GigE camera for machine vision

GeT Cameras sells GigE cameras for industrial and pharmaceutical applications. This page gives you an overview of our Gigabit Ethernet cameras from Daheng Imaging. Our low prices are directly visible behind every product and you are able to buy these products now online. The Daheng Imaging industrial GigE cameras are available with various CCD and CMOS sensors of well-known brands such as Sony, Sharp, Aptina and OnSemi. The sensor is integrated in a compact 29x29x29mm housing (standard version) or 29x29x38 housing (PoE version).

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MER-500-14GC, MT9P031, 2592x1944, 14fps, 1/2.5", Rolling shutter, CMOS, Color

* GigE Interface * Without PoE * 29x29x29mm *


MER-500-14GM, MT9P031, 2592x1944, 14fps, 1/2.5", Rolling shutter, CMOS, Mono

* GigE Interface * Without PoE * 29x29x29mm *


MER-500-14GC-P, MT9P031, 2592x1944, 14fps, 1/2.5", Rolling shutter, CMOS, Color

* GigE Interface * With PoE * 38.3x29x29mm *


MER-500-14GM-P, MT9P031, 2592x1944, 14fps, 1/2.5", Rolling shutter, CMOS, Mono

* GigE Interface * With PoE * 38.3x29x29mm *


MER-133-54GC, AR0135, 1280x960, 54fps, 1/3", Global shutter, CMOS, Color

* GigE Interface * Without PoE * 29x29x29mm *


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What is a Gigabit Ethernet camera and what is PoE?

In machine vision applications is Gigabit Ethernet, in short GigE, the most common interface for connecting a vision camera. PoE stands for Power over Ethernet. This means that the network cable either works as communication and as power supply for the camera. Gigabit Ethernet cameras are used in factories for product quality inspections and automating processes. The Gigabit Ethernet camera provides RAW image over a network cable to the computer. Next, the image processing software on the computer analyses these images. The result of the image processing determines what comes next. For example, controlling a robot or separating good from bad products.

What is an IP camera or Network camera?

An IP camera is a synonym for a Network camera. These are mostly used for security purposes. The images being transmitted over the network cable are compressed. Therefore, it costs relatively little storage to save these images. However, the downside of a compressed image is that it is missing details. These details are crucial in machine vision applications. Also, when compressing an image there is a relatively big delay between the moment of capturing an image and when the computer receives this image. Besides, it’s not possible to precisely trigger network cameras. So you are not able to determine exactly when your image is being taken. Last thing to keep in mind is that IP camera’s models are updated constantly, without prior notice and the older versions are not available anymore. Daheng Imaging does not make IP or Network cameras. Daheng Imaging only makes industrial Gigabit Ethernet cameras for machine vision and industrial applications.

What is a Gigabit Ethernet camera?

GigE cameras are designed to send RAW image data to a computer as quickly as possible. This data is uncompressed whereby image processing software is able to conduct very precise analyses. The Gigabit Ethernet cameras can be controlled precisely down to microseconds. The cameras are of industrial quality. Every model of Daheng Imaging is available for at least 7 years. As a result machine builders can assemble the exact machine for multiple years. They do not have to worry about the selected Gigabit Ethernet camera not being available anymore.

What are the benefits of a GigE camera versus a USB camera?

The biggest benefits of a Gigabit Ethernet camera in respect to a USB2 or USB3 cameras is the cable length, the price of the cable and the ease of installing an ethernet cable. GigE cameras have the following features:
•    No frame grabber, which allows for a lower price;
•    High data speed till 100 MB/s (USB2=40MB/s | USB3=400MB/s);
•    A long cable length up to 100 meters long;
•    A standard interface, which is suited for almost every pc hardware;
•    The option to supply the camera with power via the data cable (PoE – Power Over Ethernet);
•    An existing network infrastructure which can be used easily;
•    Simple integration with all image processing applications.

GigE Vision and Software Development Kit (SDK)

Daheng Imaging’s industrial GigE cameras are GigE vision compliant. The GigE Vision standard is based on the European Machine Vision Association’s GenICam protocol. The Automated Imaging Associations (AIA), where Daheng Imaging is affiliated with, protects the further development and administration of the GigE Vision protocol. The purpose of this association is defining a standard protocol. Which allows GigE Vision compliant Ethernet cameras (like from Daheng Imaging) to communicate with all standard image processing software programs. Examples of commonly used image processing software programs are Matlab, Halcon, Adaptive Vision and Labview. Daheng Imaging also supplies a free SDK (download page) for every Gigabit Ethernet camera. With the use of this SDK you can simply operate the camera, capture images and modify parameters. The SDK contains example programs in the following programming languages: Dotnet, C++ and C#. Whereby programmers can implement our Gigabit Ethernet cameras in their own software program easily.

Good support during implementation

We do not only supply industrial cameras of Daheng Imaging, but also provide excellent support. If you may encounter any problems or have questions regarding connecting one of our cameras, you can be directly assisted by one of the engineers of Daheng Imaging. You will be assisted by someone who knows our Gigabit Ethernet cameras inside out. We will also monitor the contact between you and the engineer to guarantee the quality of your support.

Any further questions?

Are you considering buying a GigE camera of Daheng Imaging, but do you prefer to receive first some more information about our Gigabit Ethernet cameras? That is no problem! You can contact us without any obligations, we are eager to speak to you!

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