Vision 2018: Official event page

VISION is taking place once again. The bi-yearly machine vision trade fair starts on November 6th 2018. If you work closely in the photonics or machine vision industry, you likely would not pass up this rare opportunity to meet key players in the industry.


But should you pass up on the opportunity to meet the team at Xenics?


We’ve worked hard all year round to prepare for the event. Big plans are in motion, and we want to provide a complete overview of our presence, so that visitors may plan their visit accordingly.  


Enter our official show page for VISION 2018. This is our one-stop page for all things related to our participation in one of the largest machine vision trade fairs in the world.


Here, you will gain access to first-hand information on all developments. Sneak previews, press releases, conference dates – we have you covered.


Updates will be posted whenever new details are available, leading up to the launch of the event. Check back frequently on this page or our social media channels for announcements.

We will continue to support the page even after the doors open on November 6th, with timely updates on all events taking place during the trade days. The page stays live until the end of 2018, so you can always come back after the show to find all developments relating to this event.

Press release now available!

We have released our press update for VISION 2018. Access the full statement below:


Read the complete press release here


What do we offer?

We design and manufacture infrared detectors, cores and cameras with superior image quality. Our infrared products are supporting innovative R&D, industrial automation, machine vision, process control and high-end security applications. We offer a complete portfolio of line-scan and 2D area-scan products in the vSWIR, SWIR, MWIR and LWIR ranges.


Research projects can look forward to discovering the SWIR cameras offered by Xenics. Many of these cameras hold unique attributes, such as the fastest area-scan SWIR camera, the Cheetah series, or the Xeva camera series with its extended response up to 2.5 μm. For system integration and product development projects, a wide range of solutions is offered, from ready to use full cameras down to camera modules and detectors.


To get started, find your application and the most suitable camera we offer at our applications page. On the product pages, assistance is just a click away - submit an inquiry through our webform! Our team is ready to respond to your needs.


Of course - the above mentioned cameras and solutions will be available on our booth during the show.


Most importantly, visitors to our booth will be the first to see our latest and upcoming products - the Manx and Wildcat SWIR camera series.

Manx series - the fastest InGaAs linear camera in the world

Xenics is proud to announce the launch of the Manx series at VISION. Based on the XLIN-FC, an in-house developed Iinear detector, the Manx is a high-performance short-wave infrared (SWIR) camera providing high speed and quality line scan imaging.

At unprecedented line rates of about 400 kHz, the Manx outclasses the state-of-the-art by a factor of 2.5, becoming the fastest linear SWIR camera available in the world. Achieving new grounds in SWIR imaging speeds potentially paves the way for ever faster inspection processes, increasing daily production capabilities for such applications.

Silicon wafer inspections, TFT screen inspections, food and agricultural produce sorting are some industrial applications that would benefit from this new line of ultra fast linear SWIR cameras. The Manx is offered in 3 different resolutions of 512, 1024 or 2048 pixels.

A 2048 pixel version will be available during VISION, demonstrating its high speed, high resolution imaging capability.

Conference - A 400 KHz line rate 2048-pixel Stitched SWIR linear array

Our paper has been accepted and confirmed!  

New developments in medical (SD-OCT) and machine vision applications demand high speed SWIR line scan arrays that at the same time provides high resolution, high dynamic range and low noise.

Xenics developed a family of stitched 12.5 µm pitch SWIR line-arrays achieving line rates up to 400 KHz, based on a modular ROIC design with modules of 512 pixels, stitched during fabrication into 512, 1024 and 2048 pixel arrays, enabling longer arrays to run at a high line rate irrespective of the array length. The detector uses flip-chip (FC) hybridization and operates in low illumination conditions thanks to an in-house developed high sensitivity Read-Out Integrated Circuit (ROIC).

Surpassing the state-of-the art, the XLIN-FC is a major boon for the SWIR system community looking for devices which are not only fast but also have excellent noise performances. 

If the above abstract is interesting for you, don't miss the full presentation!


Title: A 400 KHz line rate 2048-pixel Stitched SWIR linear array

Speaker: Raf Vandersmissen, Product Manager, Xenics nv

Date: Wednesday, 07.11.2018 (12.00 pm – 12.30 pm)

Location: Stage 1, Gallery hall 1 Booth 1Z75


Live product demonstrations

Reliability and accuracy are crucial requirements to reduce operating costs and increase productivity in industrial machine vision.

Our cameras enable important monitoring and control systems in your production and plant processes.

Visit us to see real world examples of how InGaAs line-scan cameras are used in today’s industrial applications.


Lynx: See from the SWIR perspective.

When conventional imaging methods fail to discern differences, it is time to look from a different perspective. In many agricultural, food & beverage industries, this is where infrared imaging comes in.

Short-wave infrared (SWIR) is used in a variety of ways for sorting applications. They can be used to identify foreign objects during packaging processes. In other cases, they are used to track moisture levels of food products for quality assurance.

The advantage of using short-wave infrared (SWIR) line-scan imagers is demonstrated on our booth. Come see for yourself how seemingly identical materials are easily differentiated and identified in the short-wave infrared spectrum.


New! Manx: More speed. More possibilities.

Moving away from consumables, we demonstrate another use of SWIR imagers in the Semiconductor industry.

To understand the role SWIR imagers play in this industry, we have a white paper on the specific topic. Still have doubts? Put down that paper and head over to our booth – seeing is believing. Our staff will be present to explain and provide answers to your inquiries.

This is also the only chance this year for you to see the brand-new Manx camera series in a public event. The Manx is a high-performance SWIR camera providing high speed and quality line scan imaging. At unprecedented line rates of about 400 kHz, the Manx outclasses the state-of-the-art by a factor of 2.5, the fastest of such in the market.

Where to find us


We are co-exhibiting with our partner Stemmer Imaging, as part of STEMMER-City.


You can locate us at:

Hall 1 Stand 1G51


Need directions to the trade fair? Visit the official VISION page for full details.


Set up a meeting with Xenics

Our technical team will be present on-site to discuss your requirements. If you would like to arrange a meeting with one of our staff in advance, you may do so using our contact form.


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