vision processing camera / full-color / digital / CMOS
Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) is the fastest growing interface for digital cameras in the field of industrial image processing. It is a universally applicable digital interface, which for the first time provides the potential to produce cameras that can replace analog devices in almost every application.
Gigabit Ethernet offers the widest technological flexibility with regard to bandwidth, cable length, and multi-camera functionality. It is the right choice for data rates of up to 100 MB/s and a maximum cable length of 100 meters. And it makes complex setups with several cameras very simple.
GigE cameras can use Power over Ethernet (PoE) to draw electricity via the data cable. For this to work, the setup requires a suitable Gigabit Ethernet cable. Additionally, either a special PC adapter card, or a special switch, hub or PoE injector placed between the PC and camera is necessary. The PoE setup eliminates the need for a separate power supply and cable, making installation simpler, especially in applications where space is tight. The use of one cable for power supply and data transfer also saves costs, since fewer parts need to be purchased and installed