Company Profile

Pleora is one of the few companies worldwide that specializes in interfaces and software for transmitting video and related data over Ethernet networks. And we are the only company that offers a complete end-to-end solution that includes interface hardware and IP packages for video sources, monitors, and processing equipment; as well as a comprehensive SDK and video server API. We helped revolutionize the machine vision industry by pioneering this technology and co-founding the GigE Vision® standard. The GigE Vision standard is now a globally in-demand protocol for virtually all sectors where high-performance, uncompressed video transmission is required — from applications in C-arms for image-guided surgery and LSA systems for military vehicles, to automated tolling systems on highways and quality inspection of pixels for flat-panel television screens. Pleora has worked hard to earn its reputation for technology leadership by continuing to drive technical standards and consistently launching first-to-market products. This, combined with our partnership approach and highly specialized expertise, has resulted in continued growth and prosperity for the company. What can we say? We really like what we do, and we do it really well. Milestones We work with manufacturers and system integrators all over the world and are proud to say that our products have been field-proven in tens of thousands of diverse applications. Some of the key milestones that have led us to this point include: 2000: George Chamberlain and Alain Rivard establish Pleora Technologies Inc. with the objective of delivering video-over-Ethernet for performance applications that require real-time analysis. 2002: Pleora opens its doors to customers with the unveiling of its first product, the iPORT™ PT1000CL IP engine, which allows for the networking of Camera Link cameras. 2003: Pleora co-founds the standardization of video and image delivery over Gigabit Ethernet by bringing together a diverse group of global camera, software, and frame grabber companies. These standardization efforts result in the establishment of the GigE Vision standard. 2003: Pleora enters into its first collaboration with a camera company and its iPORT technology is integrated into the first-ever Gigabit Ethernet camera. 2006: Pleora’s iPORT IP engine completes its first NASA shuttle mission. Mounted at the end of the space shuttle's 50-foot robotic arm, the crew visually inspects the shuttle's heat tiles for signs of damage before returning to Earth. 2007: Frost & Sullivan honor Pleora with the “Product Innovation in Machine Vision” award the iPORT family of IP engines. 2008: Pleora receives first patent for a Massively Reduced Instruction Set Processor. This novel technology, used in the iPORT and EtherCast products, allows for significantly lower power consumption and costs, as well as a smaller footprint. 2010: Pleora demonstrates GigE Vision delivery over 10 Gigabit Ethernet and begins field trials with lead customers.