GigE cameras can use Power over Ethernet (PoE) to draw electricity via the data cable. For this to work, the setup requires a suitable Gigabit Ethernet cable. Additionally, either a special PC adapter card, or a special switch, hub or PoE injector placed between the PC and camera is necessary. The PoE setup eliminates the need for a separate power supply and cable, making installation simpler, especially in applications where space is tight. The use of one cable for power supply and data transfer also saves costs, since fewer parts need to be purchased and installed.
GigE Vision Standard
In addition to the physical interface defined by the Gigabit Ethernet standard (among others), the especially clear and logical implementation of the GigE Vision Standard supports easy integration in all image processing programs via the use of software “libraries”. Also, because the exchange of GigE Vision compatible cameras can be performed without changing the application software, new investments and follow-up costs can be estimated and well-planned with cameras based on the GigE Vision Standard.
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