The Elements of GigE Vision

The GigE Vision standard was defined by a committee of the Automated Imaging Association (AIA). The committee included Basler AG and companies from all major product segments in the vision industry. The goal was to define a standard Gigabit Ethernet based interface tuned to applications in the machine industry that would allow seamless interchangeability between cameras or software.

Because GigE Vision is based on the Ethernet standard, it benefits from wide penetration in both the industrial and consumer markets. The appropriate components are readily available at a low cost and are already installed in many PCs. Overall system cost is made even lower by eliminating the need for a frame grabber, which would be necessary with analog technology or with cameras that incorporate the a CameraLink® interface.

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