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Design Flexibility  

BOA PRO is embedded with our advanced Sherlock™ vision software. This application is well suited for users with challenging or changing vision requirements. Sherlock offers the design flexibility and inspection capabilities to satisfy a diverse range of applications across all industries.

Sherlock's extensive library of instructions, preprocessors, and algorithms can be combined in a variety of ways. The user graphically applies tools to regions of interest on the image, which are then connected through instructions and conditional statements to form a program or investigatoin. Custom formulas and control operations are easily constructed using the Sherlock script tool and connectivity with the outside is provided through discrete I/O and network commands that support standard factory protocols. 

Sherlock Interface

 The software includes a client design interface installed on a PC that communicates with the server or engine embedded on the camera. During development, images from the camera are fed directly to the Sherlock GUI and commands from the program are executed directly on the camera. This methodology optimizes the user design experience while providing an accurate representation of runtime performance. A secondary interface is avaiable through a standard web browser for device setup, runtime monitoring and firmware updating.

The Sherlock design environment is comprised of multiple configurable windows that can be moved, resized, or hidden to support user preferences. 

Sherlock Features

  • User Features

    • Flexible programming interface
    • Extensive list of drag-drop instructions
    • Dedicated Javascript editor
    • Single step debugging
    • Unauthorized access protection
    • Full-featured emulator for offline editing

    Vision Capabilities

    • Large selection of algorithms and preprocessors
    • ROI shape selection: Rectangle, Annulus, Polygon, Line, Point, Polyline, Arc, Rake, Polyrake, Spoke
    • Basic Tools: Edge, Count, Caliper, Contrast, Intensity, Statistics
    • Reader Tools: 1D, 2D, OCR
    • Complex Tools: Bead, Calibration, Crawler, Laser, Pattern Match 

    Integration Controls

    • Flexible triggering and direct control over illuminatoin (light strobing)
    • Scripting provides integration flexibility and custom control
    • Direct support for factory protocols including Ethernet/IP, Modbus and ProfiNet
    • Support for image and results logging to connected network drives
    • Full featured API for custom operator interface design

Typical Applications

  • Part positioning, sorting, and counting
  • Product identification and tracking
  • Label presence and placement
  • Date, lot, and product code validation
  • Assembly verification
  • Presence or absence of features
  • High-precision dimensional measurement
  • Color verification
  • Surface scratch and crack detection
  • Error proofing
  • Robot guildance
  • Bead uniformity and integrity verificationthing


Small & Rugged, Designed for Extreme Industrial Environments

Mechanical Advantages

  • Ultra small form factor (44 x 44 x 39 mm), ideal for space-limited applications
  • Ruggedized for harsh factory floor environments; IP67 rated housing – suitable for washdown environments without protective enclosure
  • Built-in support for protective screw on lens cover
  • Mounting holes on all sides for maximum flexibility
  • Low power consumption (3 watts) - Runs Cool
  • Industrial M12 style connectors offer flexible low-cost cabling options


Flexible Integration

BOA provides standard industrial Ethernet protocols for integrating into the factory network, including support for popular PLCs such as Rockwell Automation and Siemens. BOA ensures that data is moved quickly and accurately with minimal integration effort.

In addition to Ethernet, BOA provides serial RS-232 and discrete I/O connections, as well as expandable I/O options. A dedicated strobe output is further provided for direct light control.

BOA is compatible with industry standard M12 cord sets to minimize hardware integration costs.

  • 10/100 BaseT Ethernet port provides setup and monitor access, runtime control, and standard communication protocols such as TCP/IP, Ethernet/IP, Modbus/IP, and PROFINET IO
  • Passive power over Ethernet
  • Direct external light control
  • Expansion I/O option
  • Powered network switch option


BOA NEXUS Smart Bridge

A complementary device for BOA smart cameras, the BOA NEXUS Smart Bridge works with existing BOA camera systems to expand their information sharing and monitoring capabilities. The BOA NEXUS uses a standard monitor to conveniently display inspection images and application specific information from multiple BOA cameras, eliminating the need for an HMI. Featuring its own BOA NEXUS Navigator built-in software interface, support for iNspect Express and Sherlock software, and six Gigabit Ethernet ports, the BOA NEXUS is the perfect low-power companion to BOA smart camera systems.


  • Display interface eliminates need for expensive HMIs
  • Convenient access for online setup and maintenance
  • Supports isolated or bridged network configurations
  • Simplifies camera network setup
  • Manages access to cameras with dissimilar firmware versions
  • Tracks user access and changes to camera solutions
  • Supports results logging capability to CSV file
  • Includes software emulator for offline solution editing
  • DIN mountable hardware platform
  • Provides storage for runtime image logging

Download BOA Nexus Datasheet


Part NumberBVS50-1280M-SH
Resolution1280 x 960
Max. Frame Rate22 fps
Pixel Size3.7 µm
Output FormatEthernet 100-BaseT, RS232 (supports PoE)
Size44mm x 44mm x 39mm

Feature Highlights

  • Sensor
  • Light Control
  • Processing engine — 2 performance options: 1.5X (BOA50), 4X (BOA200)
  • Inputs and Outputs
  • Factory communications
  • Developer and Operator application interfaces
  • Protective enclosure



BOA Pro Brochure BOA Pro Brochure
BOA Datasheet BOA Datasheet
BOA EC/FCC Declaration BOA EC/FCC Declaration
BOA PRO Installation Manual BOA PRO Installation Manual
BOA EU RoHS Declaration BOA EU RoHS Declaration

Compatible Third-Party Products

Teledyne DALSA cameras and frame grabbers are compatible with a wide range of 3rd party vendors.


Custom Solutions

From minor tweaks through major engineering, Teledyne DALSA offers customized solutions for your unique needs. For pricing or more information, contact us about your custom project.

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