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GigESim is a software package that includes a GigE Vision camera simulator and GigE Vision server SDK.

A computer running GigESim presents itself to the network as a GigE Vision and GenICam compliant camera. Any GigE Vision compliant software running at the same or other computers on the network will treat GigESim as an actual camera with adjustable features. The simulator can be used for prototyping a GigE Vision camera as well as performing GigE client application development and testing when actual cameras are not available.

GigESim can also be used as a camera type converter by turning cameras of different types into virtual GigE Vision cameras accessible from any computer on the network, with an ability of remote control over camera parameters. The main advantage of such a type conversion is the multicast feature of the GigE Vision standard which lets the video to be transferred to multiple computers on the network.

Finally, GigESim includes a powerful GigE Vision Server SDK that allows developers to assign images generated by their applications to one or several virtual GigE Vision cameras and stream their images to the network for further processing and analysis. Developers can define individual features provided by such simulated cameras and exercise a full remote control over each feature. The images can be received on any computer on the network by any standard GigE Vision viewer or SDK such as A&B Software's ActiveGigE.

In general, with GigESim you can :

·Make your computer behave like a camera fully compatible with the GigE Vision and GenICam standards.  
·Switch between GEV 1.2 and GEV 2.0 standards.  
·Create and run several virtual camera objects on one computer host.  
·Perform the development and testing of a client GigE Vision application while an actual camera is not available.  
·Stream individual images or video sequences to a remote computer and receive them with standard GigE Vision software.  
·Utilize 1 Gbit and 10 Gbit network equipment.  
·Extend your throughput by using several network connections in parallel.  
·Stream GigE Vision video over Wi-Fi network.  
·Assign arbitrary IP and MAC addresses to your virtual cameras.  
·Transmit video data from each of your virtual cameras to multiple computers on the network in the multicast mode or by utilizing several stream channels.  
·Convert an RGB color video to Bayer raw or YUV format to reduce the image payload size.  
·Select from dozens of monochrome and color pixel formats including packed ones.  
·Automatically compress outgoing image frames by utilizing built-in JPEG and H.264 encoders.  
·Add GenICam-compatible features to your virtual camera and control them from remote computers.  
·Integrate chunk data into each frame and associate them with GenICam chunk features.  
·Send data events from the virtual camera to remote clients on the message channel.  
·Receive action commands and scheduled action commands in accordance with IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol.  
·Select generated patterns, static images (bmp, jpeg, tif) and AVI files as the video source.  
·Convert cameras of standard types (analog, USB, 1394, CameraLink) into virtual GigE Vision cameras.  
·Implement distributed image processing on several computers in the parallel or/and sequential modes.  
·Prototype the development of a GigE Vision camera.  
·Adjust the interpacket delay as well as camera response timing.  
·Simulate rigorous network conditions by disordering and skipping UDP packets.  

This document gives a detailed description of GigESim and explains how to use it to perform the most common tasks.

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