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Matrox 4Sight-XB medical and industrial imaging-platform - ruggedized embedded-systems for image-capture, image-processing, display and I/O

(PresseBox) (München, ) Matrox 4Sight XB is an industrial and medical imaging platform featuring an Intel single/multi-core CPU with standard PCIe expansion slots. Carefully selected embedded components ensure long term availability, making it ideal for OEMs looking to maximize their return on investment. The combination of Matrox 4Sight XB hardware with Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) software ensures interoperability and time to market.

Strong imaging performance
Featuring an Intel Celeron M or Intel Core 2 Duo processor, the Matrox 4Sight XB provides enough power to handle mainstream imaging applications. Capable of supplying vast amounts of image data to the system for processing, the x4 PCIe connectivity provides the bandwidth required to keep pace with today’s high resolution and frame rate cameras.

Designed for embedded imaging
The small size of the Matrox 4Sight XB makes it easy for OEMs to incorporate it into their systems. System health monitors including temperature, voltage and fan speed, in combination with a watchdog timer, allow the Matrox 4Sight XB to detect, report and recover from errors and failures, and quickly return the system to operational status.

Matrox Imaging not only carefully selected each component in the Matrox 4Sight XB to ensure product availability in excess of five years, but also exercises strict change control to provide consistent supply. Longevity of stable supply lets OEMs achieve maximum return on the original investment without incurring the additional costs associated with the repeated validation of the constantly changing mainstream commercial platforms.

Industrial strength
The Matrox 4Sight XB housing is made of 1.2mm thick, cold rolled steel, which can withstand routine abuse. The chassis design and fan ensure adequate cooling by channeling airflow throughout the Matrox 4Sight XB, allowing the highest levels of computing performance throughout the entire standard temperature range. Moreover, adaptive fan control minimizes power requirements and noise. Optional flash disks further enhance the Matrox 4Sight XB for use in continuous vibration or high-shock environments.

Extensive connectivity
Communicating results outside the box is an integral part of any imaging system, so connecting to modern and legacy equipment in the field requires the right interfaces. With Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 1394a/b, RS-232/485, USB 2.0 and digital I/Os, the Matrox 4Sight XB can directly interact with critical process automation devices. With the ability to host up to three standard full-height, half-length slots, riser cards can provide various combinations of conventional PCI, PCI-X and PCIe slots1 so that OEMs can create systems flexible enough to meet their evolving needs. Dual head display capability on the Matrox 4Sight XB allows the creation of a rich human-machine interfaces (HMIs) whereby the finest details are clearly communicated to the operator.4Sight XB Riser Card

All encompassing video capture and more
There have never been so many ways of transmitting video: analog, digital, Camera Link, Gigabit-Ethernet, IEEE 1394, SDI and USB. The Matrox 4Sight XB supports them all, either directly or through add-on Matrox frame grabber modules.

Matrox Framegrabber Overview

IEEE 1394, USB and GigE-Vision-interfaces
IEEE 1394a/b, hi-speed USB and GigE Vision have made a major impact on the imaging industry. Matrox 4Sight XB embraces these technologies by providing integral support for these interfaces with every system. Software applications acquire images over these interfaces using the IEEE 1394 IIDC and GigE Vision support provided in the Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) or through third-party application programming interfaces (APIs), which comfortably coexist with the rest of MIL.

Software Environment
Microsoft Windows XP Professional for Embedded Systems
Matrox 4Sight XB can come pre-loaded with Windows XP Professional for Embedded Systems, which provides the same user interface, reliability, performance, security, networking and remote management capabilities as Windows XP Professional but with long term availability and support. Microsoft Windows XP Professional for Embedded Systems easily accommodates standard Windows XP device drivers for third-party hardware. Matrox 4Sight XB can also run Windows® XP Professional and Windows® Vista (32-bit and 64-bit).

Field-proven application development software
Matrox 4Sight XB is supported by the Matrox Imaging Library (MIL),a comprehensive collection of software tools for developing industrial imaging applications. MIL features interactive software and programming functions for image capture, processing, analysis, annotation, display and archiving. These tools are designed to enhance productivity, thereby reducing the time and effort required to bring your solution to market.

Matrox Imaging Library datasheet

Matrox Embedded Systems Overview

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