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Point Grey Releases FlyCapture 2.4 Supporting Windows 8, USB 3.0 under Linux, and Improved GigE Vision Robustness

December 19, 2012 – Richmond, BC, Canada – Point Grey, a world-leading designer and manufacturer of innovative, high-performance digital cameras, today announces the release of FlyCapture® 2.4, the next generation of its popular image acquisition and camera control library. This release provides official support for Windows 8, support for USB 3.0 under Linux, and improved robustness of GigE Vision support.

Flycapture 2.4 adds Windows 8 to its list of supported operating systems which already includes Windows XP, Windows 7, and Ubuntu Linux. The release comes with fully signed drivers and support for the new start menu.

After close collaboration with the Linux open source community, Flycapture 2.4 leverages Linux's new dynamic ring allocation for large image transfers. Flycapture 2.4 now enables Point Grey cameras to run at full resolution over USB 3.0 in the Linux environment.

Enhancing Point Grey's support for GigE Vision, Flycapture 2.4 now supports both PendingAck and Packet Resend. This new functionality allows Flycapture to leverage camera features to ensure reliable and robust, image transmission and camera control even on poor or congested links.

Other additions and enhancements include:

  • A new small footprint FlyCap Viewer for users not requring in the SDK and documentation
  • Performance and usability improvements in the GigE Vision configuration tool
  • The ability to selectively install drivers on specific host adapter cards
  • New example code for integrating with Windows Presentation Foundation

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 2.4 is now available for download to all Point Grey users.

Visit the Downloads page to get the latest FlyCapture version (login required)

About Point Grey

Point Grey Research, Inc. is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of innovative, high-performance digital cameras for industrial, life science, and traffic 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.    Point Grey was founded in 1997 and is based in Richmond, Canada. 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 over 160 people and has international offices in Germany, China, Japan, and Italy. The company also has a strong network of distributors in Japan, Korea, Singapore, China, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.  For more information, visit www.ptgrey.com

Media Contact

Renata Sprencz
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