Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. offers advanced infrared imaging systems and components for commercial, military, government and OEM customers.
We are both a manufacturer of infrared camera products, and a distributor of components in infrared technology. We craft specialized infrared imaging systems designed for commercial, military, government and OEM end-users. We support infrared camera and component technologies from the industry’s leading technology developers. Our services and products include optics, infrared camera components and engines, and specialized digital processing of infrared image data.
Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. experts in thermal imaging technology, provides cameras, components, and systems solutions for infrared camera users and integrators. Sierra-Olympic partners with industry-leading manufacturers to offer complete solutions for SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR imaging applications.
The company was founded in 1995 as a sales representation firm for advanced, cooled infrared camera technologies developed by Amber, a Raytheon company. The founders' experience dates back to the earliest commercially-available, cooled InSb cameras developed in the late 1980’s. In 2010, the company was acquired by Hood Technology Corporation of Hood River, OR.
Sierra-Olympic's expertise dates back to the earliest commercially-available cooled MWIR Indium Antimonide (InSb) focal plane arrays, and spans virtually all modern FPA-based infrared imaging technologies. We have grown to become one of the largest consumers of cooled MWIR component technology in the world. We support leading technologies in uncooled microbolometer FPAs, and we have extensive experience in infrared optics development and integration, and sensor-processor interfaces.
With roots in the Western USA, Sierra-Olympic now services customers worldwide with consistent dedication to advanced technologies, exportable EAR products, and custom development of camera engines for a wide range of applications.
Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.
3100 Cascade Ave
Hood River, OR 97031
Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for innovative imaging applications, will premiere the new Ventus OGI, an optical gas imaging camera core at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018 May 1 - 3, Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado, in booth # 3528. The revolutionary camera with a 640 x 512, 15-micron pixel-pitch midwave-infrared (MWIR) detector array provides unmatched thermal sensitivity and weighs only 580 grams, with lens.
Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for innovative imaging applications, will introduce the Tenum™640, an extraordinary thermal imager with a 640 x 512 array and 10-micron pixel pitch, at SPIE’s DCS in Orlando, Florida. The new camera, from the Leonardo DRS line of uncooled thermal cores, will be showcased in Sierra-Olympic’s booth #1529, April 17 - 19, 2018.
Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for innovative imaging applications, will demonstrate the new Vinden LR series of long-range thermal cameras with powerful continuous-zoom optics. The OEM camera modules have several zoom lens options that provide a narrow horizontal field-of-view (HFOV) as small as 1.5° without compromising image quality, optical speed, or sensitivity. It also features a highly-tuned, one-touch autofocus that is easy-to-use, with dependable operation throughout the zoom range.
Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for innovative imaging applications, will showcase the new Vinden 75, an uncooled thermal imaging engine. The OEM module utilizes a longwave infrared (LWIR), vanadium oxide (VOx) microbolometer sensor and novel zoom optics to offer the highest LWIR imaging performance per unit, per gram and volume.
Sierra-Olympic Technologies (www.sierraolympic.com), supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for innovative imaging applications, has signed an agreement with Leonardo DRS, Inc. (www.leonardodrs.com) to become its U.S. master distributor of commercial uncooled thermal camera cores.
Chris Johnston with Sierra-Olympic introduced us to the Vayu HD camera – the only 2 megapixel longwave uncooled camera on the market. Watch the video to learn more about the camera, as well as a new partnership with DRS Technologies, and a new zoom lens.
There are unique challenges involved in bringing infrared cameras up to the high-definition standards we’ve all grown accustomed to for cameras in the visible range. Chris Johnston with Sierra-Olympic Technologies spent a few minutes at DCS 2017 to speak about these challenges.
At Photonics West 2017, Chris Johnston with Sierra-Olympic talked to us about the challenges of developing high definition thermal imagers, as well as some of his company’s accomplishments regarding independent infrared imaging.
Sierra Olympic’s Chris Johnston had some really interesting displays to share with us at Photonics West in 2016. The first involved a thermography camera with resolution you need to see to believe.
Chris Johnston with Sierra-Olympic took time out of day two of the exhibition to show us the Vinden CZ. If you work in the security and surveillance space or have a project that requires thermal imaging with advanced continuous zoom capabilities, watch the video to see if its features and specifications match your needs.
Midwave Infrared (MWIR) cameras work by capturing images below the red end of the visible color spectrum at the peak absorption of emissions of hydrocarbon gases such as methane, propane and butane, which are often odorless and invisible to the naked eye. Using these MWIR cameras to detect emissions helps guarantee the safety of people working in the oil and gas industry, as well as help protect the environment and reduce costs of repairs.
Sierra-Olympic offers the Vinden 75LR compact, 5X continuous zoom thermal camera for advanced image processing, and high-performance long-wave infrared (LWIR) thermal imaging. Utilizing a vanadium oxide (VOx) microbolometer sensor and novel zoom optics, the camera is designed for integrators to provide the best possible LWIR imaging performance in constrained mass and volume environments, including defense, security, surveillance, border, port and base security applications.
The Ventus OGI optical gas imaging (OGI) camera is built with a 640 x 512, 15-micron pixel-pitch midwave-infrared (MWIR) detector array providing unmatched thermal sensitivity. Weighing only 580 grams with the lens in a compact 146.6 mm x 70.9 mm x 73.1 mm package, this camera is the smallest, lightest, and lowest-powered OGI camera for detecting and visualizing hydrocarbon gas leaks such as methane, propane, butane, and more.
The Tenum™ 640 uncooled, infrared sensor with 640 x 512 resolution is designed to provide superior long-wave infrared (LWIR) detection for a variety of OEM applications. This sensor balances an ultra-small pixel structure with an ultra-sensitive microbolometer performance at a significant cost advantage.
The Vinden LR Series of cameras are designed to provide long range thermal imaging with powerful continuous zoom for thermal and multi-sensor defense systems in defense, security, surveillance, border, port, and base security applications. The cameras feature a 12 µm 640 x 480 LWIR thermal core with high sensitivity up to 60 Hz. This OEM-friendly module delivers on-board image processing, on-board recording and storage, auto-focus, electronic image stabilization, H.264 IP encoding, and more.