Third Party Software

While some customers prefer to write their own image processing software, many prefer to take advantage of the years of experience offered by companies that specialize in imaging software. BitFlow supports both types of customers with our full featured SDK for customers wanting to do their own coding, and full set of 3rd party drivers for the most popular image processing and machine vision applications.

Drivers are available for off-the-shelf 3rd party applications such as A&B Software's ImageWarp, Cognex's Vision Pro and CVL (Cognex Vision Library) Developers Kit, MVTec's HALCON, Media Cybernetics' Image Pro Plus, National Instrument's LabView, NorPix's StreamPix, IO Industries' Video Savant and Stemmer Imaging's Common Vision Blox. Finally, BitFlow provides a TWAIN driver. TWAIN is a image acquisition standard used by hundreds of applications. Of course, if you don't see your favorite package here, please let us know

All of BitFlow's third party drivers have been optimize for ease of use, fast acquisition, and minimal CPU usage. We have worked hard to make these drivers deliver images to your application as quickly as the application can take them. All of our drivers support all of our current product families. This means that you only need one driver for a given application regardless of which or our frame grabbers you are using. All of these drivers require that the latest BitFlow SDK be installed on your computer. However, you can use the drivers only version of the SDK which is free and can be downloaded from this site. See the Drivers Only page for more information.

Some drivers are available directly from the manufacturer, and other drivers can be downloaded from our Customer Support Files page. See the following table for more information on your package.

PackageDriver Location
A&B Software ImageWarp Included in distribution
A&B Software ActiveBF Included in distribution
Adaptive Vision Library
Adaptive Vision Studio
Cognex Vision Pro Support Files
The Mathworks MATLAB Support Files
Media Cybernetics ImagePro Support Files
National Instruments LabView Support Files
NorPix StreamPix
OpenCV (contact BitFlow support for drivers)
TWAIN Support Files
Stemmer Vision Blox Support Files
IO Industries Video Savant