ABOUT US

PCO – three decades as Pioneer in Camera and Optoelectronics

PCO is a Pioneer in Cameras and Optoelectronics with more than 30 years of expert knowledge and experience developing and manufacturing high-end camera systems. PCO has forged ahead to becoming a leading specialist and innovator in digital imaging used in scientific and industrial applications.

In-house competence of all significant technical disciplines and partnering with leading image sensor manufacturers ensures cutting edge sCMOS and high-speed imaging technology. The company’s customers’ input has a direct path back to its product development and support teams, enabling constant advancements of hardware and software.

PCO’s worldwide entities ensure that its cameras are developed and supported in a way that meets the user’s applications. From its inception in 1987 to present day, PCO has been growing continuously and striven to improve its position as a global supplier by being geographically closer to its customers. To that end, PCO operates subsidiaries in the USA, Canada, Singapore and China along with its headquarters in Germany.

PCO supports the constant advancement of science and industry by relentlessly pursuing technological perfection. The company’s cameras are used in scientific and industrial research, automotive testing, quality control, metrology and a large variety of other applications worldwide.

COMPACT SCMOS

pco.panda 4.2 bi: ultra compact sCMOS camera with up to 95% quantum efficiency pco.panda 4.2 bi: ultra compact sCMOS camera with up to 95% quantum efficiency

PCO introduces its latest camera innovation: the pco.panda 4.2bi, a state-of-the-art, back illuminated sCMOS camera providing outstanding quantum efficiency, up to 95%. It is ideal for demanding lighting conditions, even without active cooling, in countless applications in microscopy and life science.

Compact sCMOS Camera pco.panda 4.2 Compact sCMOS Camera pco.panda 4.2

PCO introduces its latest camera innovation: the pco.panda 4.2, a state-of-the-art sCMOS camera featuring the same compact 65 x 65 x 65 mm dimensions. This camera provides outstanding quantum efficiency, up to 80%, and excellent image quality provided by the 16-bit sCMOS sensor.

Compact Back Illuminated sCMOS Camera In UV: pco.panda 4.2 bi UV Compact Back Illuminated sCMOS Camera In UV: pco.panda 4.2 bi UV

The pco.panda 4.2 bi UV is a compact, back illuminated sCMOS camera designed to work inside the ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths. A specialized input window inside the camera achieves high QE within the UV range. Based on the compact pco.panda series with back illuminated sensor technology, this camera is perfect for demanding lighting conditions, even without active cooling.

More From Compact CMOs

COOLED SCMOS

Cooled sCMOS With Highest 26 MPix Resolution: pco.edge 26 Cooled sCMOS With Highest 26 MPix Resolution: pco.edge 26

PCO offers the pco.edge 26 sCMOS camera with 5120 x 5120 pixel resolution and a 2.5 x 2.5 µm² pixel size for achieving the maximum level of spatial resolution for many applications, including microscopy imaging with low magnification.

pco.edge 4.2 bi: deep cooled sCMOS camera with up to 95% quantum efficiency pco.edge 4.2 bi: deep cooled sCMOS camera with up to 95% quantum efficiency

The pco.edge 4.2 bi is a back illuminated camera sensor with high resolution and a 6.5 x 6.5 μm² pixel size for high-quality images with quantum efficiency up to 95%. The pco.edge 4.2 bi incorporates a powerful USB 3.1 interface, and a flexible cooling system allowing the use of air or water to cool the sensor down to -25 °C. At this temperature, the dark current is reduced to 0.2 e-/pixel/s. 

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

PCO's scientific CMOS (sCMOS) cameras feature high-resolution, high quantum efficiency, high frame rates, high dynamic range, and availability with various interface options. They are designed to provide low latency, low jitter,and  real-time signals between a camera and frame grabber. 

Compact Back Illuminated sCMOS Camera In UV: pco.edge 4.2 bi UV Compact Back Illuminated sCMOS Camera In UV: pco.edge 4.2 bi UV

The pco.edge 4.2 bi UV is a compact, cooled, back illuminated sCMOS camera designed to work inside the ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths. A specialized input window inside the camera achieves high QE within the UV range. Based on the compact pco.edge series with back illuminated sensor technology, this camera is perfect for demanding lighting conditions, even without active cooling.

More From Cooled sCMOS

COMPACT CCD

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.

14-Bit UV CCD Camera System: pco.ultraviolet 14-Bit UV CCD Camera System: pco.ultraviolet

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

More From Compact CCD

UV SENSITIVE

14-Bit UV CCD Camera System: pco.ultraviolet 14-Bit UV CCD Camera System: pco.ultraviolet

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

Compact Back Illuminated sCMOS Camera In UV: pco.panda 4.2 bi UV Compact Back Illuminated sCMOS Camera In UV: pco.panda 4.2 bi UV

The pco.panda 4.2 bi UV is a compact, back illuminated sCMOS camera designed to work inside the ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths. A specialized input window inside the camera achieves high QE within the UV range. Based on the compact pco.panda series with back illuminated sensor technology, this camera is perfect for demanding lighting conditions, even without active cooling.

Compact Back Illuminated sCMOS Camera In UV: pco.edge 4.2 bi UV Compact Back Illuminated sCMOS Camera In UV: pco.edge 4.2 bi UV

The pco.edge 4.2 bi UV is a compact, cooled, back illuminated sCMOS camera designed to work inside the ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths. A specialized input window inside the camera achieves high QE within the UV range. Based on the compact pco.edge series with back illuminated sensor technology, this camera is perfect for demanding lighting conditions, even without active cooling.

More From UV Sensitive

STREAMING

sCMOS Camera With Streaming via 10G FOL: pco.edge 4.2 (10G FOL) sCMOS Camera With Streaming via 10G FOL: pco.edge 4.2 (10G FOL)

The pco.edge 4.2 sCMOS camera operates with streaming via a 10G FOL (Camera Link HS). It allows for direct processing of large data transfers on a computer. This high-performance data interface makes it easy to securely bridge distances of more than 10 km.

sCMOS Camera With Streaming via 10G FOL: pco.edge 5.5 (10G FOL) sCMOS Camera With Streaming via 10G FOL: pco.edge 5.5 (10G FOL)

The pco.edge 5.5 sCMOS camera operates with streaming via a 10G FOL (Camera Link HS). It allows for direct processing of large data transfers on a computer. This high-performance data interface makes it easy to securely bridge distances of more than 10 km.

More From Streaming

HIGHSPEED CAMERAS

Compact And Versatile High-Speed Camera For Numerous Applications Compact And Versatile High-Speed Camera For Numerous Applications

The potential imaging applications involving car safety testing are numerous. With built-in image calibration, 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.

More From HighSpeed Cameras

FLIM CAMERAS

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

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

More From FLIM Cameras

INTENSIFIED CAMERAS

pco.dicam C1: intensified sCMOS camera pco.dicam C1: intensified sCMOS camera

PCO introduces the new pco.dicam C1 and as the first intensified camera systems to exploit the full performance inherent to scientific CMOS sensor technology. The camera features optical coupling of 25 mm high resolution image intensifiers, an excellent high efficiency tandem lens system, and a 16 bit 4 MPix sCMOS sensor.

pco.dicam C4: 4 channel intensified sCMOS camera pco.dicam C4: 4 channel intensified sCMOS camera

PCO introduces the new pco.dicam C4 as a fully integrated 4-channel intensified camera system to exploit the full performance inherent to scientific CMOS sensor technology. The pco.dicam C4 distributes the incident light from a single optical input to multiple modules. These modules are capable of detecting very few photons with nanosecond time resolution.

More From Intensified Cameras

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
info@pco.de
pco.de

AMERICA

PCO-TECH
6930 Metroplex Drive
Romulus, Michigan 48174, USA

+1 248 276 8820
info@pco-tech.com
pco-tech.com

ASIA

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

fon +65-6549-7054
info@pco-imaging.com
www.pco-imaging.com

CHINA

Suzhou PCO Imaging Technology Co., Ltd.
Room A10, 4th Floor, Building 4
Ascendas Xinsu Square, No5 Xinghan Street
Suzhou Industrial Park, China 215021

fon +86-512-67634643
info@pco.cn
pco.cn

FEATURED ARTICLES

More Articles

VIDEOS

  • Introducing The pco.edge bi For Microscopy Applications
    Introducing The pco.edge bi For Microscopy Applications

    Dr. Scott Metzler from PCO introduces the pco.edge 4.2 bi back illuminated camera sensor with high resolution and a 6.5 x 6.5 μm² pixel size for high-quality images with quantum efficiency up to 95%. This next-generation camera offers an extremely versatile solution for all of your microscopy needs.

  •  Why You Should Use Back Illuminated sCMOS Cameras For OEM Development
    Why You Should Use Back Illuminated sCMOS Cameras For OEM Development

    On our last day here at Photonics West 2019, Dr. Scott Metzler from PCO presents the enhanced capabilities that bi sCMOS sensors have to offer, including up to 95% quantum efficiency and a broader spectral response than previous generations. Check out the video for more information.

  • What Is Dynamic Range, And Why Bother?
    What Is Dynamic Range, And Why Bother?

    Thomas Bauersachs with pco.tech explains what dynamic range is as it relates to a camera’s capabilities and specifications. Watch the video to better understand its importance and how it can affect your imaging application.

  • Product Video: New Scientific Cameras For Versatile Applications
    Product Video: New Scientific Cameras For Versatile Applications

    Thomas Bauersachs with pco.tech took time out of day one of Photonics West 2018 to show us their new back-illuminated sensor-based pco.panda – an sCMOS camera featuring up to 95% quantum efficiency.

  • Video: Photoluminescence In The Time Domain
    Video: Photoluminescence In The Time Domain

    This video shows the principle of photoluminescence in the time domain (pulsed excitation) and in the frequency domain (continuous, modulated excitation) using the pco.flim – a specialized camera for luminescence lifetime measurements in the frequency domain. The corresponding waveforms of light, shaped and delayed by a reflective target and a photoluminescent sample, are visualized.

More PCO Videos