Pleora joins NBASE-T Alliance

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Pleora Technologies, the world’s leading supplier of high-performance video interfaces, has announced that it is the first company from the machine vision industry to join the NBASE-T Alliance, a consortium collaborating on new technologies that extend the bandwidth capabilities of twisted-pair copper cabling using standard Ethernet technology.

The alliance has released the NBASE-T specification, which defines a new type of Ethernet signaling that boosts the speed of twisted-pair cabling up to 5 Gigabit per second (Gbps) – well beyond its designed limit of 1 Gbps – for distances up to 100 meters. Initially developed for wireless access points coping with increasing data requirements, NBASE-T technology is a natural evolution for high-performance imaging thanks to its increased bandwidth, low-cost cabling, and compatibility with existing GigE Vision software.

Pleora’s GigE Vision over NBASE-T platform supports 1, 2.5, and 5 Gbps throughputs over Cat 5e copper cabling, and 10 Gbps over Cat 6a copper cabling. The company’s GigE Vision over NBASE-T Development Kit provides a straightforward approach to designing NBASE-T imaging products, including cameras, scanners, and X-ray flat panel detectors. A GigE Vision over NBASE-T embedded video interface, hardware reference design, and IP core package are scheduled for release later this year. To download the GigE Vision over NBASE-T Development Kit preliminary data sheet, receive regular product updates, and register for early access to the products visit http://go.pleora.com/NBASE-T.“Joining

“Joining the NBASE-T Alliance, Pleora is collaborating with technology leaders across multiple industries to solve performance and cost challenges in the imaging market,” said Harry Page, president, Pleora Technologies. “Our GigE Vision over NBASE-T platform helps imaging system manufacturers and designers meet increasing bandwidth requirements, while taking advantage of existing cabling in retrofit upgrades and less expensive, field-terminated cabling in new installations, without requiring modifications to GigE Vision-compliant software.”

"The NBASE-T Alliance is playing a critical role in the deployment of products that extend bandwidth capabilities beyond Gigabit Ethernet," said Peter Jones, chairman of the NBASE-T Alliance. "Our work has accelerated the adoption of NBASE-T technology in traditional wired telecom applications, and the addition of new members such as Pleora enables migration of the technology into new markets.”