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  • Machine Vision Training Offered
May 2010
ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 11, 2010 — Individuals can now attain certification as a machine vision professional (basic level) through a program launched by the Automated Imaging Association (AIA), the global industry’s trade group.

To earn “CVP” status, individuals must pass a test based on the basic tutorial programs that AIA offers in the fundamentals of machine vision, beginning lighting and optics, basic vision software and algorithms, and camera and image sensor technology basics.

The first round of tests will be offered during the Vision Show & Conference in Boston, May 24 to 27. Each tutorial will be offered during the conference as well.

According to the AIA, individual certification is the first step toward certification of system integration companies.

“The idea for certifying integrators was brought to AIA by our member integrators, who want to be able to demonstrate their experience and capabilities via certification,” said Jeffrey A. Burnstein, AIA president.

“End users also agree that integrator certification has value and are looking to AIA to provide this. While all of the details of company certification aren’t finalized yet, we do know that one key element will be the qualifications of individual employees at integration companies, which is why we’ve established base-level certification right now. Soon, we will roll out more advanced-level certification courses for individuals and finalize our company certification criteria,” Burnstein said.

Individuals who work for machine vision supplier or user companies also will benefit from becoming certified, he added.

“We believe that achieving certification will be an asset to individuals who want to establish their knowledge base within their company and industry. As the world’s leading machine vision trade association, AIA certification will be a very impressive achievement for career advancement,” Burnstein asserted.

Founded in 1984, the AIA now represents more than 285 machine vision suppliers, system integrators, end users, consulting firms and research organizations. The association is best known for developing industry standards such as GigE Vision and Camera Link; the annual AIA Market Study; the annual AIA Business Conference; the Vision Show & Conference; and Machine Vision Online.

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A light-tight box that receives light from an object or scene and focuses it to form an image on a light-sensitive material or a detector. The camera generally contains a lens of variable aperture and a shutter of variable speed to precisely control the exposure. In an electronic imaging system, the camera does not use chemical means to store the image, but takes advantage of the sensitivity of various detectors to different bands of the electromagnetic spectrum. These sensors are transducers...
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