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  1. Raptor SWIR camera used in the “pursuit of happiness”!

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    Researchers at Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, are investigating the vast and complex network necessary for an organism to sense and react to the world. To do this, researchers must study neurons, which are the building blocks of the nervous system. Neurons connect to create complex networks at highly specialized junctions. Individual cells communicate at these ‘synapses’ by releasing chemical signals (or neurotransmitters) such as dopamine. Despite the central role that synapses play in the brain, it remains challenging to measure exactly where neurotransmitters are released and how far they travel from their release site. Currently, most tools available to scientists only allow bulk measurements of neurotransmitter release. Using a Raptor Ninox II Vis-SWIR camera has enabled researchers to study how dopamine is released from subcellular compartments that have previously not been well characterized.

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  2. Raptor launches new Hyperspectral Imaging System Hardware Engine for OEMs at Vision 2022

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    Raptor has developed a new core hardware engine for Hyperspectral Imaging. The HIS-OEM features the Owl 320HS camera coupled to a custom spectrometer with lens options. With high measurement rates, exceptional spectral and spatial resolution, and a flexibly adjustable field of view, the HIS 320 enables real-time in-line monitoring – even on fast-moving objects. It is the perfect system for OEMs, with easy integration into their own in-house software. It is small, light and rugged, coming in at under 800g including the camera and lens.

    For further information visit, https://www.raptorphotonics.com/products/hyperspectral-imaging-oem-solutions/  or visit us at booth #10H34 at Vision 2022 in Stuttgart on 4-6 October 2022.

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  3. Raptor receives prestigious innovation award for Ninox 640 SU Scientific SWIR camera

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    Raptor Photonics, a leader in innovative digital camera solutions announced today that its Ninox 640 SU SWIR camera has been recognized among the best by the 2022 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 deep cooled 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 Ninox 640 SU

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  4. Raptor has made massive strides in developing “Flight Ready” cameras for space.

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    Over the last few years, Raptor camera cores have been chosen for several LEO Cubesat programs by a global range of leading space companies. Our VIS and SWIR cameras are being integrated into imaging and spectroscopy solutions used for earth observation and laser communication platforms for a range of applications including #wildfires, #greenhouse #gasleak identification, precision #agriculture, climate change monitoring, asset tracking, 5G communications coverage, providing invaluable, fast and accurate information to scientists back on earth.

    Designed to MilSpec and SWaP optimised, Raptor cores make the ideal camera candidates for LEO cubesat programs, surviving the shock and vibration of launch conditions, temperature extremes and relatively low levels of radiation. This has given us invaluable “space heritage” with some of our cameras on current missions for over four years.

    We understand the stringent electro-optical technical requirements for payloads and we are able to offer innovative custom options including mechanical and electronic layouts. Our InGaAs cameras offer exceptional images from 600-1700nm in a range of resolutions from VGA to HD. Our high-quality sensors and low noise electronics result in exceptional quality images. We are seeing increasing interest from a host of commercial and scientific companies who are working on LEO and ground-based projects.

    To find out more about the Owl 1280 camera please visit https://www.raptorphotonics.com/products/owl-1280/

    To discover more about Raptor’s space heritage and our flight-ready cameras visit

    https://www.raptorphotonics.com/space-camera-solutions/

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    To find out more visit our Space section or contact us to discuss your space imaging requirements at sales@raptorphotonics.com

  5. Raptor continues to grow with two new appointments

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    Raptor Photonics Ltd, a global manufacturer of digital cameras, welcomes two new members of staff to the team as the company continues to grow.

    Gareth Cross joins the Operations team as a mechanical design engineer. Gareth comes with many years’ experience, previously holding similar mechanical design roles in aerospace and medical instrumentation industries.

    Chris Robinson joins the Engineering / R&D team as a recently qualified graduate Electronics Engineer. Chris attained a first-class honours degree in Electronic Engineering from Ulster University and undertook his year placement in a camera company as a hardware and FPGA engineer.

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

    See attached Photo of Gareth Cross (l) and Chris Robinson (r)

  6. Raptor offers range of OEM Spectroscopy Solutions

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    Raptor now offers a full suite of cameras and detectors suitable for Raman and HSI applications. We offer a choice of CCD and InGaAs sensors in various resolutions and pixel pitches, optimized for specific wavelengths and a choice of cooling. There are custom options available such as interface, mechanical mounts, windows etc as well as a range of firmware options. Visit our OEM section to find out more.

    Talk to us about your spectroscopy requirements at sales@raptorphotonics.com  

  7. Raptor launches new 1MP C-Mount CCD air-cooling to -80°C

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    Raptor has enhanced its range of cooled CCD cameras with the launch of the Eagle 1MP. Using a back-illuminated CCD (1056 × 1027 pixels with 13μm × 13μm pixel pitch), the camera is air-cooled to -80°C to minimize dark current for longer exposures. Using low noise electronics, it offers 2.3e- readout noise. It is available in C-Mount with an integrated shutter and is the smallest camera in its class at 140mm x 126mm x 120mm.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    For further information visit, www.raptorphotonics.com/products/eagle-1mp/ or visit us on booth #436 at Photonics West 2022.

  8. Raptor welcomes two new members of staff to the sales team

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    Raptor Photonics Ltd, a global manufacturer of digital cameras, welcomes two new members of staff to the sales team.

    Peter Hayes joins the team as Sales Engineer. As a key part of Raptor’s growth strategy to expand and pursue new markets, Peter will be responsible for growing sales, primarily in North America. Peter studied engineering and previously held technical sales roles in manufacturing and recycling industries.

    Richard Benko comes on board as Technical Support Engineer. Richard will be responsible for product support with our customers, primarily in Europe and Asia and is a welcomed addition to our team as we focus on providing excellent customer service. Richard is a qualified Cybersecurity and Computer Network Engineer and has worked previously as a Scientific Camera QC Technician and Service Engineer.

    Richard Benko (l) and Peter Hayes (r) – New members of the Raptor sales team