NI 1742 Smart Camera Machine Vision Solution With Built-In Lighting Controller

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  • NI recommends the new, higher performance NI 1752 for new applications.
  • Monochrome 640 x 480 CCD image sensor
  • 533 MHz PowerPC
  • 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 for programming NI Smart Cameras
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NI recommends the new, higher performance NI 1752 for new applications.

The NI 1742 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 VGA (640 x 480) resolution images at 60 frames per second. Camera I/O includes two optoisolated digital inputs, two optoisolated digital outputs, one RS232 serial port, and two Gigabit Ethernet ports. The NI 1742 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 configure the NI Smart Camera with NI Vision Builder for Automated Inspection (AI), an easy-to-use stand-alone programming environment for creating full visual inspection applications. The NI Smart Camera features a license for Vision Builder AI software that you can use to access the full list of functions to program any NI Smart Camera and to emulate NI Smart Cameras even when the hardware is not physically connected.

If you prefer more customization, you can program the NI Smart Camera with NI LabVIEW software and the NI Real-Time Vision Development Bundle that includes all of the modules needed for programming LabVIEW vision applications on real-time targets.

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Specifications Summary

Product Name NI 1742 Smart Camera
Product Family Smart Cameras
Form Factor Embedded Vision
Part Number 780147-01
Operating System/Target Real-Time
Included Vision Software Vision Acquisition Software , Vision Development Module Runtime , Vision Builder AI Runtime , Vision Builder AI for Smart Camera
Product Certifications C-Tick , RoHS , CE , FCC
Industrial protocol support TCP/IP , Modbus/TCP , RS-232 , Ethernet/IP , Modbus
Vision System
Processor 533 MHz PowerPC
System Memory RAM 128 MB
Nonvolatile Storage Memory 128 MB
Number of Ethernet Ports 2
Ethernet Speed 100BaseT , 1000BaseT , 10BaseT
Camera Interface Smart Camera
Resolution 640 x 480
Maximum Frame Rate(at Max Resolution) 60 fps
Sensor Size 0.9 cm
Sensor Readout Progressive Scan
Pixel Depth 8-bit
Binning Yes
Partial Scan Yes
Color Type Monochrome
Minimum Exposure Time 36.3 us
Exposure Time Increment 31.2 us
Strobe Signal Yes
Direct Drive Lighting Yes
Digital I/O
Number of Isolated Input Channels 2
Number of Isolated Output Channels 2
Number of Trigger Inputs 1
Minimum Detectable Pulse Width 1 ms
Maximum Trigger Rate 240 Hz
Physical Specifications
Length 8.58 cm
Width 5.06 cm
Height 11.77 cm
Minimum Operating Temperature 0 °C
Maximum Operating Temperature 45 °C

NI 1742 Smart Camera

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Price: $ 2,779

NI Smart Camera - Includes NI Vision Builder for Automated Inspection Software

Camera, NI 1742 Smart Camera 780147-01 Included in price

Software and Services

Power Supplies and I/O Accessories



Light, 4X4 Back Light (Red) 780221-01 Add $ 662

Light, Ring Light (Red) 780222-01 Add $ 438

Light, Linear Array (Red) 780223-01 Add $ 606

Light, Spot Light (Red) 780224-01 Add $ 323

Mounting Accessories

Ethernet Cables


Training Credit(s) 780153-01 Add $ 310

10 training credits are redeemable for LabVIEW Core 1 and LabVIEW Machine Vision and Image Processing training courses within 1 year of purchase. NI recommends these courses if you plan to develop custom Smart Camera applications with LabVIEW.

Price: $ 2,779

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