Jun. 05, 2018

IVSM Spring 2018: Breakthrough for CLHS/CoaXPress and record attendance

From 14 to 18 May 2018, more than 140 technical experts from all over the world met at the VDMA to jointly work on standards for machine vision industry and discuss new projects. With highly satisfactory results: "The IVSM Spring 2018 was a very intensive week. All working groups made good progress", said Dr. Klaus-Henning Noffz, CEO of Silicon Software GmbH and member of the Board of VDMA Machine Vision. "For the CLHS/ CoaXPress Roadmap Committee, the IVSM Spring 2018 brought the breakthrough. Our report with detailed descriptions for cooperation of CoaXPress and CLHS was accepted as basis by both standards. It enables a common connector roadmap of high-speed interfaces for fiber optical transmission.” “We have never had so many participants at any IVSM", commented Dr. Reinhard Heister, responsible for standardization at VDMA Robotics + Automation.

G3 initiative for the international coordination of standards in the field of machine vision

In 2009, an agreement between leading machine vision associations called "G3" was established to coordinate standards development in the field of industrial image processing in order to develop globally accepted standards. Twice a year, technical experts meet for joint work and coordination, and the next IVSM will take place in Austin, Texas, USA in autumn 2018, hosted by National Instruments.

Working group meetings at the IVSM Spring 2018

At the IVSM, the following G3-accepted standards were further discussed and worked on in dedicated working group meetings: GenICam, GigE Vision, CoaXPress, Camera Link, Camera Link HS, USB3 Vision and VDI/VDE/VDMA 2632, as well as the VDMA OPC Vision Initiative - latest G3 standardization project. During the Future Standards Forum, updates from the working groups were reported in a plenary session and new potential standardization projects were discussed, such as a new camera interface for Embedded Vision and a new communication interface for lenses (both proposed by EMVA) or the status-quo of the CCRC (CLHS / CXP Roadmap Committee).


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