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optris Xi and PI SDKs


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Software development kits (SDK) for optris Xi and PI thermal imaging cameras

We offer two SDKs for our Xi and PI thermal imaging cameras:

Connect SDK
This SDK offers a very wide range of functions. The PIX Connect software needs to run as background process.
Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 10
The Connect-SDK is part of the scope of delivery of the optris Xi and PI.

Direct SDK
This SDK does not require the PIX Connect software to be run.
The library "libirimager" provides a C ++ interface for Linux and Windows. Interfaces for LabVIEW and MATLAB are included in the SDK.
Supported operating systems: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 10 / Linux
You can download the Direct SDK free of charge from the Evocortex GmbH website: http://www.evocortex.org/downloads-1/
Please direct your support queries to Direct-SDK@optris.com.

If you do not hold licences for full versions of LabVIEW or MATLAB, you may download sample versions and their installation guides here:

MATLAB (sample program / installation guide)
LabVIEW (sample program / installation guide)

ROS interface for the Direct SDK:
Optris' thermal imaging cameras can be integrated into an ROS middleware for the above architectures. Wrappers for the previos version (ROS fuerte to ROS jade) and the latest version (ROS kinetic and upwards) can be found here: http://wiki.ros.org/optris_drivers

Software for data acquisition
The company CAD Computer offers software for data acquisition and drivers for the integration of our optris PI series.


Download technical-note-connect-vs-direct-sdk.pdf Technical note (441.2 KB)