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From Analog to Digital Video in Defense Systems – How CoaXPress makes it possible

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Thu, Sep 8, 2011

Traditional outdoor (traffic/surveillance/defense) applications have been well served for decades by the analog camera that interfaces the image processing unit via a coax cable. This combination has provided a simple, robust connection with the image quality and features needed at the time.  Modern outdoor applications, however, are far more complex and demanding. 

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Topics: Interface Technology

CoaXPress Gains Steam III: More Vendor Support and Plugfest

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Thu, Jun 16, 2011

With more frame grabber and camera options as well as compliance certification, CoaXPress is moving from approved global standard to fully market ready.

On March 30, 2011 the Japan Industrial Imaging Association (JIIA) announced the worldwide standardization of CoaXPress, the high speed digital interface standard for imaging application.

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CoaXPress joins Camera Link and GigE Vision as a standard interface option for industrial imaging systems

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Thu, May 12, 2011

Now there is another standard option to Camera Link and GigE Vision.  After the Automate 2011 show in Chicago, the CoaXPress standard gained the endorsement from the AIA and EMVA to Achieve Global Standardization Status as announced by the Japan Industrial Imaging Association (JIIA) on March 31, 2011.  The right choice depends on the needs of the application; each standard has its own merits. More information can be found in this free e-paper.

Many machine vision systems using area and/or lines scan cameras will benefit from CoaXPress technology. In these systems it is not just about higher data rates, but the combination of high-speed, cost effectiveness, flexible cabling, long transmission distances, and ease of use.  There are more technical features that could trigger the use of CoaXPress in some systems, but these are the main reasons.

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Topics: Interface Technology

VISION Japan 2011: Progress for CoaXPress and Japan's Recovery

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Fri, Apr 15, 2011

Next week there is an imaging industry event called VISION Japan 2011. It is meant to showcase the latest product and technology innovations for imaging systems, including the newest cameras from Adimec. It is also meant to show progress in the adoption of the new vision systems interface standard CoaXPress.

All that will happen, but it’s a different kind of progress that will be on display that we feel is more significant. The show is being held in Yokohama, Japan, just a little over a month since the Tohoku-Kanto earthquake and tsunami devastated the country. While Yokohoma was not as directly impacted, the magnitude of the disasters has ramifications across every corner of Japanese life, both personal and business. The high technology industry was not spared, with widespread interruptions and delays rippling through the supply chain worldwide. More importantly, the personal toll of what took place weighs heavily on everyone in the country, regardless of occupation.

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Topics: Interface Technology

CoaXPress gains steam II: See it in action at ISC West

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Thu, Mar 31, 2011

CoaXPress seems not only to be hot in machine vision applications, but also in the security market. By using standard 75Ω coax cable, CoaXPress enables really interesting features. Due to its high bandwidth, CoaXPress is highly suitable to transmit full HD images at 60 fps over 140 meters. Simultaneously, power is supplied over the coax cable to power the camera, making local power supplies unnecessary.

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Topics: Interface Technology

CoaXPress gains steam

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Mon, Mar 28, 2011

CoaXPress has quickly emerged as the top contender to be the interface standard of choice for high-performance, high-speed, long distance image system applications. Industry standards are generally a good thing in technology business, but face the never-ending challenge of keeping pace with constant innovations. 

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Production-ready CoaXPress products demonstrated at Automate 2011

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Thu, Mar 17, 2011

The CoaXPress standard has been hosted by The Japan Industrial Imaging Association (JIIA), and Version 1.0 of its specification received overwhelming approval by the initiative’s Working Group and Liaison Group at ITE 2010 in Yokohama, Japan. It is expected that the other two major industrial vision associations, AIA in North America and EMVA in Europe, will announce their support of CoaXPress at the Automate 2011 event, giving it a global stamp of approval.

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Topics: Interface Technology, New Adimec Products

CMOS cameras and CoaXPress were the talk of the ITE in Japan

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Mon, Dec 20, 2010

Japan Vision Market Is Alive, Well, and Seeking Innovation

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The CoaXPress Standard Specification Available for Review and Comment

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Thu, Nov 25, 2010

The CoaXPress high speed digital interface standard received a lot of attention at this month’s Vision Show.  Several companies, including Adimec, demonstrated products based on the current specification, which promises the ability to transmit high speed data over standard coax cable.  The Japan Industrial Imaging Association (JIIA), host of the standard, held demonstrations in its booth and officially released the final draft of the specification for review.

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Topics: Interface Technology