Visit us at The Vision Show in Boston, June 10-12, Booth #204 - Pleora unveils the all-new iPORT(R) NTx-Mini - 3rd generation in-camera GigE connectivity board in an ultra-flexible, compact, and low-power package



    
    - The cost-effective NTx-Mini offers smallest foot-print and lowest power
      consumption in the industry
    - Flexible options allow camera vendors to create a fully integrated low-
      power single-FPGA camera solution
    

    OTTAWA, June 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Pleora Technologies, a leading supplier of
Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) video connectivity products today unveiled the
ultra-small and low-power iPORT NTx-Mini, a 3rd generation in-camera IP Engine
sets the benchmark for performance, reliability and ease of use for Gigabit
Ethernet (GigE) connectivity. With the capability for image streaming at the
full GigE rate, a 42 mm x 42 mm form factor, and 1.45 Watts of power
consumption it is suitable for the creation of advanced small-form factor
cameras.
    Building on the success of the PT1000-VB, the fully GigE Vision(TM) and
GenICam compliant iPORT NTx-Mini is the first product based on Pleora's
all-new 3rd generation hardware platform. The NTx-Mini represents substantial
benefits to camera manufacturers in that it delivers the industry's smallest
foot-print, lowest power consumption without sacrificing real-time performance
and flexibility.
    "The flexible design of the iPORT NTx-Mini allows our camera partners to
freely choose how they integrate Pleora's high-performance GigE connectivity
solution into their cameras," said George Chamberlain, President of Pleora
Technologies. "Our in-camera offerings cover the entire spectrum - from a very
affordable off-the-shelf product that seamlessly interfaces with virtually any
camera with minimal development efforts, to fully customized solutions based
on IP Cores for high volume applications that require complete control over
form factor, components and functionality".
    The modular design of the NTx-Mini allows high levels of differentiation
between camera models in the camera form-factor, and local I/O
characteristics. The NTx-Mini provides a Main Board which interfaces to
optional AdaptRBoard or FlexEBoards, or equivalents depending on application
requirements. As the heart of the IP engine, the Main Board manages the
conversion of imaging data to IP packets at the full 1 Gb/s data rate. The
AdaptRBoard interface allows the selection of standard or customized general
purpose input/out (GPIO) and triggering capabilities and extends the
capabilities of the Main Board, providing it with, for instance, TTL GPIO and
RS-232 transceiver capabilities. The FlexEBoard interface is used to connect
power and PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) functionality to the NTx-Mini,
via a FPC (Flat Printed Circuit) cable.
    This modular design makes it straightforward for camera vendors to
install the NTx-Mini boards with more flexibility inside the camera. For
instance, the Ethernet RJ-45 can be provided horizontally and vertically and
the Power and PLC connector can be independently positioned.
    For applications requiring the ultimate flexibility Pleora provides a
solution based on an IP Core with complete reference designs for all NTx-Mini
components, allowing camera vendors to fully customize the design of the PCB
boards to fit their needs. Both Pleora and customer logic can be integrated
into a low-power single-FPGA camera solution, using off-the-shelf NTx-Mini
hardware or customer-defined hardware.

    Bundled software

    The iPORT NTx-Mini is part of Pleora's end-to-end GigE Vision-compliant
connectivity solution, and is bundled with the following Pleora software:

    
    - eBUS Driver Suite - award-winning high-performance drivers that
      efficiently stream imaging data directly to PC memory leaving the PC
      computing resources fully available for image processing
    - iPORT PureGEV Suite and iPORT Vision Suite - powerful and easy-to-use
      software packages that include sample applications and Software
      Development Kits (SDKs) which allow users to quickly develop custom
      applications
    - iPORT AutoGEV - a unique GenICam XML management tool for creating and
      maintaining GenICam compliant devices
    

    For more detailed NTx-Mini specifications, please visit the NTx-Mini
product page at www.pleora.com/products/ntx_mini.php. The NTx-Mini Datasheet
is also available for download from this page. Contact Pleora for availability
and pricing.
    Pleora will showcase the NTx-Mini at The Vision Show in Boston, June
10-12, 2008 (Booth #204).

    About Pleora Technologies

    Pleora Technologies Inc. is a global supplier of Ethernet video
connectivity products for the broadcast, medical, machine vision, and
security/surveillance industries. Pleora's award-winning iPORT and EtherCast
product families transport imaging and video data in real time over low-cost
Ethernet connections with extremely high performance. Pleora, a Frost &
Sullivan Product Innovation Award-winner, is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada.
For more information, visit or website at: www.pleora.com.




For further information:

For further information: Mats Lindeberg, Marketing Communications
Manager, Pleora Technologies, (613) 270-0625, ext 134, Cell: (613) 261-6681,
mats.lindeberg@pleora.com

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