EagleEye - Advantech

Vision System
EagleEye Vision System Components
EagleEye vision systems are shipped with the components
listed below. Take a few moments to verify that everything
has arrived in good condition. If your product has been visibly damaged during shipment or is missing parts, please
contact your Advantech representative immediately.
Connecting the EagleEye Vision System
This section details how to connect the EagleEye vision
system with its associated components and factory
Camera Connectors and Indicators
EagleEye Vision System. Fully
integrated vision system with 640x480,
EagleEye Vision
1024x768, 1280x960, 1600x1200 mono
or color sensor, processing engine,
Inspector Express embedded software,
communications and light control.
CD including PC emulation software
and associated product manuals.
10/100 BaseT Ethernet connection. Pro-
Optional components (sold separately):
AEE-E-5E &
M12-RJ45 Ethernet cordset, 5M & 10M
M12 single-ended IO cordset,
5M & 10M
M12 single-ended lamp cordset,
AEE-L-5E &
5M & 10M
M12 I/O to AEE-PL-200 cable, 5M
M12 Lamp to AEE-PL-200 cable, 5M
vides the primary interface for configuring
the camera, developing the application
NOTE: The camera can be powered
from the Ethernet cable directly (Passive
Power over Ethernet)
Provides access to the camera I/O – 2
Panel Link breakout modules. Provide
IN, 2 OUT Opto. Also provides PWR input
Provides PWR and strobe control to a
local LED light source. NOTE: Lamp PWR
and monitoring results.
is identical to EagleEye PWR input. The
camera should be powered from a 12V
Ethernet power and convenient panel
PWR source if the light requires a 12V
access to EagleEye I/O
supply (Recommend 24V supply)
Right Angle mounting block
Red/Green/Yellow = Network activity
Blue = Warm Reset
Green = Inspection Pass (runtime)
For more information on this and other Advantech
products, please visit our websites at:
Blue blink = Booting (should stop after 20
Blue = Inspection Recycle (runtime);
Red = Inspection Fail (Runtime)
For technical support and service:
Blue Solid = Camera booted, not
This startup manual is for EagleEye Vision System.
Part No: 2003102460
1st Edition
Green blink = Solution loaded, acquisition
in process
Green Solid = Solution loaded
Red = Camera Fault
Dec. 2012
EagleEye Startup Manual 1
Cable Pinouts
The EagleEye vision system is compatible with M12 factory cordsets as show below:
LAN Connector Pinout and Cordset
Cable Configurations
The EagleEye vision system offers flexible cabling options
to suit a number of application configurations:
1.For single cable applications, the Ethernet cable can
be used to supply power (referred to as “Passive Power
over Ethernet”) and communications between the
camera and the control environment. Power is supplied
by connecting a DC voltage source between 12-30V to
conductors 4 (pwr) and 8 (gnd) on the Ethernet RJ45
connector. Note: The AEE-PL-100E module does this
automatically. In this configuration, the camera I/O is
2.For single cable applications that do not require a runtime Ethernet connection, the I/O-PWR cable provides
limited communications and power between the camera
and the control environment. Note: Ethernet is still
required for setup.
3.For typical applications, both the Ethernet and I/O-PWR
cables are connected to provide flexibility between the
camera and the control environment. In this configuration, either or both cables can supply power provided
they come from the same power source. Do not connect
different power sources to the EagleEye camera connectors.
4.In all configurations, the Lamp cable can be connected
between the camera and a compatible LED light source.
The EagleEye vision system supplies power and strobe
control to the external light. Power is routed from camera
power input to the lamp.
BEWARE: Connecting a voltage on pin 1 of the lamp
connector that is lower than the input power voltage
to EagleEye could result in damage to the camera!!
* For Passive Power over Ethernet
Panel Link Module (AEE-PL-100E)
The AEE-PL-100E module is an optional module that
provides a safe and convenient way to interface EagleEye.
It provides an isolation layer between the factory and the
camera (differential isolation), as well as supplying power
via the Ethernet cable for single cable applications. The
AEE-PL-100E also provides a manual trigger button and
status lights for application debug.
NOTE: The EagleEye vision system does not support
the IEEE 802.3af standard Power over Ethernet (PoE)
and should not be directly connected to a PoE supported
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Ethernet Only Setup with Lamp
1.Connect the M12-8 male end of the Ethernet cordset
(AEE-E-5E & AEE-E-10E) to the M12-8 female connector labeled “LAN” on the camera.
2.Connect the RJ45 end of the Ethernet cordset to the
RJ45 connector labeled “CAM LAN” on the Panel Link
breakout module (AEE-PL-100E)
3.Connect the RJ45 labeled “LAN” on the breakout module
to the controlling PC, PLC or the factory LAN
4.Connect camera PWR and GND to the breakout screw
terminals labeled “PWR”
5.Connect the Lamp via corset AEE-L-5E & AEE-L-10E
between the camera (M12-5 and the lamp)
Handling Precautions
Care should always be exercised when handling and
operating your EagleEye Vision System. Even though the
system is encased within a rugged, industrial enclosure,
incorrect use or handling can result in damage to your
investment. To prevent this, we recommend you avoid the
• Hot-plugging cables and devices. Be sure to shut the
system down and remove power before connecting or
disconnecting anything to it.
• Free-standing operation. It is advisable to mount the
system properly to prevent it from falling accidentally.
Mounting holes are provided on each side of the system.
• Operating the system in an environment outside of it’s
recommended operating conditions.
Electro Static Discharge
Avoid the damage that ESD can cause. Never expose the
internal electronics to a potentially hazardous environment
by opening the enclosure. Doing so may cause serious
User Service Warning
This product has no field-replaceable components. Tampering with the unit will void the product warranty.
Ethernet and I/O Setup with Lamp
1.Connect the M12-8 male end of the Ethernet cordset
(AEE-E-5E & AEE-E-10E) to the M12-8 female connector labeled “LAN” on the camera.
2.Connect the RJ45 end of the Ethernet cordset to the
RJ45 connector labeled “CAM LAN” on the Panel Link
breakout module (AEE-PL-100E)
3.Connect the RJ45 labeled “LAN” on the breakout module
to the controlling PC, PLC or the factory LAN
4.Connect camera PWR, GND and I/O from the control
panel to the breakout screw terminals.
5.Connect the M12-8 male end of the IO-PWR cordset
(AEE-IO-5E & AEE-IO-10E) to the M12-8 female connector on the camera labeled “I/O PWR”
6.Connect the open-ended wires of the IO-PWR cordset to
their respective connections on the breakout module.
Advantech warrants the EagleEye Vision System against
defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 24
months from the date of delivery. Advantech and its representatives expressly disclaim any and all other warranties.
EagleEye Startup Manual 3
Getting Started
The EagleEye vision system is supplied with the Inspector
Express vision application embedded. This application offers a suite of vision capabilities to satisfy a diverse range
of automated inspection needs. The application interface
is accessed through the Ethernet connection using a PC
with Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or higher. You do not
need to install software on your host system to setup or
operate the EagleEye system.
Take note of the following before attempting to access the
1.EagleEye vision systems are preconfigured with a
default static IP address of
2.The PC used to access EagleEye initially will need to
be configured on the same network neighborhood, but
with a different address (i.e. Consult
your system administrator for instructions on how to do
this. The subnet mask should be set automatically to
3.This static IP address can be changed at any time
through the EagleEye web server interface to match
your Local Area Network. Click on the “Setup Device” hot
link to change the network address. Remember to keep
a record of what the new address is set to. EagleEye
supports both DHCP and Static IP addressing (preferred
since the address does not change).
NOTE: A power cycle is required before the new address will take effect.
4.If you incorrectly set, or forgot, the new address of
your EagleEye, you can run the “iDiscover” utility. This
program is installed automatically when you click on the
“Inspector Express” or “upgrade” hot links in the web
server interface. This program is also on the Inspector
emulator CD that ships with the system.
5.In most cases you will need administrator privileges
on your PC to access EagleEye. It may be necessary
to customize the security settings on your browser to
download and run ActiveX controls.
6.If for any reason you can not access EagleEye from your
internet browser, you can install the emulator application from the shipping CD and connect to the camera
through this interface. This step is explained in more
detail later in the manual.
7.EagleEye is compatible with host computers running the
Windows XP operating system. EagleEye has also been
verified on the new Windows 7 O/S.
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EagleEye Web Server
The EagleEye web server is a portal through which the
EagleEye system can be set up and configured for an
application. The web server is accessed from a host PC
using Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 or higher as
1.Open Internet Explorer on the configured PC connected
to the camera
2.Enter the URL address of the camera:
and click “go”
3.The camera web server interface will be displayed in the
browser as follows:
4.The web server provides a quick snapshot of the state of
the camera and provides controls for language selection,
IP address setup, firmware upgrading and image backup
or restore. The web server is the portal into the inspect
application and can be set up to prevent unauthorized
5.Click on the “Inspector Express” hot link to launch the
application. The camera will automatically install some
software components on the host PC when it connects
for the first time. These components set up the remote
access to the device.
6.Using the iNspect software (refer to the Inspector Express user manual), set up an application and store the
solution on the camera. Exit the application and return to
the web server interface.
7.The “History Log” hot link offers a quick and convenient
way to view and store inspection results to an Excel
spreadsheet on your host PC. This feature is also available from within the Inspector Express application using
the scripting tool.