AIA releases Camera Link Standard Version 1.1

MAY 6--The Automated Imaging Association (AIA; Ann Arbor, MI) has announced the release of the Camera Link Standard Version 1.1.

MAY 6--The Automated Imaging Association (AIA; Ann Arbor, MI) has announced the release of the Camera Link Standard Version 1.1. A growing list of products self-certified to meet version 1.1 of the Camera Link standard can now be found on Machine Vision Online (www.machinevisiononline.org), the industry Web site sponsored by AIA.

AIA also announced that companies that self-certified their products have been sent a new logo that indicates the product is a Camera Link-registered product. The Camera Link logo has been registered by AIA, and the association is now informing companies that haven't self-certified their products that they may not use the registered Camera Link logo or the new registered product logo.

"It's very important for users to know which products have been self-certified and which ones haven't," said Jeffrey A. Burnstein, executive director of the AIA. "It's also important for the association to enforce its legal rights to the registered logo so that suppliers understand that self-certification is required to use the logo."

Burnstein said that anyone wishing to purchase copies of the Camera Link Standard Version 1.1 standard can do so for $25. The standard will be on sale on Machine Vision Online.

Camera Link is one of two standards initiatives from the AIA. The other deals with Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for machine-vision products. Questions about AIA standards initiatives can be addressed to Jeff Fryman, AIA director of standards development. He can be reached at jfryman@robotics.org or 734-994-6088.

Founded in 1984, the AIA now represents some 210 companies from 23 nations. Members include leading suppliers of complete vision systems, vision components, system integrators, end users, OEMs, consulting firms, and research groups.

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