For installing IDS peak, the following requirements are required for the system environment:
Administrator privileges are required to install the software.
ids_peak_[version].exe to run the setup. You have the following options for the installation:
After the installation is finished, the PC must be restarted.
To open the IDS Vision Cockpit, click on the icon of the IDS Vision Cockpit on the desktop or click on "Start > All Programs > IDS peak > IDS Cockpit".
The camera list in IDS Vision Cockpit shows you all GigE Vision and USB3 Vision Producers available on the host system. The available cameras are listed below their interfaces.
You can find the binaries and the source code of the samples under "Start > All Programs > IDS peak > Samples".
|simple_live_halcon||Opening a camera and grabbing images|
|triggered_live_halcon||Configuring and using triggered image acquisition|
|simple_live_mil||Opening a camera and grabbing images|
|triggered_live_mil||Configuring and using triggered image acquisition|
|device_tree||Create and update module tree and open a camera|
|get_first_pixel||Starting image acquisition and accessing image pixel data|
|lego_trigger||Using triggered acquisition and setting trigger parameters|
|open_camera||Simple creation and opening of a camera object|
|open_camera_by_serno||Create and open a camera object by serial number|
|open_camera_select_cti||Using a specific CTI to create and open a camera object|
|save_images_live_qtwidgets||Simple GUI example using Qt to show images and save them to disk using the IDS peak IPL|
|simple_live_qml||Simple example for usage with QML GUI to display images|
|simple_live_qtwidgets||Simple example for usage with Qt widgets GUI to display images|
|walkthrough||Guided tour through module tree and opening of the first available camera|
A valid IP address must be assigned to GigE Vision cameras before they can be used.
For optimal performance it is recommend to use Ethernet package sizes which are larger than 1500 bytes. Recommended package size is ~9000 bytes depending on the support of the used network controller. Your whole network infrastructure e.g. switches should support this Ethernet package size if not the GenTL will use the largest possible size.
To open a camera, double-click it. You can set the camera properties using the icons in the toolbar or work directly in the tree view.
How to integrate IDS industrial cameras with IDS peak in your own application is described in the further documentation of IDS peak which can be found in "C:\Program Files\IDS\ids_peak\sdk\api\doc".
The software includes some parts that are copyright-protected from access by third parties, and which were published under Open Source licensing conditions, see either list on https://en.ids-imaging.com/open-source.html or "C:\Program Files\IDS\ids_peak\licenses". The Open Source parts may be used under the terms and conditions of their corresponding Open Source licenses. You will find the Open Source licenses in the "thirdparty_licenses.txt" file.
The uninstallation of IDS peak is also done via the menu-driven setup. After uninstalling, the PC must be restarted. A new installation of IDS peak is only possible after a restart of the PC.
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