SPIE Corporate Member Schneider Optics was awarded the 2012 Technical/Engineering Achievement Award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) during the International Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas, Nevada, in January.
Schneider was among those honored innovations that have materially affected the way the audience views television and set the standard for technological excellence, the NATAS announcement said.
SPIE Senior Member and Vice President of Schneider Stuart Singer (at right) is one of three engineers who developed the award-winning technology, an Infrared plus Neutral Density (IRND) filter for digital motion picture cameras. The optical filter limits the light striking the camera's imaging device to the visible spectrum, eliminating unwanted false colors that result from near-infrared light leakage.
Schneider, the US subsidiary of Joseph Schneider Optische Werke GmbH, has exhibited at several SPIE events including SPIE Photonics West meeting in February and the upcoming SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing in April.
As Technical Director, Singer oversaw all phases of lens development for applications including industrial and consumer optics, film and digital projection, and filters for motion picture and television industries.
Read the NATAS release for more information.