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New Theia Control Board Facilitates Use of Motorised Lenses

Theia Technologies announces their MCR IQ Motor Control Board series and new MCR IQ application. The boards facilitate operation of Theia’s motorised lenses, allowing users to control zoom, focus, P-iris, and optional IR filters.

The motor control boards now include the MCR IQ application with graphical user interface (GUI) and Python module to easily send and receive commands from the board for rapid and convenient evaluation and integration of Theia’s motorised lenses. The user doesn’t have to worry about formatting the commands for the board.

The Theia MCR IQ Python module converts motor steps into the specific commands required by the board and sends the commands to the board. The companion GUI can easily operate the lens through the MCR IQ control board as shown in the image. These programmes are built and tested on Windows but are easily adapted for other operating systems.

The motor control board connects to the host computer via USB, UART, or I2C connection. The byte-string commands are the same regardless of connection method. The Theia MCR IQ Python module assumes a USB connection to a computer with a Windows operating system. The user may change this software to fit their needs. For more details please see the operator’s manual and CAD model.

The purchase of the board now includes access to this application through a royalty free license and by using the application software (GUI and/or Python code), the user agrees to the terms of Theia’s (standard BSD) license.

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