Almost written-off by the introduction of new technology, the venerable frame grabber is alive and well. Here we look at some of the major players.
ADLINK Technology, which is based in San Jose, California, recently launched its PCIe-GIE72/74 GigE Vision PoE+ Frame Grabbers.
The company is a leading global provider of embedded building blocks and application-ready intelligent platforms.
The new PCIe-GIE72/74 2/4CH PCI Express GigE vision Power over Ethernet (PoE)+ frame grabbers feature comprehensive PoE power protection exclusive to ADLINK, multi-card capture capability, and smart PoE management combined with ADLINK’s extensive experience in GigE vision-based solutions.
Key assets, such as cameras and other equipment, are secured from damage by the PCIe-GIE72/74’s PoE power protection. In addition, a user friendly PoE management utility and APIs monitor and control PoE ports in real time and enable prediction of possible failure events.
Any number of PCIe-GIE72/74 cards can be installed in a single system without occupying any BIOS I/O resources. Combined with wide operating temperature tolerance from 0˚C to 70˚C, the multi-card capability makes the PCIe-GIE72/74 ideal for deployment with fanless computers in environments with limited space and in applications such as automated optical inspection (AOI) and industrial automation.
Based on ADLINK’s extensive system expertise, the PCIe-GIE72/74 was designed with comprehensive PoE protections in order to eliminate the threat of asset damage. The frame grabbers respond to over/under current, voltage and temperature events, and their automated power budget control manages budgets according to source (PCIe or 4/6 pin Molex connector). When the budget is exceeded, PoE power is interrupted to prevent damage to connected devices.
The PCIe-GIE72/74’s easy-to-use utility and APIs provide real-time PoE status monitoring of device class, voltage, current, wattage and temperature. PoE power can be remotely switched on and off; PoE port priority and thermal thresholds remotely set; and possible failure predicted, all reducing operating costs and circumventing downtime.