Basler ace – Now with Stacked ROI and PGI for Monochrome Cameras

20 April, 2018.

The camera manufacturer Basler is expanding the image processing options of its ace camera series with two powerful new features:



  • PGI for monochrome cameras
  • Stacked ROI to select multiple regions of interest

The features are available now in selected models of the ace U and ace L product lines.

PGI for Monochrome Cameras

PGI, the unique feature combination of 5×5 debayering, color-anti-aliasing, denoising, and improved sharpness has already simplified color applications in many areas and even enabled applications that weren’t previously possible.

Now an adjusted version of this patented in-camera image optimization is also available for monochrome cameras. The PGI features denoising and improved sharpness are perfectly adapted to the demands of monochrome cameras. In contrast to color cameras, a debayered pixel format is not required for these cameras. As a result, raw images can be used and the maximum sensor speed can be utilized. Thus, PGI enables quicker image processing and with it higher throughput that open up additional cost savings along the image processing chain, all while significantly optimizing image quality.

The PGI feature set for monochrome cameras is available for the entire ace L product line and all ace U models with Pregius sensors from Sony and with PYTHON sensors from ON Semiconductor.

Stacked ROI: Selection of Multiple Regions of Interest 

Increasing cycle speeds, higher resolutions and data volumes in inspections lead to rising demands on the applied processors and algorithms so that this high amount of information can be processed. With the help of the new Stacked ROI feature, the focus in an application can no be directed to multiple regions on interest (ROI) at the same time. Selecting multiple ROIs allows the user to increase speed and reduce data load when reading image data. Stacked ROI includes the use of up to eight (four for the Sony IMX174) stacked zones which are adjustable in height.

Basler offers the feature integrated in the FPGA for all ace U and ace L models with PYTHON sensors from ON Semiconductor and the fast Sony Pregius sensors (IMX174, IMX252, IMX250, IMX255m IMX253).