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Ocean Spray and Headwall Partner on Agricultural Innovation

Fitchburg, MA; March 31, 2015 – Headwall Photonics, a leading supplier of high performance spectral imaging solutions for industry and the defense community, has partnered with Ocean Spray, the leading processor and provider of cranberry products, to test innovative technologies targeted at providing Ocean Spray with the technology necessary to improve product quality and agricultural yield.

With this spectral imaging inspection platform, Headwall has introduced a new class of machine vision inspection capabilities that offer real-time assessment of product quality for many different types of agricultural processing applications.

Ocean Spray HeadwallWith many years as an instrument supplier to the US Department of Defense and such civilian organizations such as NASA, the Treasury Department, and the Environmental Protection Agency, Headwall has customized multispectral and hyperspectral technology for high performance, real-time commercial and industrial applications.

“Ocean Spray has a long history of innovation within the agricultural industry. We are pleased to work with Ocean Spray to develop machine vision sensors that offer unique inspection capability as well as the opportunity to introduce precision agriculture techniques for improved agricultural yield and product quality,” said David Bannon, CEO of Headwall,  “Headwall is very proud of our strong partnership with Ocean Spray and the high level of technical collaboration generated throughout this relationship.”

About Headwall Photonics

Headwall Photonics is the leading designer and manufacturer of imaging

spectrometers and spectral instrumentation for industrial, commercial, and government markets. Headwall’s high performance spectrometers, and spectral engines have been selected by OEM and end-user customers around the world for use in critical application environments.  As a pioneer in the development of innovative imaging spectrometers based on optical technologies, Headwall enjoys a market leadership position through the design and manufacture of patented spectral instrumentation that is customized for application-specific performance.  Headwall Photonics was formed in 2003 as the result of a divestiture from Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A).

For information contact:

Mr. Chris Van Veen

Headwall Photonics, Inc.     

978/353-4051                

www.headwallphotonics.com 

[email protected]

 

 


Tags: hyperspectral imaging, Headwall, cranberries, Ocean Spray, Food quality, Food safety

Headwall wins Gold in Vision Systems Design 2015 Innovators Program

Fitchburg, MA March 27, 2015 –Headwall Photonics, a global leader in multispectral and hyperspectral imaging systems, announced today that its Hyperspec® INSPECTOR was recognized among the best in the industry by the judges of the Vision Systems Design 2015 Innovators Awards program. The judging panel consisted of esteemed experts from system integrator and end-user companies.

Headwall was presented with a Gold level award at the AUTOMATE 2015 conference held in Chicago on March 25.

“On behalf of the Vision Systems Design Innovator Awards, I would like to congratulate Headwall on their Gold award,” said Vision Systems Design Group Publisher Alan Bergstein. “This competitive, unbiased program celebrates the most innovative products and services in the vision and image processing industry. The team at Headwall should be very proud.”

inspector cranberriesHeadwall’s Hyperspec® INSPECTOR is a completely integrated solution that collects all the spectral and spatial data within the field of view. Hyperspectral image data far exceeds the amount of useful information that traditional machine-vision or RGB systems can collect. As an example, hyperspectral image data can help boost food quality and safety because hard-to-detect anomalies, foreign matter, and disease conditions can be seen with exceptional clarity and precision. As regulations become more stringent worldwide, industry is rapidly exploring and adopting this new technology. Hyperspec INSPECTOR can be ‘tuned’ to work in the Visible/Near-Infrared (VNIR) range of 400-1000nm or in the Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) range of 950-2500nm.

While INSPECTOR is typically deployed in-line or at-line as part of advanced machine-vision applications, Headwall’s hyperspectral imagers are also used aboard aircraft and UAVs for environmental research, precision agriculture, and overall remote-sensing initiatives.

About Vision Systems Design

Published since 1996, Vision Systems Design is a global resource that provides engineers, engineering managers and systems integrators comprehensive global coverage of vision systems technologies, applications, and markets. Vision Systems Design's magazine, website (www.vision-systems.com), email newsletters and webcasts report on and analyze the latest technology and business developments and trends in the worldwide machine vision and image processing industry.

About The Vision Systems Design 2015 Innovators Awards program

The Vision Systems Design 2015 Innovators Awards program reviewed and recognized the most innovative products and services in the vision and image processing industry. High-scoring companies were announced at AUTOMATE 2015 held in Chicago, IL, USA. Criteria used in the Innovators Awards ranking included: originality, innovation; impact on designers, systems integrators and end-users; fulfilling a need in the market that hasn’t been addressed, leveraging a novel technology, and increasing productivity.

About Headwall Photonics

Headwall Photonics is the leading designer and manufacturer of imaging sensors and spectral instrumentation for industrial, commercial, and government markets. Headwall’s high performance spectrometers, spectral engines, and high performance diffractive optics have been selected by OEM and end-user customers around the world for use in critical application environments.  As a pioneer in the development of hyperspectral sensors and imaging spectrometers, Headwall enjoys a market leadership position through the design and manufacture of patented spectral instrumentation that is customized for application-specific performance.

For information contact:

Mr. Chris Van Veen

Headwall Photonics, Inc.     

978/353-4051                

www.headwallphotonics.com 

[email protected]

 

 

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Tags: hyperspectral imaging, Remote Sensing, Sensors, food processing, precision agriculture

Headwall Delivers Micro-Hyperspec® Sensors to Columbia University

High-performance imaging sensors on small, commercial UAS will assess ocean and sea ice variability in Arctic zones

FITCHBURG, MA - OCTOBER 9, 2014: Headwall Photonics has delivered two high-performance hyperspectral imaging sensors to Columbia University as part of its Air-Sea-Ice Physics and Biogeochemistry Experiment (ASIPBEX). ASIPBEX is part of a larger international collaborative investigation of Climate Cryosphere Interaction with colleagues from Spain, Germany and Norway. This crucial remote-sensing project funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (www.moore.org) will use a high-endurance unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to investigate climatological changes present in the Arctic Ocean around Svalbard, Norway. The NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory will operate the UAS known as the Manta. The instrument payload comprises two Micro-Hyperpsec sensors; one will cover the Visible-Near-Infrared (VNIR) range of 400-1000nm while the other will cover the Near-Infrared (NIR) range of 900-1700nm. Together, the sensors will be crucial in detecting indicators of sea ice physics, solar warming and global carbon cycles.

Columbia UAS launch"We chose the Headwall sensors for several reasons," stated Christopher Zappa, a Lamont Research Professor at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. "The very high resolution allows us to collect and process vast amounts of spectral and spatial data upon which our research and analysis depend." The wide field of view of the Headwall sensor combined with aberration-corrected optics also contributes to overall flight-path efficiency. "The UAS allows scientists to measure in places that typically are impossible to get to using ships or manned aircraft," continued Zappa. "This opens up the possibility for transformative understanding of the climate system. Since we're using a UAS, we depend on 'seeing' as much of the ocean surface as possible, minimizing any aberrations or unwanted artifacts along the edges of the field of view," concluded Zappa. The combination of Micro-Hyperspec and Headwall's advanced Hyperspec III airborne software allows for the successful collection, classification, and interpretation of the spectral data collected during each flight.

This particular deployment for the ASIPBEX project is fundamental to Headwall's strategy of advancing the science of remote sensing aboard small, commercial unmanned aircraft systems. "Hyperspectral represents a crucial payload for any manned or unmanned deployment," noted Headwall CEO David Bannon. "But significantly notable is that the UAS has become a 'go-to' platform. This means not only smaller and lighter sensors, but also integrated solutions that factor in everything from LiDAR and data-management to post-processing tasks such as ortho-rectification that our software can handle." Because the Micro-Hyperspec sensor uses high efficiency diffraction gratings in a concentric, optical design, imaging performance and signal-to-noise are both maximized. The patented optical design provides a package that is rugged and robust for airborne use in harsh environments such as the Arctic ocean.

The Observatory for Air-Sea Interaction Studies (OASIS) 

Led by Professor Christopher Zappa, the Observatory for Air-Sea Interaction Studies (OASIS) conducts research in a variety of fields focused on the oceanic and atmospheric boundary layers. These include wave dynamics and wave breaking, air-sea CO2 gas exchange, non-satellite remote sensing and boundary-layer processes. Affiliated with the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) and Columbia University, OASIS is involved in joint projects with the Polar Geophysics Group of LDEO, Yale University, the University of Heidelberg, the University of Connecticut, and the University of New South Wales and participated in various large multi-institution projects such as CBLAST-Low, GasEx, VOCALs, RaDyO, DYNAMO.  

The group develops and deploys instruments including infrared, multispectral, and polarimetric cameras on different fixed and mobile platforms such as ships, aircrafts, buoys. The study areas range from laboratory wind-wave tanks, Biosphere2, to local rivers and estuaries, to shelf seas and polynyas, to open ocean from the poles to the equator.


For information contact:

Professor Christopher J. Zappa, Lamont Research Professor 

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory 

[email protected]

Tags: hyperspectral imaging, Airborne, Remote Sensing, Micro Hyperspec, UAS, Columbia University

Hyperspectral Software Announced for Airborne Applications

Hyperspec III Software Simplifies Collection and Management of Hyperspectral Data With Integrated Functionality

Fitchburg, MA, April 4, 2014 — Headwall has released its new Hyperspec III application software featuring a powerful set of hyperspectral data acquisition management tools. The enhanced software suite represents an easy-to-use platform for controlling hyperspectral sensors across applications ranging from manned aircraft to UAV airborne remote sensing. The software is compatible with Headwall’s award-winning Hyperspec® family of sensors, including lightweight Micro-Hyperspec®. The software is versatile, Windows- and Linux-based, and supports both USB and CameraLink interface.

Hyperspec III"Efficient, flexible and powerful software is pushing the science of hyperspectral imaging forward at a very rapid rate," said Headwall CEO David Bannon. "Combining this new software platform with our patented, high-performance optics technology gives the spectral imaging community capabilities they’ve never had before."

An important benefit of Hyperspec III software is that it is multi-threaded and can control more than one sensor simultaneously. For example, machine-vision applications using multiple sensors are able to operate at peak efficiency with this highly efficient and elegant software platform. With sensor frame rates in excess of 400 FPS, Hyperspec III is designed for rapid collection and management of large volumes of incoming hyperspectral data.  Hyperspec III software runs on Headwall’s Hyperspec Data Processing Unit (HDPU), which effortlessly captures and manages incoming image files for interpretation and post-processing.

With the exponential growth in the deployment of UAV platforms, the Hyperspec III software offers end-users a comprehensive and efficient user environment for quickly obtaining remote sensing data with Headwall’s hyperspectral imagers.

Hyperspec III software is exceptionally versatile, allowing users to choose modules to suit specific needs. For example, airborne versions of the software provide GPS/INU integration and time stamping, ortho-rectification, precise calibration, and start/stop triggering of the sensor. This optimizes flight-path efficiency, which is a highly desired capability for the remote-sensing community.  The Hyperspec III software also includes the ability to interface with Google maps to trigger sensor operation based on pre-defined GPS coordinates.

Pan-and-tilt and other motion-control features are built into Hyperspec III, yielding a virtually unlimited array of use-cases for hyperspectral imaging that range from ground to space.

About Headwall Photonics

Headwall Photonics is a leading designer and manufacturer of hyperspectral imagers and spectral instrumentation for industrial, commercial, and government markets. Headwall’s high-performance instruments are used in applications ranging from remote sensing and military/defense to advanced machine vision and document verification. The Company also produces integrated spectrometers for use in OEM applications such as color-management systems. Headwall enjoys a market leadership position through the design and manufacture of spectral instrumentation that is customized for application-specific performance.

 

For information contact:

 

Mr. Chris Van Veen

Headwall Photonics, Inc.     

Tel: +1 978-353-4051                

www.headwallphotonics.com 

Email: [email protected]

                                   

 

Tags: hyperspectral imaging, hyperspectral, Airborne, Remote Sensing, Sensors, precision agriculture

Headwall Extends Global Reach in Singapore/Malaysia and Israel

Fitchburg, MA, April 2, 2014 - Headwall has responded to rapidly growing demand for its advanced hyperspectral sensors by adding reseller partners in both Singapore/Malaysia and Israel. The moves come as Headwall is poised to unveil new hyperspectral sensors that address key market opportunities.

 

cadence militramBoth markets represent rapidly growing ones for Headwall, explained CEO David Bannon. “The hyperspectral sensor market is growing and evolving with a clear need for high performance, application-specific instruments at affordable price points.” The Company will be introducing several new products during 2014 and the newly added partners fit strategic geographic needs. “From ground to space, the markets and application areas for hyperspectral imaging are growing very rapidly; these additions are in response to that.”

 

For the Singapore/Malaysia region, Headwall has named Singapore-based Cadence Technologies (www.cadence-tech.com.sg) as partner. Staffed with strong engineering personnel, Cadence will be able to rapidly respond to sales opportunities in markets as varied as advanced machine vision and airborne remote sensing. “We are tremendously pleased to announce our partnership with Headwall in the Singapore and Malaysia region,” stated Mr. Chen Chong. “The interest in and demand for hyperspectral imaging solutions has never been stronger, and we’ll now be able to offer our customers the industry’s best-performing end-to-end solutions.”

 

For Israel, Headwall is aligning with Militram Futuristic Technologies located in Herzliya (www.militram.com). With particular strength in Sigint, EW, optics, and lasers, Militram is extremely pleased to add hyperspectral imaging to its range of solutions. “We are asked about hyperspectral imaging continually,” noted Militram Vice President of Business Development Mr. Elad Volfin. “Our partnership with Headwall now allows us to offer a range of high-performance spectral imaging solutions that is broader than anything currently available in Israel.”

 

The agreements with both Cadence and Militram are effective immediately.

Tags: hyperspectral imaging, Headwall Photonics, Singapore, Israel, Militram, Cadence

Hyperspec® SNAPSHOT Sensor Commercializes Handheld Hyperspectral

Headwall’s small, compact hyperspectral sensor is ideal for field use where portable sensors facilitate spectral imaging research

Fitchburg, Massachusetts USA, March 20, 2014Headwall Photonics announced the introduction of the Hyperspec® SNAPSHOT imaging sensor which has been designed for commercial use by environmental researchers, civil engineers, and remote sensing organizations.  The Hyperspec® Snapshot sensor covers the VNIR spectral range (380-1000nm) and uses diffractive optics technology comprising aberration-corrected features for high spectral and spatial resolution and outstanding signal-to-noise (SNR) characteristics.  This commercial product is based on Headwall’s Hyperspec® RECON sensor which is sold to U.S. military and defense customers.

Snapshot ImagerThe Hyperspec® Snapshot sensor is the industry’s first portable hyperspectral imager generating very high resolution spectral and spatial datacubes of objects within the sensor’s wide field of view (FOV). This high performance, integrated sensor is a small form factor, fully integrated instrument designed for easy, straightforward use in the field. By engineering the optical complexities out of the instrument, the sensor provides point & click functionality where scene data is shown on the sensor’s LCD screen and recorded on a standard SD-card.

Headwall CEO David Bannon commented on the innovation provided by the Hyperspec® Snapshot imager: "Headwall designed this commercial sensor based on the work that went into the Hyperspec RECON military sensor, which was built for reconnaissance applications." Hyperspec Snapshot and RECON are fundamentally similar, allowing for the detection of specific spectral targets at long distances within a durable, portable, and easy to use instrument.  "The true innovation is the small size of the sensor coupled with its ease of use," noted Bannon. "We engineered the complexity out so the sensor becomes a very useful instrument for a wide range of applications and users that extend beyond military reconnaissance missions."

Hyperspec® SNAPSHOT can be ordered directly from Headwall or any worldwide distributor partners.

About Headwall

With a core capability to manufacture diffractive optics, Headwall Photonics, is unique in its ability to design and build high performance spectral instruments that are application-specific.  Based in Fitchburg, Massachusetts (USA), Headwall is the leading manufacturer of hyperspectral instruments for industrial, commercial, remote sensing, precision agriculture, and government markets. Other application areas include medical and biotechnology, forensics, chemicals, and color measurement, and in-line process inspection. Headwall enjoys a market leadership position through the design and manufacture of spectral instrumentation that is customized for application-specific performance, for end users and OEMs.

For information contact:

Mr. Chris Van Veen, Headwall Photonics, Inc.     

Tel: +1 978-353-4051                

Email: [email protected]

www.HeadwallPhotonics.com

 


Tags: hyperspectral imaging, Headwall Photonics, Remote Sensing, Sensors, agriculture, precision agriculture

Unlocking Secrets Behind Artwork, Artifacts with Hyperspectral Imaging

Museum of Fine Arts Boston Takes a New View on its Priceless Antiquities

Fitchburg, MA, November 7, 2013 — The conservators at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (MFA) and the application engineering team at Headwall Photonics collaborated on a hyperspectral project to analyze some of the world’s most treasured paintings, artifacts, and documents. Utilizing Headwall’s large-format Hyperspec® Scanning System which is specifically designed for museums and libraries, artwork and antiquities were scanned with Hyperspec® sensors for both the VNIR (Visible - Near-Infrared) and SWIR (Short Wave Infrared) spectral ranges. The benefit of using dual sensors is that a particular artifact or document can be thoroughly scanned across the VNIR and SWIR range, yielding a wealth of valuable and never-before-seen spectral information relative to pigments, inks, materials, and features. Classifying this spectral data gives collection-care experts around the world new insight into the valuable assets they manage.

Headwall MFAMatthew Siegal, Chair of Conservation and Collections Management at the Boston’s MFA, indicated that “hyperspectral collaboration with Headwall yielded a wealth of information; additionally, the research team jointly worked to establish the necessary work procedures and protocols to protect the historical artifacts throughout the scanning process.”

 “For the purpose of cultural preservation, hyperspectral imaging is an invaluable tool that offers conservators the ability to analyze and assess the current state of the historical objects over time,” said Headwall Engineering Director, Peter Clemens. “Additionally, there is a wealth of new research information on these historical objects that becomes uncovered through the use of these spectral imaging techniques.” With both vertical and horizontal scanning system orientations possible, and the use of non-destructive illumination, conservators utilize hyperspectral imaging to provide additional analysis of artifacts and antiquities that may hold answers to long-held secrets and cultural insights.

During the project collaboration with Boston’s MFA conservators, the Headwall engineers scanned a wide range of objects including famous paintings, a Mayan vase, wood block prints, a chessboard, and a marble relief sculpture. Hyperspectral sensing is applicable not just for flat art such as paintings and documents, but for pottery and other artifacts as well. Scanning of an important Mayan vase yielded the presence of cracks never before seen allowing for better preservation steps for the valuable piece.

About The Museum of Fine Arts Boston

The original MFA opened its doors to the public on July 4, 1876, the nation's centennial. Built in Copley Square, the MFA was then home to 5,600 works of art. Over the next several years, the collection and number of visitors grew exponentially, and in 1909 the Museum moved to its current home on Huntington Avenue.

Today the MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection encompasses nearly 450,000 works of art. The MFA welcomes more than one million visitors each year to experience art from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, special exhibitions, and innovative educational programs.

For information contact:

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
General Information: 617-267-9300

http://www.mfa.org

 


Tags: hyperspectral imaging, SWIR, VNIR, antiquities, Artwork, MFA, Museum of Fine Arts

Headwall Appoints Diessechem as Distributor for Italy

Italy’s foremost distributor of analytical instruments adds Headwall’s Hyperspectral Sensors and Raman Imagers

 

Fitchburg, MA, October 30, 2013 — Headwall has announced a new distributor partnership with Diessechem srl, with offices in Milan, Italy. The agreement between the two companies is effective immediately and forges a distribution relationship in Italy for Headwall’s award-winning Hyperspec® line of hyperspectral sensors and Raman imagers. Mr. Francesco Beccari, Product Manager for Diessechem, has extensive experience in spectral imaging and will be handling sales, support, training and deployment on behalf of Headwall.

Headwall diessechemIn announcing the appointment, Headwall CEO David Bannon remarked on the depth of spectral imaging knowledge at Diessechem. “From pharmaceuticals to food processing, to remote sensing, Diesschem is uniquely able to fulfill rising demand for Headwall’s spectral imaging instruments and custom spectrometers as well as provide the critical training and engineering assistance vital to every successful deployment.”

Diessechem, operating since 1993, will be managing Headwall’s hyperspectral and Raman imagers through its Diesseinstrument unit. Since the Company handles other complementary imaging technologies, Diessechem is able to provide end-to-end, application-specific solutions built around Headwall’s range of sensors. Mr. Beccari noted that Headwall’s hyperspectral sensors fit Diessechem perfectly: “Spectral imaging is much more than simply a catalog of products,” he noted. “Our ability to now offer Headwall’s industry-leading hyperspectral imagers across all our markets represents a very important advancement for our clients across Italy.”

Hyperspectral imaging can quickly and non-destructively image objects within the field of view to determine its chemical and spectral fingerprint. Headwall’s sensors take advantage of reflective diffractive optics, which use aberration-corrected gratings to deliver high performance with respect to high spatial and spectral resolution, high signal-to-noise performance, and a wide field of view. Remote sensing using small and light sensors mounted to small aerial platforms and manned aircraft is a fast-growing application area that Headwall has pioneered. Other application areas include advanced machine vision, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and mining & mineral exploration.

About Headwall Photonics

Headwall Photonics is a leading designer and manufacturer of hyperspectral imaging spectrometers and spectral instrumentation for industrial, commercial, and government markets. Headwall’s high performance instruments have been selected by end-user corporations, OEMs, and universities around the world. Headwall enjoys a market leadership position through the design and manufacture of spectral instrumentation that is customized for application-specific performance.

For information contact:

Mr. Chris Van Veen

Headwall Photonics, Inc.

601 River Street, Fitchburg, Massachusetts USA     

Tel: +1 978-353-4051                

http://www.headwallphotonics.com

Email: [email protected]

 

About Diessechem srl

DIESSECHEM srl is the leading supplier of diagnostic kits for laboratory analysis and food safety, and of NIR spectrophotometers, spectroradiometers, ultra-portable Raman imagers. DIESSECHEM is divided into two product lines (Diessefood and Diesseinstrument) operating in synergy through a sales network of employees and commercial agents throughout Italy. DIESSECHEM also provides technical support from Milan (for northern and central Italy) and Rome (for Central and Southern Italy) to meet the demands for post-sale assistance.

Mr. Francesco Beccari

Diessechem srl

via Meucci 61/b, Milan, 20128 ITALY     

Tel: +39 0226305484

http://www.diessechem.com

 

 


Tags: hyperspectral imaging, hyperspectral, Headwall, Europe, Italy

Headwall Appoints Portable Analytical Solutions as Integrator for Australia, New Zealand

Hyperspectral technology partner expands Headwall presence in Australia & Asia-Pacific region with End-to-End Remote-Sensing Solutions

Fitchburg, MA, September 17, 2013 — Headwall has announced a new distributor agreement with Portable Analytical Solutions (PAS), with offices in the Australian cities of Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth. The agreement between the two companies, effective immediately, includes the country of New Zealand as well and reflects the growing interest of the remote sensing industry in both ground-based and airborne hyperspectral sensing solutions.

logosIn announcing the appointment, Headwall CEO David Bannon remarked on the synergy between Portable Analytical Solution’s existing lines and Headwall’s hyperspectral sensors. “Remote sensing customers and the mining and exploration community will benefit from Portable Analytical Solutions’ ability to offer its customers a complete remote sensing hyperspectral package that complements the other ground-based technologies they represent,” Mr. Bannon noted. “Remote sensing is most precise when airborne and ground-truth capabilities are synchronized, and PAS will have the unique ability to provide the very diverse Australian market with integrated solutions.”

Portable Analytical Solutions has 20 years of experience in instrumentation, ranging from technical assistance to sales, training and deployment. Application areas for PAS are diverse, including mining and mineral exploration, metal recycling, environmental research, and petrochemicals/gas exploration. Mr. Paul Martin of Portable Analytical Solutions remarked on bringing Headwall’s award-winning Hyperspec® line of Hyperspectral sensors to the Australian market. “Hyperspectral imaging is a required tool for the remote-sensing community, and we’re very pleased to announce our alignment with Headwall,” noted Mr. Martin. “We can offer our clients solutions for UAVs and manned aircraft while at the same time showing how the technology is also perfectly suited for field use, in high-speed advanced machine vision applications, for environmental monitoring, precision agriculture, and exploration sciences.”

Hyperspectral imaging can quickly and non-destructively image anything within the field of view to determine its chemical and spectral fingerprint. Headwall’s sensors take advantage of diffractive optics, which use aberration-corrected gratings to deliver high performance with respect to high spatial and spectral resolution, high signal-to-noise, and a wide field of view. Remote sensing using small and light sensors mounted to hand-launched UAVs is a fast-growing application area that Headwall has pioneered.

About Headwall Photonics

Headwall Photonics is a leading designer and manufacturer of hyperspectral imaging spectrometers and spectral instrumentation for industrial, commercial, and government markets. Headwall’s high performance instruments have been selected by end-user corporations, OEMs, and universities around the world. Headwall enjoys a market leadership position through the design and manufacture of spectral instrumentation that is customized for application-specific performance.

For information contact:

Mr. Chris Van Veen

Headwall Photonics, Inc.

601 River Street, Fitchburg, Massachusetts USA     

Tel: +1 978-353-4051                

http://www.headwallphotonics.com

Email: [email protected]

 

About Portable Analytical Solutions (PAS)

Portable Analytical Solutions has 20 years of experience in instrumentation. This experience covers all technical assistance, training and sales through to application use across a diverse range of industries including:

  • Mining & exploration

  • Scrap metal recycling

  • Engineering & fabrication

  • Mineral processing

  • Petrochemical/ gas exploration and production

  • Environmental

  • Consumer goods/RoHS

  • Precious metals (jewelry)

For Headwall’s hyperspectral instruments, areas of expertise includes:

  • Sales and support

  • Training

  • Technical support and repairs

  • Application advice

  • Consulting

For information contact:

Mr. Paul Martin, Portable Analytical Solutions

Postal: PO Box 4185 Copacabana NSW 2251
Tel: +61 2 4381 2844
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

 


Tags: hyperspectral imaging, hyperspectral, Airborne, Remote Sensing, Australia, New Zealand

Headwall Names New Distributor for France, Switzerland

Bonsai Advanced Technologies Adds Hyperspectral Sensors to its Existing Instrument Offerings

Fitchburg, MA, August 15, 2013 — Responding to significant business growth across Europe, Headwall Photonics is pleased to announce that it has named Bonsai Advanced Technologies to be its distributor of record for both France and Switzerland. The agreement was effective July 1, 2013. Principal contact at Bonsai is Mr. Eric Bécourt, with regional headquarters in southern France.

eric becourtIn announcing the appointment, Headwall European Sales Manager Kevin Lynch noted Bonsai’s high degree of experience in spectral imaging and, in particular, remote sensing and industrial inspection. “We are very impressed with the level of technical understanding at Bonsai with respect to our market-leading hyperspectral sensors. They will be able to effectively demonstrate and differentiate our technology to their broad base of accounts all across France and Switzerland.”

Headwall’s award-winning family of Hyperspec® sensors are used in applications ranging from ground-based and handheld all the way up to aircraft and earth-orbiting satellites. Hyperspectral imaging represents a required tool for the scientific research community, which can quickly and non-destructively image anything within the field of view to determine its chemical and spectral fingerprint. Headwall’s sensors take advantage of diffractive optics, which use aberration-corrected gratings to deliver high performance with respect to high spatial and spectral resolution, high signal-to-noise, and a wide field of view. Remote sensing using small and light sensors mounted to hand-launched UAVs is a fast-growing application area that Headwall has pioneered. Other application areas include advanced machine vision, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and mining & mineral exploration.

Mr. Bécourt has 23 years of experience in the analytical business, especially in the spectroscopic and NIR markets. He remarked on Headwall’s innovation and technical leadership: “Our customers in France and Switzerland embrace innovation and technology just as Headwall does,” he said. “They understand that hyperspectral imaging represents a valuable tool for their scientific research efforts and will be very pleased to know that we can bring those solutions to them.”

About Bonsai Advanced Technologies

Bonsai Advanced Technologies focuses on critical application environments such as remote sensing, machine vision, and laboratory research. The Company has extensive deployment expertise and specializes in analytical instrumentation, biosciences, and high- and ultra-high vacuum technologies. For Headwall, Bonsai will specialize in the sale, distribution and service of spectroscopy solutions throughout France and Switzerland.  

For information contact:

Mr. Eric Bécourt

Bonsai Advanced Technologies

Tel: +33 (0)6 08 16 02 81

www.bonsaiadvanced.com

Email: [email protected]

 

Tags: hyperspectral imaging, hyperspectral, Headwall Photonics, Remote Sensing, Europe, Bonsai Advanced Technologies, France, Switzerland