History

GenICamTM contributors, meetings and milestones

Starting with a kick-off meeting in June 2003 many actively contributing companies pushed the standard’s development forward realizing a true success story. The following list shows the attendees of the GenICamTM meetings held up to now.

 

March 2017 GenICam Release Version 3.0.2

  • Maintenance release fixing issues in version 3.0.1.

February 2017

  • GenICam GenTL SFNC Release 1.1
  • Updated GenICam Pixel Format Values & PFNC.h

October 2016 Meeting at Euresys in Liege

August 2016

  • GenICam GenCP Release 1.2
May 2016 GenICam Release Version 3.0.1
  • Maintenance release fixing issues in version 3.0.

May 2016 GenICam SFNC Release 2.3

  • Added 3D features for multiple independent extractions regions support.
  • Added 3D Processing Modules output Regions support.
  • Added ChunkComponentSelector, ChunkRegionSelector and ChunkSourceSelector.
  • Added SourceIDValue, RegionIDValue, ComponentIDValue features.
  • Added Trigger Missed handling features.
  • Added Multi-slope exposure features.
  • Added Logic Block Features.
  • Added LinePitchEnable, AcquisitionFrameRate, AcquisitionLineRate features
  • Added the new CXP 10 and 12Gbs modes in the CXP specific features.

March 2016

  • GenICam PFNC Release 2.1
March 2016 Meeting at JIIA in Kyoto

December 2015 GenICam Release Version 3.0

  • GenApi standard version 3.0
  • GenTL standard version 1.5
  • SFNC standard version 2.2 (including PFNC version 2.0)
  • GenTL SFNC standard version 1.0
  • GenCP version 1.1
  • CLProtocol version 1.1

October 2015 Meeting at Compoents Express in Chicago

April-May 2015 Meeting at Active Silicon in London

  • Final decisions before the GenICam 3.0 release.
  • GenTL 1.5 with 3D extensions prepared for release.
  • New round of SFNC proposals.

October 2014 Meeting at JIIA in Yokohama

GenICam 3D extensions ready for release and for official demonstration at Vision Stuttgart.
Final discussions about SFNC release 2.2 and GenCP release 1.1.
Works towards finishing the GenICam 3.0 release.

March 2014 Meeting at JAI in San Jose

Discussing the final proposals for integration of 3D devices support within GenICam framework.
Continued works on the GenApi version 3.0 release.
Discussing other SFNC extensions.

February 2014 GenICam PFNC Release 1.1.01

The PFNC (Pixel Format Naming Convention) standard adopted under the GenICam umbrella as an extension of the SFNC module.

October 2013 Meeting at Sensor to Image in Schongau

Discussing topics related to integration of 3D devices within GenICam framework.
Continued works on the GenApi version 3.0 release.
Final discussions about the upcoming updates of GenTL and SFNC documents.

May 2013

  • GenICam GenTL SFNC Release 1.0
  • GenICam GenTL SFNC (Standard Features Naming Convention for GenTL Producers) module was officially released.

April 2013 Meeting at Vieworks in Seoul

  • Discussing the goals and roadmap for GenApi version 3.0.
  • Final pre-release discussions about the GenTL SFNC module.
  • Preparing the new GenTL 1.4 and SFNC 2.1 versions.

December 2012

  • GenICam GenCP Release 1.0
  • GenICam GenCP (control protocol) module was officially released.

September 2012 Meeting at Baumer in Dresden

  • Final discussions about the GenCP module, preparing it for release.
  • Work towards future release of the GenTL SFNC module.
  • Discussing the roadmap for further development of GenApi, GenTL and SFNC modules.

 February 2012 Meeting at Point Grey in Vancouver

Preparing GenICam package release version 2.3.
Work towards future release of GenCP module.
Discussing new feature proposals for SFNC 2.0.

October 2011 Meeting at National Instruments in Austin

Work towards future release of the GenTL SFNC module.
Discussing possible approaches to optimize GenApi reference implementation.

May 2011 Meeting at STEMMER IMAGING in Erding

Discussing future versions of GenApi and GenTL
Preparing release of the GenCP module (Generic Control Protocol)
Clarifying and extending the SFNC

October 2010 Meeting at Pleora in Ottawa

Discussions about various new SFNC concepts.

May 2010 Meeting at JAI in Yokohama

Preparing GenICam package release version 2.1.
CLProtocol module: GenICam & Camera Link.

November 2009 GenICam Release Version 2.0

The release contains modules: GenApi 2.0 (incl. new schema version 1.1), GenTL 1.1, SFNC 1.3.

September 2009 Meeting at Dalsa in Montreal

Work towards releasing GenApi 2.0, GenTL 1.1 modules and GenICam 2.0 package.
Various: GenApi documentation, CLProtocol module, future transport layer types, SFNC 1.3 overview.

April 2009 Meeting at MVTec in Munich

Finalizing new major GenApi relase featuring lot of new features.
Discussing necessary improvements of the first GenTL standard version.

October 2008 Meeting at Matrox Imaging in Montreal

Heavy work towards new releases of the GenApin and SFNC modules.
Discussions about the GenICam certification procedures.

September 2008 GenICam GenTL Release 1.0

GenICam GenTL (transport layer) module was officially released.

April 2008 Meeting at Leutron Vision in Pilsen

The GenTL standard was finalized and made ready for approval process.
Intensive work towards new releases of the GenApi and SFNC modules.
Established subcommittee to define GenICam product certification process.

January 2008 GenICam Maintenance Release Version 1.1.0

GenApi 1.1.0 improves the reference implementation, using still the original schema version.

September 2007 Meeting at Pleora in Ottawa

Heavy work on the technical details of GenTL.
Agreement on future GenICam marketing approach.
Discussions on the Camera Link support in GenICam.

June 2007 GenICam Maintenance Release Version 1.0.1

GenApi maintenance version 1.0.1 fixes some small problems.

May 2007 Meeting at Basler in Ahrensburg

Draft for GenTL (standard text and reference implementation) available.

September 2006 GenICam Release Version 1.0

At last! :-)

June 2006 Meeting at DALSA/Coreco in Montreal

Last review of the standard and the reference implementation.
First in-official plug-fest using GEV and GenICam.

February 2006 Meeting at National Instruments in Austin

First draft of the standard feature list.
Combined test action launched for the reference implementation.

December 2005 Meeting at Basler in Ahrensburg

First discussion on the standard feature list.

November 2005 Workshop during Vision Show in Stuttgart

Working prototypes for GEV, 1394 and CL were shown on the fair.
A workshop to present the GenICam ideas to the public was being held by the group members together.
On the GEV standard meeting the members require a list of standard features asap.

October 2005 Meeting at Leutron Vision in Zrich

Heavy work on the technical details of GenICam.

July 2005 Meeting at MVTec in Munich

Heavy work on the technical details of GenICam.

April 2005 Meeting at Atmel/e2v in Grenoble

Decision to make GenICam a separate standard hosted by the EMVA.
The name GenICam, the logo, the license, and the group rules were defined.

December 2004 Meeting at Stemmer in Munich

Heavy work on the technical details of GenICam.

September 2004 Meeting at Basler in Ahrensburg

Decision on creating a common reference implementation for GenICam.
Agreement on keeping the GenICam work outside the GEV standard.

August 2004 GEV TL group meeting at Coreco in Montreal

The key technical concepts of GEV and GenICam were discussed and agreed on.

July 2004 GEV Whitepaper

In this paper the GenICam ideas were described in a concise manner.

June 2004 GEV API group meeting at JAI in Copenhagen

The key technical concepts of GEV and GenICam were discussed and agreed on.
There was consensus that the ideas of GenICam should also apply to 1394, Camera Link and other interface standards.

May 2004 GEV meeting on Vision Show East in Boston

The idea of a XML based camera description file was presented and accepted.

October 2003 GEV meeting on Vision Show in Stuttgart

It became clear that an API based on a fixed register set was not flexible enough for the needs of the industry.

June 2003 Kick-Off meeting for GEV standard in Chicago

An API subcommittee was formed which became the root of the GenICam group.