Smart Cameras pp 341-355 | Cite as

Market Demands and Analysis



This chapter gives an overview of the current market of smart cameras and future demands. Most of the information is based on two market studies and a survey conducted among smart camera producers and distributors. The chapter is separated into five sections: Section 19.1 starts with a short review of recent developments in the vision and smart camera market. The following section discusses the smart camera types, develops a classification system, and provides typical examples of these models. An analysis of the vision market of today in general, as well as the smart camera market in particular, will be shown in Section 19.3. Typical fields of application will be described in Section 19.4. Finally, Section 19.5 discusses the demands of smart cameras used nowadays and special economic demands connected with business in these areas.


Machine Vision Product Life Cycle Vision Sensor Intelligent Transportation System Smart Camera 
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The authors would like to thank the following organizations for allowing us to reprint data from their detailed market studies.

• Automated Imaging Association (AIA) Paul Kellett, Director Market Analysis

• European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) Patrick Schwarzkopf, General Secretary

• IMS Research Niall Jenkins Market Research Analyst

Furthermore, the authors would like to thank the following companies and individuals for taking part in the survey (carried out at the trade fair Vision 2008, Stuttgart, Germany).

• Basler Dipl.-Ing. Werner Borchert, Product Manager - Components

• Buxbaum Ing Dietmar Buxbaum, CEO

• Dalsa Steve Geraghty, Director of Operations

• Datasensor Michele Leoni, Product Manager – Inspection Thomas Bauer, Product Manager – Central Europe

• Matrix Vision Dipl. Ing. Uwe Furtner, General Manager Standard Products

• MaxxVision Sayed Soliman, CEO

• Microscan John Agapakis, Director – Business Development

• Sick AG – Dr. Mats Gökstorp, Management Board – Division Advanced Industrial Sensors

• Stemmer Imaging Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Peter Keppler, Vision Solutions Sales Manager Dipl.-Ing. Peter Stiefenhöfer, Marketing & Public Relations Manager

And last but not least, we would like to thank the following companies for sharing information by e-mail on the topic of smart cameras.

• BMW Group – Katharina Bölsterl, Konzernkommunikation und Politik, Technologiekommunikation

• Vision Systems Design Andrew Wilson, Editor

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AIT Austrian Institute of TechnologyViennaAustria
  2. 2.AIS Advanced Information Systems GmbH & CoLinzAustria

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