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Vision integration directive ratified as G3 standard

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A VDMA protocol for machine vision integration has become an official G3 standard after being recommended by the G3 consortium.

The VDI/VDE/VDMA 2632 part 2 directive provides a guideline for preparing technical and functional specifications in machine vision. It gives fast and targeted project management direction when integrating machine vision systems into measuring and automation solutions.

The directive is now available in an English/Chinese version, and joins other recognised G3 standards including EMVA 1288, GenICam, Camera Link and GigE Vision. The directive provides a recognised, international common basis for vision integration if there is need for clarification among project partners. Furthermore, it will help mitigate language barriers: each paragraph is printed in English and Chinese side by side.

The G3 Initiative is an international consortium of major associations active in the field of machine vision. G3 members are the North American association AIA, the China Machine Vision Union (CMVU), the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA), the Japan Industrial Imaging Association (JIIA), as well as the German Engineering Federation (VDMA).

The directive VDI/VDE/VDMA 2632 part 2 ‘Machine vision – Guideline for the preparation of a requirement specification and a system specification’ has been edited by VDI/VDE-Gesellschaft Mess- und Automatisierungstechnik, the association for measuring and automation technology.

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