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Ottawa, Canada — : Pleora Technologies, the world’s leading supplier of high-performance video interfaces, will be showcasing its extensive portfolio of GigE, 10 GigE, 802.11n wireless, and USB 3.0 products at NIWeek (Austin Convention Center, August 3-6, 2015, Pleora booth #932).
Camera manufacturers and system integrators rely on Pleora’s off-the-shelf video interface products, system expertise, and standards knowledge to help speed design time, lower costs, and reduce risk. The company’s video interfaces, deployed in over 200,000 endpoints in industrial, medical, military, and transportation imaging systems, have the capacity to transmit 17 billion gigabits of data per day – the equivalent of about 40 million feature length movies.
“Our external frame grabbers and embedded hardware meet a growing demand from vision system equipment manufacturers for solutions that leverage low-cost, easy-to-use video interfaces such as GigE Vision® and USB3 Vision™,” said John Phillips, senior manager of product management, Pleora Technologies. “At NIWeek we’ll be demonstrating how our USB3 Vision external frame grabbers enable LabVIEW to treat Camera Link® cameras as USB3 Vision cameras, allowing image processing to be done on a variety of computing platforms including laptops and small-form-factor PCs.”
Live USB3 Vision Demo at NIWeek
In a live product demonstration, presented at booth 932, video from a Camera Link camera is converted into USB3 Vision video by the iPORT CL-U3. The USB3 Vision video is then transmitted with low latency over a USB 3.0 cable directly to a port on a laptop where LabVIEW software provides the image and data analysis required to automate tasks or allow end-users to make data-backed decisions. By eliminating the need for a Camera Link frame grabber in a PCIe slot, designers are free to choose from a broad selection of small form factor and low-power computing platforms, including tablets, laptops, embedded computers, and single-board computers, to help reduce system costs and complexity.
At the computing platform, the iPORT CL-U3 is supported by Pleora’s feature-rich eBUS™ SDK application tool kit and drivers. This software suite allows designers to rapidly prototype and deploy production-ready software supporting video transmission over GigE, 10 GigE, USB 3.0, and wireless using the same application programming interface (API) using a variety of operating systems including Windows, Linux, and OS X.
Traditionally, microscopy applications for life sciences, measurement, and quality control, for example, have previously required bulky, specialized cabling and a PCIe frame grabber to capture images at the computer, resulting in complex systems, high costs, and limited component selection. The iPORT CL-U3 allows designers to leverage the ubiquitous computing platform support and simplified cabling of USB3, while protecting investments in existing cameras, sensors, and optics.
To learn more about Pleora at NIWeek, and book a product demonstration, visit https://www.pleora.com/niweek.
About Pleora Technologies
Pleora Technologies invented high-performance frame grabbers and embedded hardware for the delivery of video over Gigabit Ethernet, and leads the market in video interfaces for USB 3.0 and wireless. With this spirit of innovation, Pleora engineers reliable video interfaces for system manufacturers and camera companies serving the military, medical, and industrial automation sectors. Pleora provides end-to-end solutions that shorten time-to-market, reduce risk, and lower costs. We partner with customers and tailor our products to individual needs. Find out more at www.pleora.com.