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Point Grey Releases FlyCapture v2.3 with Improved USB 3.0 Performance, ARM Support, and More Flexibility

July 25, 2012 – Richmond, BC, Canada – Point Grey, one of the world's largest and most innovative manufacturers of digital cameras for industrial, bioscience, traffic, and GIS applications, today announces the release of FlyCapture®2.3, the next generation of its popular FlyCapture image acquisition and camera control library.  This release continues to improve and expand USB 3.0 support, introduces ARM support, and provides greater flexibility in development environments and operating systems.

To support high data throughputs from Point Grey’s growing portfolio of USB 3.0 cameras, FlyCapture 2.3 now leverages Direct2D technology for better image rendering performance on Windows 7.  Image tearing is eliminated and CPU usage has been reduced.  The USB 3.0 Pro driver is extended to provide additional diagnostics, full control of the driver stack, and improved compatibility for multi-camera systems. Additionally, there is richer support for third party software utilizing the DirectShow library such as National Instruments’ LabVIEW and Mathworks’ MATLAB.

In response to growing demand for compact, mobile, low cost yet powerful imaging systems, FlyCapture 2.3 introduces support for ARM processors.  These small, low cost, low power processors are an ideal fit for embedded systems such as those popular in traffic applications as well as a wide variety of mobile applications including autonomous robotics.

MultiSync, which synchronizes image acquisition of multiple Point Grey cameras across separate buses, is now been expanded to support 32-bit and 64-bit Linux and 64-bit Windows systems.
Other additions include:

  • Support for BGRU16/RGBU16 image formats
  • Upgraded to ipp7 (Intel Integrated Performance Primitives)
  • The ability to view bandwidth usage via the user interface
  • Support for Flash using DirectShow
  • Support for VS2008 and VS2010 for greater flexibility and choice in development environments 

The FlyCapture SDK comes free with every Point Grey camera. It provides a common software interface to control all single lens USB 3.0, GigE, FireWire and USB 2.0 cameras.  This complete software API library includes ready-to-use demo programs and comprehensive source code designed for high performance and demanding imaging applications.

FlyCapture 2.3 is now available for download to all Point Grey users.


About Point Grey

Point Grey Research, Inc. is one of the world's largest and most innovative manufacturers of high performance digital cameras for industrial, bioscience, traffic, and GIS applications. We offer a unique and comprehensive portfolio of USB 3.0, GigE, FireWire, USB 2.0 and Camera Link products known for their outstanding quality, ease of use, and unbeatable price-performance.    Founded in 1997, Point Grey is based out of Richmond, Canada where the synergies of a broad range of hardware, software and mechanical engineering skills under one roof has allowed Point Grey to successfully bring many innovative and ground-breaking products to market.  This drive for innovation has led to many industry firsts, including the world's first and smallest 1394b digital camera, the smallest GigE camera, and the first USB 3.0 machine vision camera.  Point Grey currently employs 150 people and has a wholly-owned German subsidiary that provides sales and support services to customers in Europe, Africa and Israel. The company also has a strong network of distributors in Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.ptgrey.com

Media Contact

Jennifer Yeung
Marketing Communications Manager
Email: press@ptgrey.com
Telephone: +1.604.242.9937 or +1.866.765.0827 (toll free within North America)
Fax: +1.604.242.9938


Richmond, BC, Canada