Author Archives: Eric

About Eric

Eric is in charge of R&D activities at the Montreal office of Teledyne DALSA where he is surrounded by talented people working on the technologies of tomorrow. Chair of the GigE Vision committee, he enjoys reading and writing machine vision standards, especially the thicker ones.

When Machine Vision meets the NFL

Sep 10, 2013

Where were you Sunday evening? As a football fan, I was watching the Dallas Cowboys Season Opener against the New York Giants, on NBC Sunday Night Football. This was a defining moment for Machine Vision: the first time that Replay … Continue reading

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Coming Soon! The Ultimate Guide to MV Interface Standards.

May 17, 2013

These days, we see more and more camera interface standards bubbling up. Following on the heels of the original Firewire and Camera Link standards, we saw the advent of GigE Vision. And over the last few years, Camera Link HS, CoaXPress, and … Continue reading

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Social Media – More Than A Daily Dose of Machine Vision

Apr 12, 2013

Even though I’m considered a techie guy (I won’t mention how many Apple devices I own ;-)), I am still a bit “old school” with respect to social media. I don’t tweet, or “whisper”, I’m not on Google+, and don’t … Continue reading

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A Second Life for Camera Link

Jan 29, 2013

In my previous post, “Will USB3 Vision overtake Camera Link?”, I questioned the ability of Camera Link to face the challenge raised by USB3 Vision. Since its introduction in 2000, Camera Link has reigned as the “go to” standard for … Continue reading

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Will USB3 Vision overtake Camera Link?

Jan 23, 2013

After being very visible at the Vision Show (Stuttgart, November 2012), AIA USB3 Vision 1.0 will be released during Automate 2013 this week. This is a significant event for the Machine Vision industry. As I mentioned in a previous blog … Continue reading

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Smart phones might teach us a lesson

Jan 8, 2013

The Holiday Season is the time of the year when parents everywhere attend their children’s mini-shows at school. My daughter sings in a children’s choir and I took the opportunity in December to take in her Christmas performance. I am … Continue reading

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Interface Technology Debates Aside – What about Costs?

Oct 30, 2012

I have seen so many debates around the technical merits of CoaXPress and Camera Link HS that I sometimes feel we may have overlooked what I would say is nearly as important – when a product is reliable and performs adequately for its purpose, … Continue reading

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A New Predator in the Machine Vision World

Oct 10, 2012

I was recently reading an article about the upcoming USB3 Vision interface standard – essentially a discussion around the impact of USB3 Vision on GigE Vision, (its sister standard from the AIA). Though I agree that USB3 Vision is the new … Continue reading

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GeniCam and SFNC. A Common Language for Machine Vision

Jul 24, 2012

A cornerstone of Machine Vision was created in the spring of 2006 with the introduction of the GenICam Standard Feature Naming Convention (SFNC). Before SFNC, every camera manufacturer offered their own proprietary set of commands to configure their cameras. Although … Continue reading

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Can GigE Vision Lose Frames?

Jul 10, 2012

I recently read an interesting post by B. Grey entitled “Can GigE be trusted?”. The central theme of the discussion is around the reliability of GigE in the transfer of images. I thought I’d add my 2 cents here. First, why … Continue reading

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