Programmable or Plug and Play?


Programmable or Plug and Play?

IDS offers uEye XC autofocus camera with UVC protocol

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2024 – 12:00

(IDS: Stoneham, MA) — Whether it’s quality assurance, logistics tasks, or kiosk systems, it’s helpful to have quickly available and optimally focused image information to make optimal decisions, avoid errors, and speed up work processes. When it is necessary to refocus frequently, it seems most convenient to use webcams from the consumer sector. However, for industrial applications, it’s necessary to have both ease of operation and rugged durability.

For that, IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH has developed the compact autofocus camera uEye XC. In addition to USB3 Vision, it is now also available with UVC protocol as a reliable webcam for industrial applications.

The uEye XC offers plug-and-play industrial quality. Image: IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH

The camera is equipped with a 13 MP onsemi sensor and is available with two different protocols: USB3 Vision, which makes the model programmable and customizable, or as a variant with UVC. The latter abbreviation stands for USB Video Class, and it means that the camera only requires a cable connection for setup and operation. It then directly delivers high-resolution, detailed images and videos—even if object distances are constantly changing.

This makes it an ideal option for applications that require fast image capture with the least possible effort. In addition, the cameras feature digital zoom, automatic white balance, and color correction. This helps, for example, when it is necessary to recognize objects on conveyor belts, barcodes on packages, or labels.

Unlike consumer webcams, the uEye XC autofocus camera is tailored to industrial requirements. The lightweight magnesium housing and compact dimensions of 32 x 61 x 19 mm facilitate integration into image processing systems. The quick-change macro lens (optionally available as an accessory) allows users to shorten the minimum distance between the camera and the object, making it suitable for close-up applications such as quality control.

Visit for more information.

The uEye XC autofocus camera is available with UVC protocol. Image: IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH