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Getting started with our Linux SDK

How to download install and run the Linux Galaxy SDK suitable for your industrial camera hardware in 3 steps This article will explain how to download, install and use the Linux Galaxy Software Development Kit (SDK). With this SDK you can modify industrial camera parameters and acquire images from our USB3 and GigE cameras. You can run this program on X86 or ARM hardware, like computers or small development boards like the Nvidia Jetson series and the Raspberry Pi. The pictures in this article are from an X86 industrial development board, running linux (Ubuntu 20.04). After following these 3 steps, you can download, install and use the Galaxy View SDK on Linux.

Download the suitable SDK for your system

On our download page are multiple versions of the Linux Galaxy SDK available. Make sure you choose the right download link, suitable to your computer hardware architecture (see screenshot below). For X86 hardware, download number 4. For ARM hardware download number 5).


Open the folder that you just downloaded and open up the README file. This file will guide you through the installation process step by step. Firstly, check if your Linux based system is up to the system requirements. Secondly, execute the “” file. This will install the Galaxy SDK including Galaxy View and GxGigeIPConfig.

Run the Galaxy Viewer

Once the programs have been installed, the folder called "Galaxy_camera" will be created. Open this folder.

In this folder will be ‘GigeIPConfig’-program and the ‘GalaxyView’-program.


This program is only required if an Industrial GigE camera is connected. GigE Cameras require an IP address. With this program you are able to program the correct IP address into the GigE camera. You can use the AutoConfig button to automatically program an working IP address into the industrial GigE camera or you can manual set an IP address.

The ‘Galaxy View’-program

After configuration you are ready to execute the Galaxy View software. This program will allow you to grab pictures and modify your industrial camera parameters without having to write code. Would you like to learn more about the Galaxy View software? Make sure to contact us.

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