With pco.linux API you have a free implementation for cameras of the pco.camera series on hand. The implementation provides you a class interface, consisting of:

  • a communication class to control the camera settings and
  • a grabber class to transfer single or multiple images from the camera to the PC.

By this you are able to write your own applications in a Linux environment. Any C++ compiler is applicable for development. The included makefiles are for ‘gcc’ toolchain. Depending on the interface of your camera different subclasses have to be used. Therefore, tar-archives are available for any specific interface subclass.

pco.linux includes:

  • header files for compilation
  • source code files for building the common and specific classes
  • example code
  • precompiled libraries used in the examples (amd64)
  • compiled binaries of the examples (amd64)

Download the tar-archive with the USB interface class based on libusb, a C-library for USB device access from Linux below.


Would you like to request further available interfaces? We are happy to provide you support at any time.