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About the Committee

Chairman of the Standardization Committee

Mr. Sadafumi TORII, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
 Standardization activities are one of the most important missions of JIIA. It is promoted mainly by the Standardization Committee. Standardization activities are the establishing the technical specifications that can become industry standards and disseminating its standardized specifications to the machine vision industry.
 JIIA are also actively involved in IVSM (International Vision Standards Meeting) to promote effective activities. In order to keep up with new trends such as Industrie 4.0 and IIoT, we are also working on new standardizing activities in cooperation with other industry groups.
 The Standardization Committee organizes the Technical Committees and Working Groups for each technical field. Working Groups organize the Task Force to achieve the effective activities. Each Working Groups are composed of specialists with specialized knowledge, and various technical issues are discussing.
 In addition, a standardization committee meeting is held regularly in order to carried out achieve effective promote of standardization activities.

Camera Interface Technical Committee
Chairperson:Mr. Hiroshi FUKUI, Daitron CO., LTD.

CoaXPress Working Group

Group Chairperson:Mr. Masahito WATANABE, Adimec Electronic Imaging K.K
 CoaXPress® is intended technically to transmit digital signals over a coaxial cable. This technology using only one coaxial cable for both an industrial camera and a frame grabber allows to transmit data up to 12.5Gbps and also to control a camera simultaneously. Future version plans to support Optical media for more high Speed.
 This Committee serves direct activities to draft technical specifications and documentations for standardization of CoaXPress®, manages the electric conformance test and interoperability test to approve the specification, and drives global expansion and growth for the specification and qualified products through promotion.

Embedded Vision (emVision) I/F Working Group

Group Chairperson : Miho Akahide , Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
 In the recent trend of IIoT and Industrie 4.0, JIIA and G3 promote the standardization of Embedded Vision. In 2018, a new standard initiative hosted by EMVA has started to develop Embedded Vision Interface Standard.
 This working group promote “SLVS-EC (Scalable Low Voltage Signaling with Embedded Clock)” Standard. SLVS-EC is interface between image sensor and processor and an important element of Embedded Vision Interface Standard. We have released SLVS-EC standard Version 2.0, whose data rate is up to 5Gbps/lane.
 JIIA will take an active role in the initiative hosted by EMVA and share the latest status of Embedded Vision with this working group and appeal to G3.

Optical Transmission Media Working Group

Group Chairperson:Mr. Hiroshi FUKUI, Daitron CO., LTD.
 There are huge demands for high speed interfaces even in the machine vision industry.
 Recently, CMOS Image Sensor devices are becoming major in global markets. Global Coordination of Machine Vision Standardization between AIA, EMVA and JIIA helped to propose new specifications for high speed interfaces such as CoaXPress® (CXP) and Camera Link HS™ (CLHS).
 However we have sometimes seen problem with the boundary of speed due to physically a metallic cable.
 We believe in the strong demand for optical transmissions in the near future. The Optical Transmission Media Working Group has started to study potential new requirements to implement smaller size cameras and to take into robust systems for user-friendliness, 4 types of the Optical Transmission Media have been proposed to AIA and EMVA by JIIA.

Camera Link Working Group

Group Chairperson:Mr. Hiroshi FUKUI, Daitron CO., LTD.
 Camera Link® is the first digital interface standard designed for machine vision applications and is highly populated. The standard is maintained and administered by AIA. JIIA has actively contributed to improve this standard.
 JIIA-CLWG added Power over Camera Link (PoCL®) Technology and Power over Camera Link – Lite (PoCL-Lite™) Technology which offers a smaller form factor for low-cost solutions in the specifications.
 JIIA-CLWG received a report regarding HDR/SDR connector problem from AIA CL member at the IVSM in 2014 fall. They revised the CL standard to solve this problem in version 2.1.
 And, in addition to this, recently, high speed CL on FPGA cameras increase in the market. But present Standard is not enough to support for high speed camera. AIA CL technical committee is considering version up for this issue. JIIA-CLWG watch the proceedings carefully.

USB3 Vision Working Group

Group Chairperson:Mr. Hiroki NAGAO, NEC Platforms, Ltd.
 USB3 Vision™ is the machine vision standard using USB 3.0 interface.
 USB3 Vision takes advantage of the high data transfer rate of 5 Gbps and the cost effective system on PC standard interface.
 The activity for standardization is going on worldwide, then this WG works to introduce technical information and promote the standard.

GigE Vision Working Group

(Maintained by Camera Interface Committee)
 “GigE Vision®” is a machine vision standard using Gigabit Ethernet.
 It can easily create long distance transmission of 100m, low cost system by using PC standard interface, and multi-camera system.
 Standardization is managed by AIA and its activities are achieved as an international effort as G3.
 This Working Group are disseminating the standardized specification in cooperation with the GenICam working group.

Next Generation Vision network sub Working Group

Group Chairperson:Mr. Hiroshi TOTSUKA, LeImac Ltd.
 In 2014, Germany proposed Industrie 4.0. Since then, Manufacturing site has been a smart factory. AI became popular in the process of inspecting products. As a result, Automation has advanced to a high degree. So, Image Processing was re-recognized as a necessary item.
 This activity is to create an environment where Vision System can be seamlessly connected to MECHATRLINK. MECHATROLINK is a field network used for Motion Systems. This activity is a collaboration with MECHATRLINK MEMBERS ASSOCIATION (MMA).
http://www.mechatrolink.org/en/index.html
 We are working on standardization to solve each other’s challenges. The Motion field is the basis of systems in the evolving manufacturing environment. We will consider that the Vision System can function effectively in the Motion field. The next step is to create new value.
 Please send your opinions and requests to our activities.

Cable and Connector Certification sub Working Group

Group Chairperson:Mr. Susumu NAKAGAWA, Hirose Electric Co., LTD.
 The use of MV systems will increase as the automation of factories and the use of robots advances further with “Industry 4” and “MiC2025”.
 As a result, there are concerns that there will be many quality problems that have not been seen so far. This could result in obstruction of the development of the MV industry.
 As a preventive measure, the Connectors and Cables Certification Committee has established a certification system for connectors and cables that meet the MV standards, and is promoting activities to prevent quality problems in the market, both domestic and overseas.

Camera Protocol Technical Committee
Chairperson: Mr. Sadafumi TORII, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.

IIDC2 Working Group

Group Chairperson:Mr. Sadafumi TORII, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K
 “IIDC2” is a standard that provides a camera control method which is independent of the camera models or interface types.
 IIDC2 is designed on the simplicity and extensibility with considering the affinity of GenICam. Standardizing IIDC2 is promoted and led by JIIA. By using IIDC2, designing and manufacturing costs can be reduced by sharing design assets, and the range of product choices can be expanded.
 We are expanding the standard so that it becomes easier to use.

GenICam Working Group

(This working group has been maintained by the Camera Protocol Technical Committee.)
 “GenICam” is a standard that defines common programming interface for camera control.
 It provides a common programming environment which are independent of the camera models or interface types.
 GenICam is used for many existing camera interfaces such as GigE Vision, USB3 Vision and CoaXPress.
 Many functions are constantly being added, and also for control of peripheral devices such as lighting equipment. And adopting the lens control have started.
 This Working Group are disseminating the standardized specification in cooperation with GigE Vision working group, USB3 Vision working group, and the Lighting working group and the Lens working group, too.

Imaging Technical Committee
Chairperson: Mr. Yutaka YAMAGUCHI, Toshiba Teli Corporation

Lighting Working Group

Group Chairperson:Mr. Tsuneo SAKUMA, Kirin Techno-System Company, Limited
 The Global Lighting Working Group engage in standardization activities related to lighting for industrial imaging systems, such as development of standard, guidelines, technical documentation in regards to lighting design methodologies, lighting product performance measurement and specific notation required for lighting system design, and other promotion and dissemination activities.
 We are participating in GenICam lighting control activities to work on the expansion of GenICam’s SFNC lighting features and also promoting the dynamic display of GenICam compatible lighting equipment in various exhibitions.

Lens Working Group

Group Chairperson:Mr. Yutaka YAMAGUCHI, Toshiba Teli Corporation
 The mission for the Lens Working Group is to standardize and promote the Technology for Machine Vision Camera Lens, Optical System, and its peripheral techniques. This Working Group has studied recent trends for Image Size Classes, Lens Mount Dimensions, and Optical Techniques where Area Sensors and Line Sensors with higher resolution and larger size are largely adopted in the machine vision industry.
 This Working Group is committed to proposing and standardizing a technical specification and guidance for the Optical Technology such as Lens Mount which brings in more considerate robustness, handy, and intuition for customers. The Working Group has enacted six lens mount standards. Currently, the lens mount standards are enacted as NF mount, NF-J mount, TFL & TFL-II mount, and S mount. Also, various technical reports are released.
 The JIIA Lens Working Group also joined the OOCI (Open Optics Camera Interface) Working Group, which started activities at EMVA. The OOCI WG has started to study the lens function control (zoom, focus, aperture, and PTZ) by GenICam mainly for smart cameras and embedded vision. The JIIA Lens Working Group is also collaborating with CMVU for standardization activities. The JIIA Lens Working Group is promoting standardization activities while paying close attention to these overseas trends.

Camera Specification Working Group

(This working group has been maintained by the Imaging Technical Committee.)
 Along with the transition from analog to digital for industrial cameras and peripheral devices, this working group has promoted standardization within the industry by creating performance specification indications, definitions of terms, and indicators for performance measurement methods.
 And this working group are promoting the standard EMVA1288, which is standardized by EMVA and defines the measurement and describing methods for sensor and camera performance.