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Mouser and Labforge click for global distribution deal

29th June 2022
Mick Elliott

Mouser Electronics and Labforge, a designer and developer of smart cameras have agreed a global distribution pact.

According to the agreement, Mouser will offer customers Labforge’s Bottlenose family of high-resolution smart cameras for robotics, industrial automation, Internet of Things and security applications.

“Our new partnership with Mouser Electronics will make it possible for more integrators, designers, and engineers throughout the world to integrate our high-performance cameras into their new designs and applications,” said Kendra Serbinski, Business Development Manager at Labforge. “Mouser’s leading distribution expertise and best-in-class service enables innovation across industries and geographies, and we are pleased to be a part of their efforts.”

“Object detection, classification, and 3D mapping have become essential requirements for industries ranging from agricultural technology to security and defense,” said Andy Kerr, Vice President of Supplier Management at Mouser Electronics. “We’re delighted with this new global distribution agreement with Labforge and look forward to our future success together.”

Bottlenose cameras, available in monocular and stereo versions, offer a comprehensive, high-performance solution for robotics, industrial automation, and security applications.

Stereo versions include dual image sensors, and both monocular and stereo versions have hardware-synchronised, triple-axis gyroscopes, accelerometers, and magnetometers. Engineers can connect the cameras over standard Ethernet using GigE Vision 2.1 or a serial port.

The cameras have a 20.5 TOPS processor for HDR, feature point detection and matching, dense disparity, and artificial intelligence.

Customers will be able to use this capability for on-camera object detection, segmentation, classification, depth computation, and feature tracking.

The cameras have no minimum compute requirements on the client side, allowing engineers to use a simple microcontroller to read results via the serial port.

For advanced applications, results are read seamlessly via popular frameworks like MVTec HALCON and ROS via the GigE Vision 2.1 API.

Bottlenose cameras offer an ideal solution for service and delivery robots, AgTech robots, manufacturing automation, gait analysis, and food and beverage processing.

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