#1 Best Speed and Distance Combination
10 Gigabit Ethernet, or 10GigE, supports 10 Gbit/s over cable lengths over 100m without repeaters or optical extensions. This makes 10GigE ideal for applications needing high bandwidth over long distances.
Figure 1. Bandwidth vs cable length. 10 GigE provides both high bandwidth and a long maximum cable length without repeaters or optical extensions.
#2 Leverage the latest Sensors, No Workarounds Required
With 10 Gbit/s of bandwidth, 10GigE enables users to take full advantage of the latest high-performance sensors with their higher resolution, frame rates and dynamic range.
The Sony Pregius sensor line offers a number of examples of this. See chart below.
In response to GigE’s limited bandwidth, some camera manufacturers have turned to complicated link aggregation systems, latency inducing compression, and short, buffered bursts. With 10GigE, there is no need for these workarounds.
#3 Quick & Simple to Set-Up
10GigE cameras are quick to set up. Consumer motherboards supporting 10GigE are now available. With this new hardware, all you need is a cable. Unlike Camera Link or CoaXpress, there’s no need for frame grabbers or additional interface cards.”
Image data is only useful once it arrives in host memory. 10GigE offers packet resend to prevent data loss by detecting and correcting errors in real-time. By contrast, Camera Link requires expensive cables to manage bit errors.
#5 Lower Cost
In addition to being faster and easier than single lane Camera Link and CXP-6 CoaXpress interfaces, 10GigE over CAT6A is much less expensive. By maintaining GigE Vision compatibility, 10 GigE cameras eliminate the need for expensive frame grabbers.
Camera Link, CoaXpress, and optical fiber installations require expensive premade cables. Using CAT6A cables with the familiar RJ45 connector allows for quick and easy field termination. With 10 GigE you always get the perfect length of cable, so you only pay for what you need. Inexpensive cabling reduces the lifecycle cost of CAT6A installations by lowering maintenance expenses compared to Camera Link, CoaXpress and SFP+/Fiber.
Using standard CAT5e cables for distances under 30 meters yields additional cost savings.
#6 Low Latency
The superior speed of 10 Gigabit Ethernet delivers a significant reduction in latency compared to gigabit hardware, which introduces 50-125 μs of latency with each IP forwarding step. 10GigE reduces this latency to just 5-50 μs, making it ideal for lag-free, real-time video applications such as motion-tracking, closed-hatch driving, virtual reality, and telemedicine.
#7 Backwards Compatible
10GigE devices on Gigabit Ethernet hardware will automatically step down to gigabit speed. This backwards compatibility enables a simple upgrade path.
#8 Efficient CPU Usage
The 10GigE interface builds on proven GigE Vision technology to keep bandwidth and CPU usage low. In FLIR’s tests, a free-running 10 GigE camera consumes only about 15% of the maximum load of an Intel i7-6700 CPU.
#9 Widely Adopted & GigE Vision Compliant
10GBASE-T has been widely adopted and has proven as reliable as the 1000BASE-T systems that came before. The increasing availability of consumer 10GBASE-T products is driving continued growth of the install base for this standard and building a favorable customer ecosystem. 10 Gigabit Ethernet is compatible with the GigE Vision protocol, ensuring it will work with your existing GigE Vision software.
#10 The FLIR Oryx™ Camera
The award-winning FLIR Oryx 10GigE camera family is designed and supported by the FLIR machine vision team (formerly Point Grey). Every design choice for this camera aims to make our customer more competitive. See available models now.