Data Translation Supports DirectShow with GLOBAL LAB Image/2 3.6

5/5/2004 - Data Translation,® Inc. announced DirectShow® support in the latest version of its award-winning scientific and general-purpose imaging software. Users can now quickly leverage GLOBAL LAB® Image/2 3.6 to rapidly build applications using IEEE1394 (FireWire) and USB cameras. GLI/2 is ideal for measurement, analysis and image processing in the scientific image analysis industry and general-purpose imaging markets. Previously, the company announced DirectShow support for DT Vision Foundry® 3.6, its general-purpose machine vision inspection software. With support for a wide range of imaging devices, DT Vision Foundry lets customers easily build inspection applications using its point, click and script interface.

Data Translation will demonstrate its DirectShow support for both DT Vision Foundry 3.6 and GLI/2 3.6 in booth #604 at Vision Show East in the Hynes Convention Center from May 4-6, 2004. The company will also highlight both products in the “Straight Talk” session located on the show floor at the end of aisle 100 on Tuesday, May 4th from 2:20-2:35 pm.

According to Fred Molinari, President, CEO and Founder of Data Translation, “Because our products can be used by end users and developers alike for image analysis and machine vision applications, we decided on Vision Show East as the most appropriate venue to showcase the company’s solutions for customers looking to improve productivity, quality and labor efficiency while saving money.”

Putting Inspection to Work
The demonstration of DT Vision Foundry 3.6 simulates a high speed industrial inspection application. Measurements verify the position of a printed circuit board within a container and the images are captured using the company’s DT3145 Camera LinkTM board. The second demonstration shows how GLI/2 3.6 captures images of a slide taken from a DirectShow-compatible FireWire camera mounted on top of a microscope, illustrating how GLI/2 and FireWire are both low-cost solutions for many medical applications such as cell and tissue analysis.

Availability, Pricing and System Requirements
GLI/2 3.6 is priced at $995 and is available for immediate order. Upgrades are currently $595. DT Vision Foundry 3.6 is also available for immediate order with delivery within 5 days. The upgrade price is $695.

System requirements for GLI/2 3.6 are: PC compatible (Pentium® with Triton PCI chip set or better recommended); Windows® 2000/XP and operating system DirectX 9.0 (recommended); 128 MB RAM; SVGA monitor; 100 MB of free hard disk space; CD-ROM drive; sound card (optional for multimedia online help); and Visual® C/C++ 6.0 (optional for creating custom tools and applications).

System requirements for DT Vision Foundry 3.6 are: PC compatible (Pentium® or equivalent); Windows® 2000/XP operating system and DirectX 9.0 (recommended); 128 MB RAM; SVGA monitor; 150 MB of free hard disk space; PCI interface for frame grabber or digital I/O; CD-ROM drive; serial port; sound card (optional for multimedia online help); keyboard and mouse; and Visual® C/C++ 6.0 (optional for creating custom tools and applications).

Data Translation provides complete technical support for all its products. Also on the Website is the Machine Vision and Imaging Solution Centers, which include application examples, tutorials, whitepapers, feasibility studies and links to Data Translation’s frame grabbers. Support is also available 24x7 via Data Translation’s website at

About Vision Show East
The Vision Show East is North America's leading showcase of machine vision components, systems and solutions where suppliers and system integrators meet with users and share information on machine vision technology and new products. The show is accompanied by a top-notch technical conference at which industry experts present practical, real-world machine vision solutions to help attendees improve productivity, quality and labor efficiency and save money on inspection. The Vision Show East is sponsored by the Automated Imaging Association (AIA), the world's largest trade group dedicated exclusively to promoting the machine vision industry. Founded in 1984, the AIA now has more than 200 member companies.

About Data Translation
Data Translation is a supplier to the data acquisition, imaging and machine vision markets with expertise in the design of high-accuracy, high-quality and reliable analog-to-digital products. The company partners with its end user and OEM customers to help them achieve real-time measurement and image acquisition. With thirty years experience, customers have come to rely on Data Translation because of its design proficiency, world-class manufacturing and well-respected customer service. Headquartered in Marlboro, Mass., Data Translation has a worldwide presence, with distribution in more than 40 countries and subsidiaries in Germany and the UK. For more information, visit

Data Translation, GLOBAL LAB and DT Vision Foundry are registered trademarks of Data Translation, Inc. Camera Link is a trademark of the Automated Imaging Association. Windows, Visual C and DirectShow are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.

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