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Products: Photonics/Optics
High-Speed Cameras

The Fastec IL5 camera from Fastec Imaging (San Diego, CA) records high-speed production lines. The Fastec IL5 can be controlled over Gigabit Ethernet via Fastec FasMotion software. Additional models take video ranging from...

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Laser Machining Software

Prima Power Laserdyne’s (Champlin, MN) ShapeSoft™ feature simplifies the creation of programs for producing cone, oblique cone, fan, racetrack, and a variety of shaped holes in a wide range of turbine engine...

Products: Imaging
High-Speed Cameras

Vision Research (Wayne, NJ) has released the Phantom® Miro® C-Series. The high-speed cameras feature a 12-bit, ½- inch CMOS color or monochrome sensor. The camera records 800 frames per second at its full 1280 × 1084...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Spatial Light Modulator

Hamamatsu Corporation (Bridgewater, NJ) has expanded its LCOS SLM (Liquid Crystal on Silicon – Spatial Light Modulator) family with its X13138 series. Featuring higher resolution (1272 × 1024 pixels) and the...

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Pulsed Semiconductor Laser

Excelitas Technologies® Corp. (Waltham, MA) has introduced the Surface Mount 905 nm Pulsed Semiconductor Laser (SMD Laser), offering the capability of automated pick-and-place high-volume assembly. In addition,...

Products: Imaging
Deep UV LEDs

Crystal IS (Green Island, NY) augmented the Optan SMD (surface mount device) product line for instrumentation with the addition of higher light output and wavelength specific bins (SKUs). This newest offering resulted from...

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Auto-Focus Cameras

The PL-D755 industrial USB 3.0 camera from PixeLINK® (San Francisco, CA) includes an auto-focus liquid lens that incorporates Sony’s new Pregius IMX250 sensor. Liquid lenses reconfigure themselves in tens of...

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GigE Cameras

Teledyne DALSA (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada/Billerica, MA) has added six models to its Genie Nano series of GigE Vision® cameras. The M1930, C1930, M1930-NIR, M2590, C2590, and M2590-NIR are built around On Semiconductor’s...

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Industrial Housing

The Camera Case EyeMount (CCEM) from EVT Eye Vision Technology GmbH (Karlsruhe, Germany) features a robust industrial housing for Basler and IDS cameras. The housing is available in both protection classes: IP65 or IP67....

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Adaptive Optics Kit

To explore wavefront sensorless adaptive optics, Edmund Optics (Barrington, NJ) has announced the Iris AO Adaptive Optics Kit. The kit includes a MEMS-based deformable mirror, optics, optomechanics, camera, and GUI...

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Multimode Laser Diode

eagleyard Photoonics (Berlin, Germany) offers the new 808 nm broad area semiconductor laser diode. The device delivers 20 Watt peak power under pulsed operation from a single emitter. Multimode laser diodes operate...

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USB Cameras

e-con Systems (St. Louis, MO) has announced the See3CAM_CU30, an ultralow light camera with a USB 3.0 UVC interface. The OEM camera features AR0330, a 1/3-inch, 3.4-megapixel image sensor from OnSemi™. The device captures...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
CCD Spectroscopy Cameras

Princeton Instruments (Trenton, NJ) has introduced its SOPHIA series of cameras for low-light-level scientific applications. The cameras feature Princeton Instruments’ proprietary new ArcTec™ thermoelectric...

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Fiber Optic Amplifiers

The OPT series of single and multi-fiber photoelectric amplifiers from AutomationDirect (Cumming, GA) are available with wide detection and working ranges that support transparent object recognition capability. The DIN...

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Fiber Blowing Solutions

Fiber Optic Center, Inc., (FOC) (New Bedford, MA), recently announced a new line of fiber blowing machines. The MINIFLOW RAPID is compact and efficient, capable of installing fiber cable at speeds up to 100 m/min, and...

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Industrial Picosecond Lasers

A new generation of industrial picosecond lasers has been introduced by Coherent, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA). The HyperRapid NX product range includes 1064 nm output models with pulse energies as high as 250 μJ...

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Fiber Optic Sensing Platform

Sensuron (Austin, TX) announced the launch of Summit, the first fiber optic sensing (FOS) platform to provide fully distributed sensing with the ability to combine multiple measurement technologies into a single...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Surface Profiler

Sensofar Metrology (Barcelona, Spain) has released a new high-resolution non-contact 3D surface profiler in a more compact format – the S lynx. The S lynx utilizes Sensofar’s key 3-in-1 technology approach,...

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Double-Clad Optical Fibers

OFS (Norcross, GA) recently showcased its new TrueLase 10/130 Active and Passive LMA Double-Clad Optical Fibers. Based on OFS proprietary technology, the TrueLase family of ytterbium-doped gain and matching passive...

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Outdoor Surveillance Cameras

D-Link (Austin, TX) offers two new 5-Megapixel day/night IP cameras. The indoor/outdoor dome (DCS- 6517) and indoor/outdoor bullet (DCS-7517) support 2560x1920 resolution and digital wide dynamic range (WDR)...

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Fiber-Coupled Laser

OSI Laser Diode, Inc. (LDI) (Edison, NJ) has released a new TCW TriBiner fiber-coupled laser, the TCW RGBM-105R. The new triple wavelength device is a red, green, and blue (RGB) laser diode module that has been...

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Infrared Cameras

Xenics (Leuven, Belgium/Boston, Massachusetts) has released the Bobcat-320 SWIR camera series. The smart InGaAs SWIR technology sees through glass and features a thermo-electric cooler for sensor stabilization, an on-board...

Molex, LLC (Lisle, IL) offers its Polymicro Technologies™ Optical Multi-Leg Assemblies and Fused Bundles for a variety of applications. The bundle assemblies are custom configured for analytical and...

Products: Imaging
Spectrometers

Ocean Optics (Dunedin, Florida) has enhanced the NIRQuest series of small-footprint near-infrared spectrometers. All NIRQuest spectrometer models now come with a replaceable slit design as standard, increasing measurement...

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Inverted Apodizing Filters

Reynard Corporation (San Clemente, CA) recently introduced the Bullseye® inverted apodizing neutral density filter. This filter is part of the Bullseye® Apodizer line of customizable gradient filters. These...

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Piezoelectric Transducers

Morgan Advanced Materials (Windsor, UK) has developed the capability to design and manufacture piezoelectric transducers for use in ring laser gyroscope (RLG) technologies, used in a variety of high-precision...

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Laser Wavelength Meter

Laser Wavelength Meter Bristol Instruments, Inc. (Victor, NY) has introduced the 871 Series Laser Wavelength Meter. The 871 Laser Wavelength Meter uses a unique Fizeau etalon design to measure laser wavelength to an...

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Video Development Kit

The MatrixCam™ video development kit (VDK) from On Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ) streams video over Wi-Fi and Ethernet, at 60 fps. Available at the imaging technology distributor Framos Technologies (Ontario, Canada),...

News: Robotics, Automation & Control
Imaging Breakthrough Reveals Mars' Surface

Using an image stacking and matching technique, researchers from University College London revealed unprecedented detail of the Martian surface. The Beagle-2 lander, ancient lakebeds, and NASA’s MER-A rover tracks were shown at a resolution up to five times greater than previously achieved.

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