Basler pulse
ƒƒCompact, low-weight camera with elegant
metal housing
ƒƒMost pristine and colorful images with
high-quality CMOS sensors
ƒƒYour secure investment due to futureproof USB3 Vision technology
ƒƒDesigned to fulfill long-term availability
ƒƒExcellent price/performance ratio
Basler pulse – Your New Sophisticated
Partner in Elegant Design
The Basler pulse is suitable for the following applications, and several more:
In over 25 years of experience in the vision ­industry,
we have gathered the technical expertise to develop
cameras with the highest quality standards and
very attractive pricing. The pulse camera series
has been developed to meet the requirements of a
broad ­variety of vision applications, and combines
the established Basler quality with a lightweight and
small-size metal housing.
„„ Educational, routine, and scientific microscopy
„„ Laboratory scientific, diagnostic equipment,
and automation
„„ Ophthalmology
„„ Dermatology
„„ Patient positioning control and virtual patient
„„ Border and access control
The Basler pulse is an ideal mix of latest technology
and sharp design. It offers a robust yet high quality
metal housing with tripod socket, and a CS-mount
which can easily be converted to C- or S-mount.
Equipped with the future-proof USB3 Vision interface, the Basler pulse has great stability and impressively low power consumption – only 1.3 watts. It also
provides backwards compatibility to USB 2.0.
„„ People recognition, counting, and tracking
„„ In-vehicle automatic license plate recognition
„„ Wheel alignment
If you are looking for a sophisticated high-quality
camera, the Basler pulse is the right solution for you
and your application!
With PGI, the pulse camera offers a completely
new feature set. PGI is a powerful in-camera image
optimization that improves your images using the
full speed of your camera, and has a unique combination consisting of improved sharpness, denoising,
color-anti-aliasing and 5x5 debayering. This gives
you the possibility to get the best pictures directly
from your camera without any additional CPU load.
Use the options of Basler pylon Camera Software
Suite to enable PGI or change settings for selected
PGI components for your optimal result. Learn more
about PGI at
Your benefits include:
„„ Compactness: Very low weight, small size
and low power consumption
„„ Easy system integration: Robust and high
quality metal housing incl. CS-mount and
tripod socket
„„ Long-term availability of camera series
This compact camera is available with the newest
generation of CMOS sensor technology. These
­sensors come with global or rolling shutter, and are
available in a broad variety of resolutions from 1.2 MP
up to 5 MP. Thanks to frame rates from 14 up to 60 fps,
this series is also a very good choice for live images.
All combined, the Basler pulse is a straightforward
solution for easy system integration, as well as for the
switch from analog to digital vision technology.
„„ Secure investment: USB3 Vision interface as
one-cable standards-based solution
„„ Comprehensive support for your operating
„„ Excellent price/performance ratio
In digital microscopy, cameras for image acquisition and
processing must provide outstanding image quality, excellent
color fidelity, fast live images and short reaction times.
Clear contrasts are essential for real-time monitoring,
documentation or reproducible analytics.
The pulse provides all these features, making it a great
fit for educational practice, routine laboratory, scientific
applications or process/quality control. With its multiple
resolution options, USB 3.0 interface, one-cable solution
and sophisticated design, the pulse is a natural choice
for a broad range of microscopy applications.
In dermatology, it is crucial to watch, document and
analyze skin texture, especially in the context of early
cancer diagnosis. Skin lesions are assessed and documented, and wound repair processes monitored. In
cosmetics, high resolution images of skin, hair and
scalp are used to measure and analyze a variety of
health parameters.
The pulse camera offers elegant design, durable h
­ ousing,
and outstanding image quality. With its small size, ease
of integration and operation, it is a suitable choice for
dermatoscopy or cosmetic skin analysis.
People Recognition, Counting and Tracking
In retail shops, cameras support counting and tracking of
people to record customer behavior. Heat maps can
define areas of interest such as in advertising panels
and grocery displays. Together with face recognition
software, a customer’s age, gender or ethnicity can be
identified. This counting and profiling data helps to optimize advertisement or product arrangements in stores.
With high image quality of up to 5 MP, the pulse series
is a perfect fit to provide data for precise profiling of
customers and their behavior. Its small and elegant
metal housing ensures a discreet installation.
In-Vehicle Automatic License Plate Recognition
Cameras deliver images for automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), to support enforcement, tolling and police
investigation. Equipped with the simple-to-use USB 3.0
interface and tripod socket, the pulse camera can easily
be integrated into these mass surveillance systems.
For in-vehicle use, this system blends in well due to its
compact, elegant housing and one-cable set-up. With the
Aptina AR0134 (1.2 MP global shutter) sensor, the pulse
provides high image quality even with low light conditions or moving targets, for a very attractive price.
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Basler pylon Camera Software Suite
The pylon Camera Software Suite operates with all Basler line scan and area scan cameras - no matter what
interface they use. It offers stable, reliable and flexible data exchange between Basler cameras and PCs, for
Windows and Linux on x86 and ARM based systems – at a very low CPU load.
Configurator CL
GenICam XML File
pylon Camera Software Suite
(Windows/Linux, 32/64 Bit)
Vision Driver
GigE Vision
Filter Driver
GigE Vision
Performance Driver
Camera Link
Configuration Driver
IEEE 1394
Camera Link Configuration Driver offers comfortable
access to all camera parameters of Basler’s latest
Camera Link families ace, aviator, and racer.
The architecture of the pylon Camera Software Suite is
based on GenICam Technology, which offers you easy
access to the newest camera models and the latest
features. Changes to an existing camera device in your
application essentially become a plug-and-play process.
The pylon Camera Software Suite also contains a
powerful SDK that supports any type of application
development. The pylon package contains the following
main modules. Each one can be individually selected/
unselected during the installation process, preventing
the installation of unneeded modules on your system:
An easy-to-use set of tools lets you configure the
camera’s interface. Use the pylon Viewer to set camera
parameters, to capture and display images, and to
evaluate the camera.
„„ USB3 Vision Driver
The pylon USB3 Vision Driver fully supports the USB3
Vision standard. It allows Basler USB 3.0 cameras to
use the full speed and bandwidth of USB 3.0 for image
transmission while reducing resource load and using
off-the-shelf hardware components.
„„ GigE Vision Filter Driver
„„ GigE Vision Performance Driver
„„ IEEE 1394 Driver
„„ Camera Link Serial Communication Driver
The pylon GigE Vision Performance Driver quickly
separates incoming packets carrying image data
from other traffic on the network and makes the data
available for use by your vision application while
requiring the lowest CPU resources. This driver can
only be used with network cards that include specific
Intel chipsets. The pylon GigE Vision Filter Driver
supports all kinds of hardware, common GigE network
cards, and GigE ports on your motherboard as well.
„„ pylon Viewer
„„ SDK for all cameras; C, C++, .NET (C#, VB.NET, ...),
and VB6 (the ‘pylon for Linux’ version only s­ upports
the GigE and USB 3.0 interface via a C++ API)
The pylon Camera Software Suite can be downloaded
for free at For more
information on the installation process, refer to the
pylon Installation Guide. The helpful pylon Release
Notes contain all improvements and bug fixes since
the first pylon version.
The pylon IEEE 1394b Driver gives you access to a
well-established interface technology, and the pylon
Basler pulse
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Resolution (H × V pixels)
Sensor Size (optical)
Sensor Technology
Pixel Size [ m2]
Frame Rate [fps]
1280 × 960
1600 × 1200
1920 × 1080
2592 × 1944
Aptina AR0134
Aptina MT9P031
Aptina MT9P031
CMOS, global
3.75 × 3.75
CMOS, global
4.5 × 4.5
CMOS, rolling
2.2 × 2.2
CMOS, rolling
2.2 × 2.2
Video Output Format
Mono (8,12), YUV 4:2:2 Packed (YCbCr 422), Bayer (8,12), RGB
USB 3.0
Exposure Control
Via external trigger or programmable via the camera API
Dimensions (d × L)
38.8 mm × 28.2 mm
Housing Temperature
Up to 50°C
Lens Mount
Power Requirements
Via USB 3.0 interface
Power Suspend Mode
Yes, less than 20 mW, configurable
Power Consumption (typical)
~1.3 W
Weight (typical)
<60 g
CE, RoHS, UL (in preparation), USB3 Vision, USB-IF (in preparation)
Basler pylon Camera Software Suite or 3rd party USB3 Vision Software
Operating System
Windows, Linux - 32 bit and 64 bit
USB3 Vision, GenICam
Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. Latest specifications can be found on our website.
Please visit for the detailed camera User’s Manual and
for information on third party software.
For availability please refer to our website
Dimensions (in mm)
surface of the sensor
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max. 12.526
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How Does Basler Ensure Superior Quality
and Reliable High Performance?
Our approach to quality assurance is rigorous: we
continually audit all facets of our business to ensure
powerful performance, increase efficiency and
reduce costs for our customers. We are compliant
with all major quality standards including ISO 9001,
CE, RoHS, and more. To ensure consistently high
product quality, we employ several quality inspection
procedures during manufacturing.
Every Basler camera is subjected to exhaustive
optical and mechanical tests before leaving the
factory. We have developed a unique combination of optics, hardware, and software tools that
can quickly and efficiently calibrate a camera and
measure its performance against a set of standard
performance criteria. Regardless of what technology
or camera model you choose you can be assured
of consistent performance.
About Basler
Founded in 1988, Basler is a leading global manufacturer of high quality digital cameras and lenses for
factory automation, medical & life sciences, retail and
traffic applications. The company employs 500 people at its headquarters in Ahrensburg, Germany and
subsidiaries in the United States and Asia.
Basler’s portfolio of products offers customers
the vision industry’s widest selection of industrial and
network cameras as well as lenses. Today it includes
some 300 camera models – and it’s still growing.
We’re committed to developing technology that
drives business results for our customers: cameras
and lenses that are easy to use, easy to integrate, and
deliver an exceptional price/performance ratio.
3-Year Warranty
Basler offers a 3-year warranty for their cameras
and Basler Lenses. We make this unprecedented
promise because we have unparalleled confidence in our products. We continually reinvest in
research, development and superior manufacturing
capabilities so that our customers can fully rely
on the products we manufacture.
Basler AG
Basler, Inc.
Basler Asia Pte Ltd.
Germany, Headquarters
Tel. +49 4102 463 500
Tel. +1 610 280 0171
Tel. +65 6367 1355
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