Varioptic variable-focus liquid lens offers 20 diopters of dynamic range

With a 3.9-mm clear aperture, Varioptic's Arctic 39N0 liquid lens features no moving parts, ensuring low power consumption, high shock resistance, and fast focus change.

Varioptic variable-focus liquid lens offers 20 diopters of dynamic range
Varioptic variable-focus liquid lens offers 20 diopters of dynamic range

With a 3.9-mm clear aperture, the Arctic 39N0liquid lens features no moving parts, ensuring low power consumption, high shock resistance, and fast focus change. Its 20 diopters of dynamic range guarantee 5-cm macro mode ability. Based on proprietary electrowetting technology, the variable-focus lens is designed for imaging and laser applications requiring a larger aperture than the current Arctic 316 lens http://buyersguide.vision-systems.com/Search/cat/9495/lenses.html, such as long focal objectives, C-mount lenses, or large sensor imaging. It is suited for applications such as industrial vision, medical imaging cameras, optical equipment, and biometric devices. A development kit includes two Arctic 39N0 liquid lenses, a power supply with choice of driver ICs, a standard lens holder, driving software and libraries, and documentation. An Arctic 39N0 upgrade kit is also available for those already using an Arctic development kit.
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Varioptic announces Arctic 39N0, an increased aperture variable focus liquid lens

Lyon -Varioptic, a Business Unit of Parrot SA, announces the availability of a new member in the Arctic family. With a 3.9 mm clear aperture, Arctic 39N0 expands the range of applications that can benefit from the numerous advantages that have built the success of the Arctic series.

Based on Varioptic’s breakthrough electrowetting technology, Arctic 39N0 enables variable focus with absolutely no moving parts, ensuring low power consumption, high shock resistance and fast focus change. Its 20 diopters of dynamic range guarantee 5 cm macro mode ability.

Arctic 39N0 is designed for imaging and laser applications requiring a larger aperture than the current Arctic 316 lens , such as long focal objectives, C-Mount lenses or large sensor imaging, and is perfectly suited for applications such as industrial vision, medical imaging cameras, optical equipment and biometric devices.

Arctic 39N0 is available now from Varioptic and its distributors, as well as the Arctic 39N0 Development Kit. This Kit includes two Arctic 39N0 liquid lenses, a power supply with a choice of driver ICs, a standard lens holder, driving software and libraries, plus an extensive set of documentation. An Arctic 39N0 Upgrade Kit is also available for customers already using an Arctic Development Kit.

About Varioptic

Founded in 2002 by Bruno Berge, a PhD in physics, Varioptic became in January 2012 a Business Unit of Parrot SA. Varioptic develops, designs and markets electrically-controlled miniature optics based on its proprietary and patented programmable liquid lens technology. The ranges of technological solutions developed by Varioptic are aimed at a number of markets in the digital camera sector (biometrics, machine vision, general consumer and medical cameras).

About Parrot

Parrot, a global leader in wireless devices for mobile phones, stands on the cutting edge of innovation. The company was founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux as part of his determination to drive the inevitable breakthrough of mobile phones into everyday life by creating high-quality, user-friendly wireless devices for easy living.

Parrot has developed the most extensive range of hands-free systems on the market for cars. Its globally recognized expertise in the fields of mobile connectivity and multimedia around Smartphones has positioned Parrot as a key player of in-car infotainment. Additionally, Parrot designs and markets a prestigious line of high-end wireless multimedia products in collaboration with some of the world’s most well-renowned designers. Finally, Parrot is expanding on the UAV market with the Parrot AR.Drone, the first quadricopter piloted via wi-fi and using augmented reality and also with new solutions to address the UAV market for professional use.

Parrot, headquartered in Paris, currently employs more than 700 people worldwide and generates the majority of its sales overseas. Parrot is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris since 2006. (FR0004038263 – PARRO)

For more information: www.parrot.com

SOURCE: Varioptic

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