Smart camera for machine vision needs no programming

March 10, 2017 // By Graham Prophet
Adlink Technology has added to its machine vision products with the NEON-1021-M Intel Atom E3845 processor-based ready-to-go smart camera with MVTec MERLIC, equipping its quad-core smart camera with an easy-to-use machine vision software.

Adlink’s NEON-1021-M features high performance quad-core Intel Atom processors, speedy multi-ROI image capture, 2MP global shutter image sensors, and PWM lighting control support. High-speed multi-barcode capture by multi-ROI function shortens image processing cycle time, and optimized I/O includes one additional slave GigE Vision camera connection, 4x isolated input, 4x isolated output, and VGA output for integration with external devices. Rugged construction with IP67-rated housing and M12 connectors enables the NEON-1021-M to withstand the harshest industrial environments.


MVTec MERLIC is an all-in-one tool for quickly building machine vision applications with no programming requirement. The PC-based software solution features an image-centric user interface, guiding the user through the application. Similar to a WYSIWYG editor (what-you-see-is-what-you-get), developers can focus on the image-based display rather than complex lines of code or parameter lists. MERLIC is particularly suited to operations that favour a clear, graphical user interface for configuring imaging functions.