Cutting-edge technology, know-how transfer and the promotion of innovations - all these are important goals for which STEMMER IMAGING is involved in a number of partnerships with universities and associations. Along with active participation in important technology committees.
STEMMER IMAGING is an active member of the following associations.
AIA is an international association supporting the development of machine vision technologies and informing its member companies about the latest industry trends.
Cluster Mechatronik & Automation e.V. is a platform and forum for the definition and implementation of measures which serve the advance of mechatronics and adjacent specialist areas. Active communications between science and business are intended to ensure the quality and safety of developments and thus contribute to the stimulation of the economy.
EMVA, founded in 2003, represents the interests of European companies and coordinates the national associations in the domain of machine vision.
The PPMA is the UK's trade association for suppliers of processing and packaging machinery to the UK market and represents over 400 member and associate companies. Its principle objective is to promote sales of machinery through various projects and services of mutual benefit to both members and their customers by providing free technical and machinery information and advice.
The objective of the UK Industrial Vision Association is to promote the use of vision technology by manufacturing industry in the UK.
VDMA - an association of German engineering and plant construction - is one of the most important service providers in Germany and offers the largest branch network of the capital goods industry in Europe.
With the abundance of products manufacturers' standardisation gets more and more important. For this reason world's leading Machine Vision suppliers work actively in working groups to implement new technology standards.
STEMMER IMAGING has been playing a decisive role in the development of standards such as GigE Vision, GenICam and EMVA 1288 and is an active member in the respective committes.
The industrial standard 1288 fo the EMVA should help users selecting the right product by providing more transparency. It defines a unified method to measure, compute and present specification parameters for cameras and image sensors. The defined methods has been implemented by STEMMER IMAGING and are used in-house for comparing different cameras.
The generic software interface GenICam (Generic Interface for Cameras) is strongly related with GigE Vision. The goal of this standard is to provide a generic programming interface. No matter what camera manufacturer or what interface technology (e.g. Gigabit Ethernet, CameraLink or Fire Wire) are used, the application programming interface should be always the same. The GenICam standard group is hosted by the EMVA.
GigE Vision (Gigabit-Ethernet for Machine Vision) is an interface standard for high-performance Machine Vision cameras. It allows for fast image transfer using low cost standard cables over very long lengths. With GigE Vision, hardware and software from different vendors can interoperate seamlessly over GigE connections. The AIA (Automated Imaging Association) oversees the ongoing development and administration of the standard.