DALSA Advances Machine Vision Software Color Capability

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DALSA Advances Machine Vision Software Color Capability

DALSA’s Sapera Essential Color Tool Ideal for Many Inspection Applications;

Free Run
Times Offered for Select Tools


March 3, 2009

DALSA Corporation

(TSX: DSA), a
leader in machine vision technology,
today announced it has advanced the color capability of its
Sapera Essential software

for machine v
ision applications. Sapera Essential (
Edition 01/2009
) is
a cost
effective machine vision software toolkit that bundles board
level acquisition and control
with advanced image processing capability. It is intended to deliver the critical functionality
ed to design, develop and deploy high
performance machine vision applications, while at
the same time significantly lowering deployment costs. This version of Sapera Essential provides
support for Windows 64
bit and the .Net interface.

With the introducti
on of the Sapera Essential Color Tool, the software delivers improved color
capability which can be divided into four main categories:

Color Conversions
: a series of optimized color space conversion functions supporting
RGB, YUV, HSV and LAB formats. Split

and merge functions are also available for
plane processing.

Color Image Processing
: a set of basic image processing operators such as thresholding,
histogram, projections, statistics, clustering, and color reduction.

Color Calibration
: a color c
orrection algorithm trained from a standardized color chart
and used to compensate for different lighting conditions.

Color Classification
: a color classifier trained from a series of color samples and used to
separate color regions of an image. Coupled wi
th a blob analyzer it is used to inspect
color images in areas like food inspection and pharmaceutical.

DALSA Advances Color Capability
of Machine Vision Software




Hardware independent, Sapera Essential offers users a single API and a comprehensive feature
set, including: acquisition control, image processing
primitive, Blob analysis, area and shaped
based pattern matching, color, barcode (linear/1D and matrix/2D codes), OCR and lens
correction tools with easy
use application development and evolution tools.

Fully compliant with DALSA’s Trigger
Image Rel
iability framework, the latest version of
Sapera Essential now also includes support for the Windows 64
bit and .NET platforms. Now,
developers creating new code or porting legacy code to 64
bit operation have access to a
complete software development kit

(SDK) from DALSA. The Color Tool also provides both a
C++ and .NET interface and is supported under Sapera Architect, a GUI
based image processing
prototyping environment. Support for.NET platform within Sapera Essential allows for rapid
application deve
lopment using Microsoft Visual Basic, C# or C++ platforms.

Free Run
Time Licenses

Targeted at machine vision OEMs, the Sapera Essential run
time components are modular in
nature and facilitate field installations to meet various performance and price requ
When bundled with various DALSA image capture and processing hardware, the Sapera
Essential run
time license (for the template based pattern finding, shape analysis and lens
correction tools) is offered
free of charge
. In addition, other Sapera E
ssential image analysis
tools such as edge
based pattern find tool, 1D and 2D barcode, OCR and Color tools are offered
at competitively priced combinations.

Download Evaluation Copy

An evaluation copy of Sapera Essential for

is now available for download from
the DALSA website.

To learn more about these image processing and analysis tools, visit the Sape
ra Essential

product page

or t
ake an
Interactive Product Tour

To download a full resolution photo of
DALSA’s Sapera Essential softw
are package, visit
DALSA's media kit.

DALSA Advances Color Capability
of Machine Vision Software




About DALSA’s Machine Vision Products and Services

For more than 25 years DALSA has led the design, manufacture and deployment of digital
imaging compone
nts for the machine vision OEM market, and now offers Vision Appliances for
factory floor deployment. Today, DALSA image sensors, cameras, frame grabbers, software, and
Vision Appliances are used in thousands of automated inspection systems around the worl
d and
across multiple industries including semiconductor, flat panel display, electronics, automotive,
medical, packaging and general manufacturing.

About DALSA Corporation

DALSA is an international high performance semiconductor and electronics company t
designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital imaging products and solutions, in addition
to providing semiconductor products and services. DALSA's core competencies are in
specialized integrated circuit and electronics technology, software, and

highly engineered
semiconductor wafer processing. Products and services include image sensor components;
electronic digital cameras; vision processors; image processing software; and semiconductor
wafer foundry services for use in MEMS, high
voltage semic
onductors, image sensors and
signal CMOS chips. DALSA is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol
"DSA." The Company has its corporate offices in Waterloo, ON and over 1000 employees


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without notice.

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