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TYZX Introduces the TYZX DeepSea G3 Embedded Vision System for Autonomous Robots
TYZX Introduces smart 3D vision system that provides reliable, real-time range data for robots, security systems, and other applications.
By Robotics Trends Staff - Filed Oct 05, 2009

The TYZX DeepSea G3 Embedded Vision System processes real-time range data at 60 fps.

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Small rugged vision system delivers real-time 3D data about shapes and locations to applications for navigation, obstacle avoidance, person-tracking, and more.



TYZX, a provider of 3D vision technology company, announced the availability of the TYZX DeepSea G3 Embedded Vision System (EVS), a small, fast, rugged, and smart 3D vision system that provides reliable, real-time range data for robots, security systems, and other applications, even in adverse operating conditions.

In a compact enclosure about the size of a paperback book, the TYZX G3 EVS integrates a TYZX DeepSea stereo camera featuring two High Dynamic Range (HDR) imagers, a TYZX DeepSea 3 stereo image-processing ASIC with performance improvements and a built-in ProjectionSpace processor, and an embedded PowerPC CPU running Linux and Gigabit network connection.

Compared to other 3D sensors, the TYZX G3 EVS is:

  • Less detectable and more rugged: Unlike LADAR and RADAR systems, the TYZX G3 EVS uses passive 3D sensor technology for a low detectability profile. The TYZX G3 EVS has no moving parts, which increases reliability and lowers support requirements. Full daylight operation is supported; dark operation can be supported with IR imagers.
  • Smarter and more accurate: The DeepSea 3 ASIC in the G3 EVS includes TYZX’s ProjectionSpace processor, which converts raw 3D point-cloud data into actionable data for Obstacle Detection/Obstacle Avoidance (ODOA) and other applications in real time. The TYZX G3 EVS’ embedded Linux CPU is user-programmable for hosting applications such as ODOA, person-following, and path-planning. The DeepSea 3 also features improvements in TYZX’s highly regarded stereo-correlation engine, extending both resolution and accuracy.
  • Faster: The TYZX G3 EVS processes up to 60 fps of image data. Performing ProjectionSpace in hardware further reduces application latency.
  • Smaller: A compact form factor and ASIC integration make the TYZX G3 EVS small and lightweight. The TYZX G3 EVS enclosure measures only 3.8 cm x 18.7 cm x 14.5 cm and weighs only 675 grams.
  • Capable of operating on less power: In standard configurations, the TYZX G3 EVS uses less than 12 Watts of 12v DC power. The TYZX G3 EVS’s low power requirements help extend battery life on unmanned systems. The TYZX G3 EVS can also operate on Power over Ethernet (PoE), eliminating the need for a dedicated power cable.

TYZX G3 EVS applications can be developed using the TYZX G3 Development Platform, which includes the SEER API and can be used in Linux or Windows development environments.

“The TYZX G3 EVS is our smallest, lowest power, and most powerful 3D vision system yet,” said Ron Buck, President and CEO of TYZX. “The drive toward autonomy in unmanned systems underscores the need for real-time, 3D situational awareness in real-world operating environments. Unmanned systems and physical security applications need fast, accurate, and robust data about surroundings. The vision system delivering that data must not compromise the overall mission—the vision system must be fast, small, lightweight, and efficient in its use of power and compute resources. We’ve applied over a decade of R&D work, as well as many years of experience deploying 3D vision systems in the field, to develop the TYZX G3 EVS to meet these very stringent, real-world requirements.”

Attendees of the 2009 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., can arrange for a private demonstration of the G3 by calling (650) 282-4510 or writing to .

For more information about the TYZX G3 EVS, please visit http://www.tyzx.com.

About TYZX, Inc.
TYZX (http://www.TYZX.com) is a 3D vision company that provides a platform of hardware, software and services for building products that see and interact with the world in three dimensions. TYZX delivers high volume, cost-effective 3D vision solutions to industry leaders in the automotive, consumer electronics, robotics and security markets. TYZX, a privately held company, is backed by investments from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and corporate partners.

TYZX is a registered trademark and DeepSea and ProjectionSpace are trademarks of TYZX, Inc. All other brands and products referenced herein are acknowledged trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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John Bennett
TYZX
P:  510-495-6590

Ron Buck
TYZX
P:  408-282-4510


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