Optics & Photonics

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Spectrophotometers feature 325-1100 nm wavelength range.

August 16, 2016

Suitable for labs performing basic spectroscopy measurements, entry-level WPA S800+ Visible Spectrometer performs simple kinetics as well as single wavelength measurements of absorbance, % transmission, and concentration. WPA S1200+ builds on features of S800+ with addition of multi-wavelength measurements and life science methods that include BCA, Bradford, Biuret, and Lowry. Both ergonomic... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Shortpass, Longpass, Imaging Filters offer deep blocking.

August 15, 2016

With series at 10 nm (213 models), 25 nm (108 models) and  50 nm (147 models), TECHSPEC® Hard Coated Filters include High Performance OD 4 Shortpass Filters, High Performance OD 4 Longpass Filters, and Imaging Filters. These products, fabricated using hard coated plasma deposition technology for performance and durability, provide high transmission of designated wavelengths and maximum... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Quicker, Simpler Network Troubleshooting with Updated NaviTEK NT

August 12, 2016

The NaviTEK NT Plus and Pro network testers from IDEAL Networks have received a number of time-saving updates to help technicians carry out network troubleshooting and maintenance on both copper and fiber cable even more efficiently. Compact and handheld, NaviTEK NT network testers are designed to help technicians quickly pinpoint and solve issues and offer fast detection of link and IP... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Picture Perfect: Lockheed Martin Finalizes Contract for NASA Lunar Imaging CubeSat

August 11, 2016

SkyFire's new infrared technology will help NASA enhance its knowledge of the lunar surface. DENVER - For being our familiar anchor in the night sky, the moon still holds mysteries for scientists. To illuminate the unknown, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has signed a contract with NASA to deploy SkyFire, a 6U CubeSat planned to launch to the moon in 2018 with Orion's Exploration Mission-1... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Display & Presentation Equipment, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

JVC Private Mesh Video Network Performs 'Beyond Expectations' for WRTV at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

August 11, 2016

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced WRTV, the ABC affiliate in Indianapolis (DMA #27) that produces 40 hours of news each week, arranged a high-profile test of the JVC Private MESH Video Network during the big race in late May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. According to Jeff Walker, chief engineer for WRTV, the system was able to... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics, Robotics

Scan Arm supports forensic anthropology applications.

August 10, 2016

Coupling FusionM ScanArm with 3D Systems' Geomagic® software and 3D printing solutions, FARO® Forensic ScanArm utilizes blue laser technology to perform non-contact scanning of forensic artifacts, which are often fragile. Users can piece together forensic evidence into digital record for purpose of victim identification, and ultimately in solving and prosecuting crimes. For forensic... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Safety & Security Equipment, Vision Systems

Body Camera Manufacturer Posts Largest Quarter in Corporate History

August 10, 2016

WatchGuard Video sees 80 percent increase in body camera sales in second quarter of 2016 ALLEN, Texas, Aug. 4, 2016 - It has been a bittersweet time for WatchGuard Video, a privately-held U.S. manufacturer of law enforcement in-car and body-worn camera systems based near Dallas. Realizing an eighty percent year-over-year growth, the second quarter came to a close as the most successful quarter in... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Optics & Photonics

Amtech Announces Next Generation Solar PECVD Order in July

August 9, 2016

PECVD Backlog Now Totals 1.4GW and Includes PECVD/ALD Package Solution for PERC Cells TEMPE, Ariz. - Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS), a global supplier of production equipment and related supplies for the solar, semiconductor, and LED markets, today announced its solar subsidiary, Tempress Systems, Inc., has received an order in July of approximately 400MW for its next generation solar PECVD... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Printing & Duplicating Equipment, Services

ASM Alternative Energy Contributes to Significant Fine Line, High Aspect Ratio Conductor Printing Result on PERC Solar Cells

August 8, 2016

Working alongside long-time partner, Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin (ISFH), ASM Alternative Energy (AE) has recently contributed to some of the industry’s most impressive solar cell printing results. Utilizing an ASM AE Eclipse metallization platform, VectorGuard™ Fine-Line Stencils, and precision metal squeegees in combination with ISFH’s proven PERC solar cell production... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Optics & Photonics, Sensors Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

High-Speed Camera System supports production fault-finding.

August 4, 2016

With PhotoCam SpeederV2, workers can view and identify production errors on integrated 7 in. LCD remote touchscreen. System is available with 1 or 2 miniature remote camera heads that are tethered to camera control unit, providing up to 2,000 fps at full pixel resolution of 512 x 512. Speed Priority Mode enables high-frame-rate, full-resolution video capture to onboard internal memory, while Time... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Fujifilm Optical Devices to Showcase Variety of Lens Offerings at Upcoming Tab Show

August 4, 2016

Wayne, N.J., August 1, 2016 - The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America announces it presence at the upcoming Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB) Show. Taking place August 10-11 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel, this year marks TAB’s 63rd annual convention and trade show. FUJIFILM Optical Devices will exhibit in Booth #72 with some of its most recently introduced lenses. “TAB... Read More

Chemicals & Chemical Processing, Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

Backlight Reflective Film brightens displays.

August 3, 2016

Measuring just 65 microns thick, 3M Enhanced Specular Reflector Film reflects 98% of incident and generated light to optimize performance of backlit displays used in portable devices. Film maintains uniform high reflectivity across visible spectrum without color shifts. Unlike diffuse reflection where light is reflected in many directions, ESR Film reflects light back toward viewer in single... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Linear 2.2 Micron Wavelength Photodiodes are rated up to 5 GHz.

August 3, 2016

Targeting applications at 1.2–2.2 micron wavelengths, 50 mA and higher current handling, extended InGaAs photodiodes can help realize full potential of high-power fiber laser and frequency comb technology at 1,550 as well as 2,050 nm. Available formats include K or SMA coax fiber optic module, SMT fiber optic module, and benchtop O/E instrument Lab Buddy, and multimode fiber options... Read More

Optics & Photonics

Laser Diode Driver delivers up to 20 A.

August 2, 2016

Rated at 0–20 A, 1.5–14 V, Model 785 is suited for compact industrial and medical direct illumination applications that require extremely low ripple and/or pulse shaping. Output pulse widths of 10 µS to CW are possible with modulation capability up to 600 kHz. High power, medium speed, analog current source driver is RoHS-compliant. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

Precision Crystals have low-profile, surface mount enclosure.

August 1, 2016

Assembled in vacuum for maximized Q values and phase noise, SMP-8 (8–130 MHz) and SMX (6–220 MHz) measure 8.0 x 7.2 x 2.3 mm, utilize braze seal, and can be made with custom specifications for precision SC cut, AT cut, and IT cut crystals. Heat transfer properties of 4-point mount make these products suited for OCXO designs. Additionally, thermal transfer properties and Q of SMX-8 can... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Display & Presentation Equipment, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

JVC Demonstrates New Prohd Camera with Built-In IFB, Plus Streaming and Fiber Options at Tab 2016

August 1, 2016

WAYNE, NJ (July 26, 2016) - JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will demonstrate its video-over-IP technologies, including the JVC Private MESH Video Network, and new studio fiber system at the Texas Association of Broadcasters 63rd Annual Convention Trade Show (Booth #56), which runs Aug. 10-11, 2016, at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin. Texas. The company... Read More

Optics & Photonics

Minnesota Casino Migrates to IP Video Surveillance with Victor from Tyco Security Products

August 1, 2016

The American Dynamics’ video management platform provides the versatility and high image quality needed for one of the state’s most popular casino destinations WESTFORD,, 2016 - Tyco Security Products has announced that Fond-du-Luth Casino in Duluth, Minn., has selected its victor video management system as the core platform for its new fully-IP-based video surveillance system, which includes... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

LWIR Zoom Lenses serve OEM, surveillance imaging applications.

July 29, 2016

Operating in 8–14 µm spectral range, Tamron LWIR Zoom Lenses include 2 zoom range models (35–105 mm and 50–150 mm) available with diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings and one zoom range model (35–105 mm) with anti-reflective (AR) coating. All models offer optimized parfocality (focus through zoom) and provide continuous, precision athermalization. Standard M34 x 0.5 mm thread mount... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

WPC v1.2, Qi-Certified Transmitter wirelessly delivers up to 15 W.

July 28, 2016

Supplied in 9 x 9 mm VQFN package, bq501210 enables connectorless models of industrial and medical equipment. Fixed-frequency solution, which enables 84% system efficiency with minimal thermal dissipation and EMI, supports multiple fast-charging protocols and can reduce end-application size by eliminate need for bulky wiring. Rail control output provides power to deliver full 15 W... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Sensors Monitors & Transducers

FEI and Cornell University Collaborate to Commercialize New EMPAD Detector

July 27, 2016

Speed, sensitivity and dynamic range will enable multichannel atomic-scale imaging and analysis of material properties such as electric and magnetic fields Hillsboro, Ore. and Ithaca, NY — FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) and Cornell University have entered an agreement to commercialize a new high dynamic range detector for FEI’s electron microscopes. It promises to enable new kinds of multichannel imaging... Read More