in Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.
Renata Sprencz, Marketing Communications Manager