Academic Company Events Community Support Solutions Products & Services Contact NI MyNI
Industrial Camera Advisor
Point Grey Research Dragonfly DRAG-BW

An IEEE-1394hub can be used to connect multiple Dragonfly cameras on the same bus.
Fully digital video camera that conforms to DCAM 1.30 and the IEEE 1394 standards.
Has external trigger feature that provides control over timing of the image acquisition.
The dragonfly allows users to upgrade its firmware through the IEEE-1394 interface.
Has four I/O pins that can be configured in one of four ways.

The Dragonfly is an OEM-style IEEE 1394 board level camera specifically designed for industrial machine vision tasks.

Contact Point Grey Research   View Full Specifications

NI Compatible Products
NI - Compatible Hardware 
778638-01 NI CVS-1454 IEEE-1394a Compact Vision System
778926-01 NI PXI-8252 IEEE-1394b interface device
For use with 1394 connection 
779679-01NI PCIe-8255R IEEE-1394b interface device
NI - Cable P/N 
For use with 1394 connection 

Note to IE Users: If camera files are opening as text in your browser, you can cause them to instead download with an option to save as a file by associating .icd files in Windows to open in a program like Notepad. This will save you from having to copy text in the browser and manually create and save the file. Here are instructions to do this:
  • create a text file on your desktop and rename it to have the .icd extension (you may be alerted about the file type - just click Yes to continue)
  • right-click on your new file, select Open, and choose the option to "Select from a list of programs"
  • choose Notepad from the list of programs, select the option to "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file", and open the file
  • Windows will now associate that file type with Notepad, and clicking Camera File links will download and save as desired