WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 27, 2012) - Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company and a global leader in machine vision technology, today announced that their BOA Smart Cameras now support PROFINET IO, a high-level network for industrial automation applications. Built using standard Ethernet technologies, PROFINET IO defines a network structure for exchanging data, alarms and diagnostics with Programmable Controllers and other automation controllers on the factory floor. PROFINET IO is a widely used open standard supported by "PROFIBUS and PROFINET International," the largest automation community in the world.
"We are pleased to add PROFINET IO to the list of factory protocols supported by our BOA Smart Cameras," said Steve Geraghty, Director of Teledyne DALSA's Industrial Products. "Compliance with this standard is closely monitored to ensure fast, secure and reliable data exchange between BOA and any PROFINET compatible device."
The Teledyne DALSA BOA smart camera is a highly integrated optical inspection tool for controlling quality and increasing productivity. It comprises all the elements of an industrial machine vision system in a tiny smart camera style package. BOA smart cameras offer scalable vision solutions to satisfy a wide range of application needs from positioning robotic handlers to complete assembly verifications. BOA is fully loaded with iNspect Express, a comprehensive set of click and apply tools to satisfy a wide range of optical automation tasks.
In the PROFINET world, the BOA Smart Camera is classified as an IO-Device described by a GSD (Generic Station Description) file, The GSD file provides the IO-Controller with a basis for planning the configuration of a PROFINET IO system and the defined IO modules in BOA are available for use by the control program. Configuring BOA for PROFINET is a simple matter of selecting if from a drop-down list of supported communication protocols in the iNspect Express user interface.
For more detailed product information, visit the BOA smart camera page on the Teledyne DALSA website or contact your regional sales representative. For a downloadable image of the camera, please visit Teledyne DALSA's online media kit.
About Teledyne DALSA's Machine Vision Products and Services
Teledyne DALSA is a world leader in the design, manufacture and deployment of digital imaging components for the machine vision market. Teledyne DALSA image sensors, cameras, smart cameras, frame grabbers, software, and vision solutions are used in thousands of automated inspection systems around the world and across multiple industries including semiconductor, solar cell, flat panel display, electronics, automotive, medical, packaging and general manufacturing. For more information, visit www.teledynedalsa.com/mv.
About Teledyne DALSA, Inc.
Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company, is an international leader in high performance digital imaging and semiconductors with approximately 1,000 employees worldwide, headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Established in 1980, the company designs, develops, manufactures and markets digital imaging products and solutions, in addition to providing specialized semiconductor products and services including MEMS. For more information, visit Teledyne DALSA's website at www.teledynedalsa.com.