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We provide customers in the Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Materials, and Forensics fields a single source for imaging products, using a consultative selling approach. Imaging is our main business, not a sideline as with other CCTV & microscope dealers.

IA BROCHURES Electronic Imaging Fundamentals by I-Cube.pdf

Sugar Imaging

Cane Level Analysis by I-Cube.pdf

 

EXAMPLE QUOTES: IA Biscuit ROI Presentation.pdf

Nozzle Repeatability Measurements.pdf

Accuracy of IA SW Camera Holder Presentation.pdf

3rd Meeting Presentation.pdf

 

EXAMPLE QUOTES: 3D Coal StockPile Volume - Image Steps.pdf

Proposal for ESKOM - Short 2008.pdf

Sappi stockpile volume monitoring.pdf

 

 3D BROCHURES 3DM Launch in SA from I-Cube.pdf

3DM Analyst Flyer I-Cube.pdf  

 

Image Analysis of Objects: Sugar bag Classification / 2 KG sugar bags / 50 KG Blue bags 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHART UPDATES ON THE WAY!!!  Many new Digital Cameras have been introduced over the past year including a $1995 megapixel firewire model, 14-bit models, and a 5 megapixel firewire cooled remote head model ideal for photo documentation applications.  Call for details!!!

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APPLICATION KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
We discuss your application and budget, then make product recommendations which yield a hardware/software/camera combination that maximizes performance and minimizes cost.

ALLEGIANCE TO THE CUSTOMER
Our recommendations are credible because we can select products from any vendor, giving us the widest possible range from which to choose. From among these we select products offering the best combination of price and performance.

WE SAVE YOU TIME
We have over twenty years combined experience in scientific imaging. This saves customers many hours of product research reading trade magazines, sorting through data sheets, and on the phone with salespeople.

TOTAL SYSTEM APPROACH
We know what hardware/software/camera combinations work well together so there are no surprises after setup; this is particularly important in matching frame grabbers to cameras and determining software image capture capabilities.

TURNKEY WORKSTATION OPTION
This guarantees compatibility among components, saves customers from system integration headaches, and most importantly, provides one point of contact for Technical Support.

THESE BENEFITS COST YOU NOTHING
As a Value Added Reseller our earnings come from the sale of products, which we sell at or below the standard selling price.

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DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH

Image processing a booming market

Experts in the field of image processing, such as Siemens, Frost & Sullivan, the German Engineering Federation and people from the German Fraunhofer Allianz, all agree that there are very promising trends towards three- dimensional imaging, texture analysis, high-speed cameras, colour recognition and thermography.

Looking at the not-so-distant horizon, we will see the greatest amount of innovation in data processing, recognition software and optical resolution performance.

Image-processing applications already range from industrial uses and security systems to transport-ation and medical technology. Industry experts, however, agree that only about 20% of all possible applications have been addressed so far. Siemens ‘Pictures of the Future Fall 2006’ stresses that, according to estimates provided by a number of manufacturers, the worldwide market volume for machine vision systems currently amounts to about €6,5-billion, with annual growth rates extending into the double-digit range.

In the industrial area, image-processing systems are employed for quality control in virtually every sector. They are used to inspect everything – from computer displays and the surfaces of gearbox components to printed circuit boards for cellphones. Image processing is also useful in metrology, where it is used in visually guided machines and to recognise components, symbolic characters and codes. Cameras can help robots recognise objects, such as the shape and position of workpieces.

In Germany, industrial image processing has been growing faster than other sectors of automation technology for several years and the growth rate was about 9% in 2006.

According to a study by Frost & Sullivan, the market will see increasing growth in sales of gigabit Ethernet cameras that can transmit high-resolution images from a camera to a computer across a distasnce of several hundred metres. In 2007, three-dimensional vision systems for robots are available, together with systems for the inspection of semiconductor components with an accuracy of 4,5 u.

Starting in 2010, smart cameras with neural networks are expected to have the capability of categorising objects into many different classes – an important feature when it comes to automatic sorting.

Image processing

Image processing is vitally impor-tant in hospitals too. According to Frost & Sullivan, the key development in that sector is the growing importance of picture archiving and communication systems, which make it possible to process, store and manage medical images, and have become accepted as the standard in radiology. By 2010, analysts predicct sales in Europe will reach $1,47-billion – compared with $0,47-billion in 2003. An important growth engine here is a reduction in costs, which are declining by about 10% annually. Another trend is the combination of two imaging modalities in a single system, such as high- resolution computed tomography images paired with nuclear medicine methods that visualise biochemical processes.

In the auto industry too, image processing for driver assistance systems is gaining in importance and automakers use not only laser, radar and ultrasonic sensors, but also cameras that can perceive vehicles, lane boundaries, traffic signs and pedestrians faster than the human eye. It is predicted that cameras will experience the strongest sales growth among all onboard automotive sensing systems, for instance, in video-supported systems that sense lane markers and issue a warning when a car strays from its lane, and in parking-assistance systems.

The authors of the European Union study, ‘UrbanEye’, estimate that there are more than four-million private and public survaillance cameras in Europe. About 6 000 cameras of the estimated 500 000 cameras installed throughout London are located in the city’s underground system. In some streets, cameras are mounted only 15 m apart. Privacy advocates have calculated that people in London are recorded by a surveillance camera up to 300 times a day. But most Londoners consider the undeniable successes in fighting crime more important than the potential negative aspects of such monitoring.

In the ‘UrbanEye’ survey, 90% of London’s inhabitants were in favour of cameras in public places (compared with 25% in Vienna, Austria). In New York too, cameras are multiplying rapidly. In Manhattan, for instance, there are already 9 000 cameras in public places – about four for each city block.

In the past, such systems used cameras that merely trans-mitted their images to tape machines and monitors.

But now there are more and more digital cameras that transmit data to computers. Cur-rently, four to eight such cameras share one central processing unit (CPU). But in just two to three years, many cameras will have their own CPUs. Con- ventional video tape will be super- fluous. Using intelligent software, the latest smart cameras can even use data comparison to detect unusual behaviour and trigger an alarm.

Future developments

By 2008, video cameras will be increasingly combined with access-control solutions. That, in turn, will increase demand for biometric systems, especially those based on face recognition.

Market researchers also see a particularly strong future trend towards totally digital solutions based on the Internet Protocol. Every survaillance camera will then essentially be a webcam. What’s more, security personnel will increasingly be able to use mobile telphones to record and transmit the actions of suspicious persons for computer analysis, for instance, in airports, railway stations and sports arenas.

 

 

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 KCW_CAR LPR Option..pdf

Product ID using Image Analysis by I-Cube.pdf

Product Measurement and Determination using Image Analysis by I-Cube.pdf

Real Time Product Measurement and Recording by I-Cube 007.pdf

Bus Damage Tracking and Determination using Image Analysis by I-Cube.pdf

Imaging Fundamentals by I-Cube.pdf

Stockpile Volume Calculation Presentation DRAFT 1.pdf

ART VERIFICATION.pdf

ILLOVO - electronic imaging funda.pdf

mcy_ipp.pdf

IQstudio.pdf

ILLOVO - Smoke Stack monitoring.pdf

SMOKE STACK MONITORING FROM I-CUBE - Cost.pdf

Our product line includes

Frame grabbers/image capture boards

Image analysis/image processing software

A broad range of carefully chosen digital cameras and analog cameras

Fully integrated Image Analysis Workstations

Video Microscopy Equipment

Associated peripherals and accessories

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Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, 3610, South Africa 

Image Analysis of Objects

Counting, sizing and classifying items for later review and verification

COST AND SYSTEM DESIGN

Our Web site is packed with information on our product lines. We invite you to explore the site and download the technical documentation, news items, photos, description of sample installations, system simulations and recognition demos. 

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