Sony continues to be on the cutting edge of camera technology with the latest addition to its industrial camera line up - The XCG GigE Series. The XCG-SX97E incorporates the GigE Vision interface which is specifically standardized for machine vision applications based on Gigabit Ethernet Technology. The GigE interface enables the camera to transfer a large amount of data over long distances. The use of an Ethernet cable and availability of a wide variety of peripheral devices contribute to significant cost-cutting benefits when designing a complete vision system. Moreover, by incorporating a packet re-send mechanism, the XCG-SX97E can securely transmit data to the host computer. The C-mounted camera measures 44 x 33 c 67.5mm, delivers a resolution depth of up to 12 bits per pixel with a shutter speed of 2 to 1/100,000 and enables 0-18dB of gain control with 0-6dB of digital gain.