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BOA is a highly integrated optical inspection tool for controlling quality and increasing productivity. It comprises all the elements of an industrial machine vision system in a tiny smart camera style package:

  • Sensor
  • Light Control
  • Processing engine
  • Inputs and Outputs
  • Factory communications
  • Developer and Operator application interfaces
  • Protective enclosure

Easy to use and inexpensive, DALSA’s new BOA leverages the full breadth and depth of DALSA’s design, engineering, and manufacturing expertise including sensor, camera, image-processing and vision software development to deliver the next generation in smart camera technology. BOA offers scalable vision solutions to satisfy a wide range of application needs from positioning robotic handlers to complete assembly verifications. Designed and ruggedized for harsh environment factory floor deployment, BOA is a truly exceptional all-in-one intelligent vision system.



Sensor & Lens

BOA: fully self-contained vision system in a tiny package

  • Monochrome VGA (640 X 480) CCD Sensor – up to 60 images per second
  • High Resolution options in development
  • Image capture control through external or software trigger
  • Standard C-mount lens supports variable focus
  • Integrated lighting control, including strobe output to stop motion



Small & Rugged, Designed for Extreme Industrial Environments

Mechanical Advantages

  • Ultra small form factor (44 x 44 x 39 mm), ideal for space-limited applications
  • Ruggedized for harsh factory floor environments; IP67 rated housing – suitable for washdown environments without protective enclosure
  • Built-in support for protective screw on lens cover
  • Mounting holes on all sides for maximum flexibility
  • Low power consumption (3 watts) – Runs Cool
  • Industrial M12 style connectors offer flexible low-cost cabling options




Multiple Processing Engine

Real time embedded DSP

BOA is a highly integrated smart camera that combines DSP with other processing elements to offer superior performance at the lowest power possible.

  • Real-time Embedded Processing
  • On-board DSP
  • Multiple processing engines have the benefit of partitioning tasks efficiently
    • Algorithm optimization via DSP
    • Application management via CPU
    • Sensor management via FPGA
  • 256 MB storage memory




Embedded Application Software Simplifies Vision Deployment

BOA comes complete with application software to satisfy a wide variety of inspection tasks. General features of BOA software include:

Simple Web-based Operator GUI

  • Web browser access
  • No setup software to install
  • Intuitive one-click guided navigation
  • Full complement of vision capabilities
  • Choice of factory communications
  • Runtime editing
  • Image and data logging
  • Custom Scripting
  • User administration
  • Language support
  • PC emulation

BOA application setup does not assume programming or machine vision knowledge.






iNspect Express

iNspect Express: Ready-to-Apply Tool Box of Vision Algorithms

iNspect Express Tools

  • BOA is fully loaded with iNspect Express, a comprehensive set of click and apply tools to satisfy a wide range of optical automation tasks:
  • Suite of applications tools:
    • Positioning tools locate features for alignment, assembly verification or robotic guidance
    • Identification tools read coded symbologies or text for a variety of applications, such as part tracking, product identification and package readability
    • Measurement tools verify critical measures on a part, such as distance, angle, radii and circularity
    • Verification tools check for presence or correctness of features, such as number of holes on a part or the integrity and uniformity of a glue bead
    • Flaw detection tools detect scratches, cracks or other types of maufacturing defects
  • The BOA tool box includes editing capabilities for parametric control and copy/paste/delete functions












Flexible Communications Options for Factory Integration

BOA allows a wide range of connections to networks, PCs, factory equipment, triggers, PLCs, and more.Flexible, Comprehensive I/O & Communications
  • Built-in opto-isolated I/O allows direct wiring to associated control devices, such as part-in-place triggers and post inspection part steering
  • 10/100 BaseT Ethernet port provides setup and monitor access, runtime control, and standard communication protocols such as TCP/IP, Ethernet/IP and Modbus/IP
  • Passive Power over Ethernet supports single cable interface option – ideal for robotic applications
  • RS-232 link offers additional serial communication and control option
  • Integrated lamp connector provides power and strobe control to external LED light sources
  • Exposed status LEDs indicate device health and application activity
  • M12 connectors support standard low-cost factory cabling




BOA Video Tour

BOA Datasheet (pfd)

Brochure (pdf)

Teledyne-DALSA 2012 Catalogue (pdf)


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