Pleora publishes a number of articles on vision standards and video interfaces for medical imaging systems, military vision systems and industrial applications.

Machine Vision Brings Cost and Performance Advantages to Military Imaging

Military system designers are migrating to networked digital distribution technologies perfected in the factory automation market to meet cost and size, weight, and power (SWaP) demands, support future scalability, and simplify usability by sharing video across an integrated Ethernet network.

Vision Advantages for Military Imaging

Ethernet brought flexible networking, wider computing platform choice, and cabling advantages to real-time imaging. For military designers facing the same networking, computing, and cost challenges – plus an increasing demand for commercial versus proprietary technologies – GigE is a natural choice for video transmission.

NBASE-T Brings New Bandwidth to Imaging System Design

Advances from the telecommunications and networking market are driving continuing innovation that makes imaging more accessible and easier to use across a widening range of applications, with new NBASE-T technology solving the bandwidth challenge without requiring a rip-and-replace network overhaul.

Five Trends for Imaging Technologies

Technology development moves at a dizzying pace. Check the newswire, and you’ll ­ find a list of new products that leapfrog what was heralded as the “latest and greatest” just months ago. The machine vision industry is no exception, and specific to imaging there is consistent innovation aimed at improving efficiencies, costs, and intelligence. What’s next for machine vision?

Imaging Systems on the Move

Imaging technologies perfected for manufacturing processes are being integrated into monitoring and inspection systems for railway applications. By adopting Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) systems widely deployed in manufacturing, ITS designers can provide solutions that deliver sophisticated analysis, while also being faster to deploy, easier to maintain, and simpler to use.

Video Interfaces Provide a Clear View Forward

There are many challenges for designers when designing machine vision applications. This article outlines design considerations when choosing the video interface for a machine vision system. Although the video interface is a small part of the overall vision system, it has a large impact on the usability, cost, and scalability of the final product.

GigE Vision Gets Moving

Increasingly sophisticated vision expertise is being integrated into monitoring and inspection systems for highways, rail lines, shipping ports and more. As manufacturers and integrators are under increasing pressure to provide simple-to-deploy and cost-effective solutions, this article outlines how Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) is helping drive deployment, usability, and cost advantage for ITS applications.

Vision Standards Make the Cut for Medical Imaging

From image-guided surgery to vision-equipped service robots, real-time video is enabling new levels of precision and treatment while driving fundamental changes in how healthcare services are delivered. However, as medical imaging applications multiply and systems become more complex, designers are increasingly challenged to improve system usability and drive down costs.

GigE Vision: Coming Soon to a Military Screen Near You

Vision systems are playing an increasingly important role on the battlefield. Prized for their ability to improve surveillance while keeping troops out of harm’s way, these systems are becoming the vital electronic “eyes” in a growing range of military operations.

Standards Bring Sharper Vision to Medical Imaging

In today’s state-of-the-art operating room, staff use a real-time network of cameras, sensors, and displays to precisely navigate robotic surgical tools that minimize damage to healthy tissue, improve results, and speed recovery. Supporting the development of these sophisticated medical imaging systems is a set of global vision standards developed for and widely adopted across the industrial machine vision market.

A Sharper Vision for the Networked Operating Room

A new wave of technological advancements, imaging systems are once again helping healthcare providers take medical services to a new level. A key early decision for system designers is choosing the video interface – the technology used to transfer data from a camera or image sensor to a computer or display. Although the video interface is only a small part of the overall medical imaging system, it has a large impact on the usability, cost, and scalability of the final product.

Increasing Performance of Medical Imaging Systems

Image-guided surgery relies on real-time video with no noticeable delay between a surgeon’s visual perception and the image feed used to precisely guide their surgical instrument. This article discusses the effects of latency and jitter in medical imaging systems, and the benefits of multicasting in a networked hospital operating room. The article also introduces the use of jumbo frames to reduce CPU requirements and improve overall medical imaging system performance.

The Networked Operating Room

Advanced video interfaces for medical imaging systems help preserve capital investments in cameras, sensors, and processing systems — while enhancing outcomes — by delivering the performance advantages of networked video. With off-the-shelf GigE Vision® and USB3 Vision™-compliant video interfaces, manufacturers can easily design systems that integrate several image sources, multiple displays, and centralized image processing, analysis, and recording equipment.

Video Interface Design Choices for the Networked Hospital

From image-guided surgery to telepresence robots, imaging systems are playing an increasing role in healthcare. Real-time video can help enhance patient outcomes by supporting faster, more accurate decision making. Hospital administrators are also embracing imaging systems to increase efficiencies and reduce costs.

Completing the Solution with Software

Software is an important part of an end-to-end vision system that delivers tactical and safety advantages to combat troops. Choosing the right combination of hardware and software allows manufacturers to speed time-to-market, lower costs, and deliver differentiated performance, increasing the value of their systems.

Distributed Networks for Military Vehicles

Military vision system designers are integrating many of the same distributed network capabilities available to consumers and business users, but must address heightened reliability, performance, ruggedness, and cost requirements. This article outlines how a distributed network architecture based on Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) helps systems designers address these concerns.

High-Performance Video in Local Situational Awareness Systems

Many defense contractors are soliciting bids for vetronics solutions based on the GigE Vision standard in an effort to speed design time, reduce risk, and lower costs, while enjoying interoperability and performance benefits. This article provides an overview of the advantages of GigE Vision-compliant video interfaces for manufacturers and end-users of local situational awareness (LSA) systems.

Gaining Performance and Cost Advantages in Military Vision Systems with Gigabit Ethernet

Vision systems for military applications such as local situational awareness (LSA) and closed hatch driving (CHD) use advanced cameras, displays, and analysis software to identify surroundings and potential threats, improving surveillance and intelligence while keeping personnel out of harm’s way. The video interface is only a small part of the vision system, but has a surprisingly large impact on its overall design.

Software Completes the Medical Imaging Solution

Software is an important part of medical imaging systems. Choosing the right combination of hardware and software allows manufacturers to speed time-to-market and lower costs, while also delivering differentiated performance and cost advantages to increase the value of their systems.

The Business Benefits of Machine Vision Standards

Standardization is incredibly important to any industry, and none more so than the relatively complex and globally distributed machine vision industry. Add to that the exceptional pace of technological development, and one quickly concludes that careful planning and coordination of interfaces, transport layers and digital protocols simply makes sense for manufacturers and end users alike.