Allied Vision Technologies GmbH’s Pike family cameras are equipped with an IEEE-1394b-S800 interface and high-quality progressive-scan CCD sensors. A choice of five sensors, in black-and-white and color, is offered. Optionally, a version with a copper daisy chain connection or 1x copper combined with 1x GOF is available, enabling the use of up to 500 m of cable. The maximum data rate achieved by Pike cameras is 62.5 MB/s. Integrated image preprocessing reduces demands on PC computer power and decreases system costs by eliminating the need for a frame grabber.