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  1. Raptor Photonics Events in 2020 – update

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    Raptor attends shows throughout the year all over the world. It is a great way to meet our customers and talk to new ones about our camera technology, about customer requirements, about new trends. It is also a great way to meet suppliers and distributors.

    However, 2020 has presented us all with a very different landscape. Most shows have been cancelled or rescheduled or become virtual. We are monitoring the situation very closely and as soon as it is safe, we will recommence attending these shows. Watch this space.

  2. New Application Note on Driver Vision Enhancement with SWIR cameras

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    Raptor Photonics has published a new application note on how its range of SWIR cameras offer an alternative to thermal cameras for Driver Vision Enhancement improving a driver’s viewing capabilities while operating in degraded visual conditions such as darkness, fog, smoke, or dust,

    A copy of the note can be found: https://www.raptorphotonics.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Driver-Vision-Enhancement-App-Note.pdf

  3. Raptor Launches The OWL 640 T, World’s First ½” / VGA Sensor With 10µm VIS-SWIR Response For Under $10k

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    Raptor Photonics has launched the Owl 640T, an InGaAs based camera with 640×512 resolution and a 10µm x 10µm pixel pitch. The Owl 640 T has less than 50 electrons readout noise, with a high intra-scene dynamic range of 69dB that enables simultaneous capture of bright and dark portions of a scene. It is an ideal solution for integration into EO systems and for applications including beam profiling and wafer inspection systems.

    Raptor is currently running a special offer on the Owl 640 T, with volume pricing starting from $9,999.

    https://www.raptorphotonics.com/owl-640t-offer/

  4. Raptor appoints a new General Manager

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    Raptor welcomes Liam Mulholland to the company as our new General Manager. As a key part of Raptor’s growth strategy to expand and pursue new markets, Liam will be responsible for directing and managing all day to day business activities and implementing effective business strategies. Liam has previously held leadership positions in medical device manufacturer Stryker Inc, and industrial giant Caterpillar Inc. Welcome aboard Liam.

  5. Raptor launches the World’s first SWaP Optimised ½” / VGA sensor with VIS-SWIR Response

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    Raptor Photonics, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance digital cameras has launched the World’s first SWaP Optimised ½” / VGA sensor with VIS-SWIR Response. With a 10µm x 10µm pixel pitch, the Owl 640 T has less than 50 electrons readout noise, with a high intra-scene dynamic range of 69dB that enables simultaneous capture of bright and dark portions of a scene.

    Available with a 12-bit Camera Link output, the Owl 640 T runs from 10 to 60Hz. The camera features an on-board Automated Gain Control (AGC) which enables the best contrast imaging from a dark to bright imaging scene, as well as an on-board intelligent 3 point Non-Uniform Correction (NUC), providing the highest quality images. The Owl 640 T offers ½” optical design, taking advantage of a smaller and lighter lens. The camera is the ideal solution for the Mini UAV and Gimbal market and hand-held integrated systems.

    As with all Raptor cameras, the Owl 640 T is ultra-compact and rugged. The camera uses a Thermometric cooler to stabilize the sensor temperature with no fan being used.

    The camera comes with a range of analysis software including XCAP and Micromanager and a standard CameraLink frame grabber (EPIX).

  6. New Tech Note – Understanding Electron Multiplying Gain

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    Electron Multiplying CCD (EMCCD) cameras, such as the Falcon III, can be used to detect very weak signals, which would otherwise be lost within the noise floor of the camera. Using a conventional CCD to detect these very weak signals, usually requires both long exposure times (to integrate a detectable amount of signal) and slow readout rates (to minimize the read noise). However, EMCCD cameras can detect these same signals using much shorter exposure times and higher readout rates. This is done by applying EM gain to the signal before it reaches the output amplifier of the CCD sensor, effectively reducing the read noise of the sensor by a factor equal to the amount of gain applied.

    Download paper here.

  7. Raptor launches a range of new cameras at Photonics West 2020

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    New Ninox 640 II camera

    Raptor Photonics, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance digital cameras is launching some new and exciting cameras at the world’s premier camera show in San Francisco from February 4th-6th 2020 on Booth #2343.

    New Ninox 640 II – following on from the very successful launch of the Ninox 640 three years ago, the new Ninox 640 II features a new low noise sensor, achieving 16e- typical readout noise, the most sensitive VIS-SWIR scientific camera on the market today! It is also launched in a new smaller footprint.

    New Owl 640 N – The Night Owl an ultra-low noise, digital VIS-SWIR camera with 16e- typical readout noise, in a compact and rugged design, engineered for SWaP applications. As the market shifts towards SWIR for digital night vision, the Night Owl offers one of the best solutions on the market.

    New Hawk 252 – the new next-generation 1.3MP EMCCD camera from Raptor, offering HD format in a stabilized package, perfect for speed and sensitivity in a compact and ruggedized footprint.

    Raptor’s VP of Sales & Marketing Mark Donaghy comments “Raptor has enjoyed fantastic growth over the past few years and Photonics West 2020 is a perfect platform to showcase our latest products. We are now one of the leading players in SWIR and VIS-SWIR cameras across our three key markets of scientific, surveillance and aerospace. We also see growth across astronomy and X-Ray markets with our CCD and EMCCD based cameras.

    “We continue to make advances with sensitivity, and we are particularly excited by the new low read noise performance with our latest cameras.” he continued.

    To discuss your camera needs, please request to schedule a meeting at Photonics West 2020 by contacting sales@raptorphotonics.com