Point Grey and A&B Software announce joint USB3 Vision product interoperability

Point Grey and A&B Software have announced out-of-the-box interoperability between Point Grey’s Flea3 USB3 Vision cameras and ActiveUSB, a universal USB3 Vision Driver and software development kit from A&B Software.

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Point Grey and A&B Software have announced out-of-the-box interoperability between Point Grey’s Flea3 USB3 Vision cameras and ActiveUSB, a universal USB3 Vision Driver and software development kit from A&B Software.

The Automated Imaging Association’s (AIA)USB3 Vision Committee has established the USB3 Vision standard, which is designed to enable seamless integration between USB 3.0 cameras, cables, and image processing libraries from different vendors. It defines a stream and control protocol which leverages the success of GigE Vision and GenICam, by relying on a Standard Features Naming Convention (SFNC), to maintain consistency in functionality and attribute naming.

Point Grey is a founding member of the USB3 Vision committee and, according to thepress release, has been working alongside A&B Software for the past year on implementing and improving the quality of its USB3 Vision implementation. A&B Software currently provides support for Point Grey’s GigE Vision and FireWire products, and extends compatibility to Point Grey’s USB3 Vision cameras with the release of ActiveUSB earlier this summer.

Existing Point Grey customers can download the USB3 Vision supportedfirmware for the Flea3 FL3-U3-13S2 models directly from Point Grey’s website. Support for remaining Flea3 and Grasshopper3 USB 3.0 models will be provided later this year. 

View theUSB3 Vision specification.
View more information on Point Grey.
View more information on A&B Software.



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