Basler launched its second generation of 3D cameras. Their universally usable Time-of-Flight (ToF) camera provides high precision for 3D imaging in real time. Through the Sony DepthSense ToF technology, the Basler blaze with GigE interface and VGA resolution is suitable for measuring the position, location and volume of objects and for detecting obstacles. With the ToF technology, the greater the distance, the more time it takes to the light to travel from the light source to the object and back to the camera. The light source and the image acquisition are synchronized in a way so that the distances can be calculated from the image data.
Basler blaze camera is an industrial 3D camera equipped with the latest laser diode technology (VCSEL) that operates in the near-infrared spectrum (the wavelength range around 940 nm). Its multipart image consisting of a distance, intensity and confidence map, and a frame rate of 30 frames per second (fps) enables it to generate 3D point clouds and 2D gray images in real time within the camera. This reduces the processor load for host system. The Basler blaze camera can measure optical values almost to the millimeter over up to ten meters, thanks to the integrated Sony DepthSense™ IMX556PLR-C sensor with CAPD pixel structure, together with the back-illuminated CMOS sensor architecture.