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ClearView Imaging’s latest Vision Innovations Event, in partnership with FLIR, placed them firmly at the centre of vision systems innovation once more.

Held at The Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry on June 26th, the purpose of the event was to introduce several new Machine Vision technologies to a select delegation. Key speakers from FLIR presented some of the latest cameras, software and sensors before showing how they can be used with several live demonstrations, including a real-time vehicle licence plate recognition embedded vision system - download the presentation slides here.

The event, which is part of ClearView’s technology learning programme for 2018, fulfilled its objective to present cutting-edge components and software to manufacturers, business managers and engineers.

Event insights and responses from key speakers

According to Allan Anderson, the founder and managing director of ClearView Imaging, the event proved to be a resounding success:

“Our goal for these events is to bring the latest machine vision technology closer to the people who can benefit from it most, in an interactive and educative way.  With technological innovation driving so many advances in vision systems, regular updates are necessary. The interest shown for these sessions demonstrates how important it is to keep up with the latest technologies in these highly competitive industries.”     

In line with this, Myriam Beraneck, Territory Account Manager of FLIR Integrated Imaging Solutions, states:

“These types of events are pivotal to make sure industry can benefit from the very latest innovations in vision system technologies. I would like to thank Allan and his team for terrific collaboration.  The event has been a great platform for exhibiting some of our latest equipment and innovations”. 

Summary of Vision Innovations Event 2018

The opening presentation focused on the comparison of the next generation interfaces and the benefits of moving from GigE to 10GigE.  Following this, came a look into the next generation of CMOS image sensor technology, including a detailed look at Sony’s new polarised sensor.

The second half of the discussion delved into Deep Learning and Embedded Vision, where the speaker elaborated on how to deploy Deep Learning and Embedded Vision technology, covering a wide range of examples.


  • FLIR Blackfly S range of USB3 and GigE Vision cameras,
  • showing board level products and FLIR Oryx 10GigE cameras,
  • all with the latest Sony Pregius Sensors, including the new polarised sensor

The first product to be live demo’d was the new FLIR camera that uses the latest Sony polarised sensor.  FLIR is a global leader in the design and manufacture of innovative, high-performance digital cameras for industrial, medical and life science, traffic, biometric, GIS, and people counting applications. 

Next, we had the new Blackfly S for embedded systems (board level version) demo.  Here, we showed two FLIR machine vision cameras. One camera was connected to a Neousys POC-300 embedded system and the other was connected to an UpBoard embedded system. We then did a real-time licence plate recognition, to show that it’s possible to use FLIR cameras within a low-cost embedded system.

Finally, a wide collection of the latest FLIR cameras was exhibited, showcasing Sony’s latest Pregius sensors.  Pregius technology provides clear, crisp, distortion-free images at high speeds. It allows for important performance improvements and added on-sensor features.

How to save your place at the next ClearView Imaging event

With our innovation events receiving such positive feedback from all the attendees, we are excited to announce that our next one is set to run in October 2018.

If you’d like to attend, let us know.

Vision Event 2018



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