How do you think the new GigE standards will influence the machine vision industry?
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Fabio Perelli, Matrox Imaging: Many camera manufacturers have established relationships with frame grabber and software vendors. These relationships greatly facilitate the integration of the customer's vision system components. We believe that the greatest challenge today lies in selecting components that perform at the same level. For example, no software will increase a camera's frame rate, so it's important for the customer to know the application's requirements. As a frame grabber/software manufacturer, we provide application notes which describe how to interface different cameras with our equipment to obtain the desired performance.
Don W. Lake, PULNiX: Camera makers who pro-actively supply/recommend end-user software do so because their cameras integrate some special feature(s) that can facilitate the solution to a particular problem or class of problems. End-users with that problem then have only the task of evaluation of the camera makers' selected hardware and software. If it works for them, great! That's the best approach; if it doesn't, at least the investment to find out was minimal, so it was still the best approach!