Pixelink Support

FAQ

FAQ

Can the application I developed for a FireWire camera be used to control a camera with a GigE or USB interface?
Yes.  If you developed your software with the Pixelink API Version 4, you will be able to control a Pixelink GigE or USB camera without having to recompile ...
Fri, 9 Feb, 2018 at 4:56 PM
What are the mechanical tolerances for Pixelink cameras?
We aim for the best accuracy of repeatability, but we can't put numbers to them because of the stackup of tolerances.  Metal parts are manufactured to ...
Fri, 9 Feb, 2018 at 4:56 PM
How many cameras can I connect to one GigE Vision host?
In theory, GigE Vision allows an infinite number of cameras to be connected. In practice, however, the number of cameras depends on the bandwidth (MByte/sec...
Thu, 13 Aug, 2015 at 2:07 PM
What is a Jumbo packet?
An Ethernet data packet larger than 1440 Bytes is loosely referred to as a Jumbo packet. Using Jumbo packets improves the transmission throughput, as the ove...
Thu, 13 Aug, 2015 at 2:16 PM
Where do I plug in the wall-mount power supply?
With FireWire or USB, there's no need for an external power supply.   The computer’s FireWire can supply power to the camera as long as the computer has...
Fri, 14 Aug, 2015 at 4:07 PM
Can I connect the camera to two PCs?
No.  Only one PC can control the camera at the same time. 
Fri, 14 Aug, 2015 at 4:05 PM
What is the maximum cable length of a Gigabit Ethernet connection?
Cable lengths of up to 100 meters are possible. Longer distances can be bridged using switches or routers.
Thu, 13 Aug, 2015 at 2:06 PM
My laptop's IEEE-1394 port or PCMCIA card doesn’t supply power to my camera
Some FireWire PCMCIA cards for laptop / notebook computers are built for use with a 4-pin FireWire cable, which will not work with Pixelink cameras which re...
Thu, 10 May, 2018 at 9:59 AM
What sequence should I use to perform the installation?
Install the software before connecting the camera for the first time.  Please see Installation Procedure for more details.
Fri, 9 Feb, 2018 at 5:00 PM
Why is my image darker in the corners?
A darkening of the corners of an image relative to its center (see example below) is likely a result of vignetting, which is an expected effect with many ...
Mon, 15 Oct, 2018 at 3:41 PM