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December 2011

Point Grey's USB 3.0 FAQ

Product Update

Flea3 USB 3.0 FAQ

Point Grey Answers Your USB 3.0 Questions

As the leading manufacturer of industrial USB 3.0 cameras, Point Grey fields a lot of questions such as what the benefits are, how much power it delivers, cable length, and more. To make this information available to everyone, we've created a USB 3.0 Technical FAQ webpage - click here.

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

Bullet Visit the USB 3.0 FAQ/Resource page
Bullet Explore Point Grey's USB 3.0 cameras, cards, and drivers
Bullet Send us your questions!

Point Grey USB 3.0 PCIe card with optimized
low-level USB 3.0 xHCI driver
USB 3.0 PCIe Card

Point Grey Launches High-Performance USB 3.0 PCIe Host Adapter

Point Grey is committed to providing the cameras and components for fast and reliable USB 3.0 imaging. The latest addition to our growing family of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 products is the U3-PCIE2-2P01, a low-profile PCI Express Gen 2.0 USB 3.0 card that incorporates a Fresco Logic FL1009 xHCI chip. The PCIe Gen 2.0 x1 serial link provides data transfer speeds of 5 Gbit/s, and the FL1009's unique hardware architecture offers a distinct performance improvement over other available chipsets. Read more...

Bullet Buy now online (US and Canada)
Bullet Visit the USB 3.0 Components page

Corporate Update

Thank you for a great 2011!
Thank you from all of Point Grey!

Thank You For a Great 2011!

To all our customers, suppliers, distributors, partners, and staff: a heartfelt thank you and congratulations for making 2011 another very successful and highly innovative year for Point Grey. It was a year of solid financial growth, significant staff increase, and strong sales on our new product lines.

Special 2011 Highlights:

Bullet Added two new interfaces: Camera Link and USB 3.0
Bullet Led the charge on USB 3.0 with the Flea3 USB 3.0 series
Bullet Launched the Grasshopper2 GigE and Flea3 GigE camera series
Bullet Added a total of 10 new camera models
Bullet Welcomed ClearView, our new distributor for the UK and Ireland
Bullet Opened a new R&D office in Italy

USB 3.0 Technology Updates

USB 3.0 Tech updates

Technology Update: Intel Receives SuperSpeed USB Certification

In a press release last week, Intel announced its upcoming IntelĀ® 7 Series Chipset Family for client PCs and IntelĀ® C216 Chipset for servers have received SuperSpeed USB Certification. These chipsets, supporting Intel processors being released in 2012, will provide up to 4 integrated USB 3.0 ports.

Based on the Intel announcement and the Windows 8 announcement earlier this year, the USBIF predicts 1 billion USB 3.0 enabled products in 2 years.

Bullet Visit the USB 3.0 Technology Update page

New Articles and Application Notes

Upcoming Events

Bullet KB Article: Windows Firewall Pops Up When Starting a FlyCapture Application

Bullet KB Article: Windows Aero theme may interfere with FlyCapture2 image display

Bullet KB Article: USB 3.0 Cameras on USB 2 bus do not support images >4MB

Bullet KB Article: Installing Driver for USB 3.0 Interface card

Bullet KB Article: After a computer running Windows XP/Vista/7 sleeps or hibernates, FlyCapture2 no longer detects the camera.

AIA Business Conference

AIA Business Conference

Point Grey will be attending the AIA Business Conference in Orlando, FL, USA from January 18 - 20 , 2012.

Internepcon 2011

Internepcon 2012

Point Grey will be exhibiting at INTERNEPCON in Tokyo, Japan from January 18 - 20 , 2012.

Photonics West 2011

Photonics West 2012

Point Grey will be exhibiting at Photonics West 2012 in San Francisco, USA from January 24 - 26 , 2012.

New Articles and Additional Info


Please note, our offices in Canada, the USA, and Europe will be closed December 23rd to January 2nd (inclusive). Normal business hours will resume January 3rd, 2012. For customers in Asia, please contact the distributor in your area for hours of operation.

Article Suggestions

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How to Order

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The new Flea3 USB 3.0 camera by Point Grey
Point Grey's USB 3.0 FAQ USB 3.0 PCIe Card Year End Wrap Up