Pleora’s History

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. 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.

Manufacturers rely on our products, standards expertise, and systems knowledge to bypass development and integration complexities in a diverse range of demanding real-time imaging applications – from C-arms for image-guided surgery and vetronics systems in military vehicles, to quality inspection of flat-panel TVs.

Milestones

2020

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.

2019

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.

2018

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.

2017

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.

2016

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.

2015

Pleora’s 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.

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.

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.