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Bridging the Bandwidth Gap in Vision

MVPro
February 2017

A data capacity crunch is looming for imaging designers. Advances from the networking industry are set to help support next-generation imaging systems, with NBASE-T 2.5G and 5G-BASE-T technology emerging as a solution to help designers address the bandwidth gap.

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Fueling Innovation in Machine Vision

Quality Magazine
December 2016

Machine vision has thrived on the manufacturing floor, and is bringing new levels of insight to medical, security, and transportation applications.  Advances from the networking industry are again set to help support next-generation imaging systems, with NBASE-T technology emerging as a solution to help designers meet bandwidth and cost challenges.

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Software Reinvents Machine Vision

Industrial Photonics
October 2016

Thanks to advances in software, designers can now harness data from count­less users to build self-learning imaging sys­tems, lower development costs, and meet new requirements in emerging markets. This article discusses some of the trends in machine vision soft­ware, and new challenges and opportunities for designers.

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Video Interfaces Transform Medical Imaging

Eizojojo Magazine
April 2016

Imaging technology is increasingly an electronic eye in the operating room, with real-time video networking enabling new lev­els of precision, insight, and diagnoses to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. Many of the performance benefits offered by fully networked imaging systems in the oper­ating room can be traced back to the choice of video interface.

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Real-Time Video Brings a New View to Medical Imaging

Eizojojo Magazine
March 2016

From image-guided surgery to vision-equipped service robots, real-time video is enabling new levels of precision and treatment while driving fundamental changes in how healthcare services are delivered. However, as medical imaging applications multiply and systems become more complex, designers are increasingly challenged to improve system usability and drive down costs.

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Five Trends for Imaging Technologies

Quality Magazine
January 2015

Technology development moves at a dizzying pace. Check the newswire, and you’ll ­ find a list of new products that leapfrog what was heralded as the “latest and greatest” just months ago. The machine vision industry is no exception, and specific to imaging there is consistent innovation aimed at improving efficiencies, costs, and intelligence. What’s next for machine vision?

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Imaging Systems on the Move

World Railway (China)
November 2014

Imaging technologies perfected for manufacturing processes are being integrated into monitoring and inspection systems for railway applications. By adopting Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) systems widely deployed in manufacturing, ITS designers can provide solutions that deliver sophisticated analysis, while also being faster to deploy, easier to maintain, and simpler to use.

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Video Interfaces Provide a Clear View Forward

Manufacture & Upgrade Today (China)
October 2014

There are many challenges for designers when designing machine vision applications. This article outlines design considerations when choosing the video interface for a machine vision system. Although the video interface is a small part of the overall vision system, it has a large impact on the usability, cost, and scalability of the final product.

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GigE Vision Gets Moving

Vision Systems Design China
September 2014

Increasingly sophisticated vision expertise is being integrated into monitoring and inspection systems for highways, rail lines, shipping ports and more. As manufacturers and integrators are under increasing pressure to provide simple-to-deploy and cost-effective solutions, this article outlines how Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) is helping drive deployment, usability, and cost advantage for ITS applications.

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GigE Vision: Coming Soon to a Military Screen Near You

ECN Magazine
July 2014

Vision systems are playing an increasingly important role on the battlefield. Prized for their ability to improve surveillance while keeping troops out of harm’s way, these systems are becoming the vital electronic “eyes” in a growing range of military operations.

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Vision Standards Make the Cut for Medical Imaging

NASA Medical Design Briefs
July 2014

From image-guided surgery to vision-equipped service robots, real-time video is enabling new levels of precision and treatment while driving fundamental changes in how healthcare services are delivered. However, as medical imaging applications multiply and systems become more complex, designers are increasingly challenged to improve system usability and drive down costs.

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Standards Bring Sharper Vision to Medical Imaging

Medical Design
April 2014

In today's state-of-the-art operating room, staff use a real-time network of cameras, sensors, and displays to precisely navigate robotic surgical tools that minimize damage to healthy tissue, improve results, and speed recovery. Supporting the development of these sophisticated medical imaging systems is a set of global vision standards developed for and widely adopted across the industrial machine vision market.

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A Sharper Vision for the Networked Operating Room

Vision Systems Design China
March 2014

A new wave of technological advancements, imaging systems are once again helping healthcare providers take medical services to a new level. A key early decision for system designers is choosing the video interface – the technology used to transfer data from a camera or image sensor to a computer or display. Although the video interface is only a small part of the overall medical imaging system, it has a large impact on the usability, cost, and scalability of the final product.

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Video Interface Design Choices for the Networked Hospital

NASA Medical Tech Briefs
February 2014

From image-guided surgery to telepresence robots, imaging systems are playing an increasing role in healthcare. Real-time video can help enhance patient outcomes by supporting faster, more accurate decision making. Hospital administrators are also embracing imaging systems to increase efficiencies and reduce costs.

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The Networked Operating Room

NASA Medical Tech Briefs
February 2014

Advanced video interfaces for medical imaging systems help preserve capital investments in cameras, sensors, and processing systems — while enhancing outcomes — by delivering the performance advantages of networked video. With off-the-shelf GigE Vision® and USB3 Vision™-compliant video interfaces, manufacturers can easily design systems that integrate several image sources, multiple displays, and centralized image processing, analysis, and recording equipment.

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Increasing Performance of Medical Imaging Systems

NASA Medical Tech Briefs
February 2014

Image-guided surgery relies on real-time video with no noticeable delay between a surgeon’s visual perception and the image feed used to precisely guide their surgical instrument. This article discusses the effects of latency and jitter in medical imaging systems, and the benefits of multicasting in a networked hospital operating room. The article also introduces the use of jumbo frames to reduce CPU requirements and improve overall medical imaging system performance.

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Software Completes the Medical Imaging Solution

NASA Medical Tech Briefs
February 2014

Software is an important part of medical imaging systems. Choosing the right combination of hardware and software allows manufacturers to speed time-to-market and lower costs, while also delivering differentiated performance and cost advantages to increase the value of their systems.

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Gaining Performance and Cost Advantages in Military Vision Systems with Gigabit Ethernet

NASA Military Tech Briefs
October 2013

Vision systems for military applications such as local situational awareness (LSA) and closed hatch driving (CHD) use advanced cameras, displays, and analysis software to identify surroundings and potential threats, improving surveillance and intelligence while keeping personnel out of harm’s way. The video interface is only a small part of the vision system, but has a surprisingly large impact on its overall design.

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High-Performance Video in Local Situational Awareness Systems

NASA Military Tech Briefs
October 2013

Many defense contractors are soliciting bids for vetronics solutions based on the GigE Vision standard in an effort to speed design time, reduce risk, and lower costs, while enjoying interoperability and performance benefits. This article provides an overview of the advantages of GigE Vision-compliant video interfaces for manufacturers and end-users of local situational awareness (LSA) systems.

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Distributed Networks for Military Vehicles

NASA Military Tech Briefs
October 2013

Military vision system designers are integrating many of the same distributed network capabilities available to consumers and business users, but must address heightened reliability, performance, ruggedness, and cost requirements. This article outlines how a distributed network architecture based on Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) helps systems designers address these concerns.

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Completing the Solution with Software

NASA Military Tech Briefs
October 2013

Software is an important part of an end-to-end vision system that delivers tactical and safety advantages to combat troops. Choosing the right combination of hardware and software allows manufacturers to speed time-to-market, lower costs, and deliver differentiated performance, increasing the value of their systems.

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The Business Benefits of Machine Vision Standards

Quality Magazine
July 2013

Standardization is incredibly important to any industry, and none more so than the relatively complex and globally distributed machine vision industry. Add to that the exceptional pace of technological development, and one quickly concludes that careful planning and coordination of interfaces, transport layers and digital protocols simply makes sense for manufacturers and end users alike.

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