The GenICam standard committee, hosted by the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA; Frankfurt, Germany), has releasedversion 2.2 in response to a growing user-base. "The release of GenICam 2.2 and its support for the Mac OS X," notes Fritz Dierks, chair of the committee, "is a prime example of how our technical committee is responding to user interest and demand."
With this latest release, the GenICam standard now support for all major operating systems: Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. "With GenICam being used more widely," says Dierks, "we were bound to see its adoption under the Mac OS X. I think this will open up the door for an entirely new segment of GenICam users."
The committee expects that one new segment of user is the academic researcher. "Researchers worldwide rely heavily on our products to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development," says Alan Hwang, a product manager at MathWorks. "Since Macs are used frequently in scientific research, we hope to broaden the use of GenICam among research communities by being a major contributor in this latest release."
The GenICam standard aims to provide a generic programming interface for all kinds of cameras, regardless of interface technology (GigE Vision, Camera Link, 1394 DCAM, USB, etc.) or which features are implemented. The goal is that the application programming interface (API) is always the same.
More information about the GenICam 2.2 standard is available at www.genicam.org.
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