The VCX automated testing solution
Create a more efficient and accurate VCX test lab with a partially automated VCX test.
VCX is a non-profit organization dedicated to objective image quality testing of mobile phone cameras. Each phone that is submitted for testing undergoes an independent evaluation and receives a numeric score. The camera is tested for its image quality performance under a variety of factors including bright light conditions, low light conditions, and zoom, among others. The final score is the sum of the performance of each image quality factor. For more information, please see the VCX-Forum website.
Image Engineering is one of the trusted VCX testing labs. Using our test equipment, we have set up our lab in line with the specifications outlined by the VCX white paper. As VCX is an open and independent testing organization, any lab can request the white paper to conduct in-house testing on their own. We are making our test setup available for any test lab that wishes to test on their own or aspires to become an officially certified test lab of VCX.
In 2020, the VCX-Forum published the latest version of the VCX test. VCX v2020 (as it is known) will feature new performance indicators for extended low-light performance (down to 1 lux), zoom performance at three light conditions including low-light (10 lux), and a test for image stabilization that utilized natural human handshaking. Other indicators include a selfie camera image quality test and an image quality test for video.
The VCX v2020 automated solution covers all of the performance indicators indicated in the standard and includes the proper equipment for a partially automated setup and evaluation of a VCX test.
The VCX automated testing solution consists of:
Analysis and Control Software
- iQ-Robot - automated alignment of mobile phone
- iQ-Chartmount-VM - automatic positioning and storage of up to eight different test charts
- iQ-Bench for mounting iQ-Robot
- 2x iQ-Mobilemount - securely mount mobile phones under test
- iQ-Anchor - a stabilization mount for STEVE
- Honeycomb Breadboard - a heavy stabilized board for securely attaching STEVE