Basler Pylon SDK for GigE Vision Cameras

The Pylon SDK is a C++ framework that follows the convetions of the GigE Industry Vision standard. This SDK is the only way to access the Basler Pilot and Ace cameras. It supports Linux and Windows, both in 32 and 64 bit. The libraries themselfes are closed-source. In theory and when the SDK abstractions are used correctly it should be possible to exchange camera models without re-writing the application software. Using cameras from other vendors should require a simple re-compilation only. As of today the most recent version of the SDK is 2.1.0beta.

Manuals and Sample Code

Tips and Tricks

Include /opt/pylon/lib in your LD_LIBRARY_PATH and set the required environment variables as shown below.

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}:/opt/pylon/lib
export PYLON_ROOT=/opt/pylon
export GENICAM_ROOT_V1_1=/opt/pylon
export GENICAM_CACHE=/tmp