iPORT CL-Ten External Frame Grabbers

High-performance GigE Vision 2.0 connectivity for Camera Link Full and Medium cameras over 10 GigE links

Pleora’s iPORT™ CL-Ten External Frame Grabbers use a high-performance GigE Vision® 2.0 over 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GigE) link to transmit video simultaneously from two Camera Link Base or Medium cameras, or a single Camera Link Full camera at maximum data rates, with low, predictable latency. These external frame grabbers allow designers to extend and aggregate system cabling, and integrate Camera Link cameras into a networked environment.

The CL-Ten product family provides options for designers to meet system requirements.  The iPORT CL-Ten Full supports transmission of a single Full (including Deca and 80-bit) mode camera. The iPORT CL-Ten Dual Medium supports simultaneous transmission of 2 Medium or Base mode cameras.

CL-Ten External Frame Grabbers interact seamlessly with Pleora's other products in networked or point-to-point digital video systems. The frame grabbers also comply fully with the GigE Vision and GenICam™ standards, enabling interoperation with third-party equipment in multi-vendor environments.

The GigE Vision and GenICam standards are agnostic to Ethernet link speed, which means the CL-Ten can be designed into multi-speed systems alongside GigE Vision cameras operating at 1 Gb/s, with no software modifications. Deploying the CL-Ten, manufacturers and integrators can shorten time-to-market, reduce development and deployment risk, and lower design and system costs.

The CL-Ten converts video data to Ethernet packets and sends them over a 10 GigE link to receiving software or hardware. With the long reach of 10 GigE - 1000s of meters versus 10 meters for Camera Link - processing and image analysis equipment can be located outside of harsh environments, in more convenient locations for maintenance, or in centralized operations centers. The CL-Ten is compatible with fiber-based links via an SFP+ (small form-factor pluggable) connector, and can be easily connected to off-the-shelf 10 GigE components such as network cards and switches.

A sophisticated on-board programmable logic controller (PLC) allows users to precisely measure, synchronize, trigger, and control the operation of other vision system elements.

The CL-Ten is bundled with Pleora’s feature-rich application toolkit, eBUS™ SDK.  


  • Transmits video from Camera Link cameras over 10 GigE with low, consistent latency
  • Product options for designers to meet system requirements:
    • iPORT CL-Ten Full supports transmission from a single Full (including Deca and 80-bit) mode camera
    • iPORT CL-Ten Dual Medium supports simultaneous transmission of 2 Medium or Base mode cameras
  • Provides power to cameras utilizing the Power over Camera Link (PoCL) standard
  • Built-in PLC for advanced real-time synchronization and triggering
  • RS-232 and GPIO to control external devices

iPORT CL-Ten Development Kit

The iPORT CL-Ten Dual Medium Development Kit enables the rapid design of prototypes and proof-of-concept demonstrations of vision systems using the company's iPORT CL-Ten External Frame Grabbers. Kits are available for vision systems employing Camera Link Full, Medium, and Base mode cameras.

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