With all of our cameras
and spectrometers we supply driver software and demonstration
programs. These drivers allow users to easily interface to our devices
when writing their own application software.
Applications have a choice of two ways to use the software:
- Directly calling functions on the CameraServer DLL
- Using the COM interface to the CameraServer DLL
The COM interface is the easiest interface to use when developing
with late binding languages such as Visual Basic. In addition, by
using COM, the Camera need not be installed on the same computer as
the application software.
Accessing cameras through the DLL directly is primarily intended
for developers using languages such as C/C++. This mechanism is less
cumbersome for C applications than using COM but does mean that the
application must be installed on the same computer as the camera.