iPORT™ SKB-GigE External Frame Grabber
Enhance the usability of Skoopia® 21Z30S block cameras allowing designers to incorporate them as native GigE Vision® cameras.
Pleora’s iPORT™ SKB-GigE External Frame Grabber provides an intuitive approach to add GigE Vision® connectivity to Skoopia™ 21Z30S block cameras to assist system manufacturers and integrators extend performance and lower both development and deployment costs.
The SKB-GigE frame grabber transmits full-resolution low latency video, power, and control data at distances up to 100 meters using standard CAT5e/6 cabling. Power over Ethernet (PoE) and external power options provide design flexibility, while lowering component and operating costs. Deploying an off-the-shelf Ethernet switch, extended distances and more flexible network configurations are supported. Multiple cameras can be aggregated to a single port, imaging data can be multicast from one camera to multiple displays, or images from multiple cameras can be combined on one computer or processing unit.
The connection at the PC is a standard GigE port, eliminating the need for a desktop PC with an available PCIe card slot for a traditional frame grabber. As a result, system designers can reduce system size, cost, and power consumption by using smaller form factor computing platforms, such as laptops, embedded PCs, and single board computers.
The hardware offers a user-friendly interface to the VISCA™ protocol set, both graphically and in the eBUS SDK. This allows system designers to rapidly prototype interactions between the Skoopia camera and their software to help speed application development. A sophisticated on-board programmable logic controller (PLC), general purpose input/output (GPIO) and support for the IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol allows users to precisely measure, synchronize, trigger, and control the operation of other vision system components.