Converter News – GigE Vision and beyond
The GigE Vision standard for the transfer of image data from a camera to a host computer was developed in 2006, following CameraLink as the second data transfer standard produced specifically for the machine vision industry. The standard is based on Gigabit Ethernet technology and offers users a number of key benefits:
• Data transmission at rates up to 110 Mb/sec over distances up to 100m, using standard Ethernet cables and components.
• Compatibility and interchangeability of GigE Vision cameras from any manufacturer.
• The network structure means that frame grabbers are not required.