Leuven, Belgium, 24, April 2008 — XenICs, Europe’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared detectors and customized imaging solutions covering the LWIR to the visible realm, is now certified according to ISO 9001:2000. The award includes all of XenICs’ corporate functions and departments.
With its highly innovative cameras and imaging systems covering the infrared spectrum well into the visible realm, XenICs is reinforcing its position as the leading European developer of advanced infrared detection solutions for a wide range of applications. XenICs offers a broad portfolio of standard products and also offers specialized detector solutions and electro-optic instrumentation to meet customer specifications. XenICs designs, manufactures and markets detector arrays and digital cameras, both line scan and 2D, from below 1 μm up to 14 μm.
“Right from the beginning,” says XenICs founder and CEO Bob Grietens, “we set out to establish our corporate culture in compliance with internationally accepted quality standards. Due to our strong growth and commanding presence in such demanding markets as space, aerospace, defense and security, we are pleased to fulfill the necessary organizational and procedural guidelines of ISO 9001:2000 in our development, manufacturing and marketing activities.”
XenICs was certified to ISO 9001:2000 in March 2008 by the renowned certification and auditing organization BSI Management Systems B.V. based in London, United Kingdom.
Preparations – such as creating a quality requirements manual, setting up quality control procedures, formalizing workflow documentation, educating all involved employees – began in early 2007. “Success,” Grietens says, “came due to everyone’s dedication to teamwork and defect-free products, as well as continual process improvement and tracking customer satisfaction.”
As a result, all XenICs departments are covered by ISO 9001:2000: administration, marketing and sales, technology development and camera production, sensor packaging and InGaAs operations.
According to the International Organization for Standardization, ISO 9001:2000 establishes guidelines for corporate quality management systems providing assurance about a vendor’s ability to satisfy the quality requirements of its customers and to enhance customer satisfaction in sustainable supplier-customer relationships.
As a European vendor with a worldwide service and distributor network, XenICs is strategically placed to serve global markets with highly innovative products drawing on a strong science and technology background.
XenICs banks on high-end, cooled, as well as volume-oriented, uncooled InGaAs and InSb arrays or MCT-based devices, and also on bolometerbased products. Uncooled devices are set to revolutionize short-wave infrared spectroscopy, imaging and high-temperature measurement.
Uncooled bolometer products will capture thermal imaging and thermography. XenICs is ready to capture these exciting commercial, industrial, medical, security-related and scientific applications.
Xenics, part of Exosens, is a pioneer of infrared technology with a proven track record of more than twenty years. Xenics designs, manufactures and markets infrared imagers, cores and cameras of best-in-class image quality to support machine vision, scientific & advanced research, transportation, process monitoring, safety & security and medical applications. Xenics offers a complete portfolio of products for the vSWIR, SWIR and LWIR ranges. Mastering all critical steps of the manufacturing process with advanced production facilities and in-house know-how on detectors, systems and software development Xenics delivers state-of-the-art solutions and optimized custom designs. Xenics ensures its commitment of doing good to the world by developing solutions for enhancing quality of life and sustainability. As a European vendor with a worldwide sales and service network, Xenics supports its customers with simplified export procedures.