How do you think the new GigE standards will influence the machine vision industry?
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By Holger Hofmann
• If there is confirmed potential but no competition something must be wrong. Sometimes competition is not recognized because it is not a known competitor, but another technology or concept. Two competitors being present in all industries are “no budget” and “not enough return on investment”.
•Is there enough return on your R&D investments? Sometimes R&D is huge and target costs are too low to pay back investments within a reasonable timeframe.
Well settled with information of our markets, evaluation, based on the originally defined criteria can now be done. A decision matrix would be the engineers’ way to come to a decision. Here aspects of all departments have to be considered:
• Expected revenues, margin and profit
•Necessary investments for sales, marketing, R&D, infrastructure, service
• Return on investment
• Technical risks
• Influence of market entry date
• Cross selling opportunities, based on customers, markets, regions, technologies and products