Sony Block to GigE Vision External Frame Grabber

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Pleora’s iPORT SB-GigE-EV7520A External Frame Grabber improves the usability of Sony block FCB-EV7520A cameras by allowing designers to treat them as native GigE Vision® cameras. With this external frame grabber, Sony block FCB-EV7520A cameras can leverage the simple, long-distance cabling of GigE for both video and control signals. The cameras can also be used with a broader selection of lower cost computing platforms.

The SB-GigE-EV7520A transmits full-resolution video with low, predictable latency over a GigE link for distances up to 100 meters using standard CAT5e/6 cabling. The connection at the PC is a standard GigE port, eliminating the need for a desktop PC with an available peripheral card slot for a traditional frame grabber. As a result, designers can reduce system size, cost, and power consumption by using smaller form factor computing platform, such as laptops, embedded PCs, and single-board computers.

The SB-GigE-EV7520A presents a user friendly interface to the Sony® VISCA™ protocol set, both graphically and in the eBUS SDK (software development kit). This allows system designers to rapidly prototype interactions between the SB-GigE-EV7520A, the Sony block camera, and their software to quickly deploy production-ready software.