Not recommended for new designs – Pleora Technologies has announced end-of-sale (EOS) and end-of-life (EOL) details for this product. For new designs please see the iPORT SB-GigE-EV7520A
Pleora’s iPORT™ SB-GigE External Frame Grabbers improve the usability of Sony block cameras by allowing designers to treat them as native GigE Vision® cameras. With these external frame grabbers, Sony block cameras can leverage the simple, long-distance cabling of GigE for both video and control signals. The cameras can also be used with a broader selection of lower cost computing platforms.
The SB-GigE transmits full-resolution video with low, predictable latency over a GigE link for distances up to 100 meters using standard CAT5e/6 cabling. The connection at the PC is a standard GigE port, eliminating the need for a desktop PC with an available peripheral card slot for a traditional frame grabber. As a result, designers can reduce system size, cost, and power consumption by using smaller form factor computing platform, such as laptops, embedded PCs, and single-board computers.
The SB-GigE presents a user friendly interface to the Sony® VISCA™ protocol set, both graphically and in the eBUS SDK (software development kit). This allows system designers to rapidly prototype interactions between the SB-GigE, the Sony block camera, and their software as well as quickly deploy production-ready software.