Environmental monitoring from international space station
Optical Surfaces has reported how a motorised UV-Vis-NIR collimator and interferometric alignment system it supplied to the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) in Berlin, Germany has been used to set-up the ground breaking DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (DESIS).
Improving surveillance of coastal erosion
Resolve Optics has reported on how ultra large format lenses it has developed are helping a next generation aerial surveillance camera gain data on coastal erosion faster and in more detail. Coastal erosion is a main environmental concern which requires accurate aerial data.
Electro-optical tracking systems for UK Royal Navy
Ultra has announced its continued support of the Electro-optical tracking system as part of Babcock’s UK Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer ‘Gun System, Automation ‘(GSA9) in service support contract with the UK Ministry of Defence. The three year contract, with the option for a two year extension, will provide support for all aspects of the electro-optical tracking system for GSA9.
Luminaires bring circularity to the streets
Signify has announced that it is launching two street luminaires that meet the requirements of a circular economy, are easy to install and maintain and can be connected to City Management Systems such as Interact City. Signify is developing products, systems and services for a circular economy to meet the increasing demand for sustainable technologies.
Reliable hermetic optical fibre feedthroughs
Passing optical fibres through extreme environments and between ambient and harsh conditions is a non-trivial exercise. LASER COMPONENTS’ solution for this engineering hardship is a range of hermetic feedthroughs- standard and custom-made.
Ultracompact pulsed laser diode component
LASER COMPONENTS has developed an ultracompact pulsed laser diode component, which combines a high current switch and capacitor together with a high power multi-junction 905nm laser diode chip within a standard hermetically sealed T0-56 package. This product has been developed to help our customers reduce the size and complexity of their range finding and scanning equipment.
Cloud based multisite lighting system
Signify has announced at EuroShop its latest step in the Retail IoT space through the launch of Interact Retail multisite management – a cloud-based, multisite lighting system designed for multiple stores and retail distribution centres. Signify’s Interact Retail multisite management connected lighting system has been vetted by leading UK retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S).
Image sensor with stacked die tech brings 4K performance
OmniVision Technologies has announced the OV64C, its first 64 megapixel (MP) image sensor featuring a 0.8 micron pixel size to enable high resolution smartphone cameras in a 1/1.7" optical format. Built on OmniVision’s PureCel Plus stacked die technology, this sensor provides leading edge still image capture and exceptional 4K video performance with electronic image stabilisation (EIS) for high end smartphones.
Full HD WiFi outdoor turret camera released in the UK
Global smart home security brand, EZVIZ has launched the Full HD WiFi Outdoor Turret wall-mounted camera in the UK. With full HD 1080p resolution video, the camera delivers crystal clear monitoring all day and super night vision so that images still remain visible in full clarity no matter the time of day.
Mouser, Sony sign development boards deal
Spresense development boards for edge computing solutions from Sony Electronics will join the Mouser Electronics linecard following a global distribution agreement between the two companies.