It operates at high spatial resolutions to measure color and texture, monitor product appearance, classify/grade goods, facilitate sorting operations, assess visual similarity, or detect defects by comparing images to stored references. The PC-based package supports image acquisition using FireWire cameras and Twain and analog camera/frame-grabber combinations.

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