The IDS NXT camera is powerful embedded vision system for space- and cost-saving image processing without a PC. Photo: IDS
The IDS NXT camera is powerful embedded vision system for space- and cost-saving image processing without a PC. Photo: IDS

Be creative, break the rules – AI Vision for Agriculture

Development Systems GmbH
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The IDS NXT camera is powerful embedded vision system for space- and cost-saving image processing without a PC. Photo: IDS
The IDS NXT camera is powerful embedded vision system for space- and cost-saving image processing without a PC. Photo: IDS

The application possibilities based on intelligent cameras are almost limitless. Since traditional vision solutions work with a fixed set of rules, organic or rapidly changing objects are a huge challenge for them.

Artificial intelligence is therefore a popular choice when it comes to identifying products or defects as well as sorting applications and quality control in modern agriculture. However, the hurdle for the implementation of an AI-based image processing solution is still usually quite high. IDS shows that there is another way: The embedded vision AI system IDS NXT ocean comes with all required tools and workflows, which means that users can set up their intelligent vision solution without any prior knowledge.

Three important components

IDS Imaging Development System wants to support the user right from the first steps with the new technology. The company combines deep learning experience and camera technology with an all-in-one inference camera system. The concept goes far beyond the performance range of a single intelligent camera. It is based on three important components:

  • An easy to use training software to create neural networks (IDS NXT lighthouse)
  • and an intelligent camera platform (IDS NXT industrial cameras with different sensors and protection classes)
  • including a powerful camera firmware with AI accelerator that executes the neural networks directly on the devices.

With the help of the IDS NXT lighthouse cloud software, even non-experts without prior knowledge of artificial intelligence or camera programming can train a neural network. Users do not have to set up their own development environment, but can start training their own neural network right away. This involves three basic steps: To upload sample images, to label the images and to start the fully automatic training. It can then be executed directly on the IDS NXT cameras.

Get started and get creative

For anyone who is interested in testing the user-friendly AI vision system and evaluating its impact for their applications, IDS is now offering a special deal for the IDS NXT creative kit. For only € 999, it comes with all components a user needs to create, train and run a neural network, such as the embedded vision camera IDS NXT rome with its 1.6 MP Sony CMOS colour sensor, Gigabit Ethernet cable, camera power supply with necessary adapters, tripod adapter, high quality 16 mm IDS lens and a 6-month licence for the use of IDS NXT lighthouse. Just get started and be creative.

Development Systems GmbH
Imaging Development Systems GmbH Partner profile

Imaging Development Systems GmbH develops high-performance, easy-to-use USB, GigE and 3D cameras with a wide spectrum of sensors and variants. The almost unlimited range of applications covers multiple non-industrial and industrial sectors in the field of equipment, plant and mechanical engineering. In addition to the successful CMOS cameras, the company expands its portfolio with vision app-based, intelligent cameras. The novel image processing platform IDS NXT is freely programmable and extremely versatile. Since its foundation in 1997 as a two-man company, IDS has developed into an independent, ISO-certified family business with more than 330 employees. The headquarters in Obersulm, Germany, is both a development and production site. With branches in the USA, Japan, South Korea and UK as well as other offices, IDS is represented internationally. For more info visit: https://en.ids-imaging.com/

Development Systems GmbH
Imaging Development Systems GmbH Partner profile

Imaging Development Systems GmbH develops high-performance, easy-to-use USB, GigE and 3D cameras with a wide spectrum of sensors and variants. The almost unlimited range of applications covers multiple non-industrial and industrial sectors in the field of equipment, plant and mechanical engineering. In addition to the successful CMOS cameras, the company expands its portfolio with vision app-based, intelligent cameras. The novel image processing platform IDS NXT is freely programmable and extremely versatile. Since its foundation in 1997 as a two-man company, IDS has developed into an independent, ISO-certified family business with more than 330 employees. The headquarters in Obersulm, Germany, is both a development and production site. With branches in the USA, Japan, South Korea and UK as well as other offices, IDS is represented internationally. For more info visit: https://en.ids-imaging.com/