Xenics to highlight their infrared imaging expertise for Latin America at FIDAE in Chile

Xenics to highlight their infrared imaging expertise for Latin America at FIDAE in Chile

Leuven, Belgium, 24 February 2014 --- Xenics, Europe's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared imagers and cameras, will be attending the International Air and Space Fair, FIDAE from March 25 to March 30 in Santiago, Chile. This leading aerospace and defence trade fair in Latin America will be the ideal venue for Xenics to introduce new products to the government and security systems communities. Xenics will be at Hall F, Booth F30 at the Belgium pavilion hosted by BSDI (Belgium Security & Defence Industry).

 

Benefits for the Latin-American market
Xenics is focusing on further developing business in Latin America. For the past 13 years the Belgian company has grown to become the leading European supplier of ITAR-free (International Trade in Arms Regulation) products covering the complete infrared spectrum. 

Xenics is attending FIDAE 2014 to highlight their expertise in developing and supplying high resolution infrared modules and cameras for use under all weather conditions to increase situational awareness.

For developing and manufacturing their SWIR (Short Wave Infra-Red) imagers, Xenics has a dedicated in-house InGaAs (Indium Gallium Arsenide) production facility. SWIR imaging technology offers advantages in adverse atmospheric conditions (fog, haze, dust, smoke). The high sensitivity and large dynamic range allows for imaging during bright daylight as well as moonless nights by utilizing the night glow. Therefore Xenics’ cameras using this SWIR technology are well-suited for reconnaissance tasks and very important for public order and security.

Xenics’ SWIR technology is also used in satellites. Xenics is participating in several projects of the European Space Agency (ESA), including the Proba-V earth observation satellite. This clearly showcases their capabilities in highly reliable product development. They are also ISO-9001:2008 certified, offer a worldwide sales network and after-sales service based on local contact points. The products can be deployed in homeland security and defence tasks as well as in airborne, space and other commercial vision applications. 

Focus on flexible outdoor cameras and airborne systems
The Xenics outdoor infrared security cameras, such as the Meerkat-Fix, Meerkat-PTZ and Meerkat- Mobile, benefit from features such as extreme weather proofing (up to IP 69), the implementation of various video transmission standards, compression algorithms and a broad range of short and long range lenses. The cameras can be easily configured by the customer to ensure that the solution is always the right one for the required situation.

Xenics’ airborne systems can be installed on manned and unmanned aircrafts. The Pumair series, gyro-stabilized gimbals, are suitable for fixed wing and rotary aircraft deployment.

Product development and production is carried out in Europe for the highest performing pecifications needed worldwide. These include higher frame rates and higher sensitivity. Xenics products have rugged designs with advanced on-board image processing, high frame rates and are ideal for day and night visibility in hostile conditions covering the full infrared spectrum from visible near-infrared, to short-, mid- and long-wave infrared (0.4 to 14 μm).

There will be live demonstrations at the booth for all Xenics products mentioned above, including one to show how SWIR works. Trade show attendees are warmly invited to the Belgian day at the trade show on Wednesday, 26 March.

Myriam Gillisjans will be available in Hall F, Booth F30 to help with any enquiries.

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.

University of Strathclyde