Point Grey Hosts Successful USB3 Vision Standards Meeting

Point Grey, a leading designer and manufacturer of digital cameras for industrial, scientific, and traffic applications, recently hosted the AIA Winter 2012 Vision Standards Meeting in Vancouver, Canada from February 13 - 17th.

Point Grey, a leading designer and manufacturer of digital cameras for industrial, scientific, and traffic applications, recently hosted the AIA Winter 2012 Vision Standards Meeting in Vancouver, Canada from February 13 - 17th. A total of 29 leading industry players from 22 companies met to continue development on interface standards. The first two days were dedicated to USB3 Vision.


USB3 Vision is an upcoming camera interface standard based on USB 3.0. The aim of the standard is to enable interoperability between imaging components such as cameras, accessories and software. Like the popular GigE Vision standard, USB3 Vision will provide a framework for transmitting high-speed video and related control data.

After reviewing the results of the work done since the USB3 Vision kickoff meeting in Ahrensburg, Germany in September, the session focused on making core decisions about the design of the standard. Decisions regarding device discovery and control, event handling, and data streaming were made. The existing GenICam standard will be a key component in the overall architecture.

The next steps will focus on the creation of a first draft of the standard. This will be a collaborative effort involving members of the USB3 Vision committee. The final goal is to have a ratified draft by the end of 2012.

Mike Gibbons, Point Grey Director, Product Marketing affirms, "The meeting was a great success and we look forward to embracing the USB3 Vision standard once it is ratified."



About Point Grey

Point Grey Research, Inc. is a worldwide leader in the development of advanced digital camera technology products for machine vision, industrial imaging, computer vision, and traffic and surveillance applications. Based in Richmond, BC, Canada, Point Grey designs, manufactures and distributes USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE-1394 (FireWire), and Camera Link cameras that are known for their excellent quality, performance, and ease of use. A broad range of hardware, software and mechanical engineering skills has allowed Point Grey to successfully bring many innovative and ground-breaking products to market. This drive for innovation has led to many industry firsts, including the world's first and smallest 1394b digital camera, the smallest GigE camera, and the first USB 3.0 machine vision camera.

Since its founding in January of 1997, the company's approach to product pricing, quality control, and customer service has attracted thousands of customers worldwide, and its organic growth through product sales has enabled the company to expand significantly without any outside investment. Point Grey currently employs more than 130 people worldwide and has a wholly-owned German subsidiary that provides sales and support services to customers in Europe, Africa and Israel. The company also has a strong network of distributors in Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.ptgrey.com

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