Microscan announces the new Vision MINI smart camera. The camera is designed for vision performance in embedded clinical and lab automation applications. OEMs in clinical diagnostics and other life sciences are turning to machine vision to increase throughput and improve the accuracy of their instruments. Auto ID systems such as barcode readers have long been used for sample tracking and identification. The machine vision system takes this capability a step further by automating critical inspection tasks such as cap presence, color matching, and test tube identification in addition to reading 1D and 2D barcodes. Measuring 1.80 x 2.10 x 1.00" (WxLxH), the small form factor of the device allows for flexible positioning in tight spaces. The compact smart camera features fully integrated lighting, autofocus lens, complete AutoVISION software tool set, and wide angle optics for close-range applications.