News | October 21, 2012

Raptor Launches The Best SWIR / VIS-SWIR Camera In The World

Source: Raptor Photonics Limited

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Raptor Photonics, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance digital cameras has launched a new member to its family of SWIR and Visible SWIR cameras. The OWL SW1.7 CL-640 is a rugged, high sensitivity digital VIS-SWIR camera. Using a 640 x 512 InGaAs sensor from SCD, the OWL offers visible extension from 0.4µm to 1.7µm to enable high sensitivity imaging. The 15µm x 15µm pixel pitch enables highest resolution imaging.

Available with a 14 bit CameraLink output, the OWL 640 will run from 10 to 120Hz enabling high speed digital video. A new feature On-board Automated Gain Control (AGC) will enable clear video in all light conditions. The OWL 640 also features an on-board intelligent 3 point Non Uniform Correction (NUC) algorithm which will provide the highest quality images.

As with all Raptor cameras the OWL 640 is an ultra compact, low power (<5W) camera which makes it ideal for hand-held, mobile or airborne systems. It is also very rugged, peltier cooled and has no fan enabling integration into UAV, handheld or any Electro-Optic system.

There are a range of applications that can be used with the OWL 640 including 860, 1064 and 1550nm laser line detection, active imaging, airborne payload, hand-held goggles, imaging through fog, range finding, semiconductor inspection, solar cell inspection, telecommunications and thermography.

Raptor also offers a 320 version of this camera and a High Speed version (up to 350Hz). All come with powerful Image Analysis Software (XCAP) and a standard CameraLink frame grabber (EPIX).

About Raptor Photonics
Raptor Photonics Limited is a global leader and manufacturer of high performance, industrial-grade and extremely rugged ultra low light digital & analogue cameras.  Raptor specialises in complete cameras and core engine solutions using CCD, EMCCD, Scientific CMOS and SWIR sensor technology. The extreme low light capability of Raptor’s cameras makes them ideal for day/night surveillance, homeland security and scientific markets.  Raptor Photonics Ltd is a registered ISO 9001:2008 company and is headquartered in Larne, Northern Ireland. 

SOURCE: Raptor Photonics Limited