EMVA Releases Enhanced GenICam Standard for Machine Vision
GenICam was created for developers looking to have a single application programming interface to control any compliant camera-regardless of its vendor, interface technology, or feature set.
“With more than 70 companies worldwide cooperating on this initiative,” says Dr. Fritz Dierks, chair of the GenICam committee, “the adoption of the GenICam standard continues to grow at extremely promising rates.” Available since 2006, this latest release-GenICam 2.1-will be officially premiered during the show.
The GenICam committee announced that this release includes the following improvements to the GenApi, SFNC, and GenTL:
This release marks the first appearance of the CLProtocol module, this fourth module in the GenICam standard enables GenICam compliant Camera Link cameras to be controlled via the GenApi.
“The new CLProtocol module and the support granted by CoaXPress and Camera Link HS is a significant step forward," explains Dierk, "because now the GenICam standard is not only applicable to all gigabit Ethernet-based interfaces but also to all framegrabber-based interfaces.”