Founded in 1984, Graftek's first image analysis software,
Ultimage, was introduced in 1988 on the Macintosh II. Because it was evident
that the seamless integration of image acquisition and processing with analog
data acquisition and control was essential, Graftek decided in 1989 to merge its
technology with the leading product for virtual instrumentation, National
In 1990, Graftek announced the first graphical programming tools
for image acquisition and analysis, Concept V.i.. With the Concept V.i. library,
comprising over 400 functions for image acquisition and analysis, LabVIEW became
a leading environment for designing Vision applications, in laboratories as well
as on factory floors.
In August 1996, Graftek France and National Instruments, Inc.
based in Austin, Texas signed an agreement in which National Instruments
acquired Graftek's Concept V.i., Concept V.i. became IMAQ Vision, complementing
both National Instruments' family of PCI and PXI image acquisition boards.
Recently, National Instruments acquired Graftek's ViTA, an
advanced image processing library and VisionExplorer, an easy to use software
for image acquisition and analysis. ViTA is now incorporated into National
Instruments' IMAQ Vision, and VisionExplorer served as the starting point for
National Instruments' IMAQ Vision Builder.
Today, Graftek Imaging is a National Instruments Alliance
Member. Our offices in Austin, Texas assist customers by helping them choose the
right Vision products to meet their goals. At the same time, Graftek continues
to be a leading innovator in machine vision, providing software and hardware
solutions for science and industry, such as VisionStream for sustained image
acquisition and MA Studio for motion analysis.