What does 2020 hold for businesses across the machine vision, automation and robotic landscapes?
MVPro has sought to find out by getting the thoughts of various businesses in each sector via the quickfire five Q&A, which offers an insight into how each business views 2020 and what was the highlight of 2019.
Today… Henning von der Forst, marketing managing at Ximea.
What will be the biggest trend in machine vision in 2020?
It feels like in the couple recent years there was an oversaturation of trends including 3D, Embedded, Hyperspectral or Polarization. Finalising already existing products and further development of new interface opportunities like USB4 or niche thunderbolt can be new market trends.
What do you predict will be the biggest challenge in 2020?
The biggest challenge is the handling of the increasing amount of data that the latest interface generations are providing. The vast load of RAW images generated either by a single high speed camera or multiple camera setups has to be processed and stored preferably in real time.
What are the company’s ambitions and plans for 2020?
The plans for 2020 are to continue the development of sCMOS camera lines to substitute the discontinued CCD sensor models. For the ambition part, there are ideas about the exploration of new interface options and exciting sensor technologies we already see on the horizon.
What industry event are you looking forward to attending in 2020 and why?
The first show in 2020 is the SPIE. Photonics West in San Francisco which will be a great event in 2020. Several Exhibitions will follow and finally we are exhibiting on the Vision 2020 in Stuttgart which will be a great event.
All events where we meet our customers personally are important to us. Our products have a high need of explanation.
Looking back over the past year, what have been the business’s highlights?
Expansion of Interesting projects in the area of embedded vision, especially combined with multiplexed camera systems. The flexibility and modularity of components in these application types are increasing in importance together with the demand of a compact form factor and even mobility.