WOBURN, MA, April 23, 2013 -- Video frame grabbers are key components in the high-technology vision systems deployed by the military to detect bombs, guide weapons, drive unmanned vehicles, capture images from aircraft, and other applications that keep citizens safe.   

To educate engineers how to make their vision systems more accurate, responsive and productive.  

BitFlow, Inc. will be displaying its field-proven line of video frame grabbers at the upcoming SPIE Defense, Security + Sensing Conference, the industry's leading meeting for scientists, researchers and engineers from industry, military, government agencies, and academia throughout the world. BitFlow will be in booth 813 at SPIE, scheduled for April 29-May 3 in Baltimore, MD.

"Our commitment to the defense sector has led us to engineer frame grabbers capable of extremely fast, zero latency transfer of uncompressed HD video for critical surveillance and guidance,' explained Donal Waide, Director of Sales for BitFlow. "Also, our Software Development Kit (SDK) allows developers to take full advantage of the host computer's capabilities for greater flexibility."

For the first time at SPIE BitFlow will display its Cyton™ and Karbon™ CXP frame grabbers, both based upon the CoaXPress interface. CoaXPress is a simple, yet powerful interface that offers video acquisition speeds up to 6 Gigabits per second, along with the ability to send control commands and triggers at 20 Megabits per second, all over a single piece of 75 Ohm coaxial cable in lengths up to 135 meters. Additionally, a maximum 13W of power can be transmitted to a camera along the same cable.

Karbon-CXP frame grabbers are CoaXPress 1.0 compliant, and support anywhere from one to four CXP cameras and up to four CXP multi-links. Cyton frame grabbers incorporates the Gen 2.0 x8 PCI Express bus interface on its back-end, an advancement that doubles the data rate of the Gen 1.0 bus for the ultimate high-speed access to host memory in multi-camera systems, while using the same compact footprint and connectors.

Also on display at SPIE courtesy of Distribution Partner Systematic Vision will be BitFlow's wide range of Camera Link solutions, from its low cost Neon™ models to its high speed Karbon grabbers. Camera Link remains a viable interface in machine vision, especially for military systems.