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Global Vision Standards Update

Global Vision Standards Update is a quarterly newsletter of the AIA that shares information on our industry's standards.

Bob McCurrach, AIA Director of Standards Development

The Director's View

Hello! Summer is over and the fall vision season is in full gear. Here are some of the key highlights for AIA Standards:
  • Standards activities at the upcoming VISION 2014 show in Stuttgart this November
  • VDMA joins the AIA, EMVA and JIIA in the Cooperation Agreement on Global Coordination of Machine Vision Standardization
  • New LinkedIn group formed for vision standards
  • Fall 2014 International Vision Standards Meeting (IVSM) to be hosted by JIIA in Yokohama in October
  • Latest News for Camera Link, Camera Link HS, GigE Vision and USB3 Vision standards
  • Latest Global Lighting Standard Activities
  • Global Machine Vision Interface Standard Brochure available on AIA Vision Online!
  • AIA's 2014 PlugFest dates

Read on for more details on all these happenings and other interesting news.

Standards Activities at VISION 2014 Show in Stuttgart

Vision 2014 is fast approaching and AIA will be hosting its traditional standards activities. Please be sure to mark your calendar for these events.

  • AIA Interface Standards Coordinating Committee Meetings, Thursday Nov. 6th:

Camera Link
(including Camera Link HS)
:

9:00-11:00
ICS Room C4.2 + C4.3
USB3 Vision: 15:00-17:00
ICS Room C4.2 + C4.3
GigE Vision: 13:00-15:00
ICS Room C4.2 + C4.3
  • Participation in the International Vision Standards Booth, Hall 1, Booth 1B09

  • Presentation at Industrial VISION Days stage with an AIA Standards Update, Stage 2, Hall 1,
    Booth 1E10

  • Multi-standard PlugFest, Friday Nov. 7th, 9:00-15:00, ICS Room C4.2 + C4.3

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For information on the VISION 2014 fair, or to register, click here.


VDMA joins the AIA, EMVA and JIIA in the Cooperation Agreement on Global Coordination of Machine Vision Standardization

VDMA has applied for and been accepted into the Cooperation Agreement on Global Coordination of Machine Vision Standardization. This agreement was signed in 2009 and has been the key to successful communication between the key global standards associations on promotion of vision standards. Welcome VDMA and we look forward to your input!

New LinkedIn Group Formed for Vision Standards

AIA has kicked off a LinkedIn group named “Global Vision Standards Discussion Group.” The intent of this group is to allow potential vision users, existing vision users and experts to collaborate on the subject of vision standards, considering items such as:

  • how do vision standards help users
  • which vision standard might be appropriate for a given application
  • general questions about standards
  • technical networking on standards

Sign up today and start the discussion rolling!

Fall 2014 International Vision Standards Meetings

The Fall IVSM is being hosted by JIIA in Yokohama, Japan the week of October 6th, 2014. The activities will include technical committee meetings for GigE Vision, GenICam, Camera Link, USB3 Vision and CoaXPress; as well as a Future Standards Forum Meeting and an open PlugFest. The AIA standards meetings are for Technical Committee members only. The schedule is:

Monday, October 6
Tuesday, October 7
Wednesday, October 8
Thursday, October 9
Friday, October 10

GenICam/Camera Link
GenICam
PlugFest/Future Standards Forum
GigE Vision/CoaXPress
USB3 Vision/CoaXPress

Latest News for Camera Link, Camera Link HS, GigE Vision and USB3 Vision Standards

Camera LinkCamera Link:

  • Defining Camera Link on FPGA requirements and testing
  • Investigating SDR/HDR mating requirements

Camera Link HS:

  • Camera Link HSContinuing work on CLHS Rev 2, Multiple ROI, data types/bit depths within single frame
  • Clarifying Rev1 specification requirements as products move through compliance stages
  • X protocol IP core work on going for the inclusion of Forward Error Correction (FEC) function and now includes physical coding sub-layer
  • M protocol IP core bug fixed when command message started immediately after video message

GigE Vision:GigE Vision

  • Additional mechanical requirements for locking connectors similar to USB3 Vision requirements
  • 3D Pixel formats

USB3 Vision:

  • USB3High frame rate optimization
  • Multiple image streams
  • Cable compliance testing

Global Lighting Standard Activities

A number of lighting companies across the globe have contacted AIA and EMVA regarding future enhances to standards covering LED and laser lighting. AIA and EMVA are in the process of forming working groups to help support JIIA, who is the global host of the existing lighting standard. Current topics under discussion include:

  1. Performance Metrics - LED Lighting
  2. Performance Metrics - Lasers
  3. Standard Light Connector
  4. Lighting Command and Control
  5. Photo-Biological Safety for LEDs and Lasers

The group’s objective is to standardize items in these categories to help expand and promote the market for LED and laser lighting in machine vision. This group seeks to help define standard performance metrics and tests so that customers can more easily compare lighting products across the industry to make more informed purchase decisions, very much like the nutrition labeling on foods.

If you are a member of the AIA, EMVA, JIIA, or VDMA and are interested in participating on one of these teams, please contact me.

Global Machine Vision Interface Standard BrochureGlobal Machine Vision Interface Standard Brochure Available on AIA's Vision Online!

Just a reminder that this brochure is now available on the AIA website for viewing as a pdf or you can request a hard copy (avilable in English and Mandarin) to be mailed to you. Response to this brochure has been overwhelmingly positive, so check it out!

Next PlugFests

AIA's PlugFests for 2014 are planned at the following venues:

PlugFest
  • Fall 2014 IVSM at Yokohama World Porters, 2-2-1 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 231-0001 (during the Fall IVSM the week of Oct. 6, 2014).
  • November 7th, Messe Stuttgart/International Congress Center Conference Room C4.2 + C4.3, Stuttgart, Germany (the day after the VISION 2014 show).
  • December 3rd, Pacifico Yokohama Convention Center, Yokohama, Japan (during the ITE show).

For PlugFests held at the IVSMs, if you are not on the Technical Committee but are a licensed user of the standard(s), you may attend.

For any of these PlugFests, please contact Bob McCurrach in advance and provide the number of attendees and what equipment/software you intend on testing.


How You Can Get Involved with AIA Industry Standards

The 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. If you would like to get more involved by joining the Coordinating Committee or Technical committee, please follow these links:

Coordinating Committee

Technical Committee

The GigE Vision Committee is currently chaired by Eric Carey, R&D Director at Teledyne DALSA.

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

The USB3 Vision committee is chaired by Eric Gross, Senior Software Engineer - Vision at National Instruments.

Bob McCurrach is AIA's Director of Standards Development and supports and oversees the committee work. If your company would like to get involved and contribute to standards development work, please contact Bob McCurrach or call + 1 734-994-6088.

For details on becoming an AIA member, visit Become a Member.

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

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