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New Distributor Pyramid Imaging – Strong Partner for the North American Market
Silicon Software GmbH Posted 03/13/2017
With Pyramid Imaging, Inc. as our new sales partner, we strengthen our activities in North America. The company sells our hardware and software solutions worldwide to all image processing markets and sees a large potential for our technologies in the North American market. Dr. Rex A. Lee, CEO, reveals more about the collaboration.
How did you arrive at the collaboration?
I have known Silicon Software‘s solution portfolio for quite a long time due to my many years of experience in the FPGA hardware development field. With the latest release of frame grabbers and the new software version of VisualApplets 3, I acquired a high confidence in the future potential of the solution portfolio. For these reasons, we agreed upon a closer collaboration last year.
Why do you value our products?
Silicon Software primarily focuses on FPGA technology, which is superior to other image processing technologies in many respects, especially regarding real-time applications with high bandwidths and low latencies. The frame grabbers are very well suited for high bandwidth image processing requirements in all industries. The concept of equipping frame grabbers and now 3rd party imaging devices, such as cameras and vision sensors, in a short time with VisualApplets graphical user interface for image processing applications made me enthusiastic. Users without any special hardware coding knowledge can learn it within a brief workshop to then design applications on their own. Image processing projects are realized much faster and the financial return-on-investment occurs at an accelerated rate.
How is the solution portfolio positioned for embedded vision?
FPGA based devices such as frame grabbers, cameras and sensors can be used for embedded vision application as they are easily programmable with VisualApplets. This is made possible by implementing a VisualApplets Dynamic IP Core within the device using VisualApplets Embedder. Once installed, the devices can be loaded and re-loaded as often as needed with VisualApplets image processing designs and these designs can quickly be ported to other embedded VisualApplets devices. A reduced SWaP (Size, Weight and Power consumption) plays an eminent role in embedded vision and VisualApplets Embedder enhances this capability across a wider spectrum of devices.
What applications can benefit from this?
A low SWaP is required in many fields of application, whether in x-ray inspection of luggage items at airports or in unmanned autonomous applications. Industries such as robotics and medical need intelligent components such as this. Pyramid Imaging is active in government as well as private business applications and we offer Silicon Software’s portfolio as both turnkey solutions and single components.
About Pyramid Imaging, Inc.
Pyramid Imaging, Inc. is a HUBZone certified Franchise Authorized Distributor, Value Added Reseller (VAR), Integrator and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for machine vision solutions, video imaging components and systems. The company has been in business since 2001 and has customers in every industry. The ISO-9001:2008 & AS9120 certified company resides in Tampa, Florida and sells to a worldwide audience.