Point Grey’s New Spinnaker SDK Leverages GenICam3 for Faster Application Development

Richmond, BC, Canada –  August 4, 2016 - 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 Research, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of innovative, high-performance digital cameras for industrial, scientific, medical, traffic, and security applications. We offer a unique and comprehensive portfolio of USB3 Vision, GigE Vision, FireWire, USB 2.0 and Camera Link products known for their outstanding quality, ease of use, and unbeatable price-performance. Point Grey was founded in 1997 and is based in Richmond, Canada. A broad range of hardware, software and mechanical engineering skills under one roof has allowed Point Grey to successfully bring many innovative and ground-breaking products to market. This drive for innovation has led to many industry firsts, including the world’s first and smallest 1394b digital camera, the smallest GigE camera, and the first USB 3.0 machine vision camera. Point Grey currently employs over 300 people and has international offices in Germany, China, Japan, and Italy. The company also has a strong network of distributors in Japan, Korea, Singapore, China, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit  www.ptgrey.com.


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