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Other Transport Layer




CameraLink HS

FireWire on Allied Vision FireWire cameras


Transport Layer are installed within the manufacturers software (SDK) setup for the frame grabbers and cameras.


CVB driver packages for supported frame grabbers and cameras of different manufacturers are provided on the CVB download pages.


CVB Download


After installation drivers can be found under %CVB%Drivers and the documentation for the specific hardware configuration is stored under %CVB%Doc\Hardware.

A CVB Camera Suite or Image Manager License releases the usage of those Transport Layer within Common Vision Blox.


Find Transport Layer


Available Transport Layer are displayed in GenICam Browser :




CVB GenICam Transport Layer (*.cti files)  can be found for example under : %CVB%GenICam\bin\win64_x64\TLIs   (Windows 64 Bit) or /opt/cvb/drivers/genicam (Linux)


Environment variable for GenICam TLs to find all *.cti files :



Windows (check with cmd shell command "set") :


Example CVB : C:\Program Files\STEMMER IMAGING\Common Vision Blox\GenICam\bin\win64_x64\TLIs

or %CVB%GenICam\bin\win64_x64\TLIs


Example other supplier, e.g. Allied Vision with Vimba or Active Silicon :




similar for 32 Bit system


Linux (check with cmd shell command "env") : GENICAM_GENTL64_PATH=/opt/cvb/drivers/genicam


Some functions (e.g.IP assignment) are available with CVB GenICam TLs only.



Hide Transport Layer


in GenICam Browser :






Use Frame Grabber Transport Layer






Registry entries affecting the use of Common Vision Blox drivers are located within the following key of the Windows registry.
in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Common Vision Blox\Image Manager\...


Remove Transport Layer


CVB application problems caused by a foreign Transport Layer can be solved by renaming this from *.cti to any other name (e.g. *.cti.off).