The Khronos Group Announces "Kamaros" As Their Newest Forthcoming API

Written by Michael Larabel in Standards on 9 November 2022 at 05:18 AM EST. 7 Comments
STANDARDS --
The Khronos Group that is known as the standards body behind OpenGL, OpenCL, Vulkan, SPIR-V, glTF, OpenXR, and other industry APIs announced that their next API will be called Kamaros.

Khronos Kamaros is the name for their in-development embedded camera system API. Kamaros is being worked on by Khronos and the European Machine Vision Association. Kamaros will be a royalty-free standard for controlling camera system runtimes across embedded, mobile, industrial, XR, automotive, and scientific markets.


The Kamaros API will fit in between the frameworks/middleware like GStreamer, FFmpeg, and OpenVX and the various transports/interfaces underneath that interface with the actual camera hardware. Kamaros will have bindings for multiple programming languages, a loadable layer system similar to Vulkan, and more. The API specification has already been in the works since March while the exploratory working group started last year.


More details on the in-development Kamaros via Khronos.org.
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