Friday, December 21, 2012

FlyCapture 2.4 supports Windows 8, USB 3.0 under Linux, and improved GigE Vision robustness

CANADA: Point Grey, a world-leading designer and manufacturer of innovative, high-performance digital cameras, today announces the release of FlyCapture 2.4, the next generation of its popular image acquisition and camera control library. This release provides official support for Windows 8, support for USB 3.0 under Linux, and improved robustness of GigE Vision support.

Flycapture 2.4 adds Windows 8 to its list of supported operating systems which already includes Windows XP, Windows 7, and Ubuntu Linux. The release comes with fully signed drivers and support for the new start menu.

After close collaboration with the Linux open source community, Flycapture 2.4 leverages Linux's new dynamic ring allocation for large image transfers. Flycapture 2.4 now enables Point Grey cameras to run at full resolution over USB 3.0 in the Linux environment.

Enhancing Point Grey's support for GigE Vision, Flycapture 2.4 now supports both PendingAck and Packet Resend. This new functionality allows Flycapture to leverage camera features to ensure reliable and robust, image transmission and camera control even on poor or congested links.

The FlyCapture SDK comes free with every Point Grey camera. It provides a common software interface to control all single lens USB 3.0, GigE, FireWire and USB 2.0 cameras. This complete software API library includes ready-to-use demo programs and comprehensive source code designed for high performance and demanding imaging applications.

FlyCapture 2.4 is now available for download to all Point Grey users.

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