The Remote Camera Link Fiber-Optic (RCL) extension system enables frame acquisition from a remote camera at a distance of up to 10 km without repeaters. A remote camera connects directly to the RCL module, which transmits the camera image over fiber optic cable. On the other end, the fiber-optic cable connects to either a Gidel PCIe HawkEye-CL frame grabber board mounted in a host computer or to another Gidel RCLGR module that can interface with any user frame grabber. The RCL supports all Camera Link modes, including 80-bit (DECA) and an option to connect two base mode cameras.
The RCL unit is supported by remote I/O capabilities via the fiber optics cable, including:
Interfacing with Gidel frame grabbers offers high performance acquisition, on-board real-time image processing, diverse I/O options, and the ability to synchronize between multiple cameras.