Pleora GigE Vision over NBASE-T Video Interface Brings Bandwidth Boost to Imaging Industry

OTTAWA, CANADA, October 25, 2016: Pleora Technologies, the world’s leading supplier of high-performance video interfaces, today unveiled the first solution that brings the bandwidth and Cat 5e cabling advantages of NBASE-T technology to the vision industry. Leading X-ray flat panel detector (FPD) and camera manufacturers are already designing Pleora’s GigE Vision over NBASE-T video interface hardware into advanced imaging devices for medical and machine vision applications. Pleora’s GigE Vision over NBASE-T expertise will be showcased with live demos and technical presentations at VISION 2016, taking place Nov. 8-10, 2016 in Stuttgart, Germany.     

“Pleora has set a new performance benchmark for the imaging industry,” said Harry Page, president, Pleora Technologies. “With our NBASE-T embedded video interface hardware, manufacturers can meet challenging bandwidth and cost requirements for advanced imaging devices with an easy-to-integrate solution that significantly reduces design time, cost, and risk.”   

The NBASE-T specification, compatible with the recently adopted IEEE 802.3bz™ standard, defines a new type of Ethernet signaling that boosts the speed of Cat 5e and Cat 6 cables well beyond the previous limit of 1 Gbps. The NBASE-T Alliance™ – a consortium of over 45 companies including Pleora – represents all major facets of networking infrastructure and helped streamline the development of the new standard.

The iPORT™ NTx-NBT Embedded Video Interface hardware provides a cost-effective upgrade path for imaging device designers by supporting faster 5 Gbps transfer of GigE Vision-compliant images over existing Cat5e cabling in retrofit installations, or inexpensive cabling for new systems. The video interface is supported by a fully featured development kit that helps speed the design of prototypes and proof-of-concept demonstrations, often without requiring hardware development.

While competing approaches require specialized cabling and expensive networking components, the iPORT NTx-NBT is a natural evolution for high-performance imaging thanks to its bandwidth flexibility, low-cost field-terminated cabling, multicasting support, and compatibility with existing GigE Vision software. With IEEE standardization and accelerating adoption of NBASE-T technology in traditional networking applications, reliable hardware is increasingly available for imaging system manufacturers.

“Pleora’s latest video interface brings the proven connectivity and cost benefits of NBASE-T technology to the imaging market, and demonstrates the broad applicability of the technology,” said Peter Jones, chairman of the NBASE-T Alliance. “The recent ratification of the IEEE standard, along with an existing ecosystem of shipping products, dramatically simplifies the adoption of this technology. It enables a broad range of industries to immediately leverage the added bandwidth provided by NBASE-T, without the expense and difficulty of replacing Ethernet cabling.”

Learn More about NBASE-T at VISION 2016

Pleora will be showcasing its NBASE-T video interface expertise at VISION 2016 (Nov. 8-10, Stuttgart, Germany – Hall 1 Stand F 31). Rauscher GmbH (Hall 1 Stand E 32) and e2v (Hall 1 Stand E 17) will also be demonstrating new line scan cameras integrating Pleora’s NBASE-T interface.

John Phillips, product manager with Pleora, will be presenting NBASE-T technology as a new interface for the imaging market during Industrial VISION Days 2016 on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. (Stage 2, gallery hall 1, booth Z75). 

Availability

The iPORT NTx-NBT Embedded Video Interface hardware is now in design with lead customers, with production release and development kit availability scheduled for mid-December. For more on the iPORT NTx-NBT Embedded Video Interface visit www.pleora.com/our-products/embedded-hardware/iport-nbase-t.

About Pleora Technologies

Pleora Technologies invented high-performance frame grabbers and embedded hardware for the delivery of video over Gigabit Ethernet, and leads the market in video interfaces for USB 3.0 and wireless. With this spirit of innovation, Pleora engineers reliable video interfaces for system manufacturers and camera companies serving the military, medical, and industrial automation sectors. Pleora provides end-to-end solutions that shorten time-to-market, reduce risk, and lower costs. We partner with customers and tailor our products to individual needs. Find out more at www.pleora.com.

For more information, contact:

Ed Goffin, Marketing Manager
Pleora Technologies Inc.
Tel: +1-613-270-0625, ext. 164
Email: ed.goffin@pleora.com
Twitter: @Pleora