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Jenoptik launches new thermographic camera

The new product development will be showcased at the SPIE Defense & Security Symposium from April 5 to 9, 2010 in Orlando, Florida

(PresseBox) (Jena, ) Jenoptik is launching a new thermographic camera, the VarioTHERM® InSb, which has been specially designed for industry and research institutions. The camera covers a temperature range of minus 40 to plus 2,000 degrees and also operates on a spectral selective. This means that by using special filters the camera can carry out readings on specific materials (e.g. glass, flame or plastic) or by "seeing through" disregard them in the measurement. For example, readings in incinerators can be performed through glass windows.

Its special features are the extremely wide ranges available for recording temperatures at high resolution. This now means that significant temperature fluctuations can be displayed continually in one step without having to switch between various temperature ranges. This opens up new potential applications for the camera particularly in the field of industrial and scientific research and development.

Series production of the new camera is currently underway in Jena. The Japanese market was the first to respond positively to the new camera where the first preseries camera units are already in use.

Infrared technologies are one the Jenoptik Group's core areas of expertise - both in the field of optical components and systems as well as camera systems for industrial applications, as well as in the area of security and reconnaissance. The product portfolio is continually being expanded by the addition of new applications. For example, the cameras are now also available for aircraft and satellite applications where the main focus is on weather and climate observations.

Jenoptik will be attending the 2010 SPIE Defense & Security Symposium trade fair from April 5 to 9 on Stand 1136 of its partner IRcameras, Inc., showcasing thermographic cameras and giving the VarioTHERM® InSb its debut for the widerange of trade visitors.


As a comprehensive optoelectronics group, Jenoptik divides its activities into five divisions: Optical Systems, Lasers & Material Processing, Industrial Metrology, Traffic Solutions and Defense & Civil Systems. Its customers around the world mainly include companies in the semiconductor and semiconductor equipment manufacturing industry, automotive and automotive supplier industry, medical technology, security and defense technology as well as the aerospace industry.

The Group was created out of the former Kombinat VEB Carl Zeiss Jena in 1991, as a result of the German reunification. The Jenoptik Group headquarters are in Jena (Thuringia). In addition to several major sites in Germany Jenoptik is represented in nearly 70 countries and has production sites abroad in the USA, France and Switzerland as well as shareholdings in India, China, Korea and Japan. JENOPTIK AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and included in the TecDax index.

The Defense & Civil Systems division focuses on the areas of military vehicle, rail and aircraft equipment, drive and stabilization technology as well as energy systems. The service spectrum also includes optoelectronic instrument and systems for the security and aerospace industry as well as software, measurement and control technology. In the laser and infrared sensor systems field the focus is on the development, manufacture and marketing of laser distance measurement equipment as well as infrared camera systems designed to meet a wide range of applications.