Xenics and Stemmer Imaging Broaden their European Distribution Partnership

Xenics and Stemmer Imaging Broaden their European Distribution Partnership

Leuven, Belgium, and Puchheim, Germany, 08 April 2013 --- Xenics, the leading European provider of advanced infrared detectors, cameras and customized IR imaging solutions, has extended the existing distribution agreement for its industrial IR cameras with Europe's largest imaging technology provider Stemmer Imaging of Puchheim, Germany. The new agreement adds Germany and Austria to Stemmer Imaging's distributorship in the UK and France, further broadening its position in the European industrial IR market.

"Our newly extended partnership with Stemmer Imaging is a clear indication to the European market about the excellent image quality and user flexibility of our industrial IR cameras for industrial automation, machine vision and process control. Specifically, this pertains to their small form-factor layout, broad range of lenses availability and industry-standard data interfaces support," said Guido Deutz, Xenics Sales Manager Europe. "The new agreement enlarges the potential for quick and easy imaging systems integration through the proven support of Stemmer Imaging to our German and Austrian customers."

Christof Zollitsch, Managing Director of Stemmer Imaging, said: "The high-quality infrared cameras offered by Xenics have fully satisfied our quality demands. Based on the positive response from our customers and system partners in the UK and France, our distributing these industrial IR cameras in Germany and Austria will be a very promising widening of our sales and support territories. We see excellent prospects for attractive new application areas of Xenics' leading IR technology."

The Xenics product portfolio included in the distribution partnership with Stemmer Imaging comprises industrial infrared cameras in the visible to short-wave infrared (Bobcat, Cheetah and XS), and long-wave infrared (Gobi). Also included are the industrial versions of Xenics' highly sensitive line-scan cameras (Lynx) in the short-wave infrared realm - one of Xenics' core capabilities.

As presented and introduced at Vision 2012 in Stuttgart, the functional and performing highlights of Xenics cameras - such as Bobcat, Gobi and Lynx - are their standard data interfaces like GigE Vision, CameraLink and, soon to come: CoaXPress. Widespread applications of these advanced industrial cameras are found in food inspection, solar systems testing and electronic component manufacturing.

Xenics founder and CEO Bob Grietens comments on the distribution agreement: "Extending our partnership with Stemmer Imaging in the industrial IR segment will further strengthen the capabilities of our European customers in developing effective and reliable solutions for their specific requirements. I'm convinced that now many more industrial users will utilize the IR spectrum by closely working with a strong technology partner, to the benefit of their own customers."

Extreme compact size and low weight

Given the extremely compact size and low weight of the Xenics XS-1.7-320 SWIR camera it was extremely easy to integrate it into our existing optical setup.

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