Optical Measuring Devices, Sensors & Tools

Display & Presentation Equipment, Optics & Photonics, Safety & Security Equipment

Duluth Casino Completes Comprehensive System Upgrade to IP with Implementation by North American Video

August 22, 2016

Phased IP Enhancement Integrates Surveillance, Security and Access Systems Brick, NJ – A recently completed upgrade to the video surveillance and security system at the Fond-du-Luth Casino in downtown Duluth, Minnesota has provided the casino with an advanced system that is now 100% IP. Designed and implemented by North American Video (NAV), deployment of the system coincided with... Read More

Optics & Photonics

DIY Modular Microscopy Platform accepts wide component range.

August 22, 2016

To construct imaging system tailored to specific applications, Cerna optomechanical platform can be combined with choice of optical, electronic, motion control, and vision parts. Throat depth of 7.74 in. maximizes working volume for sample apparatuses as well as working space around optical path. Each rail side incorporates 95 mm wide dovetail that mates directly with microscope modules, and circular dovetails provide compatibility with optical components. Read More

Labels, Tags, Signage & Equipment, Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics, Software

Tilted Height Lines by ACSYS - Realistic 3D Effect without Depth engraving!

August 17, 2016

CSYS Lasertechnik presents a new technology available in the laser processing: Tilted Height Lines by ACSYS This designation stands for an intelligent technology to reproduce three-dimensional CAD reliefs with simple lines on most different materials. The lines are generated in the software (AC-LASER) by ACSYS. In the Software the lines cover the CAD Relief and follow the height profile... 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

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... 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... 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 anthropology applications, users can perform facial reconstruction and analysis using data from cranial scans. 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... 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

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. ... 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 Priority Mode supports extended duration video capture, which can be streamed to integrated SSD. 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 are available up to core size of 100 micron. Applications include coherent and direct detection. 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

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... 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 supports use with microbolometer cameras. 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... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Safety Light Curtains offer simplified functions and settings.

July 27, 2016

Orion Safety Light Curtains are available in finger- and hand-detection models (Orion 1); 2-, 3- or 4-beam models (Orion 2); and transceiver light-grid models (Orion 3). Base models offer AOPD object detection and local reset button connected directly to light curtain, which eliminates need for cable connection to electrical cabinet. With muting feature, extended model enables material to pass through curtain without stopping machine, while still preventing personnel from entering hazardous area. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Laser Power/Energy Meter has multi-format color display.

July 20, 2016

With Ophir thermal, pyroelectric, and photodiode laser sensors, StarBright measures power, single shot energy, repetitive energy, frequency, and beam size. Handheld instrument also measures irradiance and dosage with PD300RM radiometer sensors as well as laser beam size and beam position with BeamTrack power/position/size laser sensors. Other uses include measuring instantaneous power of laser pulse and measuring total energy exposure with Photodiode sensor. Read More

Optics & Photonics

Automated S/TEM delivers high-performance imaging, analysis.

July 18, 2016

Themis™ Z scanning/transmission electron microscope (S/TEM) offers system stability and automated tuning routines that promote reproducible image resolution at high and low beam energies in both STEM and TEM modes. Energy dispersive x-ray systems let users configure system based on primary characterization needs, and iDPC detector, by using up to 90% of transmitted electrons, offers high sensitivity to lighter elements while preserving atomic-scale resolution and direct image interpretation. Read More