Embedded vision system has Intel Core i7, 4 gigabit PoE ports
Adlink Technology Inc. released the EOS-1200, a Gigabit PoE embedded vision system that implements the 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 quad core processor, providing four independent gigabit PoE (power over Ethernet) ports with data transfer rates up to 4.0 Gb/s. The EOS-1200 further supports IEEE 1588 precise time protocol, enabling synchronization with multi-camera acquisition. With superior computing power, multi-channel support, compact size, lower unit cost, and maximum flexibility, the EOS-1200 is ideally suited to multi-camera imaging applications such as factory automation and food and packaging inspection.
The EOS-1200 supports IEEE 1588 PTP technology, providing a software trigger-mode that empowers multi-camera synchronized captures. Combining IEEE 1588 and PoE support to allow a single Ethernet cable to deliver power supply, data transfer, and data synchronization, the EOS-1200 reduces cabling requirements, further decreasing maintenance burdens and total cost of ownership.
In addition, the EOS-1200 provides smart PoE function, the application programming interface (API) allowing users to program power status easily, especially when cameras are idle, impressively boosting energy efficiency. The EOS-1200 also provides auto-detection to ensure compatibility with both PoE and conventional non-PoE devices.
The EOS-1200 features I/O capability, including four serial ports, two USB 3.0 ports, 32 PNP/NPN isolated digital I/Os and dual storage (two SATA interface, and one CFAST slot), an internal USB port, and 1 kbit programmable EEPROM, all making the EOS-1200 simple to integrate and deploy, and providing management with copy protection and software license authentication for system development, further accelerating time-to-market. Driver support is provided for Windows 7/XP and Embedded standard 7, in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
– Edited by Chris Vavra, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com