IC USB 3 to 10 GigE Software Converter

(March 8, 2018) - The Imaging Source, international manufacturer of industrial cameras, has just announced the immediate availability of its new software converter, IC USB 3 to 10 GigE.

With the new IC USB 3 to 10 GigE software, The Imaging Source makes possible for the first time the transfer of large amounts of image data from one or more USB 3 cameras over a 10 GigE network at full bandwidth. Connected for example to an Intel NUC, the camera's USB 3 data is converted via the software to 10 GigE and transmitted over a fiber or copper connection. The USB 3 camera's image data can then be displayed and controlled from any PC with a 10 GigE or Thunderbolt interface. The software is available for free download with all USB 3 cameras from The Imaging Source.

This solution is especially relevant when trying to bridge greater distances while using USB 3 cameras with Sony Pregius and On Semiconductor PYTHON sensors. For the first time, it is possible to achieve full-speed transmission of USB 3 data over Cat6 and fiber cables using the following additional hardware.

Suggested Cat6 configurations for distances of up to 100 m:

Sender 10 GigE converter Receiver 10 GigE converter
NUC with Thunderbolt Promise SANLink3 adapter NUC with Thunderbolt Promise SANLink3 adapter
NUC with Thunderbolt Promise SANLink3 adapter Pentium or better ASUS XG-C1000C PCIe
Pentium or better ASUS XG-C1000C PCIe Pentium or better ASUS XG-C1000C PCIe

Suggested LWL configurations for distances of up to 100 m

Sender 10 GigE converter Receiver 10 GigE converter
NUC with Thunderbolt Promise SANLink2 10 G SFP+ NUC with Thunderbolt Promise SANLink2 10 G SFP+
NUC with Thunderbolt Promise SANLink2 10 G SFP+ Pentium or better 10 GigE LAN SFP+ PCIe
Pentium or better Delock 10 GigE LAN SFP+ PCIe Pentium or better Delock 10 GigE LAN SFP+ PCIe

Hardware described above is commonly available, standard hardware.

Included with camera delivery: Software converter, drivers for Windows XP, Vista, 7/8/10, the SDK IC Imaging Control 3.2 (.NET and C++ library) and IC Capture for image acquisition; IC 3D for 3D stereo depth estimation; IC Measure for on-screen measurement; and IC Barcode, an SDK for 1- and 2D barcode detection.

IC USB 3 to 10 GigE Software Converter

About The Imaging Source

The Imaging Source is a multinational enterprise with branches in the US, Taiwan and Germany. Established in 1990, The Imaging Source is one of the leading manufacturers of imaging products for scientific, industrial and medical applications. The industrial cameras, converters and frame grabbers manufactured by The Imaging Source are highly robust and are designed to run maintenance free for years in many applications: machine vision, AOI (automated optical inspection), visual inspection, factory automation, quality control, medical, life science, and microscopy, and amateur astronomy.

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About The Imaging Source

Established in 1990, The Imaging Source is one of the leading manufacturers of industrial cameras, frame grabbers and video converters for production automation, quality assurance, logistics, medicine, science and security.

Our comprehensive range of cameras with USB 3.1, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, GigE, FireWire 400, FireWire 800 interfaces and other machine vision products are renowned for being innovative, high quality and for constantly meeting the performance requirements of demanding applications.

Automated Imaging Association ISO 9001:2015 certified

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