Optris

The Optris module allows you to visualize, store and analyze the data acquired with Optris Thermovison cameras (models XI400, PI400, PI640).

NOTE: The module is currently in a pre-release stage and does not yet support data reduction, emissivity adjustments in analyis and the frame rate might be slightly reduced.

Configuration

Initial setup

In order to use the module, you need to have the Optris PIX Connect software installed on your PC and the thermal camera connected to an USB port. The camera can then be added as device using the plus button in settings.

The Optris camera will be listed under the “Plugin” section. It can be added via the plus button.

An Optris field will now become available in the device tree. Clicking on it will display a settings window on the right where you should press the “Add Camera” button. A new line will appear in the list with the camera that you have just added. You can rename the camera, remove it or launch the Optris Software using hte Open Setup button.

NOTE: Currently only one camera at a time can be used with Dewesoft.

In the now open Optris PIX software you should select the “Configuration” option under the “Tools” tab, as shown on the picture below.

In the configuration window you can control the video resolution and framerate settings as well as the temperature range under the “Device” tab.

Under the “External communication” tab you need to select the “Connect SDK (IPC)” option and then save the selection by clicking on the Apply button.

The camera should now be configured to work with Dewesoft, so you can click on the “Hide Setup” button and exit out of Dewesoft’s settings window. In the channel setup you will now have an Optris tab, where several parameters related to the opearion of the camera will be listed. If all of the colored cells will be green, then the camera is correctly loaded and ready for use. Otherwise, please consut the troubleshooting section.

To visualise the data acquired with the camera, click on the Measure tab and add a 3D Graph widget via the + button. You can scale the min/max by left-clicking on the colored bar on the left side.

Registration, licensing

If you already have a Optris camera and did not purchase it from Dewesoft, then you will need to register the license key. Please make sure that the camera is connected and detected by the module before registering the license using the right arrow key. To verify this, check if you can see an “Optris (1 key)” tag marked in the image below. Once the license has been registered, it will be activated as long as the linked Optris camera is present in the system.

Troubleshooting