North America’s leading optics and photonics conference and exhibition SPIE Photonics West 2015 is set to take place this February at The Moscone Center in San Francisco. The conference will bring together presenters, exhibitors, and attendees to discuss and learn about the latest products, market insights, and technical presentations on the industry.
On the whole, the conference runs from February 7-12, with the Photonics West exhibition running from February 10-12. The exhibition will feature more than 1,250 companies, more than 250 of which will debut new products on the show floor. Vision-related technologies that are expected to be prominently featured and discussed at the event, according to SPIE, are as follows:
- CCD cameras and components
- Electronic imaging components
- Laser systems and accessories
- Fiber optic components, equipment, systems
- High-speed imaging and sensing
- Optical components, detectors, materials, substrates, and coatings
- Lenses and filters
- Infrared sources and detectors
- Positions and mounts
The show will feature many educational courses that cover 22 different program tracks, including such vision-related topics as biomedical imaging, nonlinear optics, optoelectronic materials and devices, photonic integration, imaging and augmented reality, metrology, optical engineering and fabrication, optical systems and lens design, and optomechanics.
Photonics West will also have a number of industry events, including panels and presentations that explore the business side of the optics and photonics industries, as well as a number of special events, including plenary sessions and hot topics, technical events, social and networking events, SPIE membership events, student events, professional development events, and a "Photonics Industry Update" presentation.
The following is our coverage of the companies that will be showcasing vision-related technologies at the exhibition:
- Allied Vision machine vision cameras
- Autofocus lens modules from Varioptic
- CoaXPress cameras from Adimec
- Compact machine vision lenses from Schneider Optics
- Edmund Optics product demonstrations
- Embedded vision cameras from Critical Link
- EMCCD cameras from Nüvü Cameras
- EMCCD camera from Photometrics
- GigE Vision cameras from Photonfocus
- High-speed camera from Vision Research
- High-speed CMOS camera from Photron
- Hyperspectral sensor designed for UAVs from BaySpec
- Infrared cameras from Sierra-Olympic
- Infrared camera from Xenics
- Infrared sensor from New Imaging Technologies
- Latest machine vision cameras from XIMEA
- Line scan cameras from e2v
- Machine vision cameras from Mightex
- Machine vision filter test kit from MidOpt
- Multispectral cameras from Pixelteq
- Navitar bi-telecentric machine vision lenses
- Raptor Photonics scientific imaging cameras
- Scientific imaging cameras from Point Grey
- UAV-enabled hyperspectral camera from Headwall Photonics
- USB 3.0 camera with quad-tap CCD sensor from Lumenera
- USB3 Vision cameras from Imaging Solutions Group
- Variable focus machine vision lenses from TAG Optics
In addition, the Prism Awards will once again be presented at Photonics West. The Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation is an international competition which honors the best new photonics products on the market. Nine Prism Awards are given out, three of which relate directly to the machine vision industry: The award for detectors and sensors, the award for imaging and cameras, and the award for optics and optical components. View information on the finalists here.
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