28 July 2017
Princeton Infrared Technologies announces first megapixel SWIR camera with no ITAR export restrictions
Princeton Infrared Technologies Inc (PIRT) of Monmouth Junction, NJ, USA - which designs and manufactures both shortwave-infrared cameras and one- and two-dimensional imaging arrays based on indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) - has announced what it claims is the first megapixel shortwave-infrared (SWIR) camera with no ITAR (International Traffic Arms Regulations) export restrictions.
The newest camera in Princeton Infrared’s family of SWIR imaging products to fall under the no ITAR restrictions umbrella is the 1280SciCam, which has a 1280 x 1024 image sensor on a 12µm pitch, featuring long exposure times, low read noise, 14-bit digital output, and full frame rates up to 95Hz. Designed for advanced scientific and astronomy applications, the camera detects light from the visible to the SWIR (0.4-1.7µm), and is available with a variety of lens formats. PIRT’s 1280SciCam and LineCam12 cameras are now classified by the Export Administration Regulations as EAR 6A003.b.4.a for export.
“After an exhaustive Commodity Jurisdiction process, which occurred at the very same time as the new US export reform rules went into place, we are thrilled to have our entire product line defined in the EAR,” says president Dr Martin Ettenberg. “We are now ideally positioned to serve the scientific and astronomical communities, in addition to machine vision and spectroscopy, with our non-ITAR SWIR imaging products,” he adds.
“Our 1280SciCam has already generated sales and applications with leading research entities overseas,” notes sales director Bob Struthers. “An EAR export classification will propel our ability to serve these customers promptly and efficiently,” he reckons.