Xenics newsflash August 2017

After a (very) busy first half of the year, we have not been resting on our laurels. Xenics strives continuously in its mission to become the leading provider of infrared cameras and detectors, backed by a strong knowledge of infrared technology and applications.


Through this August issue, we keep you informed about the most critical developments and activities undertaken by Xenics that we think the infrared vision community should not miss out on.


See how our company continues to be an expert in infrared technology through our white paper releases, plus our continued efforts in serving our customers new and old. We also give you a glimpse of what is to come from Xenics towards the later end of the year. Just a glimpse.


Thank you for your continued support and interest in Xenics. Be sure to contact us if you have any questions regarding any of the topics below. We will be happy to hear from you and provide answers to your inquiries.

ITAR-free MWIR camera in the US: Tigris-640

Our latest MWIR camera takes the spotlight yet again, as it receives Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) approval in the US. Having the CJ approval meant that the camera is now free of ITAR, a regulation that restricts the export and subsequent use of products or services that have potential military applications.


This is welcomed news for any foreign researcher or engineer residing in the US hoping to use the MWIR camera for R&D purposes. The eased control on the camera opens the way for support in non-military commercial educational and research institutes throughout the US.


With this new development, we entered the SPIE Optics + Photonics exhibition during the second week of August in the US. The exhibition saw the Tigris-640 join the roster of ITAR-free infrared cameras offered by Xenics presented at the San Diego Convention Center, sparking interests from prospects all over the world looking to use the camera for a variety of materials inspection applications.


If you would like to understand more about the recent ITAR-free development of the Tigris-640, or learn more about ITAR and Xenics in general, we have a full page dedication to the topic available.

The Xenics booth at the SPIE Optics + Photonics exhibition this year.

White Paper on Laser beam profiling and infrared cameras

Laser beam profiling and infrared cameras - written by Raf Vandersmissen

Monitoring the beam quality is critical for major industries of the modern world, such as scientific, medical and industrial, when utilising lasers in a variety of applications.

During the month of June we released the next application white paper for the year on the topic of laser beam profiling. In it, we investigate the roles infrared cameras play in laser beam profiling by looking at some of the laser beam analysis instruments. We also give an overview of laser applications, in particular for infrared wavelengths.

If you haven’t already, do take a look at the previous two white paper articles that were released earlier during the year on Adaptive Optics / Wavefront sensing and Semiconductor Inspections.

Read the complete article here

Our commitment to customer support and service

Xenics reaffirms its commitment to customer service and support as it undertook steps in improving its existing online channels to help potential and current customers make project related decisions.

We understand the importance of technical documents in helping integrators make decisions. As such, we recently released the technical drawings of all our products on our product pages, to be made available for download.


Plans are also currently underway to have the full set of technical documents, such as CAD model files, to be made available for all products.


For our existing customers and users, we have gathered extensive feedback on common issues or uncertainties encountered during setup or usage of our products. From the list of feedbacks received, we created a number of movies aimed to guide users through some of these processes. The first of these movies are already available on our Youtube channel. More are on the way, so be sure to subscribe to our channel if you are looking to see a video guide for your most requested topic!

What is next for Xenics?

National security has become increasingly important in times of rising global security threats. Constant innovation of technology is likely going to be the focus of many in the security sector, particularly in the development of security systems that can provide new capabilities and analytic techniques.


A key advantage in such system designs would be to have a seamless integration of devices or equipment with their security systems.


In line with these objectives are the Xenics infrared camera cores series. Known for their ease of integration, they will be presented during the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition, a bi-yearly event in London that brings together the global defence and security sector to innovate and share knowledge.


Our experts will be available at booth N2-302 from the 12th – 15th of September. Read our press release for in depth information about our participation in the event.

Xenics exhibits in booth N2-302 at ExCeL London. Hope to see you there!

More on the horizon

No indications of slowing down for Europe's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared detectors, cameras and customized imaging solutions, as Xenics continues its innovation and new product development.

OEM integrators in particular can expect exciting developments in the months to come, as the company looks to release its world-record line rate detector series.

These are ultra-high speed SWIR line scan detectors, poised to open new possibilities in the fields of machine vision and spectroscopy applications worldwide.