The prestigious VISION Award that was presented at VISION 2018 for the 23rd time is looking back on a tradition almost as long as the world's leading trade fair for machine vision itself. VISION took place at Messe Stuttgart for the 27th time from 6 to 8 November 2018.

The winner of the VISION Award 2018 is from Slovakia: Photoneo convinces with a high resolution 3D camera. With high technological standards and the outstanding innovation, the PhoXi 3D camera offers a completely new approach for high-precision 3D acquisition of moving objects.

In her laudatory speech, Gabriele Jansen, Managing Director of the M&A consulting firm, Vision Ventures and member of the VISION Award jury, also emphasized the high relevance of the PhoXi 3D camera for machine vision: "The market potential for 3D applications in machine vision is huge. A whole portfolio of different 3D technologies is available for mastering the many different tasks. One technology, however, we have painfully missed so far: the high accuracy snap-shot area scan of large work areas in motion. Now Photoneo has closed the gap and is presenting the market with the Phoxi 3D Camera, a unique product to date."

Please find more information on the award winning innovation here.

Winners 1996 - 2016

2016
The VISA approach provides many system developers with a high degree of flexibility in the use of LED lighting
Machine Vision Lighting

2014
„Machine Vision with Depth“: Hochauflösende Vision-Systeme, die auf einem gepulsten 3D-Time-of-Flight-Bildgebungsverfahren basieren, geeignet für die direkte Integration in industrielle Lösungen mittels Standard-Interface
Odos Imaging Ltd.

2012
MAGIC 3D: A New Wide Dynamic Range 3D stereoscopic Vision System
New Imaging Technologies (NIT)

2011
Real-Time Stereo Vision Technology for an Intraoral 3D Scanner
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH(Safety & Security Department)

2010
ColorRanger - Multi-aspect imaging using one single camera
Sick Vertriebs-GmbH

2009
Finally... Go beyond Camera Link with CoaXPress!
ADIMEC Advanced Image Systems B.V.

2008
leanXcam - The Open-Source Smart Camera
Supercomputing Systems AG

2007
3D-Oberflächeninspektion in Echtzeit
in-situ GmbH & Co. KG, Sandra Söll und Bernhard Roither

2006
Visual Applets – a hardware based Machine Vision construction set
Silicon Software GmbH, Michael Noffz

2005
image Correction processor
CMOS Vision, Schweiz,  Georg Israel

2004
Inline absolut Vermessung in der Bewegung inkl. Prozessfähigkeit
inos Automationssoftware, Herr Dr. Lambis Tassakos, Herr Henning

2003
Bi-I, An ultra-high frame-rate stand-alone image capturing and processing device
AnaLogic Computers Ltd.,

2002
3D-Mikroskopie mit absoluter Messung der Oberfläche
ABW GmbH, Dr. Henning Wolf

2001
Imaging Colorimetry for monitoring of the esthetical quality of surfaces
Massen VISION Systems, Prof. Robert Massen

2000
The LINLOG TM photosensing principle: High dynamic range, high speed digital image sensing with worlds best low light level performance
CSEM Zürich, Peter Seitz

1999
VisionSpy, ein Plug-and-Play zur Lesung von 2D Codes auf beliebigen Texturen
GAVITEC GmbH, Jörg Küchen

1998
Das Bildverarbeitungssystem IT-INSPECT zur objektiven Oberflächenanalyse von Lackaufbauten
IMAGETOOL Digitale Bildverarbeitung GmbH, Dipl. Inform. Ioannis Strikos

1997
3D-Endoskop zur Hohlrauminspektion
HGV Vosseler GmbH & Co KG, Hans-Günter Vosseler

1996
Entwicklung eines schnellen, allseits vermessenden 3D Systems zur Vermessung kleiner und grosser - auch beweglicher Objekte - Ganzkörperscanner - VIRO -3D 2400
Vitronic, Dr. Stein