Global Vision Standards Update
Global Vision Standards Update is a new quarterly newsletter of the Automated Imaging Association that shares information on our industry’s standards.

Visit the International Vision Standards Booth at Automate 2011
Automate 2011
The AIA is pleased to join with the EMVA and JIIA in presenting demonstrations of the popular interoperability standards (see chart). Get questions answered and envision how these standards can help your business by improving processes and productivity. Visit Automate 2011, March 21-24, 2011 at McCormick Place, North Hall, Booth 1060.

Comparing Popular Interoperability Standards for Machine Vision
Selecting the best vision solution for your needs depends on a number of variables which must be weighed against your unique application and requirements. There is much more to a system than simply speed and cable distance. Dedicated connectivity versus network distribution, types of cables and connectors suitable for your environment, and ease of use and total cost implications are all factors to also look at. Some of the important considerations are contained in this chart.

Camera Link HS™ to be Showcased in Chicago

Camera Link HSA technology demonstration of the new Camera Link HS™ standard offering increased bandwidth, extended cable lengths, and even a choice of phys will be on display at Automate 2011, March 21-24, 2011 at McCormick Place, North Hall, Booth 1060. 

STANDARD UPDATE: The Camera Link HS committee has defined the initial requirements for the standard. Several developmental cards continue to be tested, as well as different cables and phys. The Camera Link HS standard will feature a reference design for use in product development. The regular Camera Link® standard expects a release of version 2.0 later this year which is a consolidation of multiple changes that have taken place (Camera Link Lite, new cable annex, Deca, and GenICam support).

GigE Vision® Shows off its Interoperability at
Automate 2011

GigE VisionGigE Vision will demonstrate the interoperability of multiple compliant cameras running on a representative software package using GigE Vision and GenICam. Visit Booth 1060 at Automate 2011.

STANDARD UPDATE: The GigE Vision committee development remains on track for release of version 2.0 in mid-2011. GigE Vision 2.0 will provide significant enhancements to transfer speed by formally introducing support for 10 gigabit Ethernet and link aggregation (IEEE 802.1AX™). Multiple camera capabilities will be improved by building on the IEEE 1588™ precise time protocol to accurately synchronize cameras down to a few microseconds. It will also provide a standard scheme to transfer compressed images and video streams based on the jpeg, jpeg2000 and H.264 compression standards.

How You Can Get Involved with AIA Industry Standards

How You Can Get Involved with AIA Industry StandardsThe AIA-hosted standards working committees are made up of a large group of companies who develop product for our industry. This dedicated group of people lends their time and expertise to advancing standards to benefit suppliers and customers alike. The GigE Vision Committee is chaired by Eric Carey, R&D Director at Teledyne DALSA and Vincent Rowley, Product Engineer at Pleora Technologies. 

The Camera Link Committee is chaired by Steve Kinney, Director of Technical Pre-Sales & Support at JAI and Reynold Dodson, President at BitFlow, Inc. The Camera Link HS Committee is chaired by Mike Miethig, Technical Manager at Teledyne DALSA.

Jeff Fryman is AIA’s Director of Standard Development and he supports and oversees the committee work. Committee Membership is open to interested AIA members. If your company would like to get involved and contribute to the GigE Vision standard, click here to inquire about committee membership. For Camera Link, click here. For Camera Link HS, click here.
For details on becoming an AIA member, visit Become a Member.

More information on Vision Standards can be found on Machine Vision Online.

Update on the Cooperation Agreement on Global Coordination of Machine Vision Standards

Since November 2009, the AIA, EMVA, and JIIA have been working to cooperatively develop and promote global machine vision standards. This effort is intended to benefit machine vision users and suppliers alike by accelerating the pace of standards development, avoiding overlapping efforts, creating more awareness of new standards, and encouraging international establishment of standards. The next meeting takes place during Automate 2011 in Chicago where CoaXPress will officially become an “international standard”. 

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