Optics & Photonics

Optics & Photonics

Risley Prism Mounts suit precision beam steering applications.

May 26, 2016

Optimized for prisms with wedge angles from 0° to 26°, TECHSPEC® Risley Prism Mounts let users can manually steer beam to any angle up to +2 times individual prism deviation angle to meet specific requirements. Mounts can be used with single 25 mm wedge prism or one pair (Risley prism pairs) and allow users to take advantage of independent rotational control for each prism. Constructed of anodized aluminum, products have clear aperture (CA) of 23 mm and coarse rotation of 360°. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Advanced Millimeter-wave Assemblies (MMWAs) Introduced by Millitech at IMS

May 25, 2016

Northampton, MA – Smiths Microwave Subsystems is pleased to announce that Millitech, the leader in millimeter-wave technology, will be reviewing a number of their latest and most advanced millimeter-wave assemblies (MMWAs) at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) May 23-26th in San Francisco, California, in booth #930. Responding to growing demands for E-, W-, and V-band products, the... Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

Nanosys and Hitachi Chemical Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Quantum Dot Technology for Displays

May 25, 2016

Hitachi Chemical to begin sampling Nanosys certified Quantum Dot Enhancement Film (QDEF®) immediately with mass production volumes available in the second half of 2016 SAN FRANCISCO - Nanosys, Inc. announced today that Hitachi Chemical and Nanosys have partnered in the development of QDEF optical films for display applications. Hitachi Chemical plans to begin shipping QDEF to display... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Services, Vision Systems

Forensic Imaging Appliance accelerates data acquisition.

May 25, 2016

Requiring no host computer, WiebeTech Ditto DX Forensic FieldStation acquires data from hard disk drives/SSDs, network file shares, and media cards. Data sources can be cloned or imaged to disk or network locations. With ability to acquire and image only relevant data, Ditto Logical Imaging feature is crucial to efficient digital evidence gathering. Appliance offers 3 Ethernet ports, source-side native USB 3.0 support, and 2 destination-side USB 3.0 ports for imaging to USB 3.0 external devices. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Three-Port Media Converter supports dual input over SFP.

May 25, 2016

Used to add IP Video to network, CNMC2+1SFP/M features 2 TX input ports and one SFP port for user's choice of fiber type, distance, connector type, and speed. Port isolation lets unit act as 2 independent media converters while using single optical fiber for transmission, while Mux feature prevents network video flooding of multicast traffic with DIP switch selection of fiber port as dedicated uplink path. Link Fault Pass-Through feature is also standard. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Green & Clean

Capstone Power Development Employing Cutting Edge Technology by Pentalum for Upcoming Wind Power Projects

May 20, 2016

TORONTO - Capstone Power Development will be relying on Pentalum Technologies' SpiDAR wind LiDAR to provide real-time wind speed measurements at four Ontario wind farms reaching commercial operation in 2016. Meteorological information gathered from the SpiDARs will be reported to the Independent Electricity System Operator for its centralized forecasting program. Meteorological... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

High-power Transmitters from Rohde and Schwarz Replace IOT Transmitters at NBCUniversal-owned Stations in Dallas-Fort Worth

May 20, 2016

Rohde Schwarz has been selected to provide a pair of 78kW solid state UHF transmitters for NBCUniversal-owned NBC 5 / KXAS and Telemundo 39 / KXTX in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX as part of their plan to prepare for the repack and ATSC 3.0. The company's task was to supply twice the output power of the old IOT transmitters in order to support the variable polarization technology the customer chose... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Weather Station offers GPS and compass readings.

May 20, 2016

With GPS and compass readings, Magellan MX™ is useful for vehicle and mobile applications requiring real-time meteorological data, such as incident command centers and hazmat vehicles. Depending on model, meteorological sensors can include ultrasonic wind speed and direction, temperature, RH, barometric pressure, and optical precipitation gauge. Data can be monitored with WeatherMaster Software, touchscreen Weather Display console, and/or Weather MicroServer for Internet and SCADA protocols. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Video Processor enhances endoscopy via digital, optical features.

May 20, 2016

OPTIVISTA EPK-i7010 offers physicians digital- and optical-based electronic chromoendoscopy with i-SCAN™ imaging and OE Optical Enhancement technology (OE). While i-SCAN enhances digital images through surface, contrast, and tone to optimize image of mucosal surface texture contour and blood vessels, OE uses spectral light filter that transmits band-limited red, green, and blue light to enhance images. Physicians can switch in real-time between HD+ white light, 2 OE modes, and 3 i-SCAN modes. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Light Booth helps evaluate color critical applications.

May 20, 2016

Offering effective way to judge color anywhere color quality needs to be evaluated, Judge QC Light Booth helps optimize quality control operations. Product offers variety of lighting conditions, enabling users to determine how color will look in factory, as well as outside, in fluorescent-lit store, or in home environment. Lamp service indicator shows how functional lamps are, while multiple options for lamp replacement help ensure maximum up-time. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

Reference Kit accelerates adoption of wireless charging.

May 19, 2016

Comprised of transmitter (P9235A-R) and receiver (P9027LP-R), with 3 different coil size options, Qi-based Reference Kit helps integrate wireless charging into compact electronics requiring 0.5–3 W, such as smartwatches, headphones, fitness trackers, and portable medical devices. Support materials include user manuals, layout guides, layout instantiation modules, schematics, bill-of-materials, and Gerber files. Offering optimized thermal design, kit delivers peak 80% system efficiency at 3 W. Read More

Adhesives & Sealants, Optics & Photonics

Optical Adhesive features high refractive index.

May 19, 2016

Cured by UV and/or visible light between 315–450 nm, NOA 170 features refractive index of 1.70 at 25°C. Liquid adhesive is recommended for bonding glass to glass and also offers adhesion to cellulose acetate butyrate. When fully cured, adhesive is very rigid and brittle. Product features temperature range of -5 to 100°C, viscosity of 4,500–5,500 cps, and Shore D hardness of 75. Applications include military and commercial optics, waveguides, fiber optics, LEDs, and displays. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics, Retail & Sales Equipment, Vision Systems

Semi-Transparent Mirrors create dynamic displays and more.

May 19, 2016

Available in sizes up to 126 x 88 and 4–6 mm custom thicknesses, scratch-resistant Semi-Transparent Mirrors feature mirror coating applied to either low iron soda lime glass or grey glass. Additional customization options include screen printing, edge treatments, shape, and finish options. While silver reflection remains stable under wide viewing angles, optical coating, which has color neutral performance across visible spectrum, does not affect true color of display image. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Hi-Res 3D Scanning Arm aids modeling, engineering applications.

May 18, 2016

FARO® Design ScanArm provides users with portable 3D scanning solution for 3D modeling, reverse engineering, and CAD-based design applications across PLM process. While lightweight and maneuverable design allows for desktop mounting, UI facilitates operation regardless of skill level or 3D scanning experience. Blue laser technology delivers Hi-Res point cloud data and seamlessly scans challenging materials without requiring spray or targets.<br /> Read More

Optics & Photonics

Precision Measurement System provides 2.5 µm resolution.

May 18, 2016

Based on laser distance measurement technology, OFC2 ABSOLUTE&trade; offers working range of more than 4 in., independent of processing lens focal length. System can map surface of thermal barrier coated sheet metal components and maintain laser beam focus at precise location of laser drilled hole. Used on shiny and dull materials, coated and un-coated, and visually light and dark surfaces, OFC2 ABSOLUTE measures wide range of angled surfaces, from normal to 70° off normal, depending on surface finish. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Tamron Announces the Launch of the SP 35mm F/1.8 Di USD (Model F012) and SP 45mm F/1.8 Di USD (Model F013) for Sony mount

May 17, 2016

Redefining the SP Series Lenses designed for the New Era of Imaging New Delhi – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Shiro Ajisaka), a leading manufacturer of optics for diverse applications, announces the release of SP 35mm F/1.8 Di USD (Model F012) and SP 45mm F/1.8 Di USD (Model F013) for Sony mount. The first two lenses in the series are compatible with full-frame DSLR cameras and offer... Read More

Optics & Photonics

Zinc Selenide Optics Optimized for ND:YAG Lasers

May 17, 2016

A full line of laser-grade zinc selenide (ZnSe) optics that can be fabricated to specification for medical laser OEMs is available from Laser Research Optics of Providence, Rhode Island. Laser Research Medical ZnSe Optics are fabricated to OEM specification in 0.5” and 0.75” sizes and can be supplied with dual-band and reflectance coatings up to 95% on each side.  Optimized at 1064 nm... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

OEM Controller fosters fiber optic signaling sensor integration.

May 17, 2016

Designed for OEM industrial and medical systems, MR380-0 provides turnkey solution for integrating any Micronor MR38X series ZapFREE® Fiber Optic Signaling Sensors. Unit contains stable transmitter and sensitive optical receiver that operate over Duplex LC multimode fiber optic link. Compatible with OM1 (62.5/125 µm) or OM2/OM3 (50/125 µm) multimode fiber to distances up to 1.5 km, controller operates over 5&ndash;24 Vdc range and provides Digital Logic as well as Open-Collector Output. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Industry Leading VeinViewer Vein-Finding Technology Showcased at 2016 National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition

May 16, 2016

Visit Christie Medical at Booth No.3816 MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Christie Medical Holdings will be displaying its industry leading lineup of VeinViewer near-infrared, vein finder technology at the 2016 National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition, May 16-19 at the New Orleans Ernest M. Morial Convention Center. Critical care nurses and physicians from all over the world will... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Christie Medical Holdings to Exhibit VeinViewer Technology at INS 2016

May 16, 2016

VeinViewer improves venipuncture procedures for patients, clinicians MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Christie Medical Holdings, a global leader in near infrared vein finding technology, will be showcasing VeinViewer® Vision2 and VeinViewer Flex at the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) 2016 annual conference.  VeinViewer by Christie reduces the time needed to place an IV catheter and improves first-stick... Read More