This makes it possible to greatly increase throughput in visual inspection applications. The system’s high-performance processor nonvolatile storage and three IEEE 1394 (Fire Wire) ports make it well equipped to handle a variety of inspection tasks including high-speed packaging. Rather than coordinating information and images from several independent machine vision nodes this system lets engineers integrate inspection into one system. Performs at 1 million instructions per second (MIPS). Engineers can choose from more than 50 IEEE 1394-compliant cameras. The system also includes 128 MB f nonvolatile onboard flash memory.