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Common Vision Blox - powerful, fast, modular

Common Vision Blox (CVB) is the most powerful, flexible and innovative vision software for implementing imaging and machine vision applications quickly and reliably.

CVB 2016 SP1 is based on STEMMER IMAGING’s vast experience with acquisition components from many different leading manufacturers and supports the latest acquisition technologies with maximum performance. It includes fundamental functionality for image acquisition, image access, image display, coordinate transformation, image normalization and much more. Based on a full implementation of the GenICam standard complete hardware independence is guaranteed.

CVB Camerasuite has the same functionality as CVB’s core module Image Manager. It is licensed by a Genicam (GigE Vision or USB3 Vision) camera purchased from STEMMER IMAGING and cannot have tools added to it. It is intended as an acquisition library for our hardware customers.

What is new in Common Vision Blox 2016 Servicepack 1?

  • CVB 2016 SP1 offers full support for ARM-based embedded systems (under Ubuntu Linux) including USB3 Vision and GigE Vision drivers.

  • CVB GigE Vision Server, the CVB tool for distribution of camera data over networks and CVB Minos, our powerful tool for high-speed recognition, OCR and OCV, are now available on all Linux platforms (x86_65, i686, armv7l-hf)

  • Improved Teach Bench for CVB Polimago, the state-of-the-art tool for fast and robust object recognition of polymorphic objects

  • Integrated drivers supporting Teledyne DALSA's TurboDrive Technology for Genie Nano area scan and Linea line scan cameras, enabling users to enjoy the benefits of the proven Ethernet interface with extra high data volumes. Watch the video to learn more about TurboDrive technology!

  • New drivers for Teledyne DALSA Xtium CLHS PX4 and CLHS PX8 frame grabbers


  • Solve very innovative machine vision tasks
  • Reduce the time to market without standard programming jobs
  • End customers with the help of skilled programmers or machine vision experts


  • Experienced Machine Vision Integrators
  • OEM customers for vertical applications
  • End customers with the help of skilled programmers or machine vision experts
  • Universities or other organisations for education (special pricing)


Common Vision Blox not only supports you with a range of optimised tools, but also offers you the freedom to embed your own know-how and to implement innovations quickly. Even a change of hardware during design phase is possible at any time without increasing development time and losing low level hardware control.

  • Hardware independent

    • True choice of hardware without loss of control
    • DDK to fully support all specialist hardware
    • Direct image access by pointers and tables
  • Platform independent

    • MultiOS supporting Microsoft Windows 32-bit (XP, 7, 8, 10) / 64-bit (7, 8, 10) and Linux 32-bit / 64-bit (Ubuntu, Mint, Kubuntu), Yocto (OpenEmbedded Linux)
    • Support for ARM Platforms - Odroid SoC e.g. Samsung Exynos5422
    • Programmable with VB.NET, C#, Visual Basic, Visual C++, Delphi, or Intel C++
    • GNU Compiler collection (depending on operating system used)
  • Code independent

    • Combine multiple tools to create the best solution
    • CVB, open source libraries, 3rd party packages and own code can be used together


  • Modular licence system
  • Free downloads
  • Free lifetime support
  • Free evaluation software
  • Hundreds of application examples and program ‚recipes‘ to help you get your own application up and running