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Navitar Purchases Canadian Camera Manufacturer PixeLINK®
Navitar Inc. Posted 01/30/2017
Acquisition Expands Navitar’s Integrated Imaging Solutions Business
Rochester, NY – Navitar Canada, Inc. (Navitar), an innovative manufacturer of precision optical solutions, announced today the purchase of PixeLINK®, a leading developer of digital cameras for use in industrial, life science, and other advanced imaging applications. This acquisition allows Navitar, Inc to offer fully integrated end-to-end lens and camera imaging solutions to customers worldwide.
Based in Ottawa, ON, Canada, PixeLINK manufactures, optimizes and integrates industrial cameras for machine vision applications and microscope cameras for life science and digital microscopy applications. Product offerings include CMOS and CCD sensors, coupled with state-of-the-art high speed digital technologies such as USB 3.0, FireWire (IEEE 1394), USB 2.0 and Gigabit Ethernet (GigE). PixeLINK’s latest camera models are equipped with the 12.3 MPixel Sony Pregius IMX253 (1.1”) and 8.9MPixel IMX255 (1”) sensors which support 4K Ultra HD video.
“The addition of the PixeLINK business enables us to provide our Navitar core dealers and OEM customers in machine vision and life science a large range of visible spectrum camera solutions,” explains Navitar President Michael Thomas. “Navitar recently added active alignment, assembly and testing of 4K OEM lens camera modules to our repertoire of services - combining Navitar large format, athermal, HDR lenses with Sony IMX CMOS sensors. Now our customers developing VR cameras, autonomous vehicles, drones and persistent surveillance systems will achieve unprecedented image quality with a Navitar lens, and they will benefit from decades of sensor integration expertise and industry-leading CMOS camera technology from PixeLINK.”
PixeLINK is recognized around the world for its quality hardware, imaging software and unmatched customer service. Their USB 3.0 high speed cameras provide superb image quality and have consistently been rated as the most reliable industrial cameras in the market. Paul Saunders, President of PixeLINK, comments, “We are excited to add our cameras to Navitar’s large selection of imaging products. Current and new customers will benefit greatly from our integrated solution offerings.”
Julian Goldstein and Jeremy Goldstein, owners of Navitar, comment, “We welcome the PixeLINK employees and customers to the Navitar network of companies and look forward to developing ground-breaking integrated camera and lens solutions optimized for the sharpest, cleanest images available in the industry.”
Navitar plans to announce the acquisition of PixeLINK at Photonics West in San Francisco on January 31. In addition, are introducing a new high performance zoom lens series, the Resolv4K, with a live demonstration using a PixeLINK camera (IMX255 sensor).
PixeLINK designs and manufactures consistently reliable industrial and life science cameras for machine vision, medical imaging, biometrics, and microscopy applications. Since 1992, PixeLINK has designed, manufactured, and supported the imaging requirements of customers around the world. PixeLINK offers unmatched customer support and service, while providing the finest off-the-shelf, OEM and custom industrial imaging solutions to their customers.
About Navitar, Inc.
Navitar, Inc. designs, develops, and manufactures innovative optical solutions for customers and enterprises across the globe. Solutions include complete optomechanical and electro-optical assemblies and sub-assembly systems. Navitar components and systems are used in a wide variety of industries including life science, medical, defense and security, industrial, entertainment and projection. Applications include machine vision, electronics, semiconductor process, metrology, UV lithography, non-contact measurement, IR imaging, simulation, planetarium, amusement, laser projection, autonomous vehicles, surveillance, cinematograph and VR.