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Can Automation Industries Simplify Color Sensing?

Are There Practical Differences and Limitations Between What Some Companies Call Smart Color Cameras and Others Call Smart Color Sensors? Are We Beyond RGB at This Point?

By Control Design Staff

Years ago, out of necessity, we started out with machine vision systems built from PCs, frame grabbers, big cameras with proprietary buses, and bad software. We’ve been able to simplify and move to smart cameras. Some of our sensing applications are only about color and shade, so we see possibly more simplification even though we expect to need to provide more speed and sensitivity going forward. Are there practical differences and limitations between what some companies call smart color cameras and others call smart color sensors? Are we beyond RGB at this point?

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