Imetrum Launches New Software for Its Revolutionary High Resolution Video Based Measurement System

Imetrum launches a new version of its Video Gauge camera-based monitoring system for materials and structural measurements

Online PR News – 06-June-2014 – Bristol, UK – As part of its plans to continually upgrade its unique Video Gauge systems’ capability, Imetrum is pleased to announce the latest software update v4.1. Imetrum’s Video Gauge system is a unique video based measurement system that is used to measure strain, displacement, rotation plus other important parameters in materials, civil engineering structures and complex assemblies while under test.

With new functionality based on user-feedback, an improved user interface and multiple language support, v4.1 of the software was launched at the JEC Composites Show in March. This latest version will be shipped with all new systems, while existing customers can easily upgrade to the new software by contacting Imetrum engineers. Upgrades are carried out remotely, so reducing downtime and avoiding the need for an engineer to visit the site, saving both time and money.

One of the major new features of the latest software is its new multi language platform. Software engineers have incorporated the unique ability to auto-translate test results into the native language of the recipient. With many global organisations using the Video Gauge in multiple sites worldwide, this novel feature means that any test carried out in English in the UK, for example, can be sent to the company HQ in France and the results and analysis are automatically displayed in French. This is a valuable saving in both time and money and eliminates any misunderstandings due to incorrect translation.

Other new capabilities include support for rotating video windows by multiples of 90 degrees to make it easier to operate with a camera mounted on its side, so enabling the user to take advantage of a higher image resolution and to help the operator start a new test quickly and efficiently, without having to remember to reset the input to zero, an automatic zeroing option for analogue inputs has been included. Initial position refinement for 3D targets has also been added together with an option to disable automatic play back of video when opening tests or switching modes. All additions in this new version of the software allow for quicker and more efficient tests, saving companies both time and money.

Imetrum’s Managing Director, John Brewster comments: “Video Gauge is aimed at a global market, so v4.1 now provides support for multiple languages. The French package is currently active and other languages will be rolled out over the next few months. All of the improvements found in v4.1 are the result of Imetrum’s on-going development programme aimed at significant and continual improvement of our systems. Our design engineers are constantly in touch with users of Video Gauge to get feedback on how we can improve the system to ensure that they get optimum performance and results.”


Note for editors

Imetrum’s product now has over 300 users worldwide and is a versatile, non-contact video based system that allows the user to test a variety of over 200 important parameters (strain, rotation, displacement etc.) in real time, in a single test. The Video based measurement system is ideal for use in exacting market areas such as aerospace, automotive, defence, oil & gas, energy, R&D and high technology motorsport, where highly accurate measurements directly traceable to national standards are critical for their materials, component or sub-assembly development. In materials it is the world’s first video extensometer capable of being calibrated to BS EN ISO9513 Class 0.2, which also equates to the equivalent American standard ASTM E83 Class B-1. As the Imetrum system is video based, a record of the test can be saved so engineers can either post process the test or complete further analysis without the need for repeating the test, saving both time and money.

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June 5, 2014