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Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc. (PIRT), announces its indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) linescan camera, the LineCam12, has been selected as one of three finalists in the prestigious Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation 2018, Detectors and Sensors category. The tenth annual award winners will be announced January 31, 2018 during SPIE’s Photonics West in San Francisco, California.

Princeton Infrared’s advanced new InGaAs-based LineCam12 detects light from 400 nm to 1700 nm. The wide spectral sensitivity enables machine vision and spectroscopy users the unique ability to see visible, near-infrared (NIR), and shortwave infrared (SWIR) light simultaneously, thus permitting hyperspectral imaging tasks that previously required the use of 2 or 3 separate cameras to achieve the same imaging performance. The innovative linescan camera has a 1024-element linear array that images up to 37k lines per second and features a 12.5 micron pitch. The low read noise of <80e- is a factor of 4x lower than other known legacy cameras in the industry. With two digital outputs, USB3.0 and Camera Link, the LineCam12 is easy to integrate into new and/or existing systems. 

Martin Ettenberg, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Princeton Infrared Technologies, notes, “We are delighted to be selected as a Prism Award finalist for 2018. Our LineCam12 linescan detector, with its extraordinary spectral sensitivity, is an ideal linear array for machine vision tasks and also serves the demanding spectroscopy market.” 

The Prism Awards is an international competition to recognize cutting-edge products that solve problems through photonics. According to SPIE CEO Eugene Arthurs, “Prism recognizes particularly outstanding examples of the imaginative range and innovation reach of photonics R&D.”


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