ADLINK Technology Launches New Quad-port PoE Frame Grabber

Featuring IEEE 1588 (PTP) for Multi-Camera Synchronization, and Smart PoE Power Status Management

Düsseldorf, (PresseBox) - ADLINK Technology, Inc., a leading provider of machine vision platforms and boards, announces the release of their quad-port GigE Vision frame grabber, the GIE64+, featuring PoE (Power over Ethernet), IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol and smart PoE application programming interface. The GIE64+ supports PCI Express® x4 lane, 4 independent Gigabit Ethernet ports with data transfer rates up to 1 Gb/s, and GigE Vision camera compliance. With multi-channel synchronization, PoE interface, IEEE 1588 PTP technology and Smart PoE support, the GIE64+ dramatically cuts cabling requirements by as much as 60%, significantly reducing maintenance burdens and boosting ease of use. The GIE64+ is perfectly suited to manufacturing environments utilizing multi-camera acquisition.

The GIE64+ supports IEEE 1588, providing 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, as an example, with the GIE64+, only four cables are required rather than the conventional twelve, representing a clear reduction in TCO (total cost of ownership). 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. Operational simplicity and energy efficiency are enhanced exponentially.

"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 2 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.

More ADLINK Vision information: http://www.adlinktech.com/...

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ADLINK Technology provides a wide range of embedded computing products and services to the test & measurement, automation & process control, gaming, communications, medical, network security, and transportation industries. ADLINK products include PCI Express®-based data acquisition and I/O; vision and motion control; and AdvancedTCA, CompactPCI, and Computer-on-Modules (COMs) for industrial computing. With the acquisition of Ampro Computers, Inc., ADLINK also provides a wide range of Extreme Rugged and Rugged Single Board Computers, Computer-on-Modules and Systems under the brand name Ampro by ADLINK. ADLINK strives to minimize the total cost of ownership (TCO) of its customers by providing customization and system integration services, maintaining low manufacturing costs, and extending the lifecycle of its products. ADLINK is a global company with headquarters and manufacturing in Taiwan; R&D and integration in Taiwan, China, and the US; and an extensive network of worldwide sales and support offices.

ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, ISO-13485, and TL9000 certified, is an Associate Member of the Intel® Embedded Alliance, an Executive Member of PICMG, a Sponsor Member of the PXI Systems Alliance, and a Member of the AXIe Consortium. ADLINK is a publicly traded company listed on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock code: 6166).

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