A common driver for USB3 Vision and GigE Vision: mvGenTL Acquire
As one of the first manufacturer, MATRIX VISION has consolidated the driver of the USB3 Vision and GigE Vision GenICam-based standards. The USB 3.0 camera mvBlueFOX3 and the GigE Vision cameras mvBlueCOUGAR-X and mvBlueCOUGAR-XD are installed using the drivers mvGenTL_Acquire-x86 (for 32-bit systems) or mvGenTL_Acquire-x86_64 (for 64-bit systems).
This change does not break existing applications as the changed file names are hidden behind the mvIMPACT Acquire device manager. Neither the API nor any feature offered by the SDK has been changed!
For backward compatibility for customers with their own installer, the original libraries are kept inside the new packages.
Using and installing 32- and 64-bit on Windows 64-bit at the same time:
Furthermore, the installer for the GenICam run time module was rewritten so that both 32-bit and 64-bit applications can run on 64-bit Windows without an explicit choice of a bit size! Besides a wide range of available camera models in each family, you can now easily change the interface, for example, from Gigabit Ethernet to USB 3.0 and you will have new sensor possibilities. You don’t have to adapt your application – that is a major advantage of the driver consolidation.