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CURRERA-R Frequently Asked Questions

General

Q: What is CURRERA-R?
A: Range of industrial PC cameras which are successors of Smart cameras and combines image sensor and PC in one housing.
Detailed explanation can be found here or here

Q: What are the advantages of CURRERA?
A: Cheaper than the sum of Industrial PC + cable + camera
Faster deployment - system disk images with preinstalled IP software
Lower maintenance cost - everything in one unit
Built and optimized specifically for Machine Vision tasks.

Q: How to install Vision Library?
A: Here is list of libraries. Each has different method of installation with description available when clicking on the one you need.

Q: How to install API?
A: API is included in XIMEA_API_Software_Package.. Please follow the described process.

Q: What kind of API can I use?
A: List of APIs

Q: What devices are compatible with CURRERA?
A: Here is list of CURRERA Compatible Devices.

Q: Can I use Linux with CURRERA?
A: Yes. Here are the details.

Features

Q: What is the purpose of the RS232?
A: RS232 is general purpose serial port. You can access it from your applications like common serial port COM1 for serial communication with external devices. The physical pins can be accessed easily using our Break Out Board BOB144.

Q: How to restore System Disk Content?
A: See Restore Factory System Disk Image in How to Restore and Backup System Disk Content.

Enhanced Write Filter (EWF)

Q: Why all changes are lost when I restart the CURRERA or after power loss?
A: CURRERA is configured to use EWF and this feature is enabled by default to increase stability of data stored on Solid State Drive. When EWF is enabled - all changes to the content of the file system and Windows registry are stored to the RAM. In order to make permanent changes please use SSD_Control_Tool with function Commit before restarting or shutting down the camera.
See Enhanced Write Filter
See Software Installation on CURRERA

Q: Why after changing time and time zone followed by restart the time is shifted?
A: Windows is storing time zone settings in the file system. After changing time or date a Commit is required to apply changes using the SSD_Control_Tool.

Access CURRERA from network

Q: I have connected CURRERA to network without keyboard and/or monitor. How to find it from my PC?
A: CURRERA can work as a standalone without the need to be connected to Keyboard, monitor or mouse. To find it on your local network - you can use Network Camera Finder tool.

Default password

Q: I want to connect to CURRERA using Remote Desktop. What is username and password?
A: Default username is administrator and password is a

Mechanical

Q: What is Sensor orientation of CURRERA-R?
A: CURRERA sensor is oriented landscape when connectors are pointing down. Read more in Sensor Orientation.

Known issues

Q: Why monitor does not show the desktop of Operation system after it starts booting?
A: The display driver is set to mode without monitor to save energy. See solution here

Q: Why Windows Embedded Standard 2009 does not shutdown properly sometimes?
A: Systems released before February 2011 had conflict with device drivers. The shutdown process didn't finish properly. Problem was resolved - older CURRERAs should be updated by Stream Firmware Updater.

Q: Why does Windows Embedded Standard 2009 stop on start-up if USB hub is connected sometimes?
A: If there are Visual Libraries with the need of Sentinel HASP License Manager service or HASP License Manager service, there is conflict with connected USB devices. This can cause stopping of operation system sometimes after the desktop is shown. We prepared a
workaround: Disable Sentinel HASP service

Q: I want to use integrated SD-Card with WES7 but device manager shows that SD-Card device is missing a driver.
A: System images before V2_21 do not contain the driver. Please Install SD-Card device driver to CURRERA-R.


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