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VISION 2012: international as can be

12 Nov 2012

The world's leading imaging trade fair, VISION, celebrated its 25th birthday from the 6th to the 8th November 2012. 372 exhibitors, over 7000 visitors and STEMMER IMAGING joined the celebrations.

With a record 372 exhibitors (2011: 351) and again with over 7000 visitors (2011: 7055), the jubilee event once more underpinned VISION's role as the leading trade fair for imaging. This leading position is further confirmed by the international participation of exhibitors and visitors: according to the preliminary final report of the organizers, some 49 percent of exhibiting companies and 36 percent of visitors had come to Stuttgart from abroad.

"Stemmer City"

Together with its eight partners on the joint exhibition stand "Stemmer City", STEMMER IMAGING was yet again one of the major exhibitors at the VISION trade fair and highlighted its role as Europe's largest supplier of imaging technology. As in the past few years, the partners of the joint "Stemmer City" VISION exhibition concept included our suppliers CCS, Gardasoft, JAI, Teledyne DALSA and Volpi. New partners this year included CEI, Datapath and LMI, resulting in overall stand space of 576 m².

Interesting New Products

With the support of two continuous demo systems and a multitude of other displays visitors to the STEMMER IMAGING stand were provided with information on the latest technology and were able to view interesting new products from various manufacturers.

One of the highlights of this year's STEMMER IMAGING exhibition was a demo system for Mitsubishi Electric's Contact Image Sensor, CIS for short, which will go into serial production in the next few months. The combination of colour quality and extremely fast reading speed is impressive and promises use of this technology in numerous demanding applications where flat objects and materials need to be inspected fast and at high resolution, for example, in the inspection of printed circuit boards, print products or LCD fields. As the result of a recently signed cooperation agreement, the Mitsubishi Electric CIS KD series will be distributed in all European countries via STEMMER IMAGING as of 1 October 2012. Serial production of the CIS products will commence in quarter 2 of 2013 and will then also be available in large numbers.

The number of product innovations and continuous technical advancement of our partners was also more than impressive. JAI alone presented over 50 new camera models of the new series Spark, Elite and the VISION exhibition. Teledyne DALSA demonstrated its innovative power with new models of the line camera series Piranha4, the area scan cameras Falcon2 and Genie TS, as well as several new items in the field of frame grabbers and imaging systems.

STEMMER IMAGING's other partners also showcased innovations on their own stands, for example, Allied Vision Technologies with their new Mako series of cameras , Silicon Software with new frame grabbers of the microEnable 5 series, Automation Technology with the next generation of 3D cameras entitled C2 and Cognex with new devices for the In-Sight systems and the DataMan reading units. We will, of course, be presenting these and many other newsworthy items in greater detail over the next few weeks via our media.

"Vision United"

For many years now, the traditional STEMMER IMAGING exhibition party on the second evening of the trade fair has been one of the social highlights at VISION. The 25th jubilee included a special surprise appearance of the band "Vision United", composed of well-known personalities from different companies in the imaging business, who performed four songs at the Stemmer party.

You were not able to visit the VISION trade fair ? We are providing you with an impression of the exhibition and the STEMMER IMAGING highlights here as well as on our YouTube channel !

Due to the schedule of the Stuttgart Fair in 2013, the next VISION will be held considerably earlier than usual, from 24 to 26 September 2013.


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STEMMER IMAGING has been one of the leaders in the machine vision market since 1987. It is one of Europe's largest technology providers in this field. In 1997 STEMMER IMAGING presented Common Vision Blox (CVB), a powerful programming library for fast and reliable development and implementation of vision solutions, which has been deployed successfully throughout the world in more than 80,000 imaging applications in various industries.