Tuesday, November 20, 2007

MicroGreen and MiniGreen Lasers

Scitec Instruments Polska is proud to offer the smallest commercially available green lasers, MicroGreen and MiniGreen, from Snake Creek Lasers.

The MicroGreen™ series is a 5.6 mm 532 nm laser product. This package is the smallest commercially available green laser product. The laser is capable of 1-30 mW of TEM00 CW green output power with less than 0.05% residual output at 1064 nm. At 3 mW output power the device needs <>

The MiniGreen™ series is a 9.0 mm 532 nm laser product. The laser is capable of up to 150 mW of pure, TEM00 CW output power. Its <>

These products are complemented by a range of convenient accessories including heatsinks, oem modules, power supplies and thermo electric coolers.

Some of the potential applications for these lasers include biofluorescence, spectroscopy, metrology, semiconductor inspection, alignment, pointing, illumination and laser displays.

New QuantaMAX Filter sets make the hidden visible in Fluorescence Microscopy.

Glen Spectra is pleased to announce the introduction of a new range of high throughput QuantaMAX filter sets, the latest in a long line of microscopy filter set innovations.

QuantaMAX sets enable very weak fluorescence signals to be easily imaged and visualized. The QuantaMAX filters give the highest transmission and deepest blocking currently available in the marketplace resulting in the brightest image with darkest contrast. Glen Spectra believe these filters will aid life science researchers in their quest for new discoveries even on simpler microscopes.

Filter set performance and high throughput are a function, not just of peak transmission, but also of deep blocking. QuantaMAX provides extremely high signal-to-noise allowing very weak signals to be detected, a critical factor for confocal, multiphoton, live cell and in vivo applications where photons are scarce and exposure times critical.

The use of state-of-the-art Energetic Process coatings which are stable, mechanically robust and hygrophobic gives an extremely long life filter even in the harshest environments. QuantaMAX filters have an industry unique 3 year warranty!

Zero pixel shift is standard in these high performance sets. The multi-substrate construction provides protection from mechanical abrasion while maintaining the high wavefront integrity required in imaging applications.

For additional information please contact Ken Norris on telephone number 020 8204 9517 or email address, or visit

MultiPix Imaging introduce the new Basler Pioneer 5 mega pixel Gige Vision camera

Based on Sony's new ICX625 CCD sensor, which features a resolution of 2456 x 2048 pixels and running at 12 fps.

This perfect image quality is available in monochrome and colour and features a fully GigE vision compliant interface. It's small footprint of 29mm x 44mm makes a compact module.

Key features include binning modes (up to 4 x 4), a programmable AOI feature with speed increase, programmable exposure control, 12 bit readout, packed data transfer for high frame rates even in colour modes and because of it's direct connection to the Gigabit Ethernet port on a remote computer, no frame grabber is required!

This combination makes a perfect camera for inspection tasks, medical and microscopy applications, and intelligent traffic systems.

Powerful software for acquisition, display & processing of IR images

The ALTAIR software suite from Cedip Infrared Systems, is designed to meet the most demanding thermal analysis requirements in scientific, target signature and non-destructive testing applications.

The latest revision of the ALTAIR software suite from Cedip Infrared Systems, further extends the utility of this popular product to meet the most demanding thermal analysis requirements in scientific, target signature and non-destructive testing applications.

The ALTAIR software suite offers powerful and sophisticated features for scientists and engineers who want to acquire, display and process images from their Infrared camera. Fully compatible with Cedip's complete family of IR cameras, ALTAIR offers state-of-the-art real time storage capabilities and radiometric image manipulation and processing. A comprehensive library of analysis tools enables thorough analysis of recorded image files or real time imagery.

In addition to providing live image display and comprehensive image processing, ALTAIR includes a suite of powerful, yet easy to use software modules for camera calibration, emissivity compensation, trigger configuration and viewers that provide detailed maps and information on the real bad pixels and NUC maps of your camera.

Operating in a Windows XP/2K compatible environment, ALTAIR enables easy plug and play installation of third party modules. Compatible with USB2, CAMLINK, GigE and LVDS digital video interfaces the ALTAIR suite allows remote control of IR cameras.

For further information on the ALTAIR software suite please visit or contact Cedip Infrared Systems on + 33-1-6037-1100 /

S10200 Series TDI-CCD Sensors

New high sensitivity TDI back-thinned CCD devices for high speed imaging applications

Hamamatsu Photonics introduce the new S10200 TDI (time delay integration) sensor, featuring the latest high speed, high sensitivity, back-thinned CCD image sensors. The newly developed Hamamatsu CCD sensors have an option for 1024, 2048 or 4096 pixel length by 128 pixel height, 90% peak quantum efficiency to visible light, with high UV and near IR sensitivity. The S10200 series offer very high-speed data readout of 30 MHz per pixel, which translates to 50 KHz or 100 KHz line rates, depending on the sensor.

View the datasheet now.

Ordinarily high-speed imaging systems suffer from a lack of available light and special illumination systems need to be constructed. Using the TDI image acquisition method however, the S10200 can synchronise charge transfer with the moving object, thus giving 128 times the image integration time of a conventional line sensor, and when combined with the high sensitivity of the back thinned CCD chip this results in an output two or three orders of magnitude greater compared to a regular line scan camera.

Access information on the Characteristics & Use of Back-thinned TDI-CCDs(pdf)

The features of this new CCD make it ideal for applications in low light level and high-speed industrial inspection, particularly where UV and NIR sensitivity are required. In particular are use of the TDI CCD for the inspection of mass produced consumer goods, such as flat panel and LCD displays, web inspection, electronic components and PC-board inspection (AOI), biomedical instrumentation such as flow cytometry, postal sorting, high speed fluorescence imaging, semi-conductor inspection and many other in-line industrial applications.

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Yellow and Blue Solid-State Lasers with Fiber Beam Delivery from Melles Griot

  1. Carlsbad, California – CVI Melles Griot, a global supplier of photonics components and subsystems, offers two new families of fiber delivered, solid-state lasers to facilitate system assembly and provide more system architecture options -

ImageMatters releases opensource Web 2.0 Mashup with spatial capabilities

Leesburg, USA, November 12, 2007: Image Matters LLC released the source code of gnizr Community under the Mozilla Public License. This provides enterprises and individuals with an out-of-the-box Web 2.0 mashup framework for bookmarking, tagging, and sharing Web resources. As an open source project, gnizr will allow developers worldwide to participate in creating the industry�s most advanced Web mashup and social bookmarking framework with spatial capabilities. The open source gnizr and documentation are available under the Mozilla Public License (MPL) at

gnizr Community is a core part of gnizr Enterprise, a robust, smart, and collaborative knowledge management and discovery solution. The Enterprise edition unlocks data behind enterprise silos, exposes this data as resources that can be exploited in Web 2.0 world, and helps users mashup data from different sources, and uncover hidden relations, to gain new insights and enhance their productivity. Image Matters will release gnizr Enterprise in late 2007.

�We are very excited about releasing gnizr Community to the public. gnizr gives back to the open source community and recognizes the tremendous benefits this community provides around the globe,� said Dr. Yaser Bishr, CTO of Image Matters. �By releasing gnizr as open source, we are able to focus our corporate efforts on gnizr Enterprise, an enhanced capability that helps our enterprise clients differentiate themselves and succeed by realizing the power of collaborative knowledge sharing.�

�The open source community continues to be a vibrant force in shaping future generations of the Web,� states Harry Niedzwiadek, CEO of Image Matters. �We are convinced that gnizr is best served when it lies in the hands of this fast-evolving community� of course, with our active participation. Meanwhile, we can focus on making Web 2.0 a reality within the enterprise, building authentic corporate knowledgebases, and taking business intelligence and decision making to new levels.�

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Eye-Sys Visualization software released

Columbia, USA, November 14, 2007: Eye-Sys, application created to revolutionize data-driven, real-time visualization, has been launched by Interactive Data Visualization, Inc. (IDV).

The software developed and partially funded through engagements with the US Dept of Defense, various research organizations and leading defence contractors, offers unprecedented versatility and an intuitive user interface to meet the demands of visualizing complex and dynamic data of all types. Everything from text files and 3D models to databases and streaming data can be brought into Eye-Sys, manipulated, and then viewed together interactively in real-time.

�We expect Eye-Sys to bring tremendous value to a wide variety of disciplines,� said Chris King, CEO of IDV. �Professionals from industries as diverse as modelling and simulation, defence, engineering, GIS and research and development will find a well-documented toolset that interacts with many legacy applications.�

�It�s a visual programming environment with more customizing options than any other product on the market. Users can create their own visual programs in the Eye-Sys sandbox, write custom scripts to manipulate incoming data, or extend Eye-Sys using our optional C++/.NET SDK,� King added.

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PCI supports newer satellites

Richmond Hill, Canada, November 16, 2007: PCI Geomatics, developer of software and solutions for geospatial imaging applications announced its support of image products from the satellites WorldView-1 and TerraSAR-X, and enhanced coverage for ALOS (Advanced Land Observing Satellite) in the form of additional JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) files support.

�PCI Geomatics remains at the forefront of the geospatial industry by providing software to enable our customers to utilize the best sensors currently available,� said Michael Agnes, Director of Software Sales, PCI Geomatics. �With each release of our software, our list of supported sensors has grown, and we are delighted to include WorldView-1 and TerraSAR-X to this list.�

PCI Geomatics will support the satellites via data import, orthorectfication models, image mosaics and advanced data fusion techniques (including pan sharpening) as well as stereo DEM generation.

Increased Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) file support includes import and orthocorrection of JAXA Level 1.5 PALSAR data. Owned and operated by Digital Globe, WorldView-1 was recently launched to provide highly detailed imagery for precise map creation, change detection and in-depth image analysis. WorldView-1 is a panchromatic imaging system featuring half-meter resolution imagery. TerraSAR-X is an earth observation satellite that uses an X-band SAR to provide high-quality topographic information for commercial and scientific applications. Infoterra holds the exclusive commercial exploitation rights.

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3D Laser Mapping launches cityscape mapper

Nottingham, UK, November 19, 2007: 3D Laser Mapping has developed a mobile cityscape mapper that captures highly accurate 3D modeling data of buildings and streets. The development is an enhancement to StreetMapper, the vehicle-mounted laser mapping system that is already in operation for terrain and highway mapping.

StreetMapper is a result of a joint venture with German guidance and navigation specialist IGI mbH, which enables rapid and accurate 3D laser mapping from a moving vehicle. The latest developments for �architectural surveying� are currently being evaluated with cityscape mapping projects underway with universities in Germany. It uses multiple laser scanners, each with a range of 150m and 80 degree scanning angle. Each scanner performs up to 10,000 measurements per second with a scanning rate up to 100 scans per second. Numerous laser scanners can be used, and can be arranged on the scanner platform to suit different requirements. The StreetMapper survey vehicle uses laser scanning technology to capture the position of up to 40,000 3D points per second whilst in motion. The typical positional accuracy is typically 5mm for good GPS conditions and the point-to-point accuracy within the data is 3cm.

IGI have upgraded their TERRAControl navigation system especially for city modelling applications where there is reduced GPS visibility due to tall buildings. Using a technique called �Direct Inertial Aiding�, an inertial navigation system assists the GPS receiver in areas of poor GPS signals. After losing the GPS signal when passing a tall building, the receiver can rapidly lock on to GPS signals again and maintain positional accuracy.

�3D cityscapes are increasingly providing city authorities, architects and developers with an invaluable tool to assess the impact of proposed changes to our cities. The computer-generated 3D models allow existing and proposed developments to be viewed from any angle and orientation. This allows anyone to undertake an on-screen walk around or fly through of an area and project planners can add and change developments easily to illustrate the impact on the environment,� explained Dr Graham Hunter, Managing Director of 3D Laser Mapping.

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