The European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) has appointed Werner Feith as new EMVA Standards Manager. Werner will be responsible to promote the European machine vision standardization activities worldwide and to coordinate the development process of machine vision standards; as well as to identify new standardization needs in a rapidly changing industrial environment.
Werner Feith received his education from TU München as a solid state physicist. After some time in the industrial computer industry he founded Sensor to Image GmbH, which started as a frame grabber company, but was soon became an FPGA IP company supporting digital camera interfaces defined by the Gencam standard. Sensor to Image became and is the world leader in industrial camera interface IP supporting GigEVision, USB3-Vision and CoaXPress. After selling Sensor to Image in 2017, Werner Feith was attracted by the open position as EMVA Standards Manager to continue his career in the industry and share his vast experience in standardization.
For the past 15 years, the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA) has hosted the development of standards for the machine vision industry with the now well-known and widely used standards GenICam and EMVA1288. GenICam standardizes the high level interfacing of a vision device and a computer. EMVA1288 is a characterization and specification procedure for image sensors and cameras used in machine vision. With the Industrial Embedded Vision Interface Standard and the Open Optics Camera Interface Standard, the EMVA currently leads two new standard initiatives.
Since 2009, the EMVA has collaborated with other international machine vision associations worldwide to work toward a standardization of the technologies and processes in our industry. These joint global standardization activities have become a pillar of the success of machine vision technology in numerous industrial and non-industrial applications.