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National Instruments NI 1744 Smart Camera

533 MHz PowerPC processor
Built-in lighting controller
Quadrature encoder support, optoisolated digital I/O and dual gigabit Ethernet
Program with LabVIEW Real-Time Module or configure with Vision Builder AI
Includes Vision Builder AI

The NI 1744 Smart Camera, powered by a 533 MHz PowerPC processor, is a real-time target for machine vision. The high-quality Sony CCD image sensor acquires monochrome SXGA (1280 x 1024) resolution images. This camera has four times the resolution of the NI 1722 and 1742 Smart Cameras. Camera I/O includes two optoisolated digital inputs, two optoisolated digital outputs, one RS232 serial port, and two gigabit Ethernet ports. The NI 1744 also features quadrature encoder support and a direct drive lighting controller that can drive current controlled lights up to 500 mA continuous or 1 A strobed. You can program NI Smart Cameras with the NI LabVIEW Real-Time and NI Vision Development modules or configure the camera with NI Vision Builder for Automated Inspection (AI). NI Smart Cameras include fully functional copies of Vision Builder AI software to configure the camera.

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NI Compatible Products
NI - Compatible Hardware 
780403-01 NI 1744 Smart Camera 533MHz SXGA 13fps
NI - Cable P/N 
197818-05NI 17xx 5m Pigtail breakout cable

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