PLANT ENGINEERING Magazine Honors the Electrophysics® HotShot® Industrial Thermography Camera with Product of the Year Award

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Electrophysics is pleased to announce that HotShot, its cutting-edge thermography camera, has been selected as the 2005 PLANT ENGINEERING magazine Product of the Year.

Electrophysics, a leading manufacturer of thermal cameras, is pleased to announce that HotShot, its cutting-edge thermography camera, has been selected as the 2005 PLANT ENGINEERING magazine Product of the Year. Voted on by the 100,000 Plant Engineering subscribers, the award is a highly prized recognition of design excellence in the field of instrumentation. HotShot combines superior performance and best in class ergonomic design in a low-cost and highly featured package. Electrophysics is honored to be a part of this award that not only encompasses prestige, but is a symbol of quality and innovation in the industry.

Since its first issue in 1947, PLANT ENGINEERING magazine has stood as the leading problem-solving information source for America's industrial plant engineers. It has won virtually every readership study in its field over the past 20 years and well over 100 studies in all. The PLANT ENGINEERING Product of the Year contest is in its 18th year and the awards are among the most sought-after distinctions by manufacturers when establishing new products in the plant engineering industry. The Product of the Year Awards will be presented on March 20, 2006 at a black-tie reception in Rosemont, IL during the National Plant Engineering and Management Show in March 2006.

An entirely new concept in industrial inspection data collection, the HotShot is the world’s first thermography camera with an integrated data logger functionality and icon-based user interface. The camera was designed for industrial inspection of high voltage electrical systems, production machinery and buildings. The HotShot also features a unique rotating thermal camera head that enables a proper perpendicular view of electrical and mechanical systems from floor level to overhead while maintaining an optimal display angle and hand position, even when operating in tight spaces.

The HotShot integrates a high performance micro-bolometer infrared sensor that delivers sharp, highly sensitive thermal images. An easy-to-use joystick control and 3.5” LCD touch screen with on screen control buttons help to facilitate the identification of inspection point locations, incident information and observation details that can later be automatically incorporated into reports. A Compact Flash accessory port provides an industry standard interface for a wide range of existing and future accessory devices including CF memory cards, a WiFi card and a miniature hands-free viewfinder. The USB port and active sync provides an easy method for downloading data to a computer. In addition, the HotShot is also extremely lightweight, weighing a mere 1.8 lbs and features a low-power design that will run for 4 hours on a single charge.

Headquartered in Fairfield, New Jersey, Electrophysics develops advanced thermal imaging, near infrared and night vision systems for use in a host of imaging applications. Since 1969, Electrophysics has maintained its focus on delivering products that reflect the company’s exceptional engineering capabilities to meet specific real world demands while keeping pace with rapidly evolving imaging technologies. The Company has realized exceptional growth as a result of its customer-centric philosophy and remains firmly committed to continually innovating its products in order to enhance the experience of end-users. Electrophysics is vertically integrated with expertise in complex signal processing, optics, embedded software, PC software applications development and hardware design.

For additional information and full specifications, please visit the HotShot product page at


Kyle Kappmeier

R&J Public Relations, LLC



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