Interview with John Ilett of Emergent Vision on 10GigE for high bandwidths, applications in need of fast cameras and latest camera innovations including Virtual Reality.
Happy to have you here. As President of Emergent Vision, you are the right partner to talk about high speed imaging. According to the FRAMOS market study, sixty percent of the users and seventy five percent of the manufacturers assume that bandwidth over 5 gigabit per second will be relevant or very relevant in the near future
The only question is: USB 3.1 or GigE Vision, why Emergent Vision goes for 10GigE?
Mainly it’s going to be..it’s gonna come down to cable length restrictions, I mean currently even with the USB 3.0 standard, the cameras that are being produced now we hear a lot of people complaining about cable restrictions, various types of connectivity errors. And ultimately if you have to run a long cable length and you need fibre convertors that add significantly to the cost of the solution. So of course with the 10GigE standard, SFP+ or 10 Base T on RJ45, we cover your cable lengths even beyond 100km with the right optical fibre convertors. Obviously things get a bit more expensive for those types of applications for the transceivers but your typical applications can run single mode fibre upto 10 km still at a very very cost effective manner.
Great. Thank you. Which applications benefit most from high speed imaging and what users can achieve with fast cameras?
Right. I mean certainly in various types of sports applications, where instant replay is required/desired. That’s one of the big applications for us. Various types of stadium applications with our HR series of cameras where you have long runs of fibre, you know upto some cases running a kilometre around the stadium. That’s really nothing for our solutions so as we said we can get upto 10 kilometres on standard single mode optical transceivers with the HR line. And then there’s those certainly u know for the 10G Base T or HT line of cameras, you know we can do upto 100 metres for those applications.
We are here at the Vision Show in Stuttgart. What is your vision highlight and why should visitors come to your booth and explore?
Right. So I mean we’ve got a new release of the new 50 Mega Pixels CMOSIS sensor in our cameras, both in the HR and HT lines. That’s a very exciting release for us. They’ve obviously worked hard to improve their image qualities. We’ve start to see that now with this sensor. Other element on display in our booth: the Sony 12MP, 9 MP, 5MP and 2MP sensors. So they’re actually very high quality as well. So that should be a real benefit to many of our customers who’re looking for the optimal image quality. We do have also on display a very cool synchronized application demo, where we have two HR-2000 model cameras streaming at 250 frames per second and synchronized to sub micro second. Without the use of IEEE 1588 or switches really helps to reduce the overall system cost for synchronizing applications that require high accuracy.
Great. How about the latest imaging trend virtual reality and what is your forecast for imaging in 2018?
Virtual Reality is constantly evolving. We see customers coming with different applications for VR all the time and so ultimately we are able to leverage half of our experience with past customers, very key customers and ultimately help new customers come into the virtual reality market.
And from which industry, which applications they ask for virtual reality solutions?
Sports is a big application. Stadium applications in particular, for instant replays and so forth. Ultimately we do have a lot of customers that are also looking at arbitrary types of applications for 3D reconstruction – could be of human subjects, could be of various types of applications in the entertainment industry.
Thank you John