We recently purchased a Cyton CXP CoaXPress frame grabber from BitFlow for a multi-sensor camera development project. This was to be used in a Linux-based computer and, based on the product literature from BitFlow, felt reasonably confident that it would work well in the Linux environment. Sad to say, we have been quite disappointed.
- The Hardware and Software documentation for this frame grabber is sketchy at best and frequently doesn’t correspond to the actual hardware.
- There is little or no software support for Linux applications – it seems that all their efforts are focussed on Windows support.
- In recent weeks it seems that BitFlow’s tech support for this product has disappeared. Several attempts at sending e-mails and posting forum questions on their website have gone un-answered.
If this is indicative of the industry support for CoaXPress, it’s time to go back to CameraLink.