此应用手册(英文)纪载了如何使用IDS GigE 视觉相机以及HALCON机器视觉软件来获取图像。由于安装HALCON包含了其自有的GigE Vision Standard 的传输层，所以不需要使用制造商另外提供的特定软件。但是使用IDS Vision Suite 搭配IDS GigE Vision的相机提供用户更多的相机功能，此应用手册将会详细说明。
Camera connection via HDevelop image acquisition assistantConfigurator
Start HDevelop and use the image acquisition assistant to open a connected IDS GigE Vision camera
In the ‘Source’ tab HALCON gives you the choice to connect cameras with different interfaces. When pressing ‘Auto-detect Interfaces’ (see Figure 2, No. 1) HALCON probes and lists only those interfaces in the dropdown list that correspond to your connected camera.
The HALCON installation includes an own GigE Vision interface library. (see Figure 2, No. 2) Using this HALCON GenTL (GenICam Tranport Layer), it’s not necessary to install any specific camera manufacturer software.
Open the IDS GigE Vision camera
With the ‘Connection’ tab you can choose a connected IDS camera. The device is represented with an ID which is composed of cameras MAC address and its device name (see Figure 4, No.2).
The device may be reported as misconfigured. In this case, the device icon will show this symbol:
If you select such a device, the assistant may suggest a generic parameter that potentially resolves the misconfiguration. (for example by using the ‘GtlForceIP’ parameter).
With pressing ‘Connect’, the camera will be opened. Then you are able to set additional camera parameter in the ‘Parameters’ tab or see a ‘Live’ preview of the camera.
Generate HALCON script to acquire images
With the ‘Code Generation’ tab you can generate HALCON script code for using the camera with chosen parameters in HDevelop for your machine vision project.
Generated HALCON code can look like this: