FW Camera Kits

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FireWire, also known as IEEE 1394, has become a standard image data and camera command transmission mechanism in the machine vision industry, with the key benefit of real-time communication between the camera and remote computer. 

Basler’s Scout family breaks the existing 400 Mbit/s data rate limitation of FireWire-a and offers up to 800 Mbit/s as specified by FireWire-b. This means that Scout cameras can provide maximum performance in terms of frame rate and bit depth compared to cameras limited by the FireWire-a data rate. It supports plug-and-play and there is no need for a frame grabber. The Scout family is also backward compatible with FireWire-a.

Basler scout cameras are available in 90 degree housing versions with either C or CS lens mount options for maximum flexibility in tight spaces.   They also feature a GenICam compliant API and use Basler's pylon drivers. The FireWire-b cameras are compatible with Basler’s existing BCAM driver and API for FireWire cameras, and along with the drivers, GUI based software is provided that lets users easily set camera parameters and adjust image quality.