Leaders from the Automated Imaging Association (AIA), European Machine Vision Association (EMVA), and Japan Industrial Imaging Association (JIIA) signed an agreement to cooperatively develop and promote global machine vision standards.
Up to this point, each association has developed industry standards on its own; these legacy standards will remain in place. Going forward, if the associations agree on an issue needing standardization, a lead association will develop the standard and then the group will mutually promote the result as a global industry standard. If there is no consensus on the global need of a standard, each association retains the right to develop standards outside the cooperative group.
Representatives from the three trade groups said they hope to add leaders from other associations in the future as new groups emerge to represent the growing machine vision industry in countries like China and India.
Machine vision accounts for more than $5 billion in annual sales worldwide and is used in automotive, electronics, food & beverage, lab automation, pharmaceuticals, security and other industries.
For more information on the new standards agreement, contact the participating associations at:
AIA – Jeff Burnstein, President – [email protected]
EMVA – Patrick Schwarzkopf, General Secretary – [email protected]
JIIA – S. Kiura, Director, Secretary General – [email protected]
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