Photron high-speed camera honored by Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers

JANUARY 18, 2007--Photron Limited of Tokyo Japan was honored by the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers for its contribution to science and measurement.

JANUARY 18, 2007--Photron Limited of Tokyo Japan and its subsidiaries Photron USA and Photron Europe, a high-speed imaging system and image analysis software manufacturer (www.photron.com), was honored by the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers for its contribution to science and measurement. The company's APX-RS high-speed imager won the product excellence award for enabling technology in the study of particle image velocimetry, an optical method used to measure velocities and related properties in fluids.

The society noted that Photron's APX-RS camera improved performance, offered superior results, and advanced understanding of an unsteady phenomenon in a turbulent, high-speed fluid, in the course of the research conducted at Kyushu University. The engineering award was based on technical invention, scientific discovery, and technical penetration.

The APX-RS is a slow-motion video imager that captures up to 3000 frames/s at 1024 x 1024-pixel resolution, up to 10,000 frames/s at 512 x 512, and up to 250,000 frames/s at reduced resolution.

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