One box. 36 inputs and outputs. Endless possibilities for your vision applications. The New Advantech BitFlow BitBox

The BitBox is BitFlow’s new solution for high density I/O applications. Many machine makers require a large number of computer managed I/O signals for continuous control of the system state. This includes controlling devices such as strobes, solenoids, actuators, indicators, switches, encoders, and triggers, as well as gathering inputs from photo-detectors. In general, BitFlow frame grabbers come with a fairly large number of inputs and outputs, but for some systems this is simply not enough. Most customers end up purchasing another device to manage the I/O which adds expense, requires another slot, another driver and SDK, another manual, etc. The BitBox has been designed for just this situation. It is controlled completely from the frame grabber and uses the same API, driver, and manuals as the frame grabber. This saves time, money, and space. It is also straightforward and easy to use.


  • 36 inputs, 36 outputs
  • 12 TTL inputs, 12 TTL outputs
  • 12 differential inputs, 12 differential outputs
  • 8 Opto-isolated input, 8 Opto-isolated outputs
  • 4 high voltage inputs (12 to 24 V), 4 high voltage outputs (Open Collector – 3.3 to 24V)
  • Input level can be read by software
  • Inputs can be routed to the acquisition engine, Timing Sequencer trigger, camera, outputs
  • Outputs can be static (software controlled), dynamic (from the Timing Sequencer), source from other inputs
  • DIN-35 Rail mountable
  • LEDS indicate power, input activity, output activity
  • Many different cabling options supported from frame grabber to BitBox
  • BitFlow cables can be purchased from ALRAD or customer manufactured (simple connectors used throughout)
  • Power requirements 5 to 24 VDC

For more information on Advantech BitFlow products please click the following link:   Advantech BitFlow at ALRAD

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