Is there a backdoor to Camera Driver Change?

Yes – follow this procedure:

  1. Select the Scorpion.spb file
  2. Open it with the SPBEdit editor
    • Normally this is done by dbl-click the spb file
  3. Select the XML tab
    • Activate the mouse menu and search for CameraDriver
  4. Change the CameraDriver value
  5. Save the file
    • Save As will make avoid overwriting the orginal Scorpion.spb
    • Do this if you do not have a backup
  6. Start Scorpion with a new Camera Driver
Changing Camera Driver is easy from the SPBEdit XML page

Changing Camera Driver is easy from the SPBEdit XML page

The procedure avoid the possible hassle by changing the camera driver from the inside of Scorpion.

Does Scorpion Vision support Basler Pylon 4.0?

Scorpion Vision provides support for Basler Pylon 2.x, 3.2 and 4.0. In the new Scorpion Vision Installer the user can select the pylon version that suits the application.

The Scorpion Vision  Installer  10.2.1.578 provides the latest drivers for Basler Pylon.

The Scorpion Vision Installer 10.2.1.578 provides the latest drivers for Basler Pylon.

 

Where do I find the Scorpion AnOPCClient Installer?

The Scorpion AnOPCClient interface is now included in the Scorpion Vision Installer 10.2.1.578.

Scorpion AnOPCClient Installer available in the Scorpion 10.2.1.578 Installer

Scorpion AnOPCClient Installer available in the Scorpion 10.2.1.578 Installer

Are there drivers for The Imaging Source USB-3 Cameras?

The Scorpion Firegrab.dll camera driver supports The Imaging Source USB cameras.

The Scorpion Vision  Installer  10.2.1.578 provides the latest drivers for Imaging Source USB drivers

The Scorpion Vision 10.2.1.578 Installer provides the latest drivers for Imaging Source USB drivers

The Scorpion Vision Installer provides drivers for The Imaging Source cameras

Read more on The Imaging Source

More on Scorpion Camera drivers and camera support  in the Scorpion Online Help

Important – Bios Setup – Scorpion Embedded PC

90-921

The BIOS settings of an embedded PC is very important. On the 90-921 Scorpion Embedded PC the we recommend strongly to Disabled the C-States under the BIOS Power to secure 100 % CPU performance.

Procedure to change the BIOS setting :

  • Restart the PC
  • Press F2 to enter BIOS mode while booting
  • Select Power Section
  • Select Advanced CPU Control
  • Disable C-States
  • Press F10 to save settings and exit BIOS
  • Reboot the computer

 

Important BIOS change - disable C-States

Important BIOS change – disable C-States under Advanced CPU Control

PEP 8 — Style Guide for Python Code

This document gives coding conventions for the Python code comprising the standard library in the main Python distribution.

This document and PEP 257 (Docstring Conventions) were adapted from Guido’s original Python Style Guide essay, with some additions from Barry’s style guide [2].

http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0008

Where do you find Unibrain Camera Licence GUID?

Scorpion Vision Software uses the Unibrain Camera driver as the default when working with Sony and other fireswire cameras. To get the cameras working you will then need a Unibrain camera licence.

This licence can be embedded on a firewire adapter or in the form of a software licence.

The main concept behind the licensing, is that the drivers ‘activate’ (license) each firewire adapter or firewire camera that is attached on the system and is running the Unibrain software. 

(a) Software licensing: Software licenses are in the form of product keys which activate the drivers per camera or per firewire adapter (customer choice). The GUID (Globally Unique Identifier) of the device must be provided to Unibrain and then we will return to the customer the activation code.

The device GUID can be obtained from Fire-i or FireAPI authorize utilities, as the picture below shows:

The complete story from :  http://www.unibrain.com/licensinginfo/