About Pleora

Global manufacturers rely on Pleora’s expertise real-time sensor connectivity and rugged networking to shorten time-to-market, reduce risk, and lower costs. Established in 2000, the company serves over 1500 active customers in the industrial automation, medical imaging, and security and defense markets. Headquartered in Ottawa Canada, Pleora has 75 employees in research, sales, and support locations in North America, Europe, and Asia.



Pleora relases new patented RapidPIX™ lossless compression technology that increases data throughput by almost 70 percent while meeting the low latency and reliability demands of machine vision and medical imaging applications.


Pleora and Skoopia proudly introduce the industry’s first external frame grabber that adds GigE Vision connectivity to Skoopia’s 21Z30S series block cameras.


Pleora’s platform for manufacturers, Vaira, wins a Vision Systems Design 2022 Innovators Award as new solution to automate and digitize manufacturing processes.


Pleora’s AI Gateway is recognized as an industry-best product in the Vision Systems Design 2021 Innovators Awards Program.


Pleora appoints Jonathan Hou to lead expanded management team as the company’s newest President, while it celebrates its 20th Year. The new management team will focus on its strategic goals in expanding into embedded, machine learning, and smart switching technologies for the industrial automation, Industry 4.0, and security & defense markets.


Pleora introduces the AI Gateway, the vision industry’s first platform that simplifies the deployment of advanced machine learning AI capabilities to improve the reliability and lower the cost of visual quality inspection and announces technology partnerships with Neurocle and PerClass.


Pleora’s RuggedCONNECT Smart Video Switcher wins “Best in Show” from Military Embedded Systems at DSEI 2019. In addition, the company announced new RuggedCONNECT plug-in AI capabilities for tank detection and driver awareness to enhance battlefield awareness.


Pleora begins trialing its video and sensor networking technologies with lead customers designing situational awareness systems for military ground vehicles. The company’s technology is used to network multiple cameras and data sources with display panels and mission computers over a real-time Ethernet connection.


Pleora’s GigE Vision over NBASE-T embedded interface wins the inVision Top Innovation 2017 award and is recognized in the Vision Systems Design 2017 Innovator Awards Program. Lead customers begin preliminary designs of X-ray flat panel detectors and imaging systems integrating the revolutionary new technology.


Pleora is the first to demonstrate GigE Vision over NBASE-T – which enables up to 5 Gbps video transmission over standard copper cabling. The company becomes the first vision company to join the NBASE-T Alliance.


Pleora earns a Vision Systems Design Innovator Award for a technology concept that converts video from GigE Vision or USB3 Vision cameras into the H.264 compression format.


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.


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


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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