A lot has changed over the past decade when it comes to machine vision. One of the recent developments in machine vision technologies was the introduction of the most advanced communications protocol today, the 10 GigE interface. Having considerable performance improvements over the previous protocol, GigE; 10 GigE Vision is setting new standards in machine vision applications and high-precision imaging.
Emergent Vision Technologies is proud to be a global leader and the first machine vision camera manufacturer to adopt the latest 10 GigE Vision technology. We’ve been shipping 10 GigE Cameras for 5+ years. Here is a brief comparison between the former 10 GigE interface with former GigE interface.
Built for ten times the speed
10 GigE provides a tenfold increase in data transmission speeds over its predecessor. The latest standard communicates at 10gbps, making it the fastest and most advanced standard in industrial imaging to date. With ten times the speed of data transmission, the 10 GigE Vision interface provides a tenfold improvement in image quality as well. It is best suited for high speed production and testing environments where machine vision applications play an indispensable role.
Fiber and high-grade copper cabling
The 10 GigE technology works on optical fiber or high-grade copper cabling. Since 10 GigE is being used for data transmissions at greater lengths, both options are attractive to customers based on their specific application needs.
There are two types of connectors being used for machine vision systems that operate on the latest 10 GigE Vision interface. RJ45 for 10GBaseT Cameras, is used for shorter distances while SFP+, the connector built specifically for 10 GigE technology, is used for data transmission across a wider range. At present, non-standard multi-vendor cabling has enabled 10 GigE bandwidths for distances of up to 10 kilometers. Most GigE Vision technology uses copper cable up to 100 meters. 10 GigE also uses the RJ45 connector type, so if a customer is currently hardwired using CAT6A cabling, switching out a GigE Camera for a 10GBaseT camera will be an effortless change. CAT5 Cable can be used for short distances under 40M and CAT6A Cable can be used for distances up to 100M
Jitter and latency minimized
With the new 10 GigE interface on our cameras, machine vision systems can offer extremely minimal jitter and latency, both crucial factors to machine vision applications and high-precision imaging scenarios. While that in itself is a significant improvement over the previous generations, our 10 GigE Cameras also use minimal computer resources without compromising imaging output. (less then 1% CPU utilization)
GigE Vision and Gen<I>Camp Compliant
GigE Vision (the machine vision specific interface standard) regardless of its version supports Emergent 10GigE cameras. The later versions add some additional 10 GigE specific elements which are not critical for the operation of Emergent 10 GigE cameras with various GigE Vision compliant software such as NI Labview, MVTecHalcon, NorpixStreamPix, etc.
Emergent Vision Technologies is the first manufacturer of high-end machine vision cameras to adopt 10 GigE Vision technology. We work with leading machine vision solutions providers and adopt the latest standards to bring the best solutions to our clients