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Stemmer Imaging has introduced the GigE Vision evaluation service for the vision industry.

Combined with a portfolio of machine vision cables, addressing those from Components Express Incorporated (CEI), GigE Vision is claimed to address the needs of high-bandwidth imaging in the demanding environment of industrial manufacturing.

Although, in principle, the GigE Vision and Genicam standards offer the opportunity to seamlessly integrate vision systems into a network environment using industry-standard Ethernet components, it has become apparent that care needs to be taken when adding vision to existing networks, according to the company.

Using two high-end test devices from Fluke, an entire network or sections of the network can be evaluated for suitability for vision applications.

Without suitable test equipment, troubleshooting can become extremely complex.

This test capability includes evaluating transmission capabilities for both copper and fibre cable.

Optical fibre cabling can test the purity of the fibre ends; alternatively, the attenuation of the fibres can be documented to ensure optimum operation of a system.

In addition to cable testing, the Fluke Optiview Series III network analyser also enables the measurement of the throughput rate of a network topology.

In addition, Stemmer has signed an agreement with CEI for the distribution of its range of cables and connectors in the UK.

This is part of a wider agreement that provides Stemmer Imaging with distribution rights in a number of European countries.

CEI is a manufacturer and supplier of cables and connectors for machine vision applications, including Gigabit Ethernet, Cameralink and Firewire data transmission standards, as well as analogue video cables.

An active research-and-development programme uses the latest technology to develop new generations of high-bandwidth cables that are longer and cheaper, while addressing the challenges of signal degradation, cable flexibility and mechanical robustness.

STEMMER IMAGING is Europe’s largest imaging technology provider with headquarters in Germany and subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, France and Switzerland.

Image processing or Machine Vision is used in many different application areas – such as industrial automation, medical imaging, security and traffic technology – as a powerful and cost effective way of implementing automatic quality assurance. Even at high speeds and with stringent accuracy requirements, image processing allows 100% monitoring and thus strengthens the competitive edge of those companies using it.

STEMMER IMAGING customers have access to a wide variety of imaging products from the worlds leading manufacturers. These manufacturers represent the cutting edge of vision technology which is something that is unique in Europe. STEMMER IMAGING are the developers of the world’s leading image processing software platform, Common Vision Blox, and as a manufacturer of customer-specific products, we have a full range of in-house expertise to draw on, allowing us to supply the best possible service to our customers when choosing an imaging solution. STEMMER IMAGING does not produce turn-key solutions – instead, using our close partnerships with a large number of experienced system integrators, we can provide expert technical know-how for the planning, integration and realisation of complete solutions.

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