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Boa Spot IDE includes 1D/2D, OCR and verification tools at code reader prices

30 May 2018

The Boa Spot IDE integrated vision sensor from Teledyne DALSA is a low cost 1D/2D code reader with additional OCR and verification tools, all at the price point of a traditional code reader. The versatile high-speed code reading algorithm not only increases reading speeds by a factor of up to 10, but offers enhanced capabilities for more difficult direct part marking applications.

The robust new decoder provides fast reading of most 1D barcode and 2D matrix code symbologies and verifies the quality of the code against ISO/AIM industry standards. It can be used for codes printed or directly marked on a variety of surfaces, such as paper, plastic and metal, including codes produced using dot peening or laser of chemical etching methods. It is able to read poorly printed, worn or environmentally degraded codes in any orientation, including Data Matrix and QR codes with damaged or missing finder patterns.

With additional OCR, matching, detection, verification and and graphics tools, Boa Spot IDE can be used for part and product traceability, reading product codes to avoid labeling mix-ups, and validating product type, lot and expiration date codes. It can also be used to check that markings and label positions are correct and the presence or absence of features as well as checking assembly history at every stage of manufacturing.

Boa Spot IDE provides robust decoding of 1D barcode and 2D matrix code symbologies, such as:

  • Code 11, 32, 39, 93, 128, I25, UPC-A/E, EAN-8/13, Databar, BC412, Pharmacode and more

  • Data matrix (ECC200), QR Code, PDF417, MicroPDF and more Multiple barcodes can be decoded in the same image region of interest.

The extraordinary flexibility of the Boa Spot IDE enables the appropriate model to be matched to the application, based on the code reading requirements. The choice of 640x480 or 1280x960 pixel sensor resolutions, integrated red, white or blue ring lighting and 4 integrated lenses or 6-50 mm external C-mount lenses allows the field of view, magnification and reading distances to be precisely matched to the particular 1D and 2D code size and type.

The IP67-rated Boa Spot IDE is ideally suited for factory floor deployment with built-in Ethernet factory communication protocols, versatile I/O for control and interfacing, flexible mounting options and a slim line form factor. Inspected images can be transferred to a networked drive using the FTP protocol. Easy set up is achieved via a web browser and a suite of support utilities is provided to centrally view and manage multiple cameras across a factory.

For dedicated code reading applications, the Boa Spot IDS is also available. This model includes the core 1D/2D decoders and basic error proofing tools and is also available with in all of the resolution and lens variants available for the Boa Spot IDE.

Teledyne DALSA

Waterloo, Canada

Teledyne DALSA is one of the largest companies serving the machine vision industry and is unique in that it is vertically integrated; from sensor design and manufacture, through image capture and processing, to software for imaging optimisations and analysis.

Teledyne DALSA BOA Spot
  • Smart vision sensor with integrated sensor, processing and communications
  • Simple software interface supports both user and application requirements
  • Built to withstand harsh industrial environments