The IDS NXT toolbox
IDS NXT contains all the necessary software and hardware components that work seamlessly together to help you turn your ideas into reality.
How to create AI vision
The cloud-based AI Vision Studio IDS lighthouse is the centerpiece of the IDS NXT ecosystem. Here, ideas evolve into complete applications. For this purpose, neural networks are trained by application images with the necessary product knowledge and packaged into a suitable application workflow.
In order to generate application-related results from image analyses and to initiate decisions, vision apps can be created here and executed directly on any IDS NXT hardware. No in-depth programming knowledge is required for this!
Using "Classification", "Detection" and "Anomaly Detection" you can sort objects into categories, detect and locate specific features or identify known as well as unknown product deviations. With this set of AI methods, the AI Vision Studio supports you quickly and efficiently with the realization of diverse image processing tasks.
Realize your ideas and image processing ideas without knowing the syntax of a specific programming language. The block-based code editor brings inference tasks with existing function blocks into simple sequences, links AI results through logical operations, mathematical calculations and conditional if/else statements. For this purpose, all functions and variables are available as easily combinable puzzle pieces.
Use Case Assistant
The use case assistant helps to start developing your own image evaluations, so-called vision apps. With simple queries and tips, it guides you through an interactive dialog and creates all the necessary application components as projects in IDS lighthouse.
Simply select one of the ready-made use cases that best suits your project. More application scenarios are continuously added to the assistant, provided via free software updates.
How to control AI vision
IDS NXT cockpit
The IDS NXT cockpit is an easy to use GUI tool for collecting application images for AI training as well as for conveniently setting up the finished camera applications and preparing them for runtime operation.
It grants access to all important settings and functions of the IDS NXT industrial cameras, for example to activate new vision apps with the appropriate image processing.
Turnkey vision apps
With vision apps, such as "Classifier" and "Object Detector", IDS NXT cameras can perform many different image analyses through individually trained neural networks. For this purpose, you only need to activate your classification or detection networks via the IDS NXT cockpit in the respective vision apps.
The app-based approach thus opens up universal application possibilities in numerous fields of application.
IDS NXT cameras
The intelligent IDS NXT industrial cameras are suitable for AI-based image processing on-the-edge. They integrate IDS's own AI processor "deep ocean core", which can execute neural networks with hardware acceleration, which are trained in IDS lighthouse.
With the help of vision apps, they independently process various image processing tasks, provide results or control automated processes via their interfaces. Embedded vision has never been so easy!
IDS NXT operating system
The IDS NXT operating system makes image processing tasks as easy to use and change as apps on a smartphone. This app-based concept takes your AI vision project directly to the field level without any additional programming effort.
Periodic OS updates expand the capabilities of the intelligent cameras and make them fit for a wide range of applications.
With the RESTful web service (Representational State Transfer), IDS NXT cameras provide a platform-independent interface that allows easy networking with other device classes without additional software or gateways.
This allows to access and control parameters, functions and results of IDS NXT cameras and their running vision apps for all devices in the same network.
OPC UA Server
Using the standardized OPC-UA industrial protocol, IDS NXT cameras communicate directly with machines and PLCs in the same language.
This enables direct integration of the intelligent cameras into factory automation without the need for additional hardware or programming effort. That shortens the time from commissioning to productive use in industrial applications to a minimum.
IDS NXT as open platform
You want to realize completely individual image processing workflows for IDS NXT cameras according to your own needs and without any constraints or you want to combine classification or object detection with classic image processing tasks?
IDS NXT Experience Kit
The IDS NXT Experience Kit already includes all the necessary components to realize your own AI vision applications and bring them into the field.
In addition to a 6-month license for using IDS lighthouse, an IDS NXT rio camera with 1.6 MP Sony color sensor, a Gigabit Ethernet cable as well as power supply, tripod adapter and a high-quality 16 mm IDS lens are included. Get ready to start with this kit.