EMVA releases Standard 1288 on camera and sensor specifications

NOVEMBER 1--The European Machine Vision Association has released the preliminary version of its standard 1288: "Standard for Measurement and Presentation of Specifications for Machine Vision Sensors and Cameras."

NOVEMBER 1--The European Machine Vision Association has released the preliminary version of its standard 1288: "Standard for Measurement and Presentation of Specifications for Machine Vision Sensors and Cameras." The standard defines a unified method to measure, compute, and present specification parameters for cameras and image sensors used in machine-vision applications. The new standard will increase the transparency and comparability of machine vision cameras, help avoid misunderstandings in the selection process and reduce pre- and post-sale support cycles. Martin Wäny of AWAIBA Ltd., Member of the EMVA Executive Committee, and Chairman of the EMVA Standardization Working Group, explains:

"The industry is in great need for clarification and unification of the terminology and measurement processes used to describe performance of sensors and cameras. We had this request from component manufacturers, integrators and end users. With the preliminary release we made a great step forward to increase transparency and to ease communication with respect to camera and sensor performance."

The standard was developed by a working group of suppliers, distributors, and end users of machine-vision cameras. It follows a modular approach: Its scope will be expanded and additional sets of parameters will be defined and included in the near future.

Interested manufacturers may apply for membership in the EMVA Standardization Working Group and self-certify their compliance with the EMVA Standard 1288. The standard, additional information, and application forms are available on the EMVA Web site at www.emva.org.

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