Ahead of the 3D Wave – Basler’s First ToF Camera Entering Series Production

After a successful conclusion of the innovation and evaluation phase and extremely positive customer feedback Basler’s first 3D camera, the Basler ToF camera, is now entering series production. The Basler ToF camera stands out for its combination of high resolution (VGA) and powerful features at a very attractive price. This outstanding price/performance ratio puts the Basler ToF camera in a unique position on the market and distinguishes it significantly from competitors’ cameras.

The Basler ToF camera operates on the pulsed time-of-flight principle. It is outfitted with eight high-power LEDs working in the NIR range, and generates 2D and 3D data in one shot with a multipart image, comprised of range, intensity and confidence maps. Beyond this, it delivers distance values in a working range from 0 to 13.3 meters, 20 frames per second and connects via a standard GigE interface. The measurement accuracy of the Basler ToF camera is +/-1 cm at a range from 0.5 to 5.8 meters. Powerful features such as HDR, multichannel, trigger and PTP are available to implement applications quickly and easily even in complex systems round off this innovative 3D camera. Jana Bartels, Product Manager at Basler, explains: “This third dimension makes it possible to simplify applications that require depth data, which in turn lets customers reap the full benefits of the technology. Instead of installing multiple 2D cameras for generating 3D data and/or laser triangulation, one single ToF camera is often enough to achieve the desired result – allowing customers to design their applications more efficiently and cut overall system costs. Beyond this, other ToF cameras often come with significantly lower resolution or a higher price.”

The Basler ToF camera is suitable for a variety of applications, including robotics, industrial automation, logistics and medical & life sciences, as well as augmented reality.

You can find more detailed information about Basler ToF camera at the product’s site.

Interested in a deeper understanding of the Time-of-Flight procedure and other 3D technologies? Read Basler White Paper: