April 5, 2012. ADLINK Technology Inc. has announced the release of the quad-port GigE Vision frame grabber, the GIE64+, featuring PoE (Power over Ethernet) capability, IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol support, and a smart PoE application programming interface. The GIE64+ supports a PCI Express x4 lane, offering four independent Gigabit Ethernet ports with data transfer rates up to 1 Gb/s, and GigE Vision camera compliance.
The GIE64+ support for IEEE 1588 includes a software trigger mode for multi-camera synchronized captures. Combining IEEE 1588 and PoE function, the GIE64+ utilizes a lone Ethernet cable for power supply, data transfer, and synchronization. In a typical 4-channel image system, the GIE64+ requires only four cables rather than the conventional twelve. In addition, the GIE64+ further supports a smart PoE application programming interface, enabling easy power status programming and auto detection of compatibility with both PoE and non-PoE devices.
“As the demands on GigE Vision solutions increase, ADLINK has responded by offering two distinct PoE solutions for the machine vision industry. For image acquisition operations in which flexibility and expandability are key, ADLINK provides ideal PoE frame grabbing capability in our GIE64+. And we also provide compact and ready-to-deploy platforms with our EOS series of embedded vision systems, meeting or exceeding customer requirements for factory automation and other application platform solutions.” stated Neil Chen, ADLINK’s product manager of digital imaging.
The GIE64+ provides link aggregation, increasing double-speed networking by merging two Gigabit Ethernet pathways into a single connection. An easy-to-read I/O-mounted LED display comprehensively communicates PoE status for worry-free power monitoring. Full driver support is provided for Windows 7/XP.
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