02. September 2021, 14:49 Uhr | Andreas Knoll
Image processing technology provider Framos has made Intel's RealSense technology suitable for industrial use. This has resulted in the D415e 3D industrial camera, for example.
According to technology supplier Framos, Intel's discontinuation of RealSense technology, which became known two weeks ago, does not affect the D415, D435, D435i and D455 stereo vision cameras. They will continue to be available, as will the associated D410, D420, D430, D450 and D4 processor boards.
Intel has discontinued the LiDAR product line L515 as well as the products for facial recognition (F450, F455) and tracking (t265). As the company realigns its business model, it plans to increase its focus on the existing D400 stereo vision product line. The D415, D435, D435i and D455 stereo vision cameras will continue to be available unchanged for new and ongoing projects, as will the associated D410, D420, D430, D450 and D4 processor boards.
The vision technology provider Framos in Taufkirchen near Munich distributes Intel's RealSense products and has made the RealSense stereo vision camera technology suitable for industrial use. This has resulted in the D435e and D415e 3D industrial cameras, for example.
Orders for the discontinued products can still be placed and processed over the next six months (until February 2022), according to Framos. Software support for the products will continue to be provided via the common Intel RealSense SDK.
"At Framos, we are continuing our commitment to support all customers who are still developing products with Intel RealSense using either our own industrial products or the Intel standard versions," explained Ron Low, VP Partners and Channels at Framos. "As we move forward, we will assist all customers in resolving any question that arises and help them with any last-time-buy purchases of the aforementioned end-of-life discontinued products. This is to ensure they can build the inventory necessary to transition product lines with ease."
The announcement does not impact Framos' D400e series of industrial-grade stereo vision products. In general, the company has secured sufficient RealSense inventory to service all requests.