High turnout for GenICam and GigE Vision standard meeting

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A series of technical meetings on the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) GenICam standard and the Automated Imaging Association (AIA) GigE Vision standard have been held by Pleora Technologies. Held in Ottawa, Canada from 5-8 October and with representatives from 16 international companies, the meetings demonstrated the commitment to the growth of both standards.

Two days of meetings were dedicated to the advancement of the GenICam standard, with a particular focus on the GenICam Standard Features Naming Convention (SFNC). The GenICam committee works year-round on a volunteer basis and meets twice a year, usually once in Europe and once in North America. 'As Chair of this most recent set of meetings in Ottawa, I was really pleased with the exceptional attendance levels,' said Vincent Rowley, Pleora senior system designer. 'As the GenICam standard matures and more advanced features are being incorporated into compliant devices, the SFNC is being expanded.'

With today's industrial digital cameras offering an ever-growing set of functionalities, the programming has become more complex. The goal of the GenICam standard, and the work of the GenICam committee, is to provide a generic programming interface for vision system products, regardless of the type of interfacing technology.

The latter two days of meetings were dedicated to the ongoing development of the GigE Vision standard. 'These meetings were instrumental in the development of Version 2.0 of the standard, which is planned for release in 2011,' Rowley continued.

'The fact that so many companies are willing to put their competitive interests aside and work cooperatively on the development of these two standards shows the level of global commitment to their success,' said George Chamberlain, Pleora president. As a key player in standards development, Pleora co-founded the GigE Vision standard and is an active member of both the GenICam and GigE Vision standards' technical committees.

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