The acceptance and use of Gigabit Ethernet technology for industrial digital imaging applications continues to grow. The increased variety and capability of cameras to leverage this powerful interface, combined with planned updates to the AIA (Automated Imaging Association) GigE Vision® interface standards makes GigE Vision based imaging more robust and more ideal than ever for real-time machine vision applications.
Real-time imaging does not always mean ultra fast acquisition. But it certainly means that images and results are available when needed. Therefore, the speed at which such a system acquires and processes data can vary significantly. But determinism must be guaranteed to ensure reliable operation of the real-time system.