Matrox Imaging’s Concord PoE with ToE is the latest addition to the company’s family of network adaptor cards for use with GigE Vision cameras. Providing all the features and functionality of the Matrox Concord PoE boards, the Matrox Concord PoE with ToE delivers hardware-assisted trigger-over-Ethernet (ToE) capabilities along with eight auxiliary I/Os for synchronizing multiple GigE Vision devices. Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) functionality simplifies cabling between cameras and vision computers, protecting cameras, board, and host computer from any possible damage due to faulty electrical signals.
Available with either two or four Gigabit Ethernet ports, the adaptor cards handle all command and streaming protocols, while also sourcing power over a single Cat 5e/6 cable per camera connection. They provide hardware-assisted ToE capability to permit sending of a software trigger or an action-command to one or more cameras based on an external input event. Helping reduce trigger latency and remove jitter brought on by a non-deterministic host environment, the ToE capabilities apply to camera(s) on either the same or multiple Ethernet ports for a given trigger event.
The ToE capabilities ensure that the digital I/Os are managed by a dedicated hardware-assisted mechanism. With the use of this mechanism, output events can take place at precise moments in time, based on elapsed time, or for specific input events. Input events can be count-derived or originate from a discrete input such as a rotary encoder. Multiple cascadable hardware timers are available to count or generate specific events.
Matrox Concord PoE with ToE will be officially released in Q1 2019. For more details, visit Matrox Imaging.