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Multipix - See Beyond The Visible With Short-Wave Infrared Imaging

NIT SWIR cameras are designed to face highly challenging environments, robustly dealing with applications where there is a level of vibration, as well as a wide range of temperatures.

Short-wave Infra-Red (900nm to 1700nm) goes beyond the visible spectrum and provides the ability to image objects/scenes otherwise invisible to standard cameras and humans.

This technology creates a powerful solution to numerous applications and differs from thermal imaging which relies on radiated photon detection;

  • Imaging though fog/haze/atmosphere; fire, drizzle, gas/steam, atmospheric haze
  • Detecting foreign bodies/contaminants; clear separation of object types otherwise undefinable to a visible camera
  • Water/moisture; highly absorbent in SWIR which means it will appear much darker than other liquid/objects in the scene
  • Classification/detection of chemicals; chemicals absorb light in the SWIR range and so what may look a clear liquid in visible light, will have a defined gray-value in SWIR

Industries benefiting from this technology include Security/Surveillance, Food and Agriculture, Night Vision, Object/Material sorting, Textiles and more.

The WiDy (Wide Dynamic) SWIR camera series from NIT covers a wide wavelength range from 900nm to 1700nm.  All cameras are supplied with application software enabling live image acquisition, Raw and AVI video recordings and ease-of-use camera synchronisation. Combine with world leading image processing software,  MVTec’s HALCON, to create powerful automation solutions.