• Hi-Res Lens Space

Hi-Resolution Lenses: The Ideal Choice for Demanding Applications

Universe Kogaku is a renowned manufacturer of optical lenses and lens assemblies for various applications, including machine vision, instrumentation, inspection, forensic investigation and Infra-red imaging applications and other critical systems. Among their product lines, the hi-resolution lenses are designed to meet the needs of the [...]

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Air Quality Monitoring Systems

Poor air quality is a tell-tale sign of the widespread air pollution that has blanketed our country for several years. With rising concerns about air pollution, federal authorities are now turning to science and technology to develop advanced air quality monitoring systems. […]

  • Earth Imaging

The Hidden Potentials Of Earth Imaging

Observing Earth’s momentous events from the comfort of our bedrooms is no longer a pipe dream in this day and age. Whenever there is a peculiar phenomenon in the sky, people can witness it on their mobile device — all thanks to all the advancements [...]

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Global High-Resolution Atmospheric Forecasting System

On January 11th, IBM announced that they will soon be introducing the world’s highest-resolution global weather forecasting model later in 2019. Known as the IBM Global High-Resolution Atmospheric Forecasting System (GRAF), the model will be the first of its kind with hourly-updating capabilities, with the ability to predict something as [...]

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Robotic Surgery

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 [...]

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Underwater Hyperspectral Camera

A new underwater hyperspectral camera has been deployed on Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) for a more automated identification, mapping and monitoring of the sea floor around the world. […]

  • Construction Drones

Construction Drones

There are drones for package delivery; drones for search and rescue; drones for surveillance; drones for photography. Now, another application has emerged, and continues to take steps getting it closer to reality: construction drones. […]

  • High Resolution Lens

High-Resolution Lens Assemblies

UKA specializes in designing and manufacturing high quality, precision lenses. We have several high-resolution lens assemblies from which you can choose depending on the specific parameters that would be the most suitable to meet the requirements with respect to image size and quality. [...]

  • Mouse Brain & Neurons

Hi Resolution Cameras Track Neurons In The Brain

The neurons in your brain are those fine, branching tendrils that travel great distances within the human body to form connections with target cells. Researchers have been looking for technology that can trace those connections so they can gain a better understanding of how the brain processes information. Scientists [...]

  • Automobile Night Vision Technology

Night Vision Technology Makes Driving Safer

Night vision technology is nothing new, it’s been used since World War ll and is still used in modern warfare as well as in today’s automobiles. The benefits of night vision are that the military can maneuver in and monitor situations in little to no light. The technology relies on [...]

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High Resolution Cameras Capture Athletes In Action

No matter how closely an athletic trainer monitors his athlete, he cannot possibly see, with the precision and speed, what a high resolution camera can. Because of this, digital cameras with high resolution lenses and CMOS sensors allow the athletes and their trainers to scrutinize, in great detail, how [...]

  • Auto Parts

High Resolution Cameras Inspect Auto Parts

Today’s state of the art technologies allow auto manufacturers greater control over the quality standards of the automotive parts on the manufacturing line. High resolution imaging processing systems and machine vision systems are crucial to quality control processes requiring custom optical lenses to assist in the process. These inspection and [...]

Camera Lenses Help Viewers See NASCAR Action

Sitting home in our easy chairs we can enjoy the thrills that come from a NASCAR race – up close and personal. The reason for this is because of the lenses that the car-mounted cameras use. From the fast-rushing landscape to rear bumper shots to near misses and close-ups of [...]

Algae Bloom Seen From Space

The August, 2014 water crisis in Toledo, Ohio was the result of an early algae bloom in Lake Erie.  Good algae is important to as it is part of the food chain in Lake Erie but the bad algae, a green sludge-like substance contains microcystin, the toxin that can cause [...]

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What’s New: NZ470

What's New: NZ470 NZ470 Lens: 47mm F/5.0  Universe Kogaku America adds to its existing line of lenses, a new 47mm F/5.0 lens for large format imaging applications. These lenses are designed for high resolution imaging with large format and linear sensor scanning and similar applications. The lenses are available [...]

  • TOP-29-High Resolution Lens Assemblies

What’s New: Very High Resolution Lenses with Low Distortion

Top-29 Very High Res Lens Universe Kogaku America offers the TOP-29 lens, a very High Resolution 29MM F/3.0 lens with minimal distortion, and a flat field. These lenses are used for measurement applications, machine vision and other high performance applications. The TOP-29 lens is compatible with our SC-CM19 focusing C-Mount [...]

What’s New: Universe Develops Ruggedized Lens Assemblies For Extreme Durability Requirements

Universe Develops Ruggedized Lens Assemblies For Extreme Durability Requirements Universe Kogaku (America), Inc., a leading manufacturer of lens assemblies and elements, has developed a new line of ruggedized lens assemblies for use in applications demanding extreme durability, high resolution, and field flatness. The ruggedized lens assemblies feature compact, all-aluminum barrel [...]

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Addressing Camera-Shake Issues

When shopping for a camera with anti-shake technology,look for terms or abbreviations including image stabilization or vibration reduction; learn more at universeoptics.com