The Japan Industrial Imaging Association (JIIA) and the 1394 Trade Association have signed an agreement under which they will be collaborating with each other to develop new market standards for the machine vision sector.
JIIA is an institution that has contributed towards setting standards for machine vision products, which are used in consumer, industrial and commercial applications across the world.
The chairman of 1394 Trade Association, pointed out that by collaborating with JIIA, they will be able to produce standards for advanced machine vision applications in the market. These standards will prove useful especially for new products that will be introduced in the market. Under the agreement both the trade associations are working on setting standards on the IIDC2 specification, which is for an advanced camera control protocol, called the DC2. The protocol will cater to general applications and also future enhancements. IIDC specification is designed by 1394 TA and is now being used often in IEEE 1394 interface digital camera. This camera is being widely used for industrial applications. The IIDC2 is applicable for IEEE1394 as well as in existing and future interfaces, like CoaXPress. The collaboration between the two trade associations began in July 2008. The Next Generation Camera Protocol Working Group has been working on the standardization for almost three and half years now. They expect that the new protocol will be accepted in the machine vision market and a demonstration of the same is planned at Vision 2011, which is to be held in Germany between 8 and 10 November.