ADLINK Technology (San Jose, CA) has released the EOS- 1200, an embedded vision system that implements the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 quad core processor. The product provides four independent gigabit PoE (power over Ethernet) ports with data transfer rates up to 4.0 Gb/s. The EOS-1200 further supports IEEE 1588 precise time protocol, enabling synchronization with multi-camera acquisition. The system uses one Ethernet cable to deliver power supply, data transfer, and data synchronization.An application programming interface (API) allows users to program power status, especially when cameras are idle. The EOS-1200 also provides auto-detection to ensure compatibility with both PoE and conventional non-PoE devices. The vision system features I/O capability, including four serial ports, two USB 3.0 ports, 32 PNP/NPN isolated digital I/Os and dual storage (two SATA interface, and one CFAST slot), an internal USB port, and 1 kbit programmable EEPROM. Driver support is provided for Windows 7/XP and Embedded standard 7, in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.