Sofradir EC Introduces Miniature Thermal Imaging Engine for High Performance LWIR Imaging

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As a result of advances in cooled infrared detector technology, engines are now available that deliver remarkable performance in a very small package.

Sofradir EC, Inc. demonstrated its new MiTIE-640LW Miniature Thermal Imaging Engine at the 2012 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington DC on October 22-24, 2012. Unique to the MiTIE engine is its cryogenically cooled infrared detector that operates in the long wave 8-10µm spectral band. As a result, the MiTIE-640LW delivers better imaging through obscurants such as fog, smoke and dust, excellent contrast even in cold environments, and reduced impact due to solar reflections.

Because of its compact size and versatile interface electronics, the MiTIE-640LW engine is ideal for easy integration into a wide range of electro-optical systems, including portable, mobile and fixed products, particularly those having size/weight/power restrictions. The MiTIE camera engine includes an integrated detector/dewar/cooler assembly (IDDCA) based on a 15 micron pitch, high performance Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) LW IR focal plane array. The unit produces both analog NTSC/PAL video as well as 14-bit digital data (Camera Link and HDMI). The camera control interface is either USB or Camera Link.

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Company Background
Headquartered in Fairfield, New Jersey, Sofradir EC, Inc. (formerly known as Electrophysics Corp.) is a member of the Sofradir Group of companies since December 2008. Sofradir EC, Inc. develops and manufactures advanced thermal imaging engines based on both cooled and uncooled infrared detectors. In addition, the company manufactures high performance infrared cameras for scientific applications as well as low-light image intensifier-based night vision systems for use with portable digital SLR and video cameras.

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Brooke Herbst
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