Imperx adds GenCam and GigE vision compliance to Lynx camera family

BOCA RATON, Fla., 17 May 2007. Imperx Inc. in Boca Raton, Fla., is announcing that its Lynx family of Gigabit Ethernet cameras are compliant with the GenCam and GigE Vision interface standards.

BOCA RATON, Fla., 17 May 2007. Imperx Inc. in Boca Raton, Fla., is announcing that its Lynx family of Gigabit Ethernet cameras (related product) are compliant with the GenCam and GigE Vision interface standards.

The GigE Vision compatibility allows the cameras to connect seamlessly with a wide variety of image processing hardware and software over the network while the GenCam compatibility ensures that those systems can access the unique features of the Lynx camera family.

The ratified GigE Vision and GenCam standards are the result of an industry-wide effort to simplify the use of cameras in machine vision applications. The GigE Vision protocol facilitates connection to the camera for discovery, image transport, and other basic functions. The GenCam protocol sits atop GigE Vision and calls for the camera to provide an XML-based description of its features and control structure to the vision system.

GenCam also defines a common applications programming interface (API) that developers can write to. The result is an ability to create applications software that can use any GigE Vision- and GenCam-compliant camera as though it were generic, while retaining access to the camera's unique features. At the same time, the camera can be used with any compatible vision system without needing additional driver development.

"Achieving this compliance for our cameras will greatly simplify our customer's development efforts," said Imperx president Petko Dinev. "It will also give them immediate access to a wide range of system choices, such as using National Instruments' vision boards running LabVIEW, without requiring the creation of custom software."

"We are delighted that Imperx Gigabit Ethernet cameras are GigE Vision and GenCam-compliant," said Kyle Voosen, vision product manager at National Instruments. "With GenCam, National Instruments customers can add Imperx high-performance cameras to the growing list of cameras natively supported in LabVIEW."

For more information contact Imperx online at www.imperx.com.

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