Recommended Hardware Setup

The recommended configuration to get started using the Image Acquisition Toolbox™ to acquire images from a single GigE Vision® camera consists of:

  • GigE Vision compliant camera

  • Computer with a camera-dedicated Gigabit Ethernet network adapter (for example a PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet network interface card) that supports jumbo frame sizes, such as 4 KB or 9 KB

  • Direct connection between the camera and dedicated Gigabit Ethernet adapter

  • Separate network adapter for any additional computer network connection, such as an Internet connection or your organization’s local area network

Although other hardware setups are possible, the recommended configuration ensures that:

  • You have maximum bandwidth available for streaming images from the camera.

  • The camera-dedicated private network connection can have different network or firewall settings than the Internet or domain network connection.