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About Raptor

Raptor Photonics aims to provide world-class low light level camera solutions to industrial, research and governmental organisations around the globe.

Raptor Photonics Limited is a high-tech company based in Northern Ireland, which was established in September 2006. Its main focus is to design, manufacture and sell the next generation of high performance, cutting edge, low light level digital cameras.

Benefiting from more than 100 years of combined technological experience in CCD, ICCD, EMCCD, CCTV, SWIR and video design, the company includes leading experts in a variety of key areas, such as:

  • Analogue and digital signal processing
  • Digital design including PCI, USB2/3, LVDS, CameraLink, Firewire, GigE
  • FPGA (VHDL) development for imaging processing
  • High-speed analogue and digital design
  • Low noise pre-amp circuit development
  • High voltage and ultrafast pulse circuit design
  • Embedded firmware development
  • Application development in C++, VB & Delphi
  • Vacuum design
  • High energy / X-Ray design
  • Mechanical and Optical design.


Award-winning Raptor

Raptor has picked up numerous awards along the way. The most recent one is for our Owl 1280 Vis-SWIR camera, which was recognized among the best by the 2020 Laser Focus World Innovators Awards. An esteemed and experienced panel of judges from the optics and photonics community awarded Raptor Photonics as a Gold honoree recognizing the most innovative products impacting the photonics community this year. The camera represents the latest in HD format low light Vis-SWIR imaging and the Gold-level Innovators Award recognizes a substantial improvement over previous methods employed, approaches taken, or products/systems used.

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Doing Business with Raptor

See our commercial Terms & Conditions – November 2019


Raptor Quality Assurance




Raptor designs and builds innovative, high-quality cameras. We carry a number of accreditations and standards.

  • MilSpec Standards: All our cameras are designed to MIL-STD-810F and MIL-STD-704F standards
  • High Quality: We carry the latest quality accreditation BS EN ISO 9001:2015 and IPC Class 3. We have RMAs (returns) of < 2%
  • Rugged and Compact: Our cameras are designed for EMC & Environmental stress, shock & vibration
  • Quality Workmanship: Our cameras are built to Class IPCa610, ESD and are RoHS Compliant

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Raptor Cyber Essentials Assured

The benefits of obtaining Cyber Essentials • ISO Quality Services Limited

Raptor is now a Cyber Essentials assured organisation, complying with the requirements of the Cyber Essentials Scheme.

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Raptor Global Code of Ethical Business Conduct

Raptor Global Code of Ethical Business Conduct 2020.

Raptor has published it’s Global Code of Ethical Business Conduct Policy for 2020.

For a full copy or for any questions, please contact sales@raptorphotonics.com


The Raptor Advantage – Made in the UK

All components used in our cameras are reputably sourced from approved ISO9001 :2015 suppliers offering full tractability.  We appreciate that our cameras end up in mission critical equipment, in both medical and surveillance applications where reliability and quality are paramount.

We are 100% committed to preventing the use of any grey / counterfeit goods as components within our products.  All suppliers are continuously monitored for compliance with the Conflict Minerals rule, section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act (2010).

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Opportunities to work for Raptor

Raptor is a fast-growing enterprise. We are continually looking for talented people to add to our small dynamic team in order to grow our business. If you feel you can contribute and be part of this team, please let us know by sending us your CV.

The following areas are of key interest to us:

  • Electronic Design
  • Analogue circuits – preamplifiers, feedback control, transmission lines, impedance matching.
  • Digital design – FPGA, VHDL, high-speed design techniques, embedded processing
  • Firmware – embedded microcontroller ASM/C/C++
  • Software Design(C/C++)
  • External Hardware interfacing and control (PCI card, USB, RS232/RS485 and other PC interfaces)
  • SDK and applications development
  • Image capture/process/display/record/playback

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Export Control Guidelines

EMCCD cameras

In January 2009 the UK Government brought into effect export control for EMCCD cameras.  This legislation is part of a world wide agreement called “The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies”, a multilateral export control regime with 40 participating states, including the USA and Japan.

Raptor currently operates an “Open General Export Licences” (OGEL) that allows us simply to record the destination of these controlled products. Countries covered under the OGEL include all members of the EU, the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Norway and Switzerland.

For any other countries, an export licence will be required.

InGaAs Cameras

Raptor InGaAs cameras may require UK Government authorization for export purposes.

As of 10 September 2015 a technical review of a Commodity Jurisdiction request has been concluded by the requisite agencies of the United State Government. The Department of State has determined that Ninox Vis-SWIR camera: model NX1.7-VS—CL-640 is not subject to the jurisdiction of the Department of State. The Department of Commencer (COC) advices this item has an Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) of 6A003.b.4.a. (Non ITAR).

If you have any questions regarding export control of our cameras, please contact sales@raptorphotonics.com


Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Raptor Photonics Ltd is committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within our business and supply chain. We have a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of modern slavery, including servitude, forced, bonded and compulsory labour and human trafficking and we expect our suppliers to adopt the same approach. This statement is made in accordance with Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) and constitutes our anti-slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year commencing 1st October 2017 and ending 30th September 2018, and will be reviewed annually. If you have any questions regarding our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement, please contact sales@raptorphotonics.com.


Conflict Minerals / Grey Goods Policy

Raptor is committed to the responsible sourcing of materials and components used in our cameras throughout our supply chain. To see the latest version of our Conflict Minerals Policy please contact sales@raptorphotonics.com.