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  • Operating InstructionsthermoIMAGER TIM Connect

  • MICRO-EPSILONMESSTECHNIKGmbH & Co. KGKnigbacher Strasse 15

    94496 Ortenburg / Germany

    Tel. +49 (0) 8542 / 168-0 Fax +49 (0) 8542 / 168-90e-mail info@micro-epsilon.dewww.micro-epsilon.com

    Software for thermoIMAGER TIM Infrared camera

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    Contents

    1. Safety ........................................................................................................................................ 71.1 Symbols Used ................................................................................................................................................. 7

    2. Technical Data .......................................................................................................................... 82.1 Functional Principle ......................................................................................................................................... 82.2 Functions ......................................................................................................................................................... 8

    3. Getting Started ......................................................................................................................... 93.1 Software Installation ........................................................................................................................................ 93.2 Choice of Camera .......................................................................................................................................... 103.3 Choice of Language ...................................................................................................................................... 103.4 Software Window (Example) ......................................................................................................................... 113.5 Menu and Toolbar (Icons) ............................................................................................................................. 15

    3.5.1 Menu ............................................................................................................................................. 153.5.2 Toolbar (Icons) .............................................................................................................................. 16

    4. Software Configuration .......................................................................................................... 174.1 General Settings ............................................................................................................................................ 17

    4.1.1 Color Palettes ............................................................................................................................... 174.1.2 Temperature Unit .......................................................................................................................... 204.1.3 Temperature Range Scaling of Reference Bar............................................................................. 204.1.4 Displayed Frame Rate .................................................................................................................. 224.1.5 Change of the Title Bar ................................................................................................................. 234.1.6 Lock / Unlock Application ............................................................................................................ 234.1.7 Optimization of Software .............................................................................................................. 24

    4.2 Software Layout ............................................................................................................................................. 254.2.1 Displayed Windows ...................................................................................................................... 254.2.2 View Bars ...................................................................................................................................... 264.2.3 Information within Image .............................................................................................................. 274.2.4 Temperatures in Digital Displays .................................................................................................. 284.2.5 Layout Managements ................................................................................................................... 294.2.6 Assign / Remove Layouts ............................................................................................................. 304.2.7 Further Information ....................................................................................................................... 324.2.8 Arranging of Thermal Image ........................................................................................................ 324.2.9 Mirroring of Displayed Image ....................................................................................................... 324.2.10 Rotating of Displayed Image ........................................................................................................ 334.2.11 Zooming in Areas of the Displayed Image ................................................................................... 33

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    4.3 Image Configuration ...................................................................................................................................... 344.3.1 Calibration Files ............................................................................................................................ 344.3.2 Correction of Camera Calibration ................................................................................................ 354.3.3 Detector Heating (Chip Temperature Mode) ................................................................................ 364.3.4 Emissivity, Transmissivity, Ambient Temperature ......................................................................... 374.3.5 Reference Temperature ................................................................................................................ 384.3.6 Changing the Optics (not with TIM 8 TIM 40) .............................................................................. 394.3.7 Changing the Temperature Range ............................................................................................... 404.3.8 Video Formats (Device Framerate) .............................................................................................. 41

    4.4 Imager Interfaces for TIM and TIM 40 Camera ............................................................................................. 424.4.1 General ......................................................................................................................................... 424.4.2 Prozessinterface (PIF) for TIM and TIM 40 Camera ..................................................................... 43

    4.5 Software Development Kit (SDK) .................................................................................................................. 464.5.1 Interprocess Communication (IPC) .............................................................................................. 464.5.2 COM-Port ...................................................................................................................................... 47

    4.6 Start Options .................................................................................................................................................. 484.6.1 Overview of Start Options............................................................................................................. 484.6.2 Start of Multiple Software / Imager Instances .............................................................................. 50

    5. Data Capturing ....................................................................................................................... 525.1 Open Files ...................................................................................................................................................... 525.2 Replay of Files ............................................................................................................................................... 525.3 Control Panel ................................................................................................................................................. 525.4 Replay Options .............................................................................................................................................. 535.5 Editing Video Sequences .............................................................................................................................. 545.6 Saving Files .................................................................................................................................................... 55

    5.6.1 Setting the Recording Frame Rate ............................................................................................... 555.6.2 Setting the Recording Modes ...................................................................................................... 575.6.3 Temporary Recording File ............................................................................................................ 585.6.4 Saving Radiometric Video Sequences or AVI Files ..................................................................... 595.6.5 Saving Image Data as Radiometric Snapshot or Text File ........................................................... 605.6.6 Saving Text File of the Temperature / Time Diagram .

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