Pleora Technologies and Framos partner to deliver GigE-based systems

OCTOBER 25, 2009--The companies expect to deliver single-point access to technology and expertise necessary for building leading-edge GigE video connectivity into application-specific systems.

OCTOBER 25, 2009--Pleora Technologies (Ottawa, ON, Canada; www.pleora.com), a supplier of video connectivity products for mission-critical systems, and Framos Imaging Solutions (Munich, Germany; www.framos.eu), a European distributor of CMOS and CCD sensors for image-processing systems, have entered into a strategic partnership that creates a one-stop-shop for OEMs and system integrators in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, and Russia who want to build application-specific cameras and imaging and vision systems with GigE connectivity. Among other benefits, the companies expect to deliver single-point access to technology and expertise necessary for building leading-edge GigE video connectivity into application-specific systems. The partners plan to support improved time to market by helping ensure a more predictable and coordinated development cycle.

With this partnership, Framos -- which specializes in tailor-made image-processing solutions that bring together systems and components, such as sensors and cameras, from industry experts -- will have the capability to marry these offerings with Pleora's iPORT video connectivity offerings. The products speed and simnplify the addition of reliable real-time video connectivity over GigE to almost any system, camera, or display, claims Pleora.

"Framos is exceptionally strong on the front end of camera design, particularly in the area of sensors, and we are world leaders on the back end, with GigE video connectivity," says George Chamberlain, president, Pleora Technologies. "By combining our strengths, Framos can provide its customers with synergistic solutions that are much greater than the sum of their parts."

For Pleora, the partnership will open up access to new markets and new OEMs. For Framos, it is expected to enhance the company's reputation as an expert in creating customized applications and solutions. Customers, say the companies, will have a way to incorporate GigE technology into custom systems without having to make compromises typically associated with using standard off-the-shelf cameras.

"At Framos, we select only the most reliable world-class partners who can provide first-rate, forward-looking products or solutions for our customers in the image-processing field," says Andreas Franz, CEO, Framos Imaging Solutions. "Pleora Technologies pioneered GigE-based video connectivity solutions for real-time applications, and through ongoing innovation they remain industry leaders. Having Pleora as a partner certainly strengthens our overall portfolio and enables us to meet the complete system needs of our customers."


--Posted by Vision Systems Design, www.vision-systems.com

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