Pleora GigE Vision over NBASE-T Video Interface Brings Bandwidth Boost to Imaging Industry

Showcasing at VISION 2016, GigE® Vision over NBASE-T embedded video interface brings bandwidth and cabling advantages to established and emerging real-time imaging applications

Pleora Technologies, the world's leading supplier of high-performance video interfaces, today unveiled the first solution that brings the bandwidth and Cat 5e cabling advantages of NBASE-T technology to the vision industry. Leading X-ray flat panel detector (FPD) and camera manufacturers are already designing Pleora's GigE Vision over NBASE-T video interface hardware into advanced imaging devices for medical and machine vision applications. Pleora's GigE Vision over NBASE-T expertise will be showcased with live demos and technical presentations at VISION 2016, taking place Nov. 8-10, 2016 in Stuttgart, Germany.


"Pleora has set a new performance benchmark for the imaging industry," said Harry Page, president, Pleora Technologies. "With our NBASE-T embedded video interface hardware, manufacturers can meet challenging bandwidth and cost requirements for advanced imaging devices with an easy-to-integrate solution that significantly reduces design time, cost, and risk."

The NBASE-T specification, compatible with the recently adopted IEEE 802.3bz™ standard, defines a new type of Ethernet signaling that boosts the speed of Cat 5e and Cat 6 cables well beyond the previous limit of 1 Gbps. The NBASE-T Alliance™ - a consortium of over 45 companies including Pleora - represents all major facets of networking infrastructure and helped streamline the development of the new standard.

The iPORT™ NTx-NBT Embedded Video Interface hardware provides a cost-effective upgrade path for imaging device designers by supporting faster 5 Gbps transfer of GigE Vision-compliant images over existing Cat5e cabling in retrofit installations, or inexpensive cabling for new systems. The video interface is supported by a fully featured development kit that helps speed the design of prototypes and proof-of-concept demonstrations, often without requiring hardware development.

While competing approaches require specialized cabling and expensive networking components, the iPORT NTx-NBT is a natural evolution for high-performance imaging thanks to its bandwidth flexibility, low-cost field-terminated cabling, multicasting support, and compatibility with existing GigE Vision software. With IEEE standardization and accelerating adoption of NBASE-T technology in traditional networking applications, reliable hardware is increasingly available for imaging system manufacturers.

"Pleora's latest video interface brings the proven connectivity and cost benefits of NBASE-T technology to the imaging market, and demonstrates the broad applicability of the technology," said Peter Jones, chairman of the NBASE-T Alliance. "The recent ratification of the IEEE standard, along with an existing ecosystem of shipping products, dramatically simplifies the adoption of this technology. It enables a broad range of industries to immediately leverage the added bandwidth provided by NBASE-T, without the expense and difficulty of replacing Ethernet cabling."

Learn More about NBASE-T at VISION 2016

Pleora will be showcasing its NBASE-T video interface expertise at VISION 2016 (Nov. 8-10, Stuttgart, Germany - Hall 1 Stand F 31). Rauscher GmbH (Hall 1 Stand E 32) and e2v (Hall 1 Stand E 17) will also be demonstrating new line scan cameras integrating Pleora's NBASE-T interface.
John Phillips, product manager with Pleora, will be presenting NBASE-T technology as a new interface for the imaging market during Industrial VISION Days 2016 on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. (Stage 2, gallery hall 1, booth Z75).

Availability
The iPORT NTx-NBT Embedded Video Interface hardware is now in design with lead customers, with production release and development kit availability scheduled for mid-December. For more on the iPORT NTx-NBT Embedded Video Interface visit www.pleora.com/our-products/embedded-hardware/iport-nbase-t.

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