DolphiTech (Raufoss, Norway) reports that a software development kit (SDK) for the DolphiCam ultrasound camera system will be released in first quarter 2016. The SDK will enable developers and integrators to create customized non-destructive testing (NDT) applications for the DolphiCam. DolphiTech notes that traditional NDT equipment is hard to integrate — users must accept whatever functionality and user interface the manufacturer has put into the device. The company says an open architecture is needed to connect NDT devices to the Internet so that information can be shared and so that teams can work more effectively. The initial version of the SDK will contain C library (DLL) support for Microsoft Windows, supporting functionality to control the DolphiCam as well as retrieving A-, B- and C-scan data for the 16.000 element 2D matrix transducer. The DolphiCam is a mobile and ergonomic ultrasound camera system designed for NDT inspection of carbon fiber composite parts and structures. It features a patented dry and wet matrix transducer technology with high-performance signaling electronics to create high-resolution 2D and 3D images of suspected damage areas to verify the status of the material.
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