For those of you visiting our web site for the first time, welcome.   PCO-TECH (formerly The Cooke Corporation) hopes that you find what you’re looking for and trust that your experience will be informative and interesting.  Please feel free to contact us directly if we can make your visit more productive.

For those of you returning, welcome back!  Right away you’ll have noticed that our name has changed to PCO-TECH Inc. (formerly The Cooke Corporation), to better reflect our relationship with PCO AG of Kelheim, Germany.  Our web site and e-mail addresses have also changed, so please update your records, so that you easily access our web site and support.

PCO-TECH Inc. was founded in 1986 as The COOKE Corporation, a manufacturing, sales and marketing organization offering photonic instrumentation and complete systems throughout the world. PCO-TECH specializes in the areas of High Speed Imaging and Lighting Systems, High Performance CCD and CMOS Imaging Systems, Optical Non-Contact Measuring and Monitoring Instrumentation, and NIST Traceable Light Measurement Instrumentation and Services.  It was originally created to bridge-the-gap between manufacturers of state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation and end-users, and later pursued technological innovations aimed at offering complete photonic solutions, problem solving and technology capabilities for the market areas of university and industrial research, automotive, military and biomedical.

Corporate activities include, manufacturing of proprietary products including the PALFLASH line of very high illuminance light sources for high-speed image recording and analysis; system integration of manufactured photonic products and systems; exclusive strategic marketing alliances with local and foreign manufacturers, providing specialized sales and marketing; and technical services for most photonic products, including engineering design studies, prototyping, repairs, calibrations and service contracts.

On July 21, 2003 PCO AG, a global leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of scientific cameras, acquired the COOKE Corporation. More information available on the PCO-TECH Inc. website.

Available Downloads:
White Paper: Scientific CMOS (sCMOS) – Image Sensor Technology
Technical Note: Technical Note: Linearity
Technical Note: Warm Or Hot Pixels: Explanation And Methods To Replace Them
Technical Note: Overview On Noise Sources In A CCD Camera System
Technical Note: How To Understand Dynamic Range And The Influence On Imaging Applications
Q & A: New Options For Better Systems
Application Note: PLIF Technique For Fuel Visualization In Engines And Its Role In Retrofit Technology
White Paper: A Laboratory Plasma Experiment For Studying Magnetic Dynamics Of Accretion Discs And Jets
Application Note: Shading In Large Image Sensors ...Why Are The Corners Of My Image So Black?
White Paper: Study Of Magnetic Helicity Injection Via Plasma Imaging Using A High-Speed Digital Camera
Maximize The Moment: A Complete Guide To One Of The Most Comprehensive CCD Camera Lines Available Today



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