According to a recent release from the Automated Imaging Association (AIA; Ann Arbor, MI, USA), multiple standards related to machine vision and image processing are being updated or are under development. At this week's VISION 2011 in Stuttgart, Germany, several demonstrations were jointly presented at the International Standards booth by EMVA, JIIA, and AIA. Further demonstrations will be presented at the International Standards booth by the organizations during ITE 2011, Dec. 7-9, in Japan.
Camera Link HS: AIA has released the draft standard of Camera Link HS version 1.0. After review, the Technical Committee plans for finalization and public release in 2012. Camera Link is the next generation of the Camera Link standard, GenICam compliant, and potentially is 5x faster than the bandwidth speed of Camera Link (see the Vision Systems Design video "Standards Update: Camera Link HS," in which committee chairman Mike Miethig talks about Camera Link HS components under development).
Camera Link 2.0: Currently Camera Link version 2.0 has been released to the Camera Link Technical Committee and it is expected to be released to the public in December 2011. Version 2.0 is planned to consolidate changes to Mini Camera Link connectors, PoCL, PoCL-Lite, and the Appendix D that covers the cable specification.
GigE Vision 2.0: The committee has GigE Vision 2.0 up for ballot and it may be approved and available to the public by the end of November. GigE Vision 2.0 enables transmission of compressed images such as JPEG, JPEG 2000, and H.264, and provides for faster data transfer via 10 Gbit Ethernet and link aggregation. Recently, Vincent Rowley, vice-chair of the GigE Vision Committee, gave a presentation on the updates to GigE Vision for this release; it can be seen as an on-demand webcast. Look for more coverage of GigE Vision 2.0 in the January 2012 issue of Vision Systems Design.
USB3 Vision: The new USB3 Vision standard under development is based on the USB 3.0 interface (SuperSpeed USB) but focuses particularly on the needs of the machine vision market. The standard is being designed to provide plug-and-play compatibility of components from various manufacturers, with 3.2 Gbit/s bandwidth with power and data over one passive cable up to 5 m long or over a 10-m or longer active cable (see "AIA targets USB3 camera interface standard for 2012 release").
Find more information on vision standards development and how to become involved in standards committees at AIA's web site.
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