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Point Grey Flea®3 and Grasshopper®3 Cameras Officially Certified as USB3 Vision™ Compliant

POSTED 12/02/2013

hmond, BC, Canada – Point Grey, a world-leading designer and manufacturer of innovative, high-performance digital cameras, is pleased to announce Flea3 and Grasshopper3 USB 3.0 cameras have successfully passed the Automated Imaging Association's (AIA) official USB3 Vision compliance testing.

USB3 Vision compliance made its debut in October this year at the recent plugfest in Schongau, Germany. Testing includes AIA's validation suite, which evaluates USB3 Vision protocol behavioural requirements; and the Command Verifier tool from the USB Implementer's Forum (USB-IF), which evaluates enumeration and ensures the device responds correctly to standard control requests based on the USB 3.0 specification.

Point Grey's Flea3 and Grasshopper3 cameras successfully passed all required tests during the plugfest. Plug and play testing with third-party imaging libraries was also conducted. Streaming and device control tests were performed with libraries such as National Instruments LabVIEW, MVTec HALCON, and Matrox Imaging Library (MIL).

"We are excited the USB3 Vision committee has formalized the compliance testing suite and officially certified the Flea3 and Grasshopper3 camera families," says Michael Gibbons, Director of Sales and Marketing at Point Grey. "We have been working for many months on interoperability testing with third-party libraries in order to ensure consistent behavior between USB 3.0 products. Compliance testing formalizes this process and is aimed at giving customers confidence in USB3 Vision and a positive overall user experience."

About Point Grey
Point Grey Research, Inc. is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of innovative, high-performance digital cameras for industrial, life science, traffic, and surveillance applications. We offer a unique and comprehensive portfolio of USB3 Vision, GigE Vision, FireWire, USB 2.0 and Camera Link products known for their outstanding quality, ease of use, and unbeatable price-performance. Point Grey was founded in 1997 and is based in Richmond, Canada. A broad range of hardware, software and mechanical engineering skills under one roof has allowed Point Grey to successfully bring many innovative and ground-breaking products to market. This drive for innovation has led to many industry firsts, including the world's first and smallest 1394b digital camera, the smallest GigE camera, and the first USB 3.0 machine vision camera. Point Grey currently employs over 170 people and has international offices in Germany, China, Japan, and Italy. The company also has a strong network of distributors in Japan, Korea, Singapore, China, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.

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