High-tech scanners increase security in Lithuania

31 May 2007

Lithuanian border guards will soon be able to access the latest passport scanning technology supplied by British company Rochford Thompson.

Palm-sized camera delivers detailed information about 'lost' cello

29 May 2007

A palm-sized video capture device has helped the Royal College of Art identify a rare cello, lost since 1720, and could also be used in its conservation.

IR detection aids nuclear research

29 May 2007

The European Fusion Development Agreement (EDFA) has ordered an IR thermography system from Cedip for its Tokamak Fusion, based in Abingdon, UK.

SMS toll payment using number plate recognition

17 May 2007

The first toll payment system by mobile phone text messages has been successfully trialled on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, which makes use of advanced imaging systems from Vitronic.

Thermal imaging provides detailed information of tiny devices

17 May 2007

Normally associated with blurry images over large distances, infrared imaging has now been used to provide detailed information about mechanical devices smaller than a grain of sand.

Vision company expands headquarters

14 May 2007

Allied Vision Technologies is doubling its production facilities at its headquarters in Stadtroda, Germany. Work began this April, and the facilities should be ready to meet Allied Vision's growing customer demands in November.

Change of ownership for vision and photonics exhibitions

10 May 2007

IPOT, MTEC and their sister exhibitions have been sold by Trident Exhibitions to Californian exhibition organiser Canon Communications.

UV-zoom lens helps detect spent nuclear fuel

04 May 2007

Resolve Optics has developed a UV transmitting zoom lens to aid the detection of spent nuclear fuel.

Market study predicts 'solid growth' until 2011

26 April 2007

A new market study conducted by the Automated Imaging Association has revealed that 2006 was a particularly good year for imaging manufacturers, with double-digit growth in revenue for cameras and predicted continued growth for 2007.

Imaging software provides early detection of blindness

26 April 2007

A hugely successful imaging system used in the early detection of diabetes-related blindness is to be installed in six further locations around Nottingham, UK, following a successful launch seven months ago.

Shanghai machine vision event attracted 'more knowledgeable' visitors

26 April 2007

Machine Vision China 2007 received more knowledgeable and better-prepared visitors than last year's event, according to participants. The event also attracted more homegrown exhibitors, with 10 Chinese camera manufacturers attending.

UK representative for Messe Stuttgart

26 April 2007

Prime Events Solutions is to be the UK representative for Messe Stuttgart Exhibitions, to build the UK presence of Messe Stuttgart events.