CONNECT, CONTROL, AND CREATE

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The Arena Software Development Kit (SDK) is designed from the ground up to provide customers with access to the latest in industry standards and computer technology. The SDK supports LUCID GigE Vision cameras on both Windows and Linux platforms.

DEVELOP AND DEPLOY

Comprehensive API Toolkit

The Arena SDK provides API access to a variety of camera feature sets. Image chunk data provides meta-data on captured images. Events and triggers can be used to create deterministic camera operation. Save and load streamable camera settings for quicker setup across multiple cameras.

Our SDK allows you to build and scale custom solutions quickly and easily.

  • Arena C++ library
  • Arena C Library
  • Arena .NET library
  • Python library (Q4 2018)
Arena APIs

LEARN AND IMPLEMENT

Code Examples

Check out our code examples to learn how to use features on your device in order to implement your unique vision. Each example project provides a buildable, executable demonstration of how to accomplish a particular task using an available technology. The code shows the correct parameters and sequence of calls for general use-cases that can be copied and modified to meet your specific needs.

Examples available in C++, C, and C#.

CONNECT AND VALIDATE

ArenaView GUI

The Arena SDK includes an easy to use GUI called ArenaView. Based on the GenICam standard, ArenaView allows you to access and validate camera features quickly and easily through the GenICam XML based feature tree. Optimized for today’s diverse range of user preferences, our viewer improves readability on higher resolutions and includes options for different color schemes.

  • GenICam compliant
  • Instant feature search
  • Optimized for UHD resolutions
  • Dark and light color schemes
  • Dockable panels
Arena Viewer GUI
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HTML 5, CSS3, JavaScript

Arena UI

Arena UI is our user interface (UI) framework. Based on HTML 5, CSS3, and JavaScript, it allows users to rapidly create client applications. This flexible UI framework modernizes the approach, look, and maintenance of client applications. For example, build responsive applications that dynamically adjust layout for different screen resolutions or easily change application styles by switching CSS style sheets.

Tutorials on how to create your own GUI coming soon!

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GenICam 3 Compliant

GenICam™ is an interface agnostic, programming standard for machine vision cameras. The Arena SDK supports the latest GenICam 3 standard enabling faster camera enumeration and a smaller memory footprint.

  • Consistent GenICam experience for shorter Arena SDK learning curve.
  • Modernized XML structure for faster load times.
  • Reduced code size and memory usage for smaller system footprint.
  • Optimized for more efficient embedded system operations.
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HELPFUL

Features

  • ArenaUI
    • HTML5 / JavaScript UI framework that renders webpages in desktop application windows
    • Connects JavaScript UI functions to C++ backend hooks enabling users to design UI’s by using modern HTML5 frameworks
    • Examples teaches users how to build HTML5 GUI’s that can control LUCID cameras using the Arena C++ API backend
  • ArenaView
    • Powerful desktop viewer with HTML5 UI
    • Dark / light skins
    • Customizable layout using dockable windows
    • HTML5 UI allows viewing of camera hosted webpages like:
      • Firmware update
      • Device documentation
    • View software documentation fully complete with code snippets in HTML5 GUI
    • Access to all camera features through searchable GenApi feature tree
    • Can snap multiple still images into separate tabs while streaming a device
    • Multiple cameras can stream in separate tabs
    • Access detailed node information for each SFNC feature the camera supports
  • GenICam 3.0 based Arena C++ API:
    • Familiar industry interface for camera control
    • Uses standardized naming convention for camera features (SFNC 2.3)
    • Forward compatible with new device features through GenApi XML
    • Leverages GenICam’s reference implementation robustness, stability and reliability
    • Streamable feature support to write camera settings to file and then load from file to device
    • Fully featured chunk data support that leverages GenICam nodemap adapters to parse self described image chunks
    • Device events are integrated with GenICam nodemaps via Event adapters and trigger standard node callbacks
  • Lightweight Filter (LWF) driver
    • Improves image transfer stability/reliability and performance
    • Lowers CPU usage when streaming large images at small packet sizes
    • Image streams are not affected by other network activity on the system
  • Save library
    • A simple and portable image saving library that integrates with Arena API
    • Examples showing how to record images using the Save library
  • Examples
    • Approximately 20 practical C++ examples showing/explaining in detail how to use Arena API to accomplish common tasks
    • Example practical applications machine vision customers want to implement
      • How to handle arrival / removals of new devices
      • How to setup overlapped trigger / exposure-end event
  • Utilities
    • IPConfigUtility to configure camera IP addresses
    • Command line LUCID firmware updater that doesn’t have dependency on Arena library
    • LUCID driver installer to assist with installation of the LUCID LWF driver

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