Two decades ago, going through airport security was a simple process. You simply got into “the” line, put your stuff through the x-ray machine, and walked through the metal detector. Today, the process is much more complex, with as many as four different security lines at some airports, various levels of identity verification and screening offered, […]
Barcode scanners are extremely simple devices that can read and output printed barcodes to a computer. Like a flatbed scanner, it consists of a light source, a lens and a light sensor translating optical impulses into electrical ones. Additionally, nearly all barcode readers contain decoder circuitry analyzing the bar code’s image data provided by the sensor and sending the barcode’s content […]
While traditional lens is made from glass, metalenses use flat surfaces made up of nanostructures to focus light. These simple, flat surface lenses could replace bulky, curved lenses currently used in optical devices.
The use of license plate readers is increasing in popularity with police and other law enforcement agencies to find stolen cars and catch up with people with expired licenses or active warrants. And when they’re not piggybacking on police cruisers, plate readers are often affixed to utility poles or freeway overpasses, scanning the passing traffic […]
M12 Lenses, also referred to as S-Mount Lenses or Micro-Video Lenses, are board lenses used to focus an image onto a camera sensor. They are used in a variety of applications including automotive, forensics, pharmaceutical, and food inspection. These S-Mount Lenses are compact imaging lenses designed for use with many small format industrial cameras. M12 […]
Within the sphere of industrial automation, the word ‘sensor’ typically refers to presence sensing devices such as limit switch, photo eye (photoelectric) and laser sensors.
First invented in the 17th century by Dutch scientist Antonie Philips van Leeuwenhoek, the optical microscope is the traditional form of microscopy, and is still in use today. Sometimes known as a light microscope, it uses a series of precision lenses to magnify images of small samples with visible light. Therefore, optical microscopy is a […]
They are everywhere. Security cameras seem to be on every corner, at entry ways at shopping centers, in parking lots, private homes, and businesses. Government agencies, private businesses, and homeowners know that there are now many types of surveillance cameras from which to choose.
From prostate surgery to gallbladder procedures to heart surgeries, robots are already mainstays in the operating room. Robotic surgery is currently being performed using the da Vinci™ surgical system, which is a unique set of technologies that include a camera, a magnified screen, a console and specialized ‘arms’ for holding the surgical instruments.
The US consumer electronics industry reached approximately 228 billion dollars by the close of 2017. Globally, it’s predicted to reach 2.9 trillion by 2020. With this type of growth, the future of precision lenses is bright. In the past few years, the population of middle-class people has increased. Among the urban consumer is a growing […]