Turning Vision into Productivity
Chinese Company Dahua Starts Machine Vision Division
On March Dahua Technology and Intel held a product launch at Pudong, Shanghai, to showcase the latest research and development output for the machine vision industry, like a 50MP large array camera, a Movidius AI powered smart camera and a full range of Sony IMX industrial cameras.
Mr. Zhang Xingming, Vice President of Dahua Technology, made the opening speech and stated that the new Dahua Machine Vision division inheriting the company´s decades of experience in image processing technology and will be supported by Dahua’s R&D center, Advanced Technology Research Institute and Big Data Research Institute. Therefore software, algorithms, hardware, architecture, ALT testing and other areas of the new division has some competitive advantages. The target of the Chinese company is to become a high quality supplier of core parts for machine vision developed together with partners in the industry. Mr. Xie Qingshan, Marketing Manager of Intel, said in his speech that Dahua has over ten years of experience in global security industry, and that the new machine vision division has unlimited development potential for the future.
Smart camera with Movidius AI
Together with Intel Dahua presented a Movidius AI (artificial intelligence) powered smart industrial camera which is powered by the latest generation Myriad2 vision processing unit from Movidius (acquired by Intel in 2016). The Myriad2 increases processing power, while significantly reduces power consumption. Furthermore, the cameras have reading, stabilization, matching, measurement and OCR algorithms embedded within and can be used in a wide range of industrial applications. In the session of product release, Mr. Li Ming, Deputy General Manager of Dahua Machine Vision, explained in detail the technical specifications of the software, algorithm, hardware, architecture of a new 50MP large array industrial camera. The camera uses a CoaXPress interface, and has a maximum bandwidth of 25G. Under an ultra-high definition of 7,920×6,004 it supports up to 30fps. With delicate image quality and sharp details, it can be applied in the fields of visual inspection, semiconductors, PCB, LCD screens, glass covers, and so on.
Full Range of Sony IMX Cameras
Sony IMX industrial cameras use the latest generation IMX series global shutter CMOS sensors from Sony (resolution covers 2, 3, 5, 6, 12MP, and more). With low noise, wide dynamic performance, ultra-high sensitivity, along with Dahua Technology’s powerful ISP algorithm, the CMOS cameras will have impact on quality in the machine vision industry. At the outset of 2017, the company will keep in mind its new mission of ‚Turning vision into productivity‘. The Chinese company will release further machine vision products and strive to become a provider of high quality core parts for machine vision to contribute to the ‚Made in China 2025‘ initiative.