OTTAWA, CANADA -- April 27, 2016 -- Pleora Technologies, the world’s leading supplier of high-performance video interfaces, today announced that it is the first company from the machine vision industry to join the NBASE-T Alliance, a consortium collaborating on new technologies that extend the bandwidth capabilities of twisted-pair copper cabling using standard Ethernet technology.
The alliance has released the NBASE-T specification, which defines a new type of Ethernet signaling that boosts the speed of twisted-pair cabling up to 5 Gigabit per second (Gbps) – well beyond its designed limit of 1 Gbps – for distances up to 100 meters. Initially developed for wireless access points coping with increasing data requirements, NBASE-T technology is a natural evolution for high-performance imaging thanks to its increased bandwidth, low-cost cabling, and compatibility with existing GigE Vision software.
Pleora’s GigE Vision over NBASE-T platform supports 1, 2.5, and 5 Gbps throughputs over Cat 5e copper cabling, and 10 Gbps over Cat 6a copper cabling. The company’s GigE Vision over NBASE-T Development Kit provides a straightforward approach to designing NBASE-T imaging products, including cameras, scanners, and X-ray flat panel detectors. A GigE Vision over NBASE-T embedded video interface, hardware reference design, and IP core package are scheduled for release later this year. To download the GigE Vision over NBASE-T Development Kit preliminary data sheet, receive regular product updates, and register for early access to the products visit http://go.pleora.com/NBASE-T.
“Joining the NBASE-T Alliance, Pleora is collaborating with technology leaders across multiple industries to solve performance and cost challenges in the imaging market,” said Harry Page, president, Pleora Technologies. “Our GigE Vision over NBASE-T platform helps imaging system manufacturers and designers meet increasing bandwidth requirements, while taking advantage of existing cabling in retrofit upgrades and less expensive, field-terminated cabling in new installations, without requiring modifications to GigE Vision-compliant software.”
"The NBASE-T Alliance is playing a critical role in the deployment of products that extend bandwidth capabilities beyond Gigabit Ethernet," said Peter Jones, chairman of the NBASE-T Alliance. "Our work has accelerated the adoption of NBASE-T technology in traditional wired telecom applications, and the addition of new members such as Pleora enables migration of the technology into new markets.”
NBASE-T Technology at Vision Show
Pleora will be demonstrating its recently announced GigE Vision over NBASE-T platform at the Vision Show in Boston (May 3-5, Hynes Convention Center, Booth #838). The company is also discussing NBASE-T technology at its presentation on “New Transmission Technologies for Machine Vision” on Thursday, May 5 at 1:30 p.m., room #107.
About Pleora Technologies
Pleora Technologies invented high-performance frame grabbers and embedded hardware for the delivery of video over Gigabit Ethernet, and leads the market in video interfaces for USB 3.0 and wireless. With this spirit of innovation, Pleora engineers reliable video interfaces for system manufacturers and camera companies serving the military, medical, and industrial automation sectors. Pleora provides end-to-end solutions that shorten time-to-market, reduce risk, and lower costs. We partner with customers and tailor our products to individual needs. Find out more at www.pleora.com.