NEWS – JADAK Releases Clarity 2.0 Machine Vision & Image Analysis Software
New Release Includes Enhanced Features and Two New Plug-Ins
SYRACUSE, N.Y. June 5, 2017 — JADAK, a business unit of Novanta Corporation, is releasing Clarity 2.0™ Machine Vision & Image Analysis Software on June 6, 2017. Clarity is a Graphic User Interface (GUI) software package that allows a user with little or no machine vision software experience to develop a machine vision application for use on JADAK’s smart cameras. The software includes enhanced features and functionality to all of the pre-existing plug-ins, as well as two new plug-in functions. Clarity’s original release by JADAK was in 2015.
Clarity standard plug-ins include Presence/Absence, Count, Pattern Match, Decode, Finder, and Measure. The two-new standard plug-ins are Image Process and Color Detection. With several standard features, Clarity provides the building blocks for the most common image analysis applications.
“JADAK’s machine vision software was designed to enable users to easily configure the image analysis functionality needed for specific applications. As many or as few of the standard plug-ins can be used and modified, making every application unique for individual requirements,” said Chuck Barber, Director of Product Management at JADAK. “Furthermore, the recently added upgrades were in direct response to specific customers’ requests and requirements,” said Barber.
The easy to use and intuitive graphic user interface makes Clarity 2.0 a powerful tool, providing users with as much or as little control as desired in designing a machine vision inspection solution. Clarity 2.0 can also be easily updated and modified as a user’s product inspection and tracking needs change. Users only need a basic understanding of machine vision to be able to configure the software.
JADAK is the primary supplier of embedded machine vision solutions to the healthcare market, providing both smart camera imagers as well as software. Machine vision uses image processing to inspect for visible characteristics, analyze results and record findings, leading to increased automation, consistency and efficiency. Smart cameras are used to obtain images, which then communicate through machine vision software, to process the data and make decisions based on the information.
With years of machine vision experience in the medical market, JADAK’s updated machine vision/image analysis software provides the flexibility to configure and control basic machine vision solutions with smart cameras. Unlike other development tools that require a separate computer to be part of the final machine vision solution, Clarity is downloaded directly onto all of JADAK’s smart cameras. Clarity can run on a Windows PC, but the actual inspection logic runs on Clarity-compatible cameras. Running Clarity directly within the hardware eliminates the need for a personal computer in the device, saving space, cost and reducing the device’s overall footprint. Additionally, the Clarity 2.0 Software can be configured to function with imagers where the inspection logic is shipped to and resides in a separate host computer, making the software camera-agnostic.
Along with the software upgrade, JADAK is providing easy to follow videos that walk users through the process of how to set up inspection logic and scripts using Clarity. ‘Help’ Menus on right side of the screen within the Clarity software provide additional support by clicking the F1 Key.
Clarity machine vision software is designed for inspection applications in healthcare, manufacturing, shipping, packaging and other operations that require improved quality through an automated inspection process. Applications can include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following:
- Inspecting a test tube, biological sample, or product to confirm color, size, or shape
- Inspecting a product to ensure accurate labeling or perform logo detection for anti-counterfeiting purposes
- Counting items such as pills or parts on a production line
- Reading a barcode on an item for validation
- Inspecting an object to ensure a feature is present, such as caps on test tubes, or parts on a finished product
- Inspecting an object to measure its size
JADAK’s Clarity compatible smart camera devices include the FM-5 and FM-6 Fixed Mount Imagers, the SC-6 Fixed Mount Smart Camera, and the VIBE close-focus smart camera.
JADAK, a business unit of Novanta Corporation, specializes in machine vision, RFID, barcode, printing, and color and light measurement products and services for original equipment manufacturers. The company designs and manufactures embedded solutions that help customers solve unique inspection, tracking, scanning and documenting challenges. As JADAK continues to grow, the company has branched out into additional markets and offers solutions for the most demanding applications. The company is ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 registered. For more information, contact Cristina Hatem, Marketing Communications Manager, at 315.449.6215 or via email at email@example.com.