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Company Overview

Pleora is the world's leading supplier of video interfaces for system manufacturers and camera companies serving the military, medical, and industrial automation sectors. The company was formed in 2000 and has gained a well-earned reputation for technology leadership and innovative video interface products.  

Pleora revolutionized the machine vision industry by pioneering the development of frame grabbers and embedded hardware for the delivery of video over Gigabit Ethernet (GigE), and we lead the market in video interfaces for USB 3.0 and wireless. We are committed to open, global standards for high-speed video applications. We co-founded and continue to play a key role in the widely adopted GigE Vision® standard, and we contribute substantially to the GenICam™ and USB3 Vision™ standards.

Pleora's frame grabbers and embedded hardware have been integrated into hundreds of unique system and cameras designs. Our products help system and camera manufacturers bring new offerings to market quickly, while reducing risk and lowering costs.

Pleora's frame grabbers and embedded hardware products are well-known for their high performance and reliability. They have been proven in a diverse range of applications – from C-arms for image-guided surgery and vetronics systems in military vehicles, to quality inspection of flat-panel TVs and even in-orbit inspection of the Space Shuttle’s heat shield.

Pleora is the trusted design partner of systems and camera manufacturers worldwide. We have the experience and resources needed to tailor our video interface products to individual needs on schedule, and within budget. Our partnership approach, combined with our highly specialized expertise, has resulted in continued growth and prosperity for the company.


2014: Pleora introduces the market's first external frame grabber that transforms Camera Link cameras into USB3 Vision cameras, and an embedded hardware solution that allows manufacturers to integrate IEEE 802.11 wireless connectivity into imaging systems.

2013: Pleora releases the industry’s first video interface for USB3 Vision.

2012: Pleora demonstrates a video interface for GigE Vision over 802.11n wireless achieving up to 200 Mb/sec uncompressed video transfer.

2010: Pleora is awarded a patent for a method and system for reliable management of multiple devices over a network bus – an innovation that underpins communications in the company’s GigE products.

2010: Pleora introduces a frame grabber for video delivery over 10 Gigabit Ethernet. Embedded hardware for integrating 10 GigE into systems and cameras soon follows.

2008: Pleora is awarded a patent for a Massively Reduced Instruction Set Processor. This novel technology allows for significantly lower power consumption and costs, as well as a smaller footprint.

2007: Frost & Sullivan honor Pleora with the “Product Innovation in Machine Vision” award.

2006: Pleora’s PT1000-CL External Frame Grabber completes its first NASA shuttle mission. Mounted at the end of the space shuttle's 50-foot robotic arm, the crew visually inspects the shuttle's heat tiles for signs of damage before returning to Earth.

2003: Pleora co-founds the GigE Vision Standard Committee, bringing together a diverse group of global camera, software, and frame grabber companies to standardize the delivery of video and image data over Gigabit Ethernet networks. The first version of the standard is released in 2006.

2003: Pleora enters into its first collaboration with a camera manufacturer and its embedded hardware is integrated into the first-ever Gigabit Ethernet camera.

2002: Pleora opens its doors to customers with the unveiling of its first product, the PT1000-CL external frame grabber, which allows Camera Link cameras to deliver video over Gigabit Ethernet.

2000: George Chamberlain and Alain Rivard establish Pleora with the objective of delivering video over Ethernet for performance applications that require real-time analysis.