VDMA and Silicon Software host the next International Vision Standards Meeting
From 14 to 18 May, about 150 technical experts from all over the world will meet at the VDMA in Frankfurt, Germany, to work on standards for machine vision and discuss new standardisation initiatives for the future. Hosting organisation is Silicon Software, in cooperation with VDMA Machine Vision. “Standards are the turbocharger of growth for our industry. Standards were one of the reasons for the boom of the machine vision industry over the last years and continue to be the key for further success,”, says Klaus-Henning Noffz, CEO of Silicon Software and member of the board of VDMA Machine Vision. Components and systems with standardised interfaces are accelerating the market availability and development of new applications and solutions. “Due to the importance of standardisation, we look forward to hosting the next IVSM in May 2018!”, adds Reinhard Heister, in charge of vision standardisation topics at the VDMA.
About G3: international initiative to coordinate the development of vision standards
In 2009, the trade associations supported by their membership founded G3, an international initiative to coordinate the development of vision standards. Goal of G3 is to develop globally accepted standards and prevent duplication of standardisation efforts. Ever since the foundation of G3, the international vision community meets twice a year, rotating meetings in Asia, America and Europe, to jointly work on standards. Adopted G3 standards are: GenICam, GigE Vision, CoaXPress, Camera Link, Camera Link HS, USB3 Vision, and VDI/VDE/VDMA 2632, part 2. The newest G3 standardisation project is OPC Vision, led by VDMA. The goal is the elaboration of an OPC UA companion specification for vision describing an easy integration of machine vision in an industry 4.0 context. Potential new G3 standardisation projects are mipi-CSI2 or CCRC agreements, which will be discussed at the Future Standards Forum at the IVSM.