Create Vision applications without programming knowledge


Create Vision applications without programming knowledge

With the block-based editor, anyone can make projects using AI-based image processing

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2022 – 12:00 PM

(IDS: Woburn, MA) — IDS NXT is a complete AI vision system with a wide range of workflows and tools to make your own AI vision applications. IDS NXT smart cameras can process “on-device” tasks and also provide image processing results.

Camera tasks are determined by applications that are downloaded to cameras and run there. Their functionality can thus be modified at any time. This is supported by software such as IDS NXT lighthouse, with which users can not only train neural networks, but now also create their own vision applications. The system offers both beginners and professionals enormous possibilities for designing AI vision applications.

The initial development phase is often one of the biggest challenges in delivering a project. But the current software version 2.6 for IDS NXT mainly focuses on simplifying the creation of applications. With the help of the new application wizard in IDS NXT lighthouse, users can set up a complete vision application under the guidance in just a few steps, which they can then run directly on an IDS NXT camera.

Using the block-based editor, which is also new, users can configure their own program sequences with AI image processing functions, such as object recognition or classification, without any programming knowledge. Users create simple sequences in minutes with this visual code editor without having to know the syntax of a specific programming language.

The IDS Use Case Wizard helps users create vision application projects. They simply select the use case that matches their project. With queries and hints, the wizard guides them through the process of creating the vision application project and creating the code. He can link existing training projects to the vision application project or create new training projects and datasets in IDS NXT lighthouse if needed.

Block-based editor: Create vision apps with predefined blocks

With the combinable blocks and the intuitive block-based editor user interface, anyone can make their own projects using AI-based image processing (such as object detection or classification ) as an individual vision application without having to know the syntax of a specific programming language. Using the predefined code editor blocks, users graphically build their vision application, including processes such as loops and conditional statements.

How it works is demonstrated on IDS Vision Channel. The “Creating AI vision applications without coding” session is available for viewing.

Learn more here.

About IDS Imaging Development Systems

IDS Imaging Development Systems is a leading manufacturer of industrial cameras and a pioneer in industrial image processing. The owner-managed company develops modular concepts for powerful and versatile USB, GigE and 3D cameras as well as models with artificial intelligence (AI). The almost limitless range of applications covers multiple non-industrial and industrial sectors of equipment, plant and mechanical engineering. The IDS NXT AI image processing platform is extremely versatile and opens up new areas of application where classic rule-based image processing reaches its limits. With visionpier, IDS operates an online marketplace that brings together providers of ready-to-use image processing solutions and interested end customers in a targeted manner.

Since its inception in 1997 as a two-person company, IDS has grown into an independent, ISO and environmental certified family business with approximately 350 employees. The head office in Obersulm, Germany is both a development and production site. The technology company is also represented worldwide with branches and offices in the United States, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands.

Donald E. Patel