GVR Report cover Frame Grabber Market Size, Share, & Trends Report

Frame Grabber Market Size, Share, & Trends Analysis Report By Advanced Application (Web Inspection, Industrial Camera Manufacturers, Security, Scientific), By End-Use Customers, and Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-102-3
  • Number of Pages: 95
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Industry Outlook

The global frame grabber market size was valued at USD 255.3 million in 2016. Frame grabbers are electronic devices capable of grabbing digitized frames from a digital video stream or an analog video signal. Initially, frame grabbers were sold as standalone cards. They were attached to a computer port and used primarily to capture video images virtually from any source. However, with advancements in the technology, they are now offered as a part of display adapters in computers and video capturing boards.

North America frame grabber market

Ability of video and image processing technologies of frame grabbers has led to their application in computer vision and machine vision systems on a large scale. These devices were developed in the early days of machine vision systems to offer connectivity between analog cameras and minicomputers that require digital signals.

Growing demand for high-performance image sensing are stirring up the adoption of frame grabbers in machine vision systems. Widening data bandwidth is also playing a pivotal role in the development of the market. Additionally, higher processing capacity of these devices has rendered them favorable for advanced machine vision systems. Particularly, applications that involve image data rates of more than 120 MB require frame grabber solutions in the vision systems.

AIA’s CameraLink that delivers high-speed trigger and control signals to the camera was the first ever vision-specific digital interface to become the industry standard. CameraLink is capable of transferring image data at a rate of up to 850 MB/second over the distance of 10 meters. Therefore, CameraLink has become a dominant interface for camera and frame grabber applications.

Developed regions are experiencing surging adoption of the technology among car manufacturers and other industry verticals. Spiraling demand for robotics in factories is augmenting the adoption of the grabbers market.

Advanced Application Analysis

Based on advanced applications, the market has been segmented into web inspection, transportation safety and maintenance, scientific, factory automation, industrial camera manufacturer, and security. Several inspection processes, applications, and tasks are performed by machine vision systems, owing to complicated inspection tasks that are said to be tedious for human eyes.

These applications require higher accuracy and reliability, which are difficult to attain by humans. Quality control of products, measurement and color inspection, and control of surfaces are some of the few complicated tasks for image processors. Therefore, web inspection systems are crucial for the automation of production of materials such as glass, foils, and textiles.

The web inspection segment accounted for the leading market share in 2016 in terms of revenue as well as shipments. It is anticipated to continue its dominance over the forecast period. However, the industrial camera manufacturer segment is projected to register the highest CAGR in terms of revenue and shipments by 2025.

Industrial cameras are used in industrial, military, medical, and civil-municipal verticals mostly for various automation and inspection purposes.Advancements in the technology are leading to incorporation of advanced features in frame grabbers such as self-learning software, which eliminate the need for camera configuration files.

Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and system integrators & suppliers are the prominent end-users of industrial cameras. Furthermore, industrial camera vision systems are witnessing high demand from artificial intelligence, hyperspectral imaging, and three-dimensional (3D) imaging industrial sectors.

End-Use Customers Market Size

On the basis of end use customers, the frame grabber market has been segmented into Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), manufacturers, and system integrators. The manufacturers segment generated the highest revenue in 2016 and also dominated the market with the highest shipments.

Manufacturers are referred to those who produce their own end product independently by collecting certain hardware components from OEMs and other relevant suppliers. In the report, we have considered manufacturers particularly referring to the global industry players of the parent market, i.e. machine vision systems. These manufacturers are engaged in producing their own machine vision systems as well as the required hardware and software such as cameras, sensors, frame grabbers, and lightings.

China frame grabber market

System integrators include companies designing, producing, and integrating different components as per customer specifications and assembling products to produce and supply end-use systems/products. System integrators are customer-centric and focus on product development and assembly as per customized product orders.

System integrators such as Artemis Vision, Epic Vision Systems, Vision ICS, Incorporated, and RNA Automation Limited are engaged in assembling end products. They focus on offering customized systems to consumers and assemble components to deliver in the market.

Regional Analysis

From a geographical standpoint, the market has been divided into North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. In Europe, the base of machine vision system manufacturers is larger as compared to OEMs and system integrators. Advanced manufacturing practices are one of the primary factors leading to the dominance of the region.

North America is expected to witness a boost in the sales of machine vision systems and related components, including hardware and software sales, over the forecast period. Regional companies focus on purchasing equipment for various industrial operations, processes, and manufacturing practices in order to increase production and enhance their manufacturing operations. The regional market is likely to witness smooth growth in terms of revenue as well as shipments.

Asia Pacific holds a prominent share in the market, owing to evolution of technology and its vital role in the industrial automation and manufacturing sectors. Machine vision systems are used across all major industry verticals such as electronics, robotics, aerospace and defense, healthcare and medical, food and beverage, and pharmaceuticals & chemicals. The status of the region as an electronics and semiconductor hub and flourishing automotive sector are stimulating the adoption of various technologies. Growing efforts by regional industrialists to escalate and enhance production processes in different verticals are leading to increasing adoption of frame grabbers.

Frame Grabber Market Share Insights

A majority of players in the market are focusing on forming alliances and collaborative partnerships in order to tap into lucrative opportunities and establish a significant foothold in the global arena. Some of the prominent players operating in the frame grabbers market are ADLINK Technology Inc.; Advantech, Co., Ltd.; Euresys S.A.; ISRA Vision AG; KAYA Instruments; Teledyne DALSA Inc.; and Pleora Technologies Inc.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2015

Forecast period

2017 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2017 to 2025

Shipment volume in Thousand Units & CAGR from 2017 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific

Country scope

U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Southeast Asian Countries

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, shipment forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at the country level and provides an analysis of the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global frame grabber market report based on advanced applications, end-use customers, and region:

  • Advanced Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; Volume, Thousand Units, 2014 - 2025)

    • Web Inspection

    • Transportation Safety and Maintenance

    • Scientific

    • Factory Automation

    • Industrial Camera Manufacturer

    • Security

  • End-Use Customers Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; Volume, Thousand Units, 2014 - 2025)

    • OEMs

    • Manufacturers

    • System Integrators

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; Volume, Thousand Units, 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • South Korea

      • Taiwan

      • Hong Kong

      • South East Asian Countries

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