14, 2005 / PR Newswire / -- PPT VISION, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPTV) today announced
the addition of the Ethernet/IP communication protocol into the company’s
IMPACT family of intelligent cameras. Now available in the entire IMPACT
family, including the IMPACT T-series intelligent camera family and
the IMPACT C-series machine vision micro-system family, EtherNet/IP enables
seamless integration with a broad range of third party industrial products
for data sharing and expanded I/O.
“IMPACT is the industry’s first economical, self-contained vision
product with all the features of a full scale-vision system,” explained
Joe Christenson, President of PPT VISION, Inc. “The addition of EtherNet/IP
tools enables our machine vision products to integrate easily with commercial
off-the-shelf Ethernet/IP-enabled devices.” Christenson added that Ethernet/IP
is a natural extension for the product line because the IMPACT products are
already programmed and deployed using Ethernet technologies.
EtherNet/IP is available immediately in PPT VISION’s Inspection Builder™ 6.1
software which can be downloaded at www.pptvision.com. The software features
the latest innovations in image processing technology plus a broad range of tools
for deploying complete inspection solutions in the factory environment. Ethernet/IP
enhances Inspection Builder by extending data communications between IMPACT cameras
and a broad range of industrial products such as PLC’s and sensors.
Unlike many industrial Ethernet fieldbusses, EtherNet/IP uses an open protocol
at the application layer, and because of its non-proprietary characteristics,
has widespread support from multiple vendors and organizations including, ControlNet
International (CI), the Industrial Ethernet Association (IEA) and the Open
DeviceNet Vendor Association (ODVA), among others.On-line virtual demonstrations
of the IMPACT Inspection Builder software are available at www.pptvision.com.
To request additional information on IMPACT, call 952-996-9500 or e-mail email@example.com
PPT VISION develops and markets innovative machine vision technologies
including smart cameras and vision micro-systems for a broad range
of industry categories, including manufacturers of automotive components,
electronic components, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, medical
devices, consumer goods, and plastics. PPT VISION's Common Stock
trades on the Nasdaq Small Cap Market tier of The Nasdaq Stock Market
under the symbol PPTV. For more information, go to www.pptvision.com.
For more information contact: PPT VISION, 12988 Valley View Road,
Eden Prairie, MN 55344. Phone: 952-996-9500. FAX: 952-996-9501.
email:firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.pptvision.com
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