BitFlow Software Development Kit
Supporting all BitFlow frame grabbers, 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/Windows 10. 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.
* Indicates applications included in driver-only installations. The remaining applications are available through the one-time purchase of our SDK.
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.
The BitFlow SDK supports Windows 2000/Windows XP/2003/2008/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10 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.
New SDK Version 6.20!
BitFlow SDK 6.20 has been released. It can be download from the link below. This new release supports Axion-CL. This release has been undergoing Beta testing for quite some time and passed all internal and external testing systems. This SDK supports all BitFlow currently support frame grabbers, from the Road Runner (released in 1996) right up to the brand new Axion-CL (released 2015). This release also supports Windows 10. Go to our Downloads page to get this latest SDK.
Get the SDK
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