Sonix USB PC Camera for OS/2 (and eComStation)

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Description - Shows the image seen by the Sonix USB PC Camera in 320x240 or 640x480 format using automatic exposure. It is also possible to show the built in test image. Image data may be transferred compressed or in pure bayer format. You may take 640x480 snapshots. These snapshots are written to the USBCAM.BMP and USBCAM.JPG files and rexx is started with the USBCAM.CMD file for post processing. You may replace USBCAM.CMD with your own version.

Installation - Move the USBCAM10.ZIP file into a directory of your choice and unzip it. Copy the USBECD.SYS file to your C:\OS2\BOOT directory. Add this device driver to your CONFIG.SYS file with the DEVICE=C:\OS2\BOOT\USBECD.SYS /D:0C45:602D:0101 /N:SNX$ /V statement and restart your system.

[Operating Instructions] [Rexx Post Processing] [Sonix USB PC Camera]

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Operating Instructions

Sensor Image Test Image

Attach the Sonix USB PC Camera and after the beep start the USBCAM.EXE program.

Click on "Snapshot" to take a picture.

Use the "Transfer" pull-down menu to switch between "Compressed" and "Pure Bayer" data transfers.

Use the "View" pull-down menu to switch between "Sensor Image" and "Test Image" display.

Use the maximize button to switch between 320x240 and 640x480 display modes.

Rexx Post Processing

Rexx Return String

USBCAM.CMD uses GBMSIZE.EXE (part of GBM Tools) to convert the snapshot into a 320x240 portable network graphics when you remove the /* and */ from the following line:

/*'gbmsize.exe -h 240 -w 320 usbcam.bmp usbcam.png'*/

Any string returned by USBCAM.CMD will be shown in a dialog window. The FAILURE condition indicates that GBMSIZE.EXE could not be found. Obtain GBM Tools here free of charge.

Sonix USB PC Camera

Sonix USB PC Camera

The Sonix USB PC Camera contains an SN9C102 bridge and an HV7131R sensor chip and has 0C45:602D:0101 as idVendor:idProduct:bcdDevice.

I got this camera as a birthday present in 2005. I don't know if and where that camera is for sale today.

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