Navitar to offer cameras with purchase of PixeLink

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Optics manufacturer Navitar has purchased Canadian industrial digital camera developer PixeLink. The move will allow Navitar to offer fully integrated end-to-end lens and camera imaging solutions on a global scale. The acquisition was announced at Photonics West in San Francisco on 31 January.

PixeLink offers both CMOS and CCD sensors, along with high speed digital technologies such as FireWire, Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0/3.0. PixeLink's latest camera models are equipped with the 12.3 megapixel Sony Pregius IMX253 (1.1-inch) and 8.9 megapixel IMX255 (1-inch) sensors which support 4K ultra-HD video.  

‘The addition of the PixeLink business enables us to provide our Navitar core dealers and OEM customers in machine vision… with a large range of visible spectrum camera solutions,’ explained Navitar president Michael Thomas.

Paul Saunders, president of PixeLink, commented: ‘We are excited to add our cameras to Navitar’s large selection of imaging products. Current and new customers will benefit greatly from our integrated solution offerings.’

PixeLink adds to the growing list of companies that have been acquired by Navitar, including Special Optics, Modulation Optics and, since April 2016, Hyperion Development/AMF Optics

Julian Goldstein and Jeremy Goldstein, owners of Navitar, commented: ‘We welcome the PixeLink employees and customers to the Navitar network of companies and look forward to developing ground-breaking integrated camera and lens solutions optimised for the sharpest, cleanest images available in the industry.’

In addition to announcing the acquisition, Navitar are currently introducing a new high performance zoom lens series, the Resolv4K, with a live demonstration at Photonics West using a PixeLink camera.

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