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Cameras: IEEE 1394: FirePRO™ Professional FireWire Components

Point Grey Research's line of FirePRO™ professional IEEE-1394b (FireWire) components are designed to maximize the effectiveness of the imaging pipeline, while minimizing the costs of component failure and downtime. All FirePRO hubs, repeaters and host adapter cards are designed and manufactured by Point Grey to meet the needs of demanding industrial applications. Each product is fully tested to ensure interoperability, as well as compatibility with select Point Grey digital cameras.

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LDR 1394b Cat5 Repeater

The FirePRO LDR (long distance repeater), designed and manufactured by Point Grey Research, is the world’s first repeater to use a GigE physical layer to transport FireWire data using GigE signalling, allowing IEEE 1394b 800 Mb/s data to be transmitted in real-time over 100 meters of standard Category 5e cable. This enables users to construct a dependable, high-speed FireWire-based network of multiple cameras that is physically separated by up to 100 meters from the host system. Like other FirePRO hubs and repeaters, the LDR requires no special software or drivers, is fully compatible with 1394b, and is backward compatible with 1394a.

Ports: Two 9-pin 1394b locking ports, one RJ-45 GigE port
Case: 69 x 57 x 20mm (W x D x H), 85 grams, status LED
Power Output: 1A per port at 12V
Power Input: 8 to 30 V, external power required for camera side
Part number: FWB-LDR-CAT5, two units required for operation
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2-Port IEEE-1394b Repeater

 

Ports: Two (2) bilingual 800Mb/s IEEE-1394b locking ports
Case: 25x56x17mm, 29 grams, status LED
Power: 1A output per port at 12V
Part number: FWB-HUB-2PORT
The FirePRO 2-port IEEE-1394b repeater, designed and manufactured by Point Grey Research, is a reliable and cost effective solution for extending devices beyond the standard 4.5m cable length. The compact 25x56x17mm metal case is ideal for applications where space is limited. The repeater's design incorporates locking 9-pin 1394b bilingual ports, 1394b port protection, and a status LED to ensure a secure physical connection and stable network configuration.
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5-Port IEEE-1394b Hub

The FirePRO 5-port IEEE-1394b hub supports the simultaneous connection of multiple 1394b FireWire devices. The compact 57x94x20mm metal case minimizes the risk of physical damage and is ideal for applications where space is limited. The hub's design incorporates locking 9-pin 1394b bilingual ports, multiple mounting points, and an external power connector to ensure a secure physical connection and stable network configuration.

Ports: Five (5) bilingual 800Mb/s IEEE-1394b locking ports
Case: 57x94x20mm, multiple mounting points
Power: 1A output per port at 12V; external power connector
Part number: FWB-HUB-5PORT
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1394b PCI Express Card

The FirePRO low profile IEEE-1394b PCI Express card designed and manufactured by Point Grey Research is ideal for multiple camera arrays or high data rate applications that require fast and reliable data transfers into the host system. Users can choose between a single or dual bus option. Each card includes a standard size PCIe mounting bracket, two (2) bilingual 1394b ports with locking screw connection, and internal power connector.

Single bus (FWB-PCIE-01) version available now
Dual bus (FWB-PCIE-02) version available now

Ports: Two (2) bilingual 800Mb/s IEEE-1394b locking ports
Chipset: LSI Logic (Agere) FW643 (x2 for dual bus model)
Power: 1A output per port at 12V; external power connector
Part number: FWB-PCIE-01 (single bus) / 02 (dual bus)
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3-Port 1394b Hub 
The FirePRO 3-port IEEE-1394b hub supports the simultaneous connection of multiple 1394b FireWire devices. The compact 51x67x21mm metal case minimizes the risk of physical damage and is ideal for applications where space is limited. The hub's design incorporates locking 9-pin 1394b bilingual ports, multiple mounting points, and an external power connector to ensure a secure physical connection and stable network configuration.
Ports: Three (3) bilingual 800Mb/s IEEE-1394b locking ports
Case: 51x67x21mm, aluminum, multiple mounting points
Power: 1A output per port at 12V; external power connector
Part number: FWB-HUB-3PORT
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High Flex 1394b Cable
The FirePRO high flex IEEE-1394b cable assembly, manufactured by Oki Electric Cable, is an ideal solution for moving vision systems that require reliable, high performance flex life and signal transmission. Key benefits include: minimizes data loss and signal integrity problems; locking connectors guarantee secure connection; prevents system downtime due to cable replacement; and maintains stable signal attenuation over the flex life.
Cable: 4.5m round cable, black, 800Mb/s
Connectors: Two 9-pin bilingual 1394b with locking screws
Flex / Bend: 3,000,000 flex cycles, 30mm bend radius
Part number: ACC-01-2012
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10m 1394b Cable
The FirePRO 10 metre IEEE-1394b cable assembly is a high quality, reliable and cost effective solution for applications that require devices to be extended beyond the standard 4.5m cable length. Key benefits include: minimizes data loss and signal integrity problems; locking connectors guarantee secure connection; and prevents system downtime due to cable replacement.
Cable: 10 meter round cable, black, 800Mb/s
Connectors: Two 9-pin bilingual 1394b with locking screws
Extend: Extend cameras 30m using FirePRO hubs
Part number: ACC-01-2017
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4.5m 1394b Cable
The FirePRO 4.5 metre IEEE-1394b cable assembly is a high quality, reliable and cost effective solution for connecting IEEE-1394b 800Mb/s devices. Key benefits include: minimizes data loss and signal integrity problems; locking connectors guarantee secure connection; and prevents system downtime due to cable replacement.
Cable: 4.5 meter round cable, grey, 800Mb/s
Connectors: Two 9-pin bilingual 1394b with locking screws
Part number: ACC-01-2006