The Embedded Vision Experts

25 years of know-how and experience for your project

... from the first Smart Camera to modern Embedded Vision Systems ...

The development and manufacturing of our smart Embedded Vision Systems comprises three main categories:

Consultation and service are available to you worldwide through our local partners in over 30 countries. We operate sales offices in the USA and Japan. The company based in Ettlingen, Germany, was founded in 1996 by Michael Engel, the inventor of the first intelligent camera suitable for industrial use.

Interview with Michael Engel

Company founder Michael Engel interviewed.

Milestones from 1996 to date

FPGA-based hardware accelerator - VC Power SoM with MIPI camera modules


FPGA-based accelerator for image preprocessing with MIPI

Embedded Vision System VC picoSmart


World first: Presentation of the VC picoSmart® at embedded world 2021

Kompatible Prozessor­boards für Embedded Vision mit MIPI CSI2


Embedded Vision Starter Kits for NXP i.MX8M Plus, NVIDIA® and Raspberry Pi®

VC DragonCam - Ready-to-use Embedded Kamera mit Snapdragon Quad-Core-Prozessor


Introducing the VC DragonCam® with Snapdragon™ processor

VC DragonCam - Embedded Kamera mit Snapdragon Quad-Core-Prozessor


Introduction of SONY Pregius sensors into our product ranges

VC MIPI Kameramodul


Presentation of the first VC MIPI® camera modules

Profilsensor-Serie VC nano 3D-Z - Lasertriangulationssensor


Presentation of intelligent 3D laser profilers

Logo Carrida Technologies


Foundation of CARRIDA Technologies GmbH

Intelligente Board Level Kamera VCSBC nano Z-RH


Introduction of SONY Pregius sensors into our product ranges

Platinenkameras - Intelligente Board Level Kameras für OEM Anwendungen


Introduction of dual core ARM processors with FPGA (SoC) from Xilinx

Profilsensor nano 3D


Introduction of the smart 3D profile sensor VC nano 3D with onboard data processing

Logo von NOTAVIS - Vision for OEM


Foundation of NOTAVIS GmbH. Project development & component sales

Profilsensor-Serie VC nano


Introduction of the new VC nano series - Board and housing

Bildverarbeitungssoftware SmartFinder


Introduction of the VC Smart Finder image processing software for contour detection

Jan-Erik Schmitt - Managing Director Vision Components


Jan-Erik Schmitt is appointed to the Management Board

VC Smart Reader - 2D-Code-Erkennung für Data-Matrix-Codes und Barcodes


Introduction of the VC Smart Reader image processing software for reading 2D code

Texas Instruments DSP-Technologie


Introduction of the Texas Instruments DSP technology

Vision Sensors VCM30/50E


Introduction of the world's first vision sensor VCM30/50E

Altes Logo Vision Components


Company foundation of Vision Components GmbH in Ettlingen, Germany.

VC11 - die weltweit erste industrietaugliche intelligente Kamera


Michael Engel presents the VC11, the world's first industrial smart camera

Play video Jan-Erik Schmitt in einem Produktvideo

Bring embedded vision to your projects

Jan-Erik Schmitt, Managing Director of Vision Components, demonstrates multiple ways to integrate camera technology into hardware designs.

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Hands-on Workshop: FPGA Programming for Embedded Vision


9:30 – 17:00 Uhr

Ettlingen near Karlsruhe

149 € per participation

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