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BitFlow's SDK is the only thing you'll need to develop your own application that acquires data from any of BitFlow's frame grabbers.

BitFlow Software Development Kit

Supporting our Alta, Neon, Karbon, Cyton, R3, Road Runner products, BitFlow's Software Development Kit (SDK) allows imaging application developers to take full advantage of the host computer's capabilities. Development libraries provide hardware access and display functions. Working example applications, complete with MS Visual C++ source code, enable developers to quickly demonstrate BitFlow's products and subsequently integrate them into their applications. The SDK supports the robust multitasking and multiprocessing performance benefits of Windows XP/2003/2008/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8. The Common Camera Interface Library (Ci) allows for seamless integration with all of BitFlow's products. In addition, the high level Buffer management library (BufIn) makes the task of writing an asynchronous, multiple host buffer application trivial.

There are two versions of the SDK, the full development version and the drivers only version. For more information see the Drivers Only link


Example Applications

* Indicates applications included in driver-only installations. The remaining applications are available through the one-time purchase of our SDK.

API Layers

The BitFlow API is broken into tiers. User application can access any tier, higher levels offer more functionality with fewer calls, lower levels offer custom control of the board.

SDK Support

The BitFlow SDK supports Windows 2000/Windows XP/2003/2008/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 on Intel-compatible PC platforms. All BitFlow libraries are native, 32-bit/64-bit implementations directly supported by Microsoft Visual C++ or Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010/2012. However they are are callable from Win32-compliant programming language or application. Contact BitFlow for additional operating systems support.

Drivers are available for off-the-shelf image processing packages such as A&B Software's ImageWarp, MVTec's HALCON, Cognex's VisionPro and AIK, Stemmer Imaging's Common Vision Blox, Media Cybernetics' Image Pro PlusTM, National Instrument's LabView, The Mathworks MATLAB and IO Industries' Video Savant. See the 3rd party software page for the latest drivers.

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New SDK Version 5.90!

BitFlow SDK 5.90 has been released. It can be download from the link below.

Get the SDK

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