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12 April 2018: Sierra-Olympic to Premiere Leonardo DRS’ Tenum™640 with 10-micron Pixel Pitch at SPIE DCS 2018

Sierra-Olympic Technologies

• The revolutionary thermal imager will be demonstrated in booth #1529 at SPIE DCS, April 17 - 19, 2018 at Gaylord Palms Convention Center, Orlando, Florida.

HOOD RIVER, Ore. – April 12, 2018 – Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for innovative imaging applications, will introduce the Tenum™640, an extraordinary thermal imager with a 640 x 512 array and 10-micron pixel pitch, at SPIE’s DCS in Orlando, Florida. The new camera, from the Leonardo DRS line of uncooled thermal cores, will be showcased in Sierra-Olympic’s booth #1529, April 17 - 19, 2018.

The affordable Tenum 640 thermal camera module combines ultra-small pixel structure with its ultra-sensitive, vanadium oxide (VOx) microbolometer sensor. It provides unprecedented longwave infrared (LWIR) imaging quality and detection up to 60 frames per second (fps). The high-resolution LWIR camera core features image contrast enhancement (ICE™), 24-bit RGB and YUV (4,2,2), plus exceptional sensitivity (less than 50 mK NETD). As the most advanced, uncooled infrared sensor design available to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) today, it is ideal for a wide variety of OEM applications.

The thermal camera is available with or without optics. The optional lenses include 7.7 mm, 15 mm, and 20 mm. Each sealed lens and lens mount is environmentally-rated IP67; the camera enclosure is designed for rugged and extreme temperatures, operating from -40 °C to +80 °C. To learn more, please go to: https://www.sierraolympic.com/products/details/tenum640, or call +1 855-222-1801.

Sierra-Olympic has been recently selected by Leonardo DRS, Inc. as the Master Distributor of uncooled thermal camera cores in the U. S. for commercial/OEM customers. To read more about it, visit our news page here: https://www.sierraolympic.com/news. To access our blog or sign up for our newsletter, please visit: http://blog.sierraolympic.com/blog.

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11 April 2018: Buhler Leybold Optics Ion Beam Sputtering Systems

Bühler Inc.

Buhler Leybold Optics now offers a new range of Ion Beam Sputtering (IBS) systems for production of ultra-high precision thin film coatings for high power laser, precision optics, biomedical, and tele-communications applications.

The systems are engineered to minimize particle generation, using fewer moving parts and horizontal substrate carriers, giving ease of handling and highest film quality. Our proprietary optical monitoring systems, available in both single-wavelength or broad band options, ensure exceptional run to run repeatability and productivity
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Alternate substrate configurations are available to suit high precision and high throughput production making the Leybold Optics IBS range the most flexible in the market

Find out more or contact Bühler Inc.

10 April 2018: Exotic IR Filters

Reynard

Infrared filters made from exotic materials not only offer superior spectral performance, they also offer enhanced characteristics such as non-linear functionality. These materials include binary/ternary crystals and ceramics, most of which can be in-house diamond turned into aspheric optical components. Exotic and more common IR materials, such as Si, Ge, ZnS, and ZnSe, are finished with high performance thin film coatings that include anti-reflection (AR), single and multi-band filtering, blocking, metallization, and gradient ND’s, customized for specific applications. Contact us with your requirements: sales@reynardcorp.com (949) 366-8866 www.reynardcorp.com

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4 April 2018: PbS/PbSe Detectors with Superior Cooling

Laser Components USA

Better performance in Mid-IR detection.

A new generation of PbS/PbSe detectors with superior Thermoelectric Coolers (TEC) is now available featuring greater efficiency at lower operating power levels. Cooling PbSe/PbS detectors increases sensitivity and extends the peak wavelength response.

Better feedback control of the TEC top stage maintains detector temperature stability. Combined with proper heat sink design and identifying the optimum operating temperature, these superior TECs help to provide the best possible detection in the mid-IR.

More information: https://goo.gl/wHiCMB
Contact: Susan Wells; wells@laser-components.com

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3 April 2018: Sierra-Olympic Introduces Long-Range, Thermal Zoom Camera - Vinden LR

Sierra-Olympic Technologies

HOOD RIVER, Ore. – April 3, 2018 – Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for innovative imaging applications, will demonstrate the new Vinden LR series of long-range thermal cameras with powerful continuous-zoom optics. The OEM camera modules have several zoom lens options that provide a narrow horizontal field-of-view (HFOV) as small as 1.5° without compromising image quality, optical speed, or sensitivity. It also features a highly-tuned, one-touch autofocus that is easy-to-use, with dependable operation throughout the zoom range.

The Vinden LR camera series features pixel resolution of 640 x 480 x 12-microns, high sensitivity up to 60 Hz frame rate (max.), and three, athermalized and parfocal continuous-zoom lens options between 17.5° - 1.5° HFOV. On-board functions include advanced image processing, video recording and storage (32GB), H.264 IP encoding, and Ethernet control connectivity. The OEM-friendly camera series is an ideal choice for integrators who design thermal and multi-sensor imaging systems for security, surveillance, military/defense imaging, and border, port, and base security applications.

Sierra-Olympic’s new longwave infrared (LWIR) long-range zoom cameras are non-ITAR controlled, and are available with a 25-150 mm, 25-225 mm, or 40-300 mm continuous zoom lens. For more information, please go to: https://www.sierraolympic.com/products/details/vinden-lr, or call +1 855-222-1801. To access our blog or sign up for our newsletter, please visit: http://blog.sierraolympic.com/blog.


Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. (www.sierraolympic.com Hood River, Oregon), experts in thermal imaging technology, provides cameras, components, and systems solutions for infrared camera users and integrators. Recently named the U. S. Master Distributor for DRS’ uncooled commercial camera cores, Sierra-Olympic partners with industry-leading manufacturers to offer complete solutions for SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR imaging applications. The company offers numerous products for online purchase and immediate shipment. Products include LWIR OEM imaging cores, cooled cameras for science and industry, cooled cameras for OEM customers, SWIR cameras, and thermography systems for temperature-measurement applications.

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. (SOTI)
3100 Cascade Avenue
Hood River, OR 97031
Contact: Chris Johnston, President
Phone: 541-716-0016 / 855-222-1801
Fax: 541-387-0443
E-mail: chris@sierraolympic.com
Web Site: www.sierraolympic.com

Submitted by Media Contact: Marlene Moore
Smith Miller Moore
Phone: 818-708-1704
Email: Marlene@smithmillermoore.com
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29 March 2018: II-VI and IV-VI semiconductor crystals.

Brimrose Corp. of America

Brimrose has state of the art crystal growth facilities and grows unique binary and ternary II-VI and IV-VI semiconductor crystals. We provide:
1) Electro-optic and magneto-optic crystals.
2) Transition metal ( Cr, Co, and Fe) doped Cd based binary and ternary crystals for room temperature operating mid-Infrared solid-state lasers.
3) Semi-magnetic crystal CdMnTe with high Verdet constat, operating at Visible to Near Infrared wavelengths
4) Photorefractive crystals
5) Terahertz Generators and Sensor materials

Find out more or contact Brimrose Corp. of America

29 March 2018: High Speed VIS/SWIR AOTF Hyperspectral Imagers

Brimrose Corp. of America

Brimrose Corporation of America is proud to introduce a new series of miniature VIS and SWIR Hyperspectral Imagers (HSI). Brimrose’s HSI are based on an Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter (AOTF) that acts as an electronically tunable spectral band pass filter. It is a solid state device with no mechanical moving parts and is immune to vibration. It is designed to work in the laboratory or in harsh environments on installations such as large drones, aircraft, or other vehicles. The utilization of the AOTF into the imaging system offers unmatched spectral flexibility in terms of scanning speed over the full range or random hopping on wavelengths of interest.

Using standard Brimrose software, the target or area of interest can be viewed at a user specified wavelength in real-time. Also, our standard software offers customizable exposure time, automatic gain, dynamic range optimization, user adjustable system signal response and non-uniformity correction, image zoom during acquisition and many more. The proprietary design of Brimrose AOTF HSI offers high spectral resolution as low as 1nm in the VIS region and high spatial resolution (camera dependent) of up 1392 x 1040 pixels.

Collecting an image data cube consisting of 200 bands takes approximately 0.2 second. Support control electronics allows end user's camera to capture up to 2,000 wavelengths/frames per second. The AOTF HSI provides the complete spectrum of each pixel to the end-user for further analysis or image processing. Spectral data cubes are saved in “.png”, “.txt” or “.bsq” formats and are compatible with ENVI software.

Brimrose AOTF HSI is a cost effective, rugged, and compact design that offers superior speed, image performance, high signal to noise ratio, wide field of view and is suitable for various food, biomedical, pharmaceutical and military applications. A c-mount interface makes it compatible with any microscope for biomedical research such as cancer detection, Raman or Fluorescence Spectroscopy.

For more information, please contact Jan S. Kasprzak, Business Development at jkasprzak@brimrose.com or via phone during the show at 443-417-8439.

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27 March 2018: Sierra-Olympic Introduces Vinden 75, a superior LWIR/Thermal Camera with 5x Continuous Zoom

Sierra-Olympic Technologies

HOOD RIVER, Ore. – March 27, 2018 – Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for innovative imaging applications, introduces the Vinden 75, an uncooled thermal imaging engine. The OEM module utilizes a longwave infrared (LWIR), vanadium oxide (VOx) microbolometer sensor and novel zoom optics to offer the highest LWIR imaging performance per unit, per gram and volume.

This uniquely small camera engine offers a 5x continuous zoom lens with EFL from 15 - 75 mm, 640 x 480 pixel resolution and 12 µm pixel pitch, and a 60 Hz frame rate for on-board recording and 32 GB of memory, snapshot and video. The camera control is achieved via Ethernet or RS422/RS232. Video outputs supported are analog video NTSC/PAL, 16-bit digital via Camera Link® and compressed IP video, H.264/MJPEG. The system features an advanced vision processor supporting industry-leading video enhancement algorithms such as local area processing (LAP), balanced histogram equalization, image sharpening, and image de-noise with registration.


The lightweight (460 gm) Vinden 75 camera is designed for integrators to provide the best possible LWIR imaging performance in constrained mass and volume applications. To find out more about the new OEM imaging engine, please go to: https://www.sierraolympic.com/products/details/vinden-75 or call +1 855-222-1801. To access our blog or sign up for our newsletter, please go to: http://blog.sierraolympic.com/blog.

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26 March 2018: II-VI and IV-VI semiconductor crystals.

Brimrose Corp. of America

Brimrose has state of the art crystal growth facilities and grows unique binary and ternary II-VI and IV-VI semiconductor crystals. We provide:
1) Electro-optic and magneto-optic crystals.
2) Transition metal ( Cr, Co, and Fe) doped Cd based binary and ternary crystals for room temperature operating mid-Infrared solid-state lasers.
3) Semi-magnetic crystal CdMnTe with high Verdet constat, operating at Visible to Near Infrared wavelengths
4) Photorefractive crystals
5) Terahertz Generators and Sensor materials

Find out more or contact Brimrose Corp. of America

22 March 2018: Dual Band IR Bandpass Filters & AR Coatings

Reynard

Reynard Corporation continues to push the performance of infrared filters. NIR, SWIR, MWIR, LWIR, dual-band, and multi-band filters and anti-reflection coatings can be custom designed on a variety of common and exotic substrate materials. Get the filter you want in the configuration you need by contacting us today!
Other in-house services include optical & mechanical fabrication, Diamond Point Turning (DPT), photolithography patterns & environmental testing. ISO 9001:2008 Certified and ITAR Registered.

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22 March 2018: Differential Pyroelectric Detector

Laser Components USA

Pyroelectric Detectors with Differential Amplifiers
Increased Signal-to-Noise Ratio

Laser Components is introducing the LD2100 series pyroelectric detector, with differential outputs. This is advantageous since pyroelectric crystals simultaneously generate positive and negative charges on opposite faces.

The detector not only outputs double the signal compared to a single ended detector when used with a differential amplifier, but the noise only increases by √2, which produces an improvement in signal to noise ratio of around 1.4. In addition, since differential inputs cancel out external common-mode noise signals, they are well suited for critical environments. Also, wiring is simplified, since the signal outputs can be connected directly to the inputs of a differential AD converter.

Pyroelectric detectors are used in NDIR and FTIR spectroscopy, IR laser-based measurement technology, pyrometry, and flame and fire detection, and are highly sensitive from short to long IR wavelengths as thermal detectors.

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19 March 2018: COLOR-SHADES® Multispectral VIS/NIR CMS Cameras

SILIOS Technologies

SILIOS Technologies, a French based high-tech company (located in Provence - south of France), specialized in the micro-optical technologies, is pleased to present its new product; COLOR-SHADES® Multispectral VIS/NIR CMS Cameras.
During the past years SILIOS Technologies developed the COLOR SHADES® technology, allowing manufacturing multi-spectral pixelated filters for the visible and near IR domain. Each sub-cell of these filters can be sized at a scale of less than five microns.

Last year, SILIOS Technologies started to commercialize its first multi-spectral cameras (the CMS-C, CMS-V and CM-S). The CMS-cameras are made of a COLOR SHADES® multispectral filter assembled by hybridization onto a monochrome commercial CMOS imager. This multi-spectral filter acts as a custom Bayer matrix, filtering the light at the CMOS pixel scale. The camera provides 8 “single-color” pictures (20 to 60 nm FWHM bands) and 1 B&W picture (panchromatic channel) of the scene. Each camera, distinguished by a specific color frame, addresses a specific range of wavelengths according to the targeted applications.

The CMS-C (orange color) is more particularly dedicated to color measurement, calibration or discrimination. It addresses the range 400-700 nm.
The CMS-V (green color) is oriented towards the vegetation and precision farming applications with a range adapted to the chlorophyll sampling (550-800 nm).
The CMS-S (blue color), addressing the range 650-900 nm, is dedicated to the security and the defense fields.

Apart from these low cost off-the-shelf products, SILIOS Technologies proposes also the development of specific multispectral sensors and cameras adapted to the customer exact needs. In particular, the customer can choose the commercial sensor adapted to its application (snapshot or push broom mode, resolution, sensitivity, …), the number of bands (2 to 16), the centering of the bands, etc…

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9 March 2018: MicaSense RedEdgeM: the sensor that doesn’t compromise.

MicaSense, Inc.

The RedEdgeM is the rugged, built-to-last, professional multispectral sensor that captures five specific wavebands for accurate plant health analysis. It’s one of the most flexible solutions on the market—and its compact size and low weight allow it to be integrated with a wide variety of unmanned aircraft systems. With 1G Ethernet speeds for quick data transfer, removable Wi-Fi attachments, optimized GSD, a downwelling light sensor, a low power requirement, global shutter for distortion-free images, and platform-agnostic data, this sensor is a multispectral powerhouse.

Find out more or contact MicaSense, Inc.

2 March 2018: High Performance CMOS Image Sensor

Brookman Technology, Inc.

Time of Flight (ToF) Sensor
The first Brookman’s Time-of-Flight (TOF) 3D image sensor, we have been developing since 2006, is readily available and will be demonstrated in SPIE-DCS 2018. Our QVGA resolution ToF sensor has great features with Low power consumption, High ambient light tolerance, and Fast response, proven by short pulse modulation and highspeed readout. You will perceive that the sensor is suitable for such needs as Mobile, AR/MR, Automotive, Robotics, so on and so forth, by our demonstration featuring real-time range measurement.

High Speed image sensor: BT130A
1800fps@SXGA True-CDS global shutter, for applications such as High Speed camera, Machine vision, Motion Analysis, Crash test analysis, etc.

High Sensitivity image sensor: BT130C/200C
Type 2/3 1.3 or 2 megapixels, 30fps, 60 & 120fps (BT200C), for applications such as Low-light imaging camera, professional broadcast, Security and Surveillance, Industrial inspection, etc.

8K image sensor : BT3300N
The world’s first 8K fully featured with 33-megapixels and 120fps, Super Hi-Vision (8K UHDTV) for applications such as Professional broadcast, also for Medical surgery, Scientific experiment, etc.

Find out more or contact Brookman Technology, Inc.

1 March 2018: Infrared Circular Variable ND Filters

Reynard

Reynard Corporation supplies IR Circular Variable ND filters: The Infrared Circular Variable Neutral Density (CVND) filter is a filter wheel to linearly attenuate light as the filter is rotated. The IR CVND can be used for white light as well as for lasers. A large finite aperture can be attenuated by counter rotating to filters in series. Custom sizes (25mm to over 200mm in diameter) and densities are available upon request. Contact us for a custom quote: sales@reynardcorp.com - (949) 366-8866.

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1 March 2018: Diamond Point Turning (DPT)

Reynard

Reynard Corporation now has internal DPT capabilities with a focus on infrared, exotic, and III-V crystal materials. Aspheric, spherical, and cylindrical elements are designed, manufactured, coated, and tested in-house. We look forward to talking to you about your custom needs for optical components from UV to the far infrared.

Other in-house services include design support, optical and mechanical fabrication, photolithography patterns, component sub-assembly and MIL-Spec environmental testing. We are ISO 9001:2008 Certified and ITAR Registered. Contact us for more information!

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26 February 2018: GSPO’s Clean Room has Doubled in Size

GS Plastic Optics

Our class 10,000 Clean Room has recently doubled to accommodate growing demand in the defense, medical, and commercial assembly markets. Right here in our Rochester, NY facility, we proudly offer the following:

• Strictly controlled and adaptable settings to accommodate large or small volumes
• Automated and semi-automated assembly and test processes for assurance of consistency and accuracy
• Continued expansion of our turnkey operations so that we can offer a range of services from diamond turning, machining, injection molding, coating and assembly

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26 February 2018: GSPO Installs New Ultra-Precision Diamond Turning Machine

GS Plastic Optics

We are excited to expand our capacity to machine high precision parts! Our single point diamond turning needs have grown, and to meet the increased demand we recently invested in a brand new Precitech Nanoform® X Diamond Turning machine. The new Nanoform X offers improved and expanded capabilities allowing us to offer the following:

• A rotary B-axis for tool-normal machining and high slope diffractive surfaces
• Industry leading surface form and finish due to the lathe’s picometer (10-9 m) scale positioning accuracy
and thermal stability
• The ability to cut parts up to 440mm in diameter, more than twice the diameter that we could cut before
• Increased production efficiency and lead times, due to improved tool setup and workpiece positioning
processes
• Network connectivity to transfer toolpath files and remotely troubleshoot problems, resulting in greater
productivity

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23 February 2018: COLOSUS™ Collimated Optics, Software, and Uniform Source Systems

Labsphere, Inc.

Labsphere, Inc. (www.labsphere.com) has partnered with Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (SBIR - www.sbir.com) to provide an unparalleled family of E-O test systems. The COLOSUS™ systems, which include collimated optics, software, and uniform sources, are complete test solutions for optical characterization of sensors and cameras, offering both collimated and flood-mode test configurations. The two companies have merged their engineering expertise in hardware and software to offer turnkey, fully-calibrated solutions.

Integrating spheres, blackbodies, collimators, target wheels, system peripherals, and traceable calibration data are combined and controlled by the IRWindows4™ automated test software package to provide a single, easy-to-use testing method for each of the new systems in the product series. In addition to the COLUSUS family of standard product configurations, custom test solutions can be designed to achieve specific program requirements.

Labsphere’s director of marketing for remote sensing, Chris Durell, says, “Due to our combined market and application knowledge, SBIR and Labsphere are ideally suited to bring an unprecedented solution, from the UV to LWIR, for sensor fusion and today’s E-O system performance needs.”

Fred King, SBIR’s director of engineering, notes, “Our two companies have a reputation for creating world-class solutions for the toughest remote-sensing applications. The COLOSUS product line represents the next generation of fully-calibrated E-O test systems to meet these demands. Good decisions are based on good data and we are confident that the COLOSUS family will help our customers focus on troubleshooting their sensors, rather than their test hardware."

With its HELIOS™ product line of sphere-based sources, Labsphere is a premier global provider of ground-based calibration systems for large, earth-observing satellites. The company also offers optical calibration solutions for remote sensing and terrestrial imaging systems.

Santa Barbara Infrared’s blackbody sources, including the recently introduced VANTABLACK®-S that features carbon nanotube technology, provide the industry’s highest infrared emissivity, enabling unparalleled radiometric accuracy across the mid-wave and long-wave infrared bands. SBIR is the leading supplier of sophisticated, integrated, multi-function E-O test systems used by commercial, science, and military markets in laboratory, factory, depot, and field-test environments.


For questions about SBIR or COLOSUS products, or to find your local SBIR representative, please contact Gabe Amparan at gamparan@sbir.com or call +1-805-965-3669.

For more information on the Labsphere HELIOS product or COLOSUS solutions, please contact Labsphere customer service at +1-603-927-4266, Labsphere@labsphere.com, or your local Labsphere representative, who can be found at www.labsphere.com/about/locations.

ABOUT THE COMPANIES:

Labsphere, Inc., founded in 1979, is part of the Halma group of companies. It is headquartered in North Sutton, New Hampshire, with a satellite facility in China and a global network of distribution partners. The company specializes in the design and manufacture of high-end light measurement solutions for the LED/SSL lighting industry, uniform light sources and products for remote sensing and imager/consumer camera calibration, diffuse optical coatings and materials including Spectralon®, Spectraflect®, and Permaflect® and instrumentation and reflectance standards for spectroscopy applications. For more information, please visit www.labsphere.com.

Santa Barbara Infrared Inc. (SBIR - www.sbir.com) designs and manufactures the most technologically advanced infrared and electro-optical (EO) test instrumentation available. Its broad line of innovative products supports testing of military and commercial sensor systems and is used worldwide in laboratory, production, depot and field-test applications. Founded in 1986, SBIR quickly became the leader in the EO test instrumentation field. In 1999, SBIR became part of HEICO Corporation, an aerospace company based in Hollywood, Florida. HEICO Corporation is a rapidly growing, technology-driven company that has been engaged in niche market segments within the aerospace, aviation and electronics industries for more than 40 years. Additionally, HEICO has been named on Forbes' Best 100 Small Companies list and 200 "Hot Shot Stocks" list routinely. SBIR continues to maintain its leadership position within the test instrumentation field and is the preferred supplier to many of the major domestic and international manufacturers of EO sensors and systems. SBIR's focus is to provide well-engineered, cost-effective hardware and software solutions to the EO community. Extensive design capabilities cover the spectrum of infrared, laser, visible and dynamic-scene projection applications.

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23 February 2018: Transfer Standard Radiation Thermometer - TRT

HEITRONICS Infrared Systems

HEITRONICS has over 50 years of experience providing infrared thermometers for non-contact temperature measurement in scientific research, laboratory, aerospace and industrial applications. Calibration Transfer Radiation Thermometers ( TRT’s ) with Traceable Uncertainty as low as 70mK and Temperature Resolution as low as 30mK are available. -20 to 350 °C Blackbody with 60mm cavity, E=0.9994 and non-uniformity & uncertainty ≤0.11 °C is available.

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21 February 2018: PIXCI E4TX2 frame grabber for Nvidia TX2 and TX1

EPIX

E4TX2 connects an Nvidia TX2 or TX1 to up to four camera lilnk cameras allowing image acquisition and processing for real time image analysis using the 256 CUDA cores. The E4TX2 connects up to four Base camera link cameras or up to two Full camera link cameras. The E4TX2 has connections for gige, USB 3, USB 2, HDMI output, as well as TTL trigger inputs and outputs for external event timing. EPIX' XCAP software runs under the linux operating system. Third party software can be used to perform image analysis using the CUDA cores. The size of the E4TX2 is 4.5 inches by 4.5 inches. A 12 volt power supply is optional.

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21 February 2018: SavvyInspector® SIL-4

Savvy Optics Corp.

The SavvyInspector® model SIL-4 is the world’s first Army-traceable scratch and dig measurement system with motorized focus, designed to measure scratches and digs on curved surfaces. The system reproduces the conditions of an in-reflection visual inspection described in ANSI/OEOSC OP1.002 “Appearance Imperfections,” Appendix C of MIL-PRF-13830B, “General specification governing the manufacture, assembly, and inspection of optical components for fire control instruments,” And in Annex A.3 of ISO 14997, the metrology standard for the new visibility notation of ISO 10110. The factory calibrated inspection head of the SavvyInspector® uses invariant illumination and detection optics, a manual tip/tilt and rotation stage, and propriety analysis software, allowing objective, repeatable, and recordable evaluation of scratch-dig surface quality on curved surfaces. The SIL-4 uses a 1.4 megapixel camera and is capable of evaluating lenses (e.g. plano-convex, 25 mm diameter R > 40 mm or equivalent surface slopes) to specifications down to 10-5.

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21 February 2018: WiDy SWIR SenS

Axiom Optics

First compact InGaAs camera with 2 readout circuits: linear for sensitivity and logarithmic for dynamic range.
Active imaging capability with 200 nanoseconds gate width.

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21 February 2018: POF-WL240 Series Power over Fiber Smart Monitoring System

MH GoPower Company Limited

MH GoPower has introduced the first power over fiber (PoF) enabled temperature, humidity, and partial discharge monitoring system for medium voltage switchgear equipment: the POF-WL240 Smart Monitoring System. The POF-WL240 Smart Monitoring System measures bus bar temperature, humidity, and partial discharge. These factors contribute to insulation failure thus resulting in damaging arc flash events. Key capabilities of the Smart Monitoring System include continuous monitoring of bus bar temperature, humidity, and partial discharge, and the ability to place sensors close to the source of partial discharge activity (in previously inaccessible areas such as on bus bars or near breaker contacts), resulting in more accurate sensor readings.

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21 February 2018: MIH® VMJ PV CELL

MH GoPower Company Limited

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The MIH® VMJ PV cell is a high voltage PV cell capable of operating under 1 sun to over 500 suns concentration (or over 50W/cm2). This wide operating range, along with its unrivaled high voltage density and customizable size, makes the MIH® VMJ PV cell uniquely capable of meeting the needs of many energy conversion applications.

Product Advantages:
1. Shape Flexibility
2. High Laser Power Conversion Cell Efficiency (>40%)
3. High Voltage Density (low current)
4. Temperature Durability (up to 400° C)
5. Narrow & Broad Spectrum Operation
6. Wide Operating Range(1-500 suns)
7. Size & Voltage Customization
8. High packing density
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21 February 2018: PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER CONVERTER

MH GoPower Company Limited

MH GoPower offers the only photovoltaic power converter (PPC) product line capable of delivering a wide range of power and voltage outputs. Power output levels range from tens of milliwatts to over 10 watts, while output voltage levels are possible from 4 volts to over 30 volts. MHGP’s PPC product line operates most efficiently with wavelengths in the range of 900 nm to 1,000 nm.
Features:
• Optimized for 915 nm through 980 nm laser sources
• Low cost, high reliability laser diode wavelengths
• Conversion efficiency of 22% ~ 30%
• Up to 18 volts output; 16 volts output with 50W input

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21 February 2018: PoFP Series Power over Fiber Platform

MH GoPower Company Limited

Power over Fiber (PoF) is a novel power delivery technology which delivers electrical power by sending laser light through lightweight, non-conductive fiber optic cable to a remote photovoltaic receiver or photovoltaic power converter (PPC) to power remote sensors or electrical devices. MHGP’s innovative PoF solution provides three major benefits: (1) noise immunity, (2) voltage isolation, and (3) spark free operation.

The PoF Platform (PoFP) helps designers build their own PoF based product for unique applications. It includes an Arduino based, easy-to-use hardware and software platform that controls a class 1 compliant power interface module (PIM) and a sensor interface module (SIM). The PIM sends laser power to the SIM, and communicates with the SIM optically via a transmitter and receiver. The SIM provides completely voltage isolated, conditioned DC power up to ~250mW at 3.3V and 5V to customer electronics, such as sensors. The PoFP aims to make PoF more accessible to inventors, makers, and research teams, which will dramatically reduce development time, budgets, and the technical risk of innovative PoF products.
Features:
* Flexible Arduino-based platform
* Provides voltage isolated power
* Bidirectional noise free communication
* Plug and play interface
* Class 1 laser safety compliant
* Up to 0.25W electrical output at 3.3V and 5V from the SIM
Advantages:
* Easy to use
* Enables rapid integration of application specific features
* Reduces development time and risk
* Makes PoF more accessible to research teams, helping to proliferate new applications
* Decreases time to market, accelerating market adoption of PoF

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19 February 2018: Non-mechanical, all-electronic ultra-thin, ultra-lightweight beam steering, focusing, shaping system

BEAM Engineering For Advanced Measurements

BEAM Company announces the release of our non-mechanical, all-electronic, ultra-thin, ultra-lightweight beam control systems capable of steering beams to large deflection angles with high resolution; switching beam shapes, beam divergences, multi-focal planes – within UV to LWIR wavelength ranges. These beam control systems reach clear apertures up to 4 inches at record low thicknesses of just a few millimeters. This product has the potential to significantly reduce the SWaP of many E-O Targeting systems for DoD and commercial applications, such as LiDAR, AR/VR, ophthalmic systems.

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16 February 2018: DUV Raman/PL 200

Photon Systems

The Photon Systems DUV Raman/PL 200 is a more traditional, but still miniature, deep UV Raman and fluorescence spectrograph employing a three stage TE cooled back thinned, back illuminated CCD array detector and Photon Systems’ proprietary hollow cathode 248nm laser.
Deep UV resonance Raman and photoluminescence spectroscopy has been hampered by the lack of a suitable laser source in the deep UV. Photon Systems has developed a new enabling laser technology to address this problem. These lasers have exceptionally narrow and stable emission linewidths and are hundreds of times smaller, lighter, and lower power consumption that other deep UV lasers. Photon Systems lasers have been vetted in a wide range of harsh commercial, industrial, and research and have been selected by NASA for the Mars 2020 lander mission for use in SHERLOC, a rover arm mounted deep UV Raman and fluorescence instrument.

Deep UV excited Raman & photoluminescence spectroscopy is an emerging analytical instrument technology with vast potential for a wide range of commercial, industrial, and research applications. A major limitation of Raman spectroscopy conducted in the near UV, visible, or near IR is obscuration or interference of the Raman signals due to background fluorescence from the analyte or its background or surroundings within the laser beam interrogation spot. This interference limits the types of materials and compositions or backgrounds for which Raman spectroscopy is useful.
Native fluorescence is a phenomenon which does not occur below about 270 nm for the vast majority of materials, independent of excitation wavelength. Raman, on the other hand, is dependent on excitation wavelength and when excitation occurs below 250 nm, there exists a spectral region within which to observe over 3000 cm-1 of Raman shifted emissions without obscuration or interference from fluorescence.
Up until now, the usefulness of deep UV Raman spectroscopy has been limited by the cost and power consumption of existing systems. The DUV Raman/PL 200 provides most of the benefits capability of deep UV Raman and fluorescence systems costing 5 times more and drawing 10kW or more. The DUV Raman/PL 200 power consumption is only 60 W. Raman resolution is 15 cm-1. Fluorescence resolution is 0.3 nm.
This instrument also has options for LN2 and LHe sample cooling stages as well as motorized XY mapping stages with submicron resolution.

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15 February 2018: 19mm Thermal Imaging Lens Assembly

LightPath Technologies

The new 7100338 19mm EFL, f/1.1 lens assembly is a low-cost dual element designed for 33deg HFOV on 640X480/17µm detector. Featuring BD6 glass material enabling optical athermalization. High efficiency AR coating for LWIR (8-14µm) with optional DLC Hard coating available. See it at Booth #400.

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15 February 2018: Small Scale Diffraction Gratings

Optometrics Corporation

Optometrics Corporation, a Dynasil company (NASDAQ: DYSL) has introduced new capabilities for producing very small scale diffraction gratings on thin substrates. This capability has been developed in support of several next generation sensing technologies.

Optometrics diffraction grating production capacity of the more common larger area diffraction gratings exceeds one thousand components per day. The ability to scale production for these small format gratings can far exceed these volumes.

To offer this capability, expertise was leveraged from within Optometrics’ optical replication operations, holographic diffraction grating production laboratories, and several advanced interferometrically controlled ruling engines. As one example, this expanded capability has enabled the production of rectangular 2.5mm x 3.5mm, 0.675mm thick high groove frequency diffraction gratings on a silicon (Si) substrate material.

“Replication of precision surface structures processed on optimized thin substrate materials can enable innovative solutions for optical system design engineers” offered Jay Zakrzewski, Vice President, Business Development of Optometrics Corporation. “Precise control and repeatability of spectral performance is critical in sensor design where nanometer scale differences of a diffraction gratings surface structure may noticeably impact performance over narrow or broad spectral regions” added Zakrzewski. Optometrics atomic force microscope is one of several precision manufacturing and engineering metrology tools utilized to monitor and maintain this control.

About Optometrics Corporation
Optometrics is an ISO 9001:2008 certified Lean optical components and optical sub-assembly manufacturing company committed to supplying its OEM customers with high quality cost competitive products and services. Operating out of a modern engineering and manufacturing facility purpose built for precision optical fabrication, system assembly and test, Optometrics’ technology portfolio enables key wavelength selection solutions within the many industries they serve.

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15 February 2018: Infrared High Efficiency Anti-Reflective (HEAR) and DLC Hard Carbon coatings for the 3 - 12 um spectral region

Optometrics Corporation

Dynasil Corporation of America subsidiaries EMF Corporation and Optometrics Corporation have completed their development of the first in a series of Infrared High Efficiency Anti-Reflective (HEAR) thin film coatings for the eight to twelve micron spectral region.

"We are very excited about this collaborative success between our EMF and Optometrics subsidiaries. This milestone positions Dynasil as a premier resource for military, homeland security and commercial IR optical system integrators," said Peter Sulick, Dynasil's CEO and President. "The team of experts working on this effort have many years of experience directly related to the optimization of infrared thin film coatings, components and assemblies."

HEAR thin film coatings are used to maximize the transmission through otherwise low transmission lens and window materials used in this spectral region. Optimizing this performance increases detection sensitivity. These coatings have been designed to withstand environmental conditions including water solubility, abrasion and humidity. Dynasil estimates the addressable market for this segment of the photonics industry at approximately $100.0 million and growing at a rate of approximately 7.5% CAGR per year. The company is hoping this multiyear effort will capture a meaningful share of this market.

"Our initial offering of an optical coating which provides < 0.3% average reflection is only the beginning of our developing capabilities planned for the infrared optics market," said Gary Bishop, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Dynasil Photonics. "We are leveraging our existing expertise and capacity in optical thin film coatings, while hiring additional key industry talent and making strategic capital investments. The addition of Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coatings are also on track to begin before mid-year. Dynasil anticipates offering a selection of these products direct to end users through its recently launched ecommerce website."

DLC coatings are applied to the exterior window surface of a lens assembly. When combining both DLC with HEAR coatings on an optic, both lens efficiency optimization and environmental protection are achieved. DLC coatings will exceed the sand-water slurry wiper test required by many military and commercial products designed for air, ground and at sea applications.

About Dynasil
Dynasil Corporation of America (NASDAQ: DYSL) develops and manufactures optics and photonics products, optical detection and analysis technology and components for the homeland security, medical and industrial markets. Combining world-class expertise in research and materials science with extensive experience in manufacturing and product development, Dynasil is commercializing products including dual-mode radiation detection solutions for Homeland Security and commercial applications and sensors for non-destructive testing. Dynasil has an impressive and growing portfolio of issued and pending U.S. patents. The Company is based in Newton, Massachusetts, with additional operations in Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York and the United Kingdom. More information about the Company is available at www.dynasil.com.

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14 February 2018: CHARM-100

Vision4ce LLC

The Vision4ce CHARM-100 is a standalone video processing board for embedded video and image processing applications which is designed to host the Vision4ce VMS software. The VMS software includes the field proven DART video tracking software. The CHARM-100 is based on a NVIDIA Jetson embedded processor which incorporates a multicore ARM processor and powerful GPU. Video interfaces are provided for HD and SD video in both analog and digital formats.

Video Interfaces:
– 2 x PAL/NTSC
– 2 x YPbPr
– 4 x SD/HD/3G SDI Video Outputs
– 4 x PAL/NTSC/YPrPb
– 4 x SD/HD/3G SDI
Variants for CameraLink, CoaXPress and HDMI

VMS Software:
The CHARM 100 hosts the Vision4ce VMS which is a comprehensive real time video management software suite for video and image processing. The VMS software includes the following capabilities:
• Video detection and tracking using Vision4ce DART library
• Video compression and recording – H.264, M-JPEG
• Video streaming – MPEG-TS (STANAG 4609) – RTSP – DEF STAN 00-82
• Electronic image stabilization
• Panoramic image formation
• Image enhancement
• Camera control
• Servo platform control
• Remote control over IP

Architecture:
The CHARM 100 uses a FPGA for high speed, low latency video interfacing and processing combined with the flexibility of the Jetson embedded processing which includes the following resources:
• Quad core ARM A57 CPU
• 256 CUDA core GPU
• Video accelerator for video encode/decode

The CHARM 100 processes two concurrent streams of standard definition or high definition video selected from the multiple analog and digital video inputs. The output video is genlocked to the input video and is comprised of low latency video from the selected input combined with processed video and graphics from the Jetson.

Applications • Security and surveillance • UAV & UGV • Manned vehicles

Enclosure A rugged enclosure is available for the CHARM-100. The enclosure includes an input power supply which allows the CHARM-100 to be powered directly from vehicle and aircraft power sources.

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14 February 2018: TRUPER Rugged PC

Vision4ce LLC

The TRUPER family offers the most current intel CPU and GPU processors with the flexibility to change out electronics such as frame grabbers, video processors, extra memory, storage or other communication devices. The TRUPER 110 chassis provides a sealed, customizable enclosure for the latest COTS hardware technology. Within the chassis, natural cooling is used to provide efficient transfer from the internal electronics to minimize component heat stress. The unit is designed to ensure reliable operation in harsh environments at sea, on land and in the air where the unit is subjected to EMI, shock, vibration, and extended operating temperatures.
Processor & Graphics
• CPU: Intel 6th Gen i7-6822EQ, Intel HD 530 GPU
• NVIDIA GTX1050Ti, GTX950M, or RADEON GPGPU options available
• HDMI X1 (up to 3 Video out options available)

Memory & Storage
• 32GB DDR3 SO-DIMM
• mSATA3 SSD 60GB to 4TB
• Removable 2.5” SSD

Display
• HDMI, Clone, Independent, Extend (optional)

I/O
• 2x LAN: RJ45 GIGe Network (10GigE optional)
• Serial: DB9 X2 for RS232/422/485
• 2x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0
• GPIO – PWM / Analog / Digital

Power Input
• Terminal Block 2-pin
• +10 to +38 VDC Input, Support ATX Function. For processor power consumption <75W
• 110 / 230VAC 50/60Hz Input (Optional)

Hardware Monitor
• Integrated Watchdog Timer 1~255 second settings

OS Support
• Windows Embedded (All), Win 7 Pro, Win 10 IoT, Linux (64Bit)

Connectors
• 38999 sealed “mil-spec”
• Commercial IP 67 Available

Certifications
• CE, FCC Class A





Environmental1
• MILSTD 810, Operational Temperature, Method 501, Procedure I/II: -10°C to +80°C, capable of -40°C to +85°C with select processors. Storage: -40°C to +85°C
• MIL-STD-810, Humidity, Method 507, Procedure II: 240 hours with humidity kit
• MIL-STD-810, Altitude, Method 500: 10,000ft operation, 20,000ft transport
• MIL-STD-810, Vibration, Method 514, Procedure I: 1.5 GRMS, 5-500Hz, 75 min/axis
• MIL-STD-810, Shock, Method 516, Procedures I/V: 20g, 11msec; 3 axes, each direction
• Electromagnetic Compatibility Standards FCC Class A
• Mil-STD-461F, with specific kits for air/ship applications

Video Capture Options
• HD/SDI, 3G HD, Camera-Link, 4x Analog NTSC/PAL, GigE, or USB 3.0

Expansion Options
• mSATA x2
• Mini PCIe x2
• Audio: Mini Phono Jack X2 for Mic-In and Line-Out
• Digital: DB9 Female X1 for DI X4 & DO X4 (TTL, DO Max 100ma) – optional
• Global Positioning System (GPS)
• Power output +5VDC 50W / +12VDC 120W DC Output, 5A
• Up to 8x RJ45 GigE Network or 2x 10 GigE

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14 February 2018: RoboSiC and RoboArmor

Goodman Technologies LLC

RoboSiC comes in Optical and Structural grades. Developed, in part, with NASA SBIR funding, RoboSiC is a 3D and additively manufactured silicon carbide nanocomposite with extraordinary properties. We have demonstrated areal density of 10 kg/square meter, and the process is being scaled to the meter-class. Using patent pending nanotechnologies we are able to custom blend nanocomposites for applications such as lightweight mirrors and telescopes, opto-mechanical structures and benches, and many other applications requiring state-of-the-art performance..

Developed, in part, with Army STTR funding, we have 3D printed RoboArmor in alumina and silicon carbide, and other hybrid materials.

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9 February 2018: Diamond Turned Optics

Lambda Research Optics

One of our fabrication capability lines is diamond turning for IR lenses (Ge, Si, CaF2, ZnSe, Cleartran, Al, Cu). They cover FLIR imaging applications ranging from 2-16um used in a wide variety of markets such as electro-optics, aerospace, defense, and commercial industries. With the latest generation of Nanotech’s 450UPLv2 (3 axis), Lambda is able to support all your IR needs as a complete package including High-Efficiency FLIR coatings from 2 to 16um. This system offers a 400mm diameter swing capacity great for large size diamond-turned optics from 1mm to 400mm, Irregularity (1/2 Fringe for Ø 150mm) <1/2 Fringe up to Ø 150mm, and Surface Roughness to 30 Å RMS.

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7 February 2018: Sierra-Olympic Introduces Easy-to-Use, Thermographically-Calibrated Thermal Camera

Sierra-Olympic Technologies

• New thermal imager designed for wide range of thermal monitoring applications.

HOOD RIVER, OR – Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for innovative imaging applications, introduces the affordable Viento-GT, an easy-to-use, thermographically-calibrated thermal camera. Available in two form factors, enclosed or split board, the feature-rich thermal imager is available with either 320 x 240 or 640 x 480 pixel resolution. The Viento-GT is a highly reliable, high resolution and low-cost thermal imager that can deliver thermographically-calibrated digital data for every pixel. The camera is easy to power and control via a single Ethernet cable using the Gig-E Vision® and Power over Ethernet (PoE) standards.

Applications include temperature measurement, aka thermography, real-time process monitoring, non-destructive testing (NDT), hot-spot detection, bio and medical imaging, industrial inspection, quality control and assurance. With proprietary image contrast enhancement (ICE) and a wide array of lens options, the compact, low-power Viento-GT is ideal for thermal monitoring applications where affordability and high performance are key considerations. The Viento-GT thermal camera comes with a 1-year warranty.


For more information and to learn about easy export camera models, please visit: http://www.sierraolympic.com/products/lwir-optics/viento-thermal/.

To learn more about Sierra-Olympic or to order affordable and advanced IR thermal technology cameras and accessories online, please visit: www.sierraolympic.com. For general information about the company’s history, capabilities, and products, please visit: http://www.sierraolympic.com/about-us/overview-history/.


ABOUT THE COMPANY:

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. (www.sierraolympic.com Hood River, Oregon),
experts in thermal imaging technology, provides cameras, components, and systems
solutions for infrared camera users and integrators. Sierra-Olympic partners with industry-leading manufacturers to offer complete solutions for SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR imaging applications. The company offers numerous products for online purchase and immediate shipment. Products include LWIR OEM imaging cores, cooled cameras for
science and industry, cooled cameras for OEM customers, SWIR cameras, and thermography systems for temperature-measurement applications.
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Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. (SOTI)
3100 Cascade Avenue
Hood River, OR 97031
Contact: Chris Johnston, President
Phone: 541-716-0016 / 855-222-1801
Fax: 541-387-0443
E-mail: chris@sierraolympic.com
Web Site: www.sierraolympic.com

Submitted by Media Contact: Marlene Moore
Smith Miller Moore
Phone: 818-708-1704
Email: Marlene@smithmillermoore.com

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7 February 2018: Vayu HD - Full HD, Uncooled 1080p Thermal Imager for Perimeter Security, Rugged Military Imaging, and Airborne Reconnaissance

Sierra-Olympic Technologies

HOOD RIVER, Ore. – Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for innovative imaging applications, introduces the Vayu HD, an uncooled thermal camera with true high definition (1920 x 1200 pixels) and capable of 1080p output. The new thermal imager replaces the recently introduced Viento HD and Viento HD IP67 cameras and features the same longwave infrared (LWIR) spectral response from 8 to 14 µm, making it ideal for security, border protection, military imaging, airborne recon, and wide area surveillance.

The rugged Vayu HD provides unprecedented image resolution utilizing a vanadium oxide microbolometer (VOx) sensor with a capacity of over 2.3 million pixels on a 12-micron pixel pitch, in a commercially-designed, IP67-environmentally rated, stand-alone camera. Other features include an athermalized 24 mm F1.1 custom-designed optic, 30 Hz frame rate, and three video formats: HD-SDI, h.264 IP-Video, or 16-bit Camera Link output. Custom lenses are available upon request.

The Vayu HD, with its processor core, provides integrated image enhancement functions, electronic image stabilization, on-board image and video storage, and true Ethernet or RS-422 camera control capabilities. Like its predecessors, the uncooled microbolometer detector offers long life for the camera system by eliminating the need for a cryocooler that would require periodic servicing and/or replacement.


To learn more about Sierra-Olympic’s new full HD 1080p LWIR camera system with a 1-year warranty, please go to: https://www.sierraolympic.com/products/lwir-optics/vayu-thermal/ or call +1 855-222-1801. If you’re attending ASIS Security Expo in Dallas, Texas, Sept. 26 - 28, 2017, be sure to drop by booth #4167 for a demonstration. To access our blog or sign up for our newsletter, please go to: http://blog.sierraolympic.com/blog.

ABOUT THE COMPANY:
Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. (www.sierraolympic.com Hood River, Oregon),
experts in thermal imaging technology, provides cameras, components, and systems
solutions for infrared camera users and integrators. Sierra-Olympic partners with industry-leading manufacturers to offer complete solutions for SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR imaging applications. The company offers numerous products for online purchase and immediate shipment. Products include LWIR OEM imaging cores, cooled cameras for
science and industry, cooled cameras for OEM customers, SWIR cameras, and thermography systems for temperature-measurement applications.
# # #

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. (SOTI)
3100 Cascade Avenue
Hood River, OR 97031
Contact: Chris Johnston, President
Phone: 541-716-0016 / 855-222-1801
Fax: 541-387-0443
E-mail: chris@sierraolympic.com
Web Site: www.sierraolympic.com

Submitted by Media Contact: Marlene Moore
Smith Miller Moore
Phone: 818-708-1704
Email: Marlene@smithmillermoore.com

Find out more or contact Sierra-Olympic Technologies

5 February 2018: Dynasil Enters Infrared High Efficiency and DLC Coatings Market

EMF Corp.

Dynasil recently announced its subsidiaries EMF Corporation and Optometrics Corporation have completed their development of the first in a series of Infrared High Efficiency Anti-Reflective (HEAR) thin film coatings for the MWIR and FIR spectral regions.

Specifications:

HEAR on Germanium

Transmission measured through a 1.0 mm thick substrate coated on both surfaces with the High Efficiency Anti-Reflection coating:
• Tx avg ≥ 98% 8.0 µm to 12.0 µm
• Rx avg ≤ 0.3% 8.0 µm to 12.0 µm (per surface)

Quality per MIL-C-48497 Rev A:
• Coating Durability per 3.4
o Scratch-Dig: 60-40 per 3.3.5
o Adhesion: Tape pull test per 3.4.1.1
o Humidity: 24 hours per 3.4.1.2
o Abrasion: Moderate per 3.4.1.3
o Temperature: (1) Cycle per 3.4.2.1
o Solubility: per 3.4.2.2

Dynasil can supply you with complete components or coat your supplied material

Find out more or contact EMF Corp.

26 January 2018: Cardinal 1280 with Proximity Electronics

SCD.USA Infrared, LLC

Military grade high performance 1280 x 1024, 10μm pitch SWIR Video Module

Find out more or contact SCD.USA Infrared, LLC

26 January 2018: Pelican-D LW

SCD.USA Infrared, LLC

Pelican-D LW 640 x 512, 15μm pitch, T2SL based LWIR Digital IDCA
Provides a high performance alternative to conventional MCT LWIR detectors.
Pelican-D LW is available in the same configuration as the standard (MWIR) Pelican-D, with a large variety of cold shield apertures and cooler types. The proximity board provides the FPA timing and sensitive power supplies. Camera-Link interface simplifies integration of the detector to the system.

Main Features include:
• High frame rate (360Hz at full window)
• Camera-Link interface
• Bi-directional scan
• Integrate-Then-Read (ITR) and Integrate-While-Read Integration (IWR) modes

Some applications include:
• Fire control / MBT sight
• Weapon sight
• Missile Warning System (MWS)
• Infrared Search & Track (IRST)
• Payloads
• Security & Surveillance

Find out more or contact SCD.USA Infrared, LLC

17 January 2018: PM-PS connectors

Diamond USA Inc.

Diamond is glad to announce that the development of the PM-PS products has been completed and will be officially introduced by November 2017.

Specific applications demand the combination of multiple features that allow supporting polarization maintaining (PM) properties in the presence of higher optical power densities. Diamond offers power solutions (PS) optical interfaces that support both requirements. The Diamond PM-PS interface addresses the reliability issues related to optical power densities close or above the damage (or safety) threshold for single mode fibers and the propagation of polarization information.

Application fields:
PM-PS applications are expanding due to the novelty and uniqueness of
the solution. Some applications include:

 Lidar
 Optical fiber laser systems and amplifiers
 Sensing

For more information, visit our website www.diausa.com.

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17 January 2018: MIL-83526 DM outdoor connector

Diamond USA Inc.

Diamond is pleased to announce that the development of the new MIL-83526 DM outdoor connector based on the DM insert.

Here below the main features of this new product:

 Up to 4 channels
 Based on standard 2.5mm PC and APC version alberinos
 Compatible with tight cable construction, semi loose cable/fiber construction
 Compatible with several fiber types such as MM, SM, PM, PS, Small core fibers
 Steady and repeatable low IL, High return loss and high ER with PM fibers
 IP 68 rated, connector and bulkhead
 Hybrid, E/O termini. Electrical pins ø 1mm (18-20 AWG)
 Easy ferrule front-face access for cleaning & inspection
 Production line and field documents / HE connectors - inspection and cleaning Nr 629
 Easy termini insertion end removal for field termination and repair

More information are available on Diamond website www.diausa.com.

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10 January 2018: Need for Range Gated active imaging in SWIR? Think first about New Imaging Technologies!

New Imaging Technologies

NIT, the leader in WDR CMOS and SWIR solutions, has developed in recent years a complete offer in SWIR gating imaging in both QVGA (320x256) and VGA (640x512) resolution, available in Compact or Smart cameras series (USB3.0, Camlink).

Thanks to its patented logarithmic pixel technology architecture, the Widy SWIR cameras allow ultra-low exposure time (200ns) fully synchronized with short pulse eye safe laser with utmost shutter efficiency outperforming any other InGaAs solutions on the market.

The latest Smart embedded Camlink camera Widy SWIR 640M-SPE (all image processing carried on FPGA) has a rise time of 20ns from 10 to 90%, a jitter less than 10ns and a programmable 30ns step delays capability. It allows users to reconstruct a scene with an adequate optic and laser kilometers away by tomography technique in 30 meters Z axis work window with 3 meters precision day or night, through various obscurant such as smoke, pollution or fog.

Feel free to contact us or one of our 25 local partners worldwide for additional information : info@new-imaging-technologies.com

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10 January 2018: New Imaging Technologies is launching two new CMOS cameras in GiGE

New Imaging Technologies

NIT, leader in Wide Dynamic Range imaging solution for the visible and SWIR, is introducing on the market this month two new Smart MAGIC camera products in visible with its 1.3Mpixels NSC1003 (MC1003-1GB or C) and its WVGA NSC1104 (MC1104-PGB).

These compact and low power consumption cameras, offering GiGe Vision output in 14 bits, can be triggered and deliver 140dB images or RAW data for serving machine or computer vision demanding applications.
Thanks to its three-mode operating (Rolling, Global or Differential), the Smart Magic MC1003 series – available in monochrome or 24 bits RGB color - brings imaging, gesture, movement or edge detection in fast changing or ultra-bright illuminated scene.

The Smart Magic MC1104 camera can not only image high light level but can also be radiometrically calibrated by customer for transforming it into high temperature thermography instrument.

You can contact our sales team at info@new-imaging-technologies.com for more technical and pricing information.

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4 January 2018: Standard Precision-Molded Glass Aspheric Condenser Lenses

Moulded Optics GmbH

Moulded Optics GmbH is offering a new standard line of competitively priced, readily available in small to large volume quantities from stock, of precision-molded Aspheric Condenser Lenses with or without outer flange, or with edge diameter, from Schott B270 Superwite® Crown (nd = 1.5230), Duran® borosilicate (nd = 1.4800) and F2 high-refraction index (nd = 1.62004) or equivalent glass materials (ROHS compliant), in over (24) diameter sizes from 4mm to 80mm. The aspheric first surface is molded and the plano or spherical second surface is either ground and polished or molded. The lenses are specifically designed and manufactured to satisfy most types of illumination applications.

Find out more or contact Moulded Optics GmbH

29 December 2017: SiC Fast Steering Mirror (FSM) from 25,4mm to 300mm diameter

MERSEN Deutschland Holding GmbH & Co. KG

optoSiC offers standard and customized SiC Fast Steering Mirrors (FSM) from 25,4mm to 300mm diameter.
A wide range of mount solutions allows the user to replace the standard low performance mirrors with SiC high-end mirrors that best fits the specific application.
These SiC Fast Steering Mirrors (FSM) are available for different wavelengths ranging from 250 - 1700 nm.

Find out more or contact MERSEN Deutschland Holding GmbH & Co. KG

21 December 2017: The COLOSUS™ system

Santa Barbara Infrared

anta Barbara Infrared, Inc. (SBIR - www.sbir.com), a leading manufacturer of advanced infrared (IR) and electro-optical (E-O) test hardware for aerospace and defense, has partnered with Labsphere, Inc. (www.labsphere.com) to provide an unparalleled family of E-O test systems. The COLOSUS™ systems, which include collimated optics, software, and uniform sources, are complete test solutions for optical characterization of sensors and cameras, offering both collimated and flood-mode test configurations. The two companies have merged their engineering expertise in hardware and software to offer turnkey, fully-calibrated solutions.

Integrating spheres, blackbodies, collimators, target wheels, system peripherals, and traceable calibration data are combined and controlled by the IRWindows4™ automated test software package to provide a single, easy-to-use testing method for each of the new systems in the product series. In addition to the COLUSUS family of standard product configurations, custom test solutions can be designed to achieve specific program requirements.

Labsphere’s director of marketing for remote sensing, Chris Durell, says, “Due to our combined market and application knowledge, SBIR and Labsphere are ideally suited to bring an unprecedented solution, from the UV to LWIR, for sensor fusion and today’s E-O system performance needs.”

Fred King, SBIR’s director of engineering, notes, “Our two companies have a reputation for creating world-class solutions for the toughest remote-sensing applications. The COLOSUS product line represents the next generation of fully-calibrated E-O test systems to meet these demands. Good decisions are based on good data and we are confident that the COLOSUS family will help our customers focus on troubleshooting their sensors, rather than their test hardware."

With its HELIOS™ product line of sphere-based sources, Labsphere is a premier global provider of ground-based calibration systems for large, earth-observing satellites. The company also offers optical calibration solutions for remote sensing and terrestrial imaging systems.

For questions about SBIR or COLOSUS products, or to find your local SBIR representative, please contact Gabe Amparan at gamparan@sbir.com or call +1-805-965-3669.

For more information on the Labsphere HELIOS product or COLOSUS solutions, please contact Labsphere customer service at +1-603-927-4266, Labsphere@labsphere.com, or your local Labsphere representative, who can be found at www.labsphere.com/about/locations.

Find out more or contact Santa Barbara Infrared

14 December 2017: FC100, Large Fiber Collimator

Micro Laser Systems

A large 100mm aperture Fiber Collimator is designed for free space communications, lidar or metrology applications. Optimized for singlemode type fibers, it yields a 50mm beam at 1/e^2 points at 1550nm with 1/10 wave. A broadband AR coating from 1000nm to 1700nm has low reflectivity at 1550nm. It features adjustable focus with lockdown and second lockdown for vibrations so that you can tune to your wavelength. Accessories include a mount for the collimator, laser and tripod.

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14 December 2017: SR-6500

Spectral Evolution, Inc.

The SPECTRAL EVOLUTION SR-6500 NIR spectroradiometer covers the UV/VIS/NIR range from 350-2500 nanometers. It features ultra high resolution and very stable performance with three high density thermoelectrically cooled photodiode arrays. The SR-6500 is also calibrated to NIST-traceable radiometric calibration standards.

Resolution at FWHM for the SR6500 is:
• 1.5nm @ 700nm
• 3.0nm @ 1500nm
• 3.8nm @ 2100nm

Resolution is achieved using three high density solid state thermoelectrically cooled photodiode arrays:
• 1024 element TE-cooled silicon phtotodiode array detector (VIS-NIR)
• 512 element TE-cooled InGaAs photodiode array detector (SWIR 1)
• 512 element TE-cooled extended InGaAs photodiode array detector (SWIR 2)

The SR-6500 features the following Noise Equivalence Radiance (NER) performance with a 1.5 meter fiber optic:
• 0.8 x 10-9 W/cm2/nm/sr @ 400nm
• 0.3 x 10-9 W/cm2/nm/sr @ 1500nm
• 5.8 x 10-9 W/cm2/nm/sr @ 2100nm

NER is a measure of instrument sensitivity. Other features of the SR-6500 include:
• All fixed optics – no moving parts for rugged reliability
• Auto-exposure, auto dark current shutter
• DARWin SP Data Acquisition software saves all scans as ASCII files for use with other software programs

The SR-6500 includes wireless Bluetooth and USB communications and has an operating range from 0-40°C. Physical parameters include:
• Dimensions:
12.4 x 8.7 x 4.4 inches (31.5 x 22.9 x 38.7 cm)
• Weight:
11 pounds (4.99 kg)

What kind of applications will benefit from the higher resolution?
• Mineral identification and analysis where resolution can help to distinguish between minerals with very similar spectra or to unmix and identify minerals in trace amounts.
• Soil studies for the identification of different soil characteristics, clay types, presence or absence of nutrients and moisture.
• Vegetation studies for plant stress/health, over-fertilization, species identification and more.
• Lab applications such as materials identification, etc.
• Solar radiance and irradiance research.
• Microbial diversity research

For more information on the SR-6500, please visit: http://www.spectralevolution.com/spectroradiometer_SR_6500.html

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13 December 2017: Model 787 STACKABLE CW & PULSED LASER DIODE DRIVER

Analog Modules

Longwood, FL – December 11, 2017. Analog Modules, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of its Stackable CW & Pulsed Laser Diode Driver, Model 787.

The Model 787 OEM laser diode driver is a highly efficient, current regulated, low ripple tri-phase laser diode driver designed to power pulsed and CW high current laser diode stacks. Proprietary technology allows AMI to offer a 50A, 5.0V driver with industry leading efficiency of 96% in a compact footprint. Multiple drivers can be stacked together to achieve output currents of 200A or higher. The driver includes open circuit, short circuit, over-temperature and under voltage lockout protection.

For detailed specifications and outline drawings on the Model 787, visit our website at http://analogmodules.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/787.pdf to view the product data sheet. You may also contact AMI to discuss the specifics of your application at sales@analogmodules.com or phone +1 407-339-4355.

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12 December 2017: GS-1290 NED NEAR-EYE DISPLAY MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

Gamma Scientific

Gamma Scientific offers the world’s first precision instrument for characterizing the Qualified Viewing Space of near-eye displays. The GS-1290 NED (patent pending) delivers high spatial resolution color & contrast measurements for devices such as virtual & augmented reality and HUD’s.  The system employs an integrated autocollimator camera viewing system & high accuracy 0.1 to 5 degree spot spectroradiometer. The system is ideally suited for manufacturers of near-eye displays for entertainment, medical, avionics & industrial applications, conforming to standards being developed by the IDCM committee of SID and the IEC.

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12 December 2017: SpectralLED® RS7-1-SWIR Benchtop Uniform Light Source

Gamma Scientific

For the ultimate in resolution and accuracy, the SpectralLED® Tunable SWIR source incorporates 9 shortwave infrared wavelengths for synthesis of commercially available light sources or based on spectra that you import. The platform is easily adaptable for automated test systems and production line integration, with integrated optical feedback and temperature control to ensure rock-solid stability and consistent results.

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12 December 2017: Imperx C1920 3G-SDI CMOS Ruggedized Camera

IMPERX

The SDI-C1920 incorporates the Sony IMX-174 CMOS image sensor in a 1/1.2” optical format delivering up to 1080p
resolution at 60 frames per second with selectable 3G-SDI (SMPTE® 424-1) or HD-SDI (SMPTE® 292M) output. The Imperx Cheetah C1920 provides excellent sensitivity and amazing dynamic range, making it suitable for a broad range of diverse and demanding applications, but “one size doesn’t fit all,” and Imperx can help optimize the camera to your exact requirements.

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12 December 2017: BD6 Chalcogenide Glass

LightPath Technologies

LightPath is a pioneer in the development, design and manufacturing of infrared optics made from molded chalcogenide glass. Our BD6 chalcogenide glass is ideal for use in MWIR and LWIR thermal imaging systems. Advantages of LightPath’s BD6 include high transmission, low cost and weight, optical athermalization, can be molded as well as polished or diamond-turned, and no germanium content. Our high volume production experience brings expertise and knowledge to your project as quantities for infrared optics continue to grow. Our team of experienced engineers will work with you to design lenses for your next thermal imaging application.

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7 November 2017: VANTABlack®-S Coating Applied to Your Products

Santa Barbara Infrared

Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. has been fielding numerous requests from customers asking if they can have their existing products coated with this exciting new, unparalleled emissivity surface treatment - VANTABlack®-S?

Initially, VANTABlack®-S was only offered on new blackbody orders, but SBIR is now coating customer's baffles, cold-shields, dewars and other components.

VANTABlack®-S improves the emissivity of a standard blackbody system from a typical 95-97% value in the mid-wave and long-wave respectively, to greater than 99.8% mid-wave and greater than 99.5% long-wave.

Contact SBIR at sales@sbir.com.

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9 October 2017: ECSz3030 – vertical piezo drive for 8 N and minimum mounting space

attocube systems

Nanopositioning of high loads, such as detectors or cameras can be a difficult task. In addition, many applications require large travel ranges, but have limited installation space available. attocube’s new ECSz3030 piezo drive has been especially developed to meet these demands: it offers an orientation independent force of 8 N over a travel range of 5 mm, and requires minimum installation space.
The ECSz3030 is the perfect choice for lateral motion setups, and can be easily combined with the whole range of rotators, goniometers and linear positioners of attocube’s Industrial Line portfolio.

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28 September 2017: Vertical Integration = Successful Optics Supply Programs

GS Plastic Optics

At GS Plastic Optics, our only focus is on providing our customers with specifically designed polymer optics that improve:
• Performance of your product
• Competitiveness of your business
• Your market share

Vertical integration of services and manufacturing at GS Plastic Optics improves customer satisfaction by eliminating multiple suppliers. We offer these customer benefits:
• One supplier managing your entire program
• Shorter lead times
• Reduced logistics costs
• Ease of expediting product in a critical situation

GS Plastic Optics in-house services include:

Single Point Diamond Turning (SPDT)
o Quick turn around prototypes for design validation before investing in production molds
o Low or high volume production to meet demanding requirements for optical precision and delivery schedules

Tooling and Machining
o CNC milling machines for rapid turnaround on tooling and fixtures
o High precision blanks for SPDT machining of plastic parts and for steel optical inserts used in molds

Injection Molding
o Presses ranging from 20 to 200 tons
o State-of-the-art machines and programmable controls for highest precision molding
o Variety of machines enables flexible scheduling to meet customer delivery requirements

Thin-Film Coating
o (HR) Reflective gold, silver and aluminum
o (AR) Anti-reflection in various wavelengths
o Custom formula development to meet customer design requirements

Metrology
o State-of-the art instruments to confirm and document that production processes meet the most challenging customer optics specifications
o QA department and metrology instruments are located in the center of our plant near all manufacturing work centers for fast access and high efficiency

Assembly and Packaging
o Class 10,000 clean room for opto-mechanical assembly o Custom parts packaging ensure safe arrival to customer and compliance with customer inventory standards and production handling requirements

At the end of the day, the GS Plastic Optics integrated manufacturing system benefits our customers with high quality optical components delivered on-time and on-budget, helping you to improve:
• Product performance
• Company competitiveness •
• Your market share

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22 August 2017: 2nd Generation Continuously Variable Bandpass Filters for Hyperspectral Imaging

Delta Optical Thin Film A/S

Hoersholm, Denmark, August 22, 2017 - Delta Optical Thin Film A/S announces the launch of several Continuously Variable Bandpass Filters that are specifically designed for Hyperspectral Imaging.

Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) has been used for a couple of decades in applications such as satellite imaging, air reconnaissance and other not overly price sensitive markets. Classical Hyperspectral imaging cameras use prisms or grating as dispersive elements. These cameras are bulky, sensitive to misalignment and very expensive. The advent of alternative approaches makes HSI attractive for volume markets or even consumer products, for example, cancer detection, precision farming, food testing in supermarkets and many more.

Delta Optical Thin Film A/S develops and manufactures custom Continuously Variable Bandpass Filters (CVBPF) for midsize and full-frame CCD/CMOS sensors (e.g. 25 mm x 25 mm or 24 mm x 36 mm). These filters offer very high transmission and are fully blocked in the light-sensitive wavelength range of silicon-based detectors (200 nm to 1150 nm). The combination of LVBPFs with silicon detectors allows the design of very compact, robust and affordable HSI detectors that offer several advantages and benefits over conventional approaches:

Huge aperture compared to grating and prism
Higher transmission than grating and prisms
Short measurement time
High suppression of stray light
Excellent signal to noise ratio

Delta Optical Thin Film A/S welcomes requests for custom designed Continuously Variable Bandpass Filters. Available for immediate testing are filters with the following specifications:

Centre wavelength range 450 nm to 880 nm, bandwidth approximately 2% of centre wavelength, transmission 60% to 90%, blocking range 200 nm to 1150 nm, blocking level OD4, size 24 mm x 36 mm
Centre wavelength range 450 nm to 850 nm, bandwidth approximately 4% of centre wavelength, transmission 70% to 90%, blocking range 200 nm to 1100 nm, blocking level OD4, size 25mm x 25 mm
Centre wavelength range 800 nm to 1100 nm, bandwidth approximately 1% of centre wavelength, transmission >70%, blocking range 200 nm to 1200 nm, blocking level OD4, size 25 mm x 18 mm


The sizes are given as height x length, where height is perpendicular to the wavelength gradient and length is along the wavelength gradient. The filters can be diced to smaller sizes.

About Delta Optical Thin Film A/S

Delta Optical Thin Film A/S (www.deltaopticalthinfilm.com) is the leading supplier of advanced, high-performance linear variable filters commonly used in a variety of biomedical imaging applications including fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, monochromators and microplate readers among others.

Delta Optical Thin Film A/S also provides single, multiband, laserline and broadband bandpass filters; long pass filters; short pass filters; notch filters; dichroic and polarizing beam splitters along with other custom coated optical components.

Delta Optical Thin Film A/S offers a wide range of high-efficiency durable ultra-hard coated filters that have set the standard for high-performance and precise operation. With its unique design tools and decades of experience, Delta is able to provide highly competitive standard filters and customized filters and optical components tailored to customers specific applications.

Contact Information
Delta Optical Thin Film A/S
ph +45 70 70 71 46
info@deltaopticalthinfilm.com
www.deltaopticalthinfilm.com
shop.deltaopticalthinfilm.com

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