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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.

FEATURED PRODUCTS

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. 

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.

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.

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.

 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. 

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.

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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
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93309 Kelheim, Germany

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AMERICA

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

+1 248 276 8820
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ASIA

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

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CHINA

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

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FEATURED ARTICLES

  • Understanding Intensified sCMOS Imaging
    Understanding Intensified sCMOS Imaging

    This white paper investigates the challenges that necessitate the application of image intensification technologies and covers a variety of methods, including the next generation of intensified imaging.

  • Everything You Always Wanted To Know About sCMOS Cameras – But Were Afraid To Ask
    Everything You Always Wanted To Know About sCMOS Cameras – But Were Afraid To Ask

    Everyone has questions that they are too afraid to ask. If this is the case for sCMOS cameras, this eBook by PCO is designed to help answer these questions. Whether it is questions relating to pixel size, camera sensitivity, industry standards, or data transmission, this information is meant to be helpful and fun to read.

  • Why Is Binning Different In CMOS Image Sensors Compared To CCD Image Sensors?
    Why Is Binning Different In CMOS Image Sensors Compared To CCD Image Sensors?

    “Binning” is defined as the combination of the charge carrier content of two or more pixels of an image sensor to form a new so-called super pixel. This white paper discusses the reasons for the difference of “binning” in CMOS and CCD technologies and how it improves the signal-to-noise ratio.

  • Why Is A Backside Illuminated Sensor More Sensitive Than A Front Side Illuminated Sensor?
    Why Is A Backside Illuminated Sensor More Sensitive Than A Front Side Illuminated Sensor?

    Backside illuminated image sensors have fewer obstacles in the pathway of the incoming light as it reaches the volume of the pixel, where the conversion to charge carriers takes place. As a result, backside illuminated CMOS image sensors are able to convert more of the light into charge carriers, resulting in larger signals and better images.

  • Why Does High-Resolution Inspection Of Food Products Matter?
    Why Does High-Resolution Inspection Of Food Products Matter?

    The presence of any foreign material in food products could be a disastrous outcome for any company. This white paper discusses the use of high-resolution cameras for food inspection and the benefits that it offers over other types of inspections.

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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 generation. 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.

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