Consulting firm Frost & Sullivan projects the worldwide revenue of the machine vision technology systems market could reach $2.62 billion in 2009. But it also warns that the lack of operating standards would create difficulties in developing and operating vision systems and that end users would not be able to connect desired components. As machine vision technology expands, the report asserts, developing a common standard is necessary to increase the system components and capability options. For more information, go to www.testandmeasurement.frost.com.
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