BitFlow Maintains Long Term Microsoft Windows Support for CoaXPress and Camera Link Frame Grabbers

Lack of operating system support by machine vision component manufacturers, especially for frame grabbers, can be costly and affect machine vision efficiency.

WOBURN, MA, MAY 2, 2019 -- Lack of operating system support by machine vision component manufacturers, especially for frame grabbers, can be costly and affect machine vision efficiency. BitFlow, the world's leading innovator of frame grabbers for machine vision and scientific imaging, today announced it has extended support for Microsoft Windows® 10 and Microsoft Windows® 7 operating systems and application platforms on all of its CoaXPress (CXP) and Camera Link (CL) frame grabbers, to ensure integrators of the highest performance when using the BitFlow Software Development Kit (SDK).


In addition to following the Intel® and Microsoft support guidelines, BitFlow's continued support of the operating systems provide customers with the best SDK experience, allowing them to take full advantage of Windows' memory and processor features, such as advanced multitasking. BitFlow is one of the only frame grabber manufacturers to invest in this support, which includes Windows 8.1. BitFlow has supported Windows 10 since its release in mid-2015.

"Our research indicates that the majority of Camera Link frame grabber suppliers are not supporting Windows 10," noted Donal Waide, Director of Sales for BitFlow. "BitFlow's policy is to support the diverse needs of our customers, no matter what operating system they are running on. The scale and flexibility of our SDK software solutions enable us to serve as a true partner to system integrators of all sizes as they navigate changes in the machine vision industry and drive its future.

"Having a common SDK immediately translates to support for BitFlow's CXP products as well. In addition, BitFlow continues to support Linux OS and has done so for well over a decade at this point," added Waide.

BitFlow's SDK libraries are native, 32-bit/64-bit implementations directly supported by Microsoft Visual C++ or Visual Studio. Drivers are available for off-the-shelf image processing packages such as A&B Software's ImageWarp, MVTec's HALCON, Cognex's VisionPro and AIK, Stemmer Imaging's Common Vision Blox, National Instrument's LabView, The Mathworks MATLAB, and IO Industries' Video Savant.

For more information, please call 781-932-2900 or visit www.bitflow.com.

About BitFlow
BitFlow has been developing reliable, high-performance Frame Grabbers for use in imaging applications since 1993. BitFlow is the leader in Camera Link frame grabbers, building the fastest frame grabbers in the world, with the highest camera/frame grabber densities, triggering performance, and price. With thousands of boards installed throughout the world, into hundreds of imaging applications, BitFlow is dedicated to using this knowledge and experience to provide customers with the best possible image acquisition and application development solutions. BitFlow, located in Woburn, MA, has distributors and resellers located all over the world including Asia, the Americas, and Europe. Visit our website at www.bitflow.com.

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