FAQ

How reliable are the results?

This is a legitimate question, but you should not base your camera decision on the manufacturer, but rather on the solution you want to achieve.

With evoVIU, you get a fully flexible and very compact camera system that you can install in places where there is little space for other peripherals. evoVIU is designed so that you only need to connect the supply and the network and from then on you can implement your solution independently, partially integrated or completely by us.

With evoVIU, you immediately buy the software in the hardware, which is already available on the camera, similar to the smartphone, i.e. no cumbersome license systems or subscription models. Everything is combined in one fixed price.

With evoVIU, you have the option of image acquisition, Machine Vision, results control and visualization in a single system. Use evoVIU not only as a smart camera, but also as a visualization system for your employees by accessing the dashboard directly from the camera.

With evoVIU, you finally have full flexibility in data connection. Our highly flexible and yet very easy-to-use NoCode workflow editor makes it possible to easily implement modern data connections in the program and thus connect different infrastructures with each other via a camera. Be it to fetch and write data from a PLC and at the same time exchange data from other infrastructures via MQTT, HTTP, Kafka, OPC UA, TCP and many more. So we are a camera and IoT edge device in one.

With evoVIU, you have the opportunity to incorporate your own ideas and implementations directly into product development. Our “open-for-everything” mentality means that product-relevant requests can be added directly to the developer backlog at any time and soon be experienced on camera.

With evoVIU, we support you with your image processing solution and don’t make it look like a black box to you. You yourself should be able to make changes if your variant changes or if you have additional ideas or wishes for your program. We explain how the solution is set up, give tips on strategy and are happy to help you implement the integration directly on your premises.

So you see, we are not just a camera supplier, we are a technology-proven team that has everything under control, can implement impulses completely independently and freely, and can realize the complete integration with the many years of experience of evopro systems engineering AG and the power of the Bertrandt Group.

Oh sorry, yes of course, evoVIU is

  • a fully flexible, compact, robust camera system

  • an all-in-one solution consisting of hardware and software

  • not only a smart camera, but also a visualization system

  • Accessible everywhere

  • Designed for automated systems and manual workstations

  • Camera and IoT device in one

  • Ready for training sets and artificial intelligence

  • Easy to use

  • Updateable

  • Plug-in compatible

  • We are your companion for all questions relating to Machine Vision

  • Camera manufacturer, integrator and supporter

Take a look at our store, which will be available for you from the beginning of April. You can also use our solution generator to send a request for a customized solution.

In any case, you should get in touch with us. We at evoVIU take up all problems at any time and without obligation. We decide for ourselves whether we can offer a better alternative to the solutions we have used to date. But before we bring our camera into play, let’s first have our Machine Vision take a look at the existing solution so that we can tell you, as a first step, whether you can still achieve a satisfactory result with the existing solution. If so, our Machine Vision will support you with the implementation, no matter which system you use – because we know you all. We will then check whether we can offer a better alternative with evoVIU.

Machine Vision is indeed very expensive. Standardized solutions such as code readers can make processing more cost-effective, but that is not enough. In most cases, standardized solutions cannot be used because the problems are often too individual. Hardware costs are added on top of this. What’s more, people often forget all the details in the first step:

  • Cycle time analysis

  • Connection to the production device

  • Connection to the infrastructure

  • Integration and commissioning

  • And not to forget: countless coordination meetings…

This often results in additional costs for SMEs, which usually go beyond the scope of the benefits. And then it’s not enough in the long term.

This is exactly where we at evoVIU want to start. We want to become a machine vision system that you can use to generate and customize solutions yourself, whether you are the managing director of a 10-person company, the project manager, the maintenance engineer or the production employee. Our aim is to ease the burden on small and medium-sized enterprises.

Talk to us about how we can help you in your company.

The question you need to ask yourself is what you want to achieve. If you want to achieve 99.5% security with a very individual solution, it will probably be very difficult, but feasible. You must always keep in mind that the first 80% can be achieved quickly, the next 15% can be adjusted with effort and the last 5% means the effort time of the first 95%. But here it’s up to you how you design it. If you were to buy a BV system with a medium degree of individuality, market prices of around €50,000 with a rate of 99.5% are currently common. Now you can consider whether you need the 99.5% yourself or whether 80% could also be sufficient.

How reliable the results are depends on the image processing task and whether a standard solution or a customized solution is required. For customized solutions, we guarantee a selection rate of >97%; for standard solutions, this can be significantly higher.

No. The system can also be used even if you have no programming knowledge or experience in the development of image processing algorithms. It is important that you know what your result looks like and how you want to get there.

Take a look at our store, which will be available for you from the beginning of April. You can also use our solution generator to send a request for a customized solution.

Not much, actually. As soon as the camera is in your home, you can install it straight away. All you need is:

  • a 24V supply via an A-coded 5-pin M12 cable

  • a network socket

From the VIU2 upwards, you can even supply the camera directly via PoE and connect a hardware trigger via the 24V connections without an additional power supply.

We also recommend our quick coupler for mechanical integration. This enables the camera to be securely mounted using the ball head solution and replaced for maintenance work.

This is very simple, you can either adjust the IP address via the display or log in to the camera via the access point. You can find information on this in the manual or via the First Steps instructions in the packaging.

No, we are completely browser-based. This means you only need a laptop, tablet, cell phone or AR glasses with Chrome, Firefox or Edge browser and you’re ready to go.

Not really, you just need to make sure that the evoVIU has a connection to your cloud endpoint. The best way to do this is to talk to your IT department. Otherwise, you only need to decide on one solution, be it AWS, Azure or Google Drive.

You do not have to maintain your own data storage and can still count on the provider’s data security. With evoVIU, you can link metadata from your production environment to the images and then save them directly. For example, you can also save your documentation for delivery products. Just talk to us.

We have an open ONNX interpreter that can implement various networks used on the Neural Processing Unit with 2.3TOPS. In general, it is not possible to train networks on our evoVIU, we are not designed for this, but we can integrate and implement special networks set up for customer projects in the camera. We would be happy to talk to you about your “bring your own model” concept.

Have you ever tried to set up a camera with a laptop at a height of 4 meters? If you plan to do this, AR glasses make it much more fun.

Yes of course, we have a user management system on the camera that you can create and control yourself. This allows you to protect the camera from unauthorized access.

This is not difficult, you can create the variants directly in the workflow and store the individual parameter adjustments. You can also use the variant manager to immediately test whether a parameter change results in an improvement.

Of course, and best of all, you can assemble the dashboard completely yourself. You decide which data you want to see and which not. Whether it requires additional buttons for the manual operating station or represents the reproduction of automated processes. If you have a special request, we will be happy to expand our widget database for you.

Unfortunately no, but it always depends on the cycle time and the complexity of the inspection as well as the selected image resolution. We ourselves always say that anything from a cycle time of 0.5 seconds is feasible, anything less is often at the limit.

The following steps are standard: Recording of the inquiry and initial technical discussion, alternatively you can also use our solution generator. Initial telephone consultation and preparation of a non-binding concept. If necessary, we can visit you on site or you can send us your sample parts Presentation of the concept and submission of an individual offer Preparation and integration of the system into your infrastructure, with subsequent recording of image material Evaluation, optimization of the image material and implementation of the solution strategy Importing the flow and evaluating it, iterative improvement until the desired target value is reached Submission of documentation, training of employees After-sales service

At evoVIU, we know how important a quick repair is in an emergency, for example. if a camera is twisted or a lens becomes defective. evoVIU has developed special tools for maintenance engineers to quickly get the camera back into the process required to operate the system. Quite intuitively and without any major problems.

We have already implemented several hundred projects in Germany and throughout Europe, and are listed with many well-known corporations as well as medium-sized companies.

The camera can be updated with new software whenever necessary. This can be done directly via the user interface, online and offline. At the moment, everyone still gets an update when they need and want it. We are constantly developing our software and are always offering new and useful features. We are 100% upwards compatible.

That is our goal, because ultimately you should be in control of your own solution and not be dependent on others. We will show you how and what you can change. You can duplicate existing programs and make adjustments yourself at any time.

Spare parts for the evoVIU can be reordered at any time. As we assemble the camera completely in-house, there is no time limit for reordering.

Yes, that is definitely possible and the reason why there are not so many application pictures on our homepage. approx. 98% of our projects run under NDA.

Yes of course, on the one hand we are slowly building up small video sequences on Youtube and other platforms for self-training, on the other hand we are happy to offer a monthly open training session for which you can register. Individual training for your own solution is possible at any time and can be requested from us.