The Image Acquisition Toolbox and the Image Processing Toolbox 4 are based on MATLAB. The toolboxes provide engineers and scientists with a dedicated solution for imaging applications that combines a direct interface to industry standard frame grabbers and video devices with advanced image processing algorithms. With the power to acquire image data directly into the MATLAB environment, users can visualize and evaluate live digital image streams, apply advanced image processing algorithms to perform analyses of data, and even develop custom algorithms to process the image data. By eliminating the need to write custom code or use single purpose software tools during the acquisition and analysis phases, companies can dramatically reduce research and development cycles. This enables them to produce and react to image-based results in a much shorter time frame.