Case Studies

Below are a selected list of case studies which demonstrate how Sony Industrial Camera products can be used to add value to our customers solutions.

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How do on-chip polarisation sensors work?

How do on-chip polarisation sensors work?

Polarised cameras and SDKsHow do on-chip polarisation sensors work? What applications do they enable? And how to get applications created 4 times faster.Reflective glare can significantly hinder the accuracy and usability of an industrial camera. This is true in controlled visual inspection environments used for the quality-control analysis of components or packaging - where glare can hide a fault, and increase the chance of recalls.And it is especially true in outdoor applications, such as ITS, where glare caused by highly-variable, unpredictable lighting can not only slow down systems such as automated motorway tolling barriers - for example by not capturing a license plate - it can prevent enforcement cameras from working and therefore reduce the risk of getting caught when, for example, running a red light.

Polarisation, ToF and SWIR: The inspection industry in 2021

Polarisation, ToF and SWIR: The inspection industry in 2021

Happy new year. Thank goodness 2020 is over and it’s a delight to be thinking to 2021, to a year where we can (post a widely rolled-out vaccine) meet up again.And with this in mind what should the industry be most excited about over the coming 12 months? For me, there are three key themes, more advanced sensor technologies, a closer interaction between software and hardware, and a move towards larger sensors. My top 5 for 2021 are:

How Kaspersky Antidrone is using vision systems to identify and prevent threats to vital infrastructure

How Kaspersky Antidrone is using vision systems to identify and prevent threats to vital infrastructure

Vision systems may hold the answer, with the global cybersecurity company Kaspersky having developed a system to tackle this problem using the Sony FCB-EV7520A, to create a drone detector and tracker. It helps organizations and property owners defend themselves from unauthorized trespassing by civilian drones.

Video conferencing in a post-Covid world: is a mechanical or digital PTZ mechanism better? And does 4K change this?

Video conferencing in a post-Covid world: is a mechanical or digital PTZ mechanism better? And does 4K change this?

The rise of Covid and the need to socially distance means video conferencing is going to play a key role in businesses across the globe. And while low-res cameras have proved good enough to focus on individuals working from home, a new set of demands will be in place as businesses try to return to normal.

How polarised cameras lets you see through the windscreen

How polarised cameras lets you see through the windscreen

Polarised cameras enhance image quality, and usability in the prosecution of dangerous driving offences. The data is now glaringly clear: this significantly improves road safety

The nine principles of imaging system design for ITS and security applications

The nine principles of imaging system design for ITS and security applications

Security has become an increasingly important part of managing transport networks: be it a metro station with miles of interconnected tunnels or an airport with passengers running between terminal buildings.Being able to track people and objects as they move through these structures is an essential part of keeping staff and passengers safe, but having a solution that monitors the perimeters is also important. This was well highlighted by the 2018 drone attacks on Gatwick Airport, the UK’s second busiest, highlighting the disruption that can be caused if surveillance isn’t wholly reliable with nearly 1,000 flights disrupted.

Introduction of SDK for Polarization Camera

Introduction of SDK for Polarization Camera

Sony's Polarization Camera and the SDK for the polarization camera, both of which were released in December 2018, achieve high functionality, high image quality, and high-speed processing. One notable aspect of the SDK is that it can beused at minimal cost by eliminating the need for labor in implementing the polarization signal processing, which previously required specialized knowledge. In addition, polarization processing can be performed at full resolution and full frame rate by utilizing graphics processing units (GPUs), which have demonstrated powerful numerical processing capabilities in recent personal computers. This document mainly describes the functions and characteristics of the SDK

Russia 2018 World Cup: ITS can win it

Russia 2018 World Cup: ITS can win it

Teams and supporters will cover vast distances in Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Stephane Clauss from Sony Europe’s Image Sensing Solutions division examines how the latest camera technologies can be deployed to help things run smoothly over the next month or so...

Sony Industrial Cameras Beyond The Twilight Zone

Sony Industrial Cameras Beyond The Twilight Zone

Case study -  Beyond the twilight zone - how imaging systems using Sony FCB Camera module technology are being adopted for scientific research in the darkest depths of our oceans.

2018 - The Year Ahead For Sony Machine Vision

Blog Feature -  What to Expect From Sony in 2018?Extracts from a recent interview with MVPro on Sony's expectations for the Machine Vision industry for 2018. 

Mithilfe von IEEE1588 wird die Kamera zum Master

 Überblicke, Richtlinien und Technologie des IEEE1588-ProtokollsAugust 2017

The Big Interview Series - Sony Machine Vision camera development team.

 Case study -  The Big Interview Series - Sony Machine Vision camera development team.September 2016

System factors drive efficiency in machine vision

 Case study -  System factors drive efficiency in machine vision May 2016

Les composants pour une vision industrielle efficace

 Case study -  Les composants pour une vision industrielle efficace May 2016

Een holistische kijk op machine vision

 Case study -  Sony GSCMOS  May 2016

Can technology help lower the cost of pothole repairs?

 Case study -  Sony XCG-H280CR use case.  January 2015

Machine vision - SCHOTT AG lenses

 Case study -  Machine vision - SCHOTT AG lenses September 2014

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