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  1. Raptor wins Manufacturing Innovation Award in Made in Northern Ireland Awards

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    Raptor has been awarded the Made in Northern Ireland Manufacturing Innovation Award 2021 for the company’s work in deep-cooled CCD cameras. The award recognizes the recent growth and success that Raptor has enjoyed over the past year, picking up significant contracts with key customers.

    Made in Northern Ireland – Manufacturing Innovation Award

    Raptor Photonics Ltd
    Telephone:+44 28 2827 0141
    Email: sales@raptorphotonics.com

  2. Spectra Expo 2021

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    Raptor Photonics will be exhibiting and presenting at Spectro Expo on 24 March 2021. It consists of a series of scientific conferences related to hyperspectral aspects including:

    • the 11th Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing: Evolution in Remote Sensing (WHISPERS)
    • the 2nd Symposium on Short Wave Infrared Imaging and Spectroscopy (SwIImS)
    • the 2nd Workshop : Hyperspectral Sensing meets Machine Learning and Pattern Analysis (HyperMLPA)

    Register to attend here.

    If you would like to set up a call / Zoom to discuss your camera requirements, please contact us at sales@raptorphotonics.com to set up a call.

  3. Raptor SWIR Cameras Improve Productivity For The Remote Sensing Of Vegetation

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    Forage Mass Monitoring (FFM) analysis has been traditionally done using biomass sampling to calculate biomass yield per hectare. Raptor Photonics has recently published an Application Note showing how reflectance spectroscopy methods using drone based remote sensing systems are now being used to derive well-established vegetation indices (VIs) more efficiently than biomass sampling. Researchers from the University of Applied Science Koblenz have developed an imaging system in the form of a multispectral multi-camera system using two of Raptor’s Owl 640M cameras enabling the coverage from 600 to 1700 nm. Promising results prove the principal suitability of such systems for airborne monitoring of small to medium-sized farmland in agricultural applications for precision agriculture, such as biomass for crops and grasslands.


    Raptor Photonics Ltd
    Telephone:+44 28 2827 0141
    Email: sales@raptorphotonics.com

  4. LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA 2021

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    Raptor will be attending LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA 2021 at Shanghai International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 17th to 19th March 2021.

    We will be represented by our partner BeiJing StarLight Technology Co.,Ltd. who will be on booth W4.4740.

    Starlight staff will be running a range of Raptor cameras including the new Ninox 640 SU, a deep cooled InGaAs camera.

    Come along to China’s Platform for the Photonics Community.

    To set up an appointment with Raptor or Starlight, please contact sales@raptorphotonics.com

  5. Raptor’s X-Ray Sensor Replacement Promise

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    Working with high-energy lasers it is almost inevitable that sensors occasionally get damaged. We appreciate the time and financial impact of downtime associated with a broken camera. At Raptor we have experienced this pain ourselves. As a result, we offer a sensor damage replacement scheme, where we will replace any laser damaged sensors in our cameras at a cost equal to 50% of the initial camera cost, during the first two years of ownership. We will do this quickly and without fuss.

    Visit Raptor Support to find out more details or contact us at sales@raptorphotonics.com

  6. Raptor launches the Ninox 640 SU, the best “scientific” SWIR camera in the World!

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    Raptor Photonics has launched the Ninox 640 SU, a vacuum cooled InGaAs based camera with 640×512 sensor with a 15µm x 15µm pixel pitch for the highest spatial resolution. The Ninox 640SU is vacuum cooled to -80°C for ultra-long exposures of up to 5 minutes. Its ultra-low dark current and read-noise result in the best “scientific” SWIR camera on the market today. It is the perfect camera for staring applications in SWIR wavelengths (from 900nm – 1700nm) including NIR-II In-Vivo Imaging, Fluorescence Imaging and Astronomy.

    For more information contact Raptor at sales@raptorphotonics.com

    More about our Ninox 640SU

  7. Raptor receives prestigious innovation award for Owl 1280 Vis-SWIR camera

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    Raptor Photonics, a leader in innovative digital camera solutions announced today that its Owl 1280 Vis-SWIR camera has been 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.

    For more information contact Raptor at sales@raptorphotonics.com

    More about our Owl 1280

  8. Raptor Photonics appoints a new distributor of its camera solutions in India.

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    Raptor is pleased to announce that S M Creative Electronics Ltd (SMCEL) has been appointed as a distributor of its camera solutions in India.

    With its headquarters at Gurgaon (Haryana), SMCEL is a distributor and value-added reseller for variety of components and sub-assemblies in high technology areas. It has longstanding relationships with Indian Space and Defense contractors as well as academic institutions, R&D departments, and company laboratories across India. The company will market and sell Raptor’s full range of camera solutions. SMCEL was established in 1992 and is an ISO (9001-2015) certified company.

    Contact details:

    S M Creative Electronics Ltd (SMCEL)
    Plot No.38, Hartron Complex, Sector-18, Udyog Vihar, Phase-IV
    Haryana 122022

    Tel: +91-124-49-098-50

    Email: smcel@smcel.com



  9. Raptor appoints new Sales Manager

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    Raptor welcomes Peter Hagen to the company as our new Sales Manager. As a key part of Raptor’s growth strategy to expand and pursue new markets, Peter will be responsible for growing sales worldwide. Peter has previously held leadership positions in the automotive industry. Welcome aboard Peter as Raptor continues to grow.