Our high-speed color and grayscale data capture and processing hardware, software and firmware is used in a variety of mechanical transporters and scanners. End user applications exist in medical, industrial, financial and governmental domains. Typical application areas of our components and devices cover machine vision systems, embedded automation systems, book scanners for libraries and archives, high-speed document scanners for banks, mass bookkeeping processing and government domains and automated voting and election systems.
Our innovative, customized imaging solutions and products increase the efficiency and quality of a wide range of applications across all industries: from high-volume scanning, quality management and research to robotics, mechanical engineering and medical technology.
Tomek Bialecki, BAPIS Head of Development
In digitization and archiving, large volumes of paper-based documents of different sizes need to be scanned quickly and with defined image quality, e.g. for scanning incoming mail or digitizing large archives. Defined image quality not only influences the efficiency of downstream processes (OCR), but is also a prerequisite for many applications, e.g. for replacement scanning or archiving historical documents. Professional document scanners feature first-class image capture, scanner-internal image processing and LED illumination. Application-specific scanners are sometimes also equipped with industrial controllers to enable the separation and sorting of documents.
BAPIS imaging components are found in the world`s most powerful scanners.
Modern automation technology enables the most economical and precise production ever because every aspect of the production process can be monitored. In order for robots to sort out defective products or select and assemble the right components without errors, they need excellent image processing. Image processing, also known as machine vision, enables applications that would hardly be possible with other sensor technologies, for example, in automated visual quality control at high speeds. The performance of an automated production system therefore depends on the quality of the integrated machine vision components such as cameras, image acquisition hardware and image processing software.
BAPIS imaging components optimize the performance and efficiency of automated production systems.
Whether for manufacturing a microprocessor or a 40-ton truck: modern manufacturing processes are based on powerful industrial robots. To work precisely and error-free, these robots need high-resolution images in real time. The same applies to service robots, such as those that help us in the home, like intelligent vacuum cleaners. And also for research robots, whether in impassable and dangerous areas, on the ocean floor or on distant planets: only with high quality, robust and absolutely reliable imaging components and sensors can they react immediately and precisely to the respective conditions.
BAPIS imaging components and sensors for robotics take your automated processes to a new level and offer you many advantages.
Research and science are the foundation of all progress. They help us understand how the world around us works. On a large scale. On a small scale. And on the smallest scale. This often requires very detailed images because no medium reproduces the objective nature of something at a defined point in time more precisely, reliably and sustainably than a high-resolution image. An image permits us to capture a moment or an object in all its visual characteristics. And to draw the right conclusions from these characteristics, be it in microscopy, telescopy, endoscopy, or in animal observation on land, on sea or in the air.
BAPIS cooperates with renowned universities and other academic institutions, providing technology and developing imaging tools for scientific research.
Machine vision enables automated quality control, production control, process control and material flow control. Thus, excellent image capture and processing ensures quality in almost all areas of mechanical engineering and automation technology. High-performance, reliable imaging systems detect defects at an early stage in almost all physically possible inspection tasks and enable automated intervention in the process in good time: they significantly increase the degree of automation and thus the cost-effectiveness of production, while at the same time guaranteeing high product quality and process reliability.
BAPIS machine vision components and systems take your quality and process control to a new level.
Excellent image capturing and processing is indispensable in modern medical technology. For diagnostic purposes or real-time monitoring of operations, a wide variety of imaging devices are used. Some of them are only a few tenths of a millimeter in size: e.g. endoscopes, microscopes or surveillance cameras. Their image sources have different interfaces, resolutions and video standards. Transporting, displaying, documenting and archiving their image and video data or making the image data visible for remote diagnosis, for example, is of utmost importance. In addition to the imaging components, camera control also plays a major role.
BAPIS imaging components and controllers find application in various diagnostic and surgical instruments.
BUSERDI, based in Mexico City, has a high-tech infrastructure for the digitization of over 2,000,000 plans, books and other documents per day, including special mobile photomatrix scanners. When these disappeared from the market and key replacement components were no longer available, we asked BAPIS to develop more powerful replacement components. These were to increase the throughput of the scanners, raise the scan quality to the FADGI 3 Star GOLDEN THREAD standard and enable additional functionality, including automatic feeding from the stack. In close cooperation with BUSERDI, BAPIS developed the desired replacements for the end-of-life components, with which we can now provide our scanning services with even more quality and efficiency.
For many years Exela Technologies has been the world's leading supplier of check and page processing machines. When we were in the development phase of our newest generation open track high-speedscanning system, we required image processing components capable of capturing full page images in color and bitonal at over 600 pages per minute. To achieve this, we commissioned BAPIS. Their specialists developed a flexible, modular system that allowed us to bring specialized features to the market quickly. The technology included a CCD camera, image processing boards with customized algorithms and the appropriate interfaces. Working closely with BAPIS we achieved our objective of delivering a superior quality high speed scanning solution. Today the full product range of Exela’s IntelliScan systems uses BAPIS imaging technology to address a wide variety of markets.
In order to add an HD imprinter function to our customized OEM device in the future, new inkjet printheads were to be integrated, future-proofed by new hardware and HD support, as flexible as possible for all platforms. That's why we commissioned BAPIS to develop hardware and firmware that can drive two high-resolution printheads at a paper speed of up to 2.1 m/s, and can be adapted precisely to the existing environment. The solution developed by BAPIS exceeded our expectations. Not only could the solution be integrated into our overall system in just a few steps, but despite the time pressure, it was elaborated in such a way that it can be flexibly expanded at any time. On the one hand, this makes it future-proof. On the other hand, it can now also be used as a standalone solution.
InoTec is a leading developer and producer of high-performance scanners. For our two highest throughput scanner series, we needed a highly optimized 2D barcode decoder with high read rate and error tolerance as part of a project-driven function expansion. The BAPIS imaging experts immediately recognized the requirements and possible obstacles and in a very short time developed a custom-fit and highly functional solution which could be easily integrated into the existing systems. In addition to their high level of imaging expertise and development speed, what we particularly appreciate about BAPIS and its engineers are their partnership-based cooperation and their consistently uncomplicated and solution-oriented communication.
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