News | December 22, 2009

Photron Donates High Speed Imaging System To MIT's Edgerton Center For Long-Term

Source: Photron, Inc.
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Photron Donates Fastcam SA 5 High Speed Camera to MIT's Edgerton Center for Long-Term Use
(l to r) MIT's Edgerton Center: Jim Bales (Ass't Director) and J. Kim Vandiver (Director). Photron: Andrew Bridges (Director, Sales/Marketing) and Tak Takimizu (President).

Photron, Inc., a global high speed imaging systems and image analysis software manufacturer, is donating a high speed video system to the Edgerton Center at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT – Cambridge, MA) for long-term use by MIT students and researchers. The Edgerton Center was named for MIT's Professor Harold E. ("Doc") Edgerton, known for his innovations in high speed imaging and support for hands-on learning. The Center is committed to carrying on his legacy of involving MIT students in challenging activities and projects, particularly high speed imaging in engineering and science.

Professor J. Kim Vandiver, Director, Edgerton Center, notes, "We are excited to have the use of the new Fastcam SA5 high speed imager at our Center. The system's advanced, slow motion capabilities will enable new research and enhance our educational offerings. We are grateful to our colleagues at Photron and delighted to be the recipient of this long-term gift. We look forward to working with MIT's researchers and students on their high speed imaging projects."

Photron's Fastcam SA5 camera is a breakthrough, high speed imaging system that provides up to 7,500 frames per second (fps) at mega pixel resolution (1,024 x 1,000); it is capable of delivering over 1 million fps at reduced resolution. The standalone, one-piece imaging system has a 12-bit monochrome, 36-bit RGB color sensor which features 20 micron square pixels, for superior dynamic range and highest color fidelity. The camera system will be used to help the Edgerton Center provide hands-on, high speed imaging educational experiences for MIT students, and enhanced imaging capabilities for MIT researchers.

About Photron, Inc.
Photron USA, Inc., founded in 1974, is a world supplier of photo-instrumentation, high speed image processing systems and photo optical technologies for the automotive, industrial manufacturing, film and television, medical and military markets. Products include standard and custom high resolution, high-speed cameras, software, and systems for R&D, commercial and defense-related motion image analysis applications.

SOURCE: Photron, Inc.