Point Grey and Matrox now interoperable
First publishedin ITS International
High-performance digital camera supplier Point Grey has introduced plug-and-play interoperability between its Grasshopper3 and Flea3 USB3 Vision cameras and Matrox Imaging Library (MIL), a comprehensive software tool for developing machine vision, image analysis and medical imaging software applications.
The two companies have been working together since summer 2013 on the USB3 Vision implementation. Matrox Imaging already provides support for Point Grey’s GigE Vision and FireWire products and with the recent release of Matrox Imaging Library release 10, support is extended to Point Grey’s USB3 Vision cameras.
USB3 Vision is a machine vision interface standard designed to enable seamless integration between USB 3.0 cameras, cables and image processing libraries from different vendors. The standard defines a stream and control protocol, which leverages the success of GigE Vision and GenICam by relying on a standard format naming convention (SFNC) to maintain consistency in functionality and attribute naming. Existing GigE Vision users will be able to seamlessly transition to USB3 Vision and vice versa.