ABOUT US

PCO is a world leading manufacturer of high speed and high performance digital cameras.  Our product portfolio offers digital camera solutions for the most demanding scientific research and industrial applications featuring highest dynamics, best light sensitivity, lowest noise levels and fast frame rates.

PCO is the definition of Excellence in Development, Production, Sales and Support.

PCO cameras combine the best characteristics of high quality cameras and scientific measuring instruments.  For more than 25 years our highly trained specialized team members have developed and handcraft PCO cameras. Excellent performance and reliability are guaranteed by using sophisticated technologies in design, high production standards and strict quality controls. 

PCO owned subsidiaries in America, Europe and Asia provide a strong support network for our customers worldwide.  Our factory owned distribution channels ensures that PCO cameras are developed and supported in a manner that meets our customer applications with customer input having a direct path back to our product development and support teams.

PCO is the Pioneer of sCMOS sensor technology.

Our new family pco.edge sCMOS camera models are a breakthrough in scientific imaging. Their introduction has revolutionized the scientific and industrial camera market with their distinctive ability to simultaneously deliver the lowest noise levels, fast frame rates, wide dynamic range, high quantum efficiency and large field of view, all in one image.

FEATURED PRODUCTS

Compact sCMOS Camera: pco.panda Compact sCMOS Camera: pco.panda

The new pco.panda is a state-of-the-art sCMOS sensor camera system designed to provide high quantum efficiency with the lowest dark noise for a number of applications, including live cell microscopy, single molecule detection, bio- and chemi-luminescence, GSDIM, PALM, STORM, SPIM, and more. It also is housed in a compact package – just 65 mm3.

 Scientific CMOS Cameras: pco.edge Scientific CMOS Cameras: pco.edge

PCO offers a family of scientific CMOS (sCMOS) cameras featuring high-resolution, high quantum efficiency, high frame rates, high dynamic range, and availability with various interface options. These cameras are designed to provide low latency, low jitter, real-time signals between a camera and frame grabber while carrying image data, control data, and trigger events. These cameras feature 2048 x 2048 pixel resolution (2560 x 2160 in the 5.5 model), and the option of Camera Link HS (CLHS).

pco.dimax cs – A Compact & Versatile High-Speed Camera For Numerous Applications pco.dimax cs – A Compact & Versatile High-Speed Camera For Numerous Applications

The potential imaging applications involving car safety testing are numerous. With built-in image calibration, light and ruggedized packaging, a quick-change lens adapter, and secure synchronization capabilities in multi-camera environments, the pco.dimax cs high speed cameras are well-equipped to handle them all.

High Speed CMOS Cameras: pco.dimax Series High Speed CMOS Cameras: pco.dimax Series

PCO’s high speed CMOS camera series delivers extremely fast frame rates, high resolution, and a variety of operational and trigger modes. They are well suited for applications involving airbag inflation, combustion research, ballistics testing, and other high speed camera applications. The pco.dimax HS is available in three different types: the S models, HD/HD+ models, and HS models.

Luminescence Lifetime Imaging Camera: pco.flim Luminescence Lifetime Imaging Camera: pco.flim

The pco.flim camera system is the first luminescence lifetime imaging camera designed to use a two tap CMOS image sensor. It is purposed for a wide variety of life science applications including biomarkers, sensing, and fluorescence lifetime imaging.

pco.pixelfly usb: Compact High Performance Digital CCD Camera System pco.pixelfly usb: Compact High Performance Digital CCD Camera System

The new pco.pixelfly usb is a high performance digital 14 bit CCD camera system specially designed for low light applications in the spectral range of visible light if a small form factor is required. This compact digital CCD camera system is perfectly suited for many scientific and industrial imaging applications including microscopy, spectroscopy, and quality control.

14bit UV CCD Camera System: pco.ultraviolet 14bit UV CCD Camera System: pco.ultraviolet

The pco.ultraviolet is a 14bit CCD camera ideal for UV detection, luminescence spectroscopy, hyperspectral imaging, material testing, wafer inspection, mask inspection, spectroscopy, machine vision, high resolution microscopy, scientific imaging, low light level imaging, combustion imaging, and industrial OEM applications.

Cooled CCD Camera System: pco.1600 High Dynamic 14bit Cooled CCD Camera System: pco.1600 High Dynamic 14bit

This high dynamic 14bit cooled CCD camera system comprises advanced CCD and electronics technology. With the new approach to integrate the image memory (camRAM) into the camera itself, it enables unmatched fast image recording with 160MB/s. The system features thermo-electrical cooling (delta vs. ambient -50°C), a superior high resolution (1600 x 1200pixel) and low noise (down to 12e- rms)

CCD Cooled Camera System: pco.2000 High Resolution 14bit CCD Cooled Camera System: pco.2000 High Resolution 14bit

This high resolution 14bit CCD cooled camera system comprises advanced CCD and electronics technology. With the new approach to integrate the image memory (camRAM) into the camera itself, it enables unmatched fast image recording with 160MB/s

Cooled CCD Camera System: pco.4000 High Resolution 14 bit Cooled CCD Camera System: pco.4000 High Resolution 14 bit

This high resolution 14bit cooled CCD camera system comprises advanced CCD and electronics technology. With the new approach to integrate the image memory (camRAM) into the camera itself, it enables unmatched fast image recording with 128MB/s

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CONTACT INFORMATION

PCO-TECH Inc.

6930 Metroplex Drive

Romulus, MI 48174

UNITED STATES

Phone: 248-276-8820

Fax: 248-276-8825

Contact: info@pco-tech.com

EUROPE

PCO AG
Donaupark 11
93309 Kelheim, Germany

fon +49 (0)9441 2005 50
fax +49 (0)9441 2005 20
info@pco.de
www.pco.de

ASIA

PCO Imaging Asia Pte.
3 Temasek Ave
Centennial Tower, Level 34
Singapore, 039190

fon +65-6549-7054
fax +65-6549-7001
info@pco-imaging.de
www.pco-imaging.de

FEATURED ARTICLES

  • The Relationship Between Pixel Size And Sensitivity
    The Relationship Between Pixel Size And Sensitivity

    PCO-TECH looks to debunk the myth that “large pixel image sensors are always more sensitive than small pixel sensors.” This article describes, in detail, the relationship between an image sensor’s pixel size and its sensitivity, and how each defines the quality of an image.

  • Reducing Expenditure, Optimizing Workflow, And Keeping Downtimes Low With High-Speed Rugged Cameras
    Reducing Expenditure, Optimizing Workflow, And Keeping Downtimes Low With High-Speed Rugged Cameras

    PCO has launched a new high-speed series of pco.dimax cs cameras, adding three new models to its portfolio. These new models are compact, ruggedized, and targeted for on- and off-board crash test applications.

  • Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging -- Application Simplified

    Photoluminescence is used for a variety of life science applications, including biomarkers, sensing, and fluorescent lifetime imaging. The pco.flim camera system is the first luminescence lifetime imaging camera designed to use a two tap CMOS image sensor. This white paper discusses the pco.flim camera, and how it simplifies the process of fluorescence lifetime imaging.

  • USB 3.0 PCO Camera Interface Application Note

    This application note discusses the features and issues of using the PCO USB 3.0 camera interface, as well as important considerations and configurations of its recommended hardware and software.

  • sCMOS On The Rise
    sCMOS On The Rise

    When scientific CMOS (sCMOS) image sensors debuted in 2009 at the Laser World of Photonics meeting, the imaging world knew the technology could be big. Three years later, sCMOS image sensors and their uses continue to grow.  By Gerhard Holst, Head of the Science & Research Department, PCO AG

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VIDEOS

  • A Spark In The Dark – And How To Snatch It With PCO’s High-Speed Cameras
    A Spark In The Dark – And How To Snatch It With PCO’s High-Speed Cameras

    High-speed camera users demand cameras that work accurately under the harshest environmental conditions, making reliability and operational capability crucial considerations in scientific cameras. This video shows a combustion analysis application, using a pco.dimax high-speed camera, at the Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart. PCO’s camera acquired exceptionally detailed images due to its sensor’s superior light sensitivity, despite poor lighting conditions.

  • Car Safety Testing Using the pco.dimax cs Camera
    Car Safety Testing Using the pco.dimax cs Camera

    The pco.dimax cs camera with its true 12-bit performance is ideal for providing crisp, brilliant color images for all car safety testing applications involving onboard, offboard, and sled testing. This high speed video presents car safety testing situations recorded with the pco.dimax cs camera.

  • Ladybug Takes Off In Slow Motion
    Ladybug Takes Off In Slow Motion

    This particular sequence was recorded with at pco.dimax HD CMOS camera at 3,000 frames-per-second and 1296 x 720 pixel resolution. Once the ladybug unfolds its wings, the display speed is reduced to 25 fps.

  • Clear, Colored Images Captured In Low Light
    Clear, Colored Images Captured In Low Light

    This video was taken out of a lab window at dawn. The sequence displays three times at 16bit and 8bit scaling to capture details. All imagery was captured by the pco.edge – a color, sCMOS (scientific CMOS) camera operating at 2560 x 2160 resolution at 100 frames/s.

  • Fishing Kingfisher in Slow Motion II
    Fishing Kingfisher in Slow Motion II

    The pco.dimax HD is a high-speed, 12-bit CMOS camera ideal for a variety of slow-motion capture applications. In this video example, Rainer Bergomaz from Blue Paw Artists used one of these cameras with 1920 x 1440 pixel resolution @ 1060 frames/s to capture sequences of young kingfishers trying (successfully, in some instances) to catch fish.

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