Frame grabber Matrox Concord PoE
Matrox Concord PoE at a glance
GigE Vision interface cards for simplified cabling
Matrox® Concord PoE is a new generation of Gigabit Ethernet adaptors for interfacing one or more GigE Vision® cameras supporting power-over-Ethernet (PoE). Available with two or four Gigabit Ethernet ports, these network interface cards (NICs) simplify system configuration, not only by handling command and streaming protocols but also providing power over a single standard Cat 5e/6 cable per camera connection. An isolated PoE implementation protects cameras, board, and host computer from damage due to electrical faults and stray current that adversely affects camera detection.
Matrox Concord PoE also provides, as an option, a useful trigger-over-Ethernet (ToE) capability for multiple cameras working together. The hardware-assisted ToE capability allows the sending of a software trigger or an action-command to one or more cameras based on an external input event. The ToE applies to camera(s) on the same or multiple Ethernet ports for a given trigger event. Moreover, this ToE feature helps reduce trigger latency and remove jitter brought on by a non-deterministic host environment.
The ToE option includes digital I/Os that are managed by a dedicated hardware-assisted mechanism for real-time performance. The mechanism enables output events to occur at precise moments in time, based on elapsed time, or for specific input events. An input event can come directly from a discrete input—including from a rotary encoder — or be count-derived from a discrete input. Programmed output events are stored in a hardware list, which is traversed based on a clock or an input event. The carrying out of an output event results in a state transition, pulse, or pulse train on a specific discrete output. Multiple cascadable hardware timers are available to count or generate specific events.
Pairs with Matrox Imaging software
The Matrox Concord PoE board gives access to the GigE Vision support in Matrox Imaging software, thus removing the need for an additional feature license. The card also acts as a license fingerprint and can store a supplemental license for Matrox Imaging software, avoiding the need for a separate hardware key.
Field-proven development software
Matrox Concord PoE is supported by both Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) and Matrox Design Assistant software1,2. Each software offers developers a different environment with the same underlying vision tools.
MIL is a comprehensive software development kit (SDK) with a 25-year history of reliable performance. This toolkit features interactive software and programming functions for image capture, processing, analysis, annotation, display, and archiving operations, with the accuracy and robustness needed to tackle the most demanding applications. Refer to the MIL datasheet for more information.
Matrox Design Assistant is an integrated development environment (IDE) for Windows® where vision applications are created by constructing an intuitive flowchart instead of writing traditional program code. Matrox Design Assistant’s IDE also enables users to design a graphical web-based operator interface for the application. Refer to the Matrox Design Assistant datasheet for more information.
The Matrox Imaging Advantage
Documentsconcord-poe.pdf - English datasheet