The Generic Interface for Cameras standard is the base for plug & play handling of cameras and devices.


Today’s digital cameras are packed with much more functionality than just delivering an image. Processing the image and appending the results to the image data stream, controlling external hardware, and doing the real-time part of the application have become common tasks for machine vision cameras. As a result, the programming interface for cameras has become more and more complex.


The goal of GenICamTM (Generic Interface for Cameras) is to provide a generic programming interface for all kinds of devices (mainly cameras), no matter what interface technology (GigE Vision, USB3 Vision, CoaXPress, Camera Link HS, Camera Link etc.) they are ... read more
Next meeting will be held mid of October 2023 as part of IVSM Fall 2023 in Toronto! soon to come GenICam device validation framework July 2023 GenICam Release Version 2023.07 New GenICam reference implementation v3.4.1 April 2023 Meeting in Vienna ... read more
The official public releases of the GenICamTM standard are available for download below. Complete GenICamTM downloads   GenICamTM Package Version 2023.07 consists of GenApi 3.4.1, GenTL 1.6, SFNC 2.7, GenTL SFNC 1.2, GenCP 1.3, GenDC 1.1, CLProtocol 1.2 and FWUpdate ... read more
Group Members
How to join the GenICamTM standard group? Any company can become an associated member of the GenICamTM group (individuals and organizations are not accepted). The Membership Application Form is part of the GenICamTM membership documents. It has to be filled ... read more
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 ... read more
Compliant products
There are basically three types of GenICamTM compliant products: cameras, transport layers, and software libraries. The rules specifying which products are considered to be GenICamTM compliant are listed in the GenICamTM license document. The GenICamTM standard committee will provide a ... read more