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Photon etc. Announces ZephirTM 2.5, the Fastest Affordable MCT Camera on the Market.

Zephir SWIR Camera

Zephir SWIR Camera

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Montreal, QC – Photon etc. is proud to announce the release of the ZephirTM 2.5 MCT Camera, the fastest affordable SWIR camera on the market. Based on a 320x256 HgCdTe FPA, ZephirTM offer a high quantum efficiency on the range 0.8 to 2.5 μm and most importantly an unmatched frame rate of 346 Hz.

First developed for industrial imaging applications requiring high-speed, this camera is now available in its C-Mount version or including a standard objective with 16 mm focal length and a field-of-view of 33.4 x 27 degree. The low dark current and readout noise of ZephirTM allow longer acquisition times than other SWIR cameras (1 μs to 150 ms), making it an ideal tool for low-light scientific and hyperspectral imaging.

Two distinct hyperspectral systems were developed based on this camera, S-EOSTM and a line-scan system. S-EOSTM is a widefield imaging system constinuously tunable over the range 1 to 2.5 μm with a FWHM < 4 nm. From bio-medical applications to material analysis, S-EOSTM will help discover uncharted scientific discoveries. On the other hand, our line-scan spectrograph based system is the perfect device too for sorting or quality control applications.

“Reliability and high frame-rate MCT cameras were paramount for industrial applications of our clients - says Simon Lessard, Director of Electronic and Software Engineering and Product Manager of ZephirTM -, but we could not find such specifications on the market. Thus, we developed ZephirTM having in mind these needs. Furthermore, the four stages TE cooling system makes it a great camera for more demanding scientific research programs like biomedical imaging or advanced material analysis.”

About Photon etc.

Photon etc offers state-of-the-art photonic and optical research instrumentation. Its patented spectral imaging and optical sensing technologies provide solutions for a wide variety of scientific and industrial applications. Photon etc. aims to provide each researcher, engineer and technician with access to the latest innovations in optical and photonic instrumentation. From material analysis to medical imaging, Photon etc’s expertise and spirit of innovation allow the exploration of uncharted territories.













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