A complementary device for BOA smart cameras, the BOA NEXUS Smart Bridge works in conjunction with existing BOA camera systems to expand their information-sharing and monitoring capabilities by providing a "smart bridge" between BOA cameras, associated system resources and operators.
Offering a convenient means of setting up and maintaining BOA cameras online, the NEXUS supports methods of collecting and distributing information between the cameras, other system components and the factory floor. The device displays inspection images and application-specific information, conveniently, from multiple BOA cameras and so eliminates the need for expensive human/machine interfaces (HMI).
Each of the 6 Gigabit compliant Ethernet ports internally connect through
independent data lanes to alleviate bandwidth bottlenecks. Network ports
can be configured for isolated or bridged system configurations and each
can be expanded using external switches to accommodate larger camera installations.
In addition to Ethernet, also provided are standard external interfaces
for system integration, including display, 3 USB ports and an RS-232 serial
port. The display port is compatible with standard monitors and capable
of supporting resolutions up to 2048 x 1536.
Additonally, the software interface provides easy access to setup, maintenance and operational features of the BOA INS and IDR cameras. BOA PRO users can setup cameras using client software installed on the device and utilize prebuilt Win32 compatible operator interfaces customized for specific application needs.