A lens is required to control the amount of light that reaches the image sensor and adjust the focal point of the camera's target. Choose a lens based upon distance from the camera to the object under view, the size of the object, image sensor size, and the required field of view.
You need a cable to transmit signals between the camera and frame grabber. Some cables also provide power and triggering to the camera.
You need a frame grabber to acquire image data from the camera and interface to your computer.
You need software to interface with your hardware and to collect, analyze, present, and store your measurements. This board is compatible with a variety of programming languages, including LabVIEW, C/C++, Visual Basic, and .NET. LabVIEW provides the easiest integration with all of your NI hardware and is recommended to maximize your hardware investment.