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Headwall's MV.X makes Aug-Sep 2021 Cover of Vision Systems Design China

Our award-winning Hyperspec MV.X is featured on the cover of the August-September 2021 issue of Vision Systems Design China. The MV.X is a step forward in advanced machine vision, combining ...

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MV.X shown at VisionCon 2021 by Headwall Reseller NBL

Our award-winning Hyperspec MV.X was demonstrated and presented to thousands of attendees at VisionCon 2021 in Shenzhen, China by reseller NBL Systems today.

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Headwall's Solar-Induced Fluorescence Imaging Sensor a Finalist for 'The Eddies' Award

Headwall's Solar-Induced Fluorescence (SIF) imaging sensor is a finalist for one of The Eddies, formerly the New England Innovation Awards. The weak SIF signal from green plants can be ...

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Headwall aids in the continued commitment of mobile showers for the area’s homeless

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, Our Father’s House borrowed mobile showers and portable toilets for the Fitchburg homeless community. Initially they were provided to keep people clean ...

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Policies & Facility Features to Guard Against the Spread of COVID-19

Headwall has put into place policies and performed some facility modifications for the health and safety of our employees and customers

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Successful Companies like Headwall Adapt to Changing Circumstances

Headwall describes challenges brought by COVID-19, including training and hosting customer events and seminars

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Headwall Unmanned Airborne Hyperspectral System with LiDAR Provides a Unique Solution in Turkey

Guest blog post by Fatih Ömrüuzun of Headwall reseller Visratek in Turkey

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Headwall Online Interview for GISCafe

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, Headwall continues to support and sell to customers deemed essential. See an online interview of David Blair, Director of Strategic Programs, by GISCafe's ...

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Update on actions related to current events involving COVID-19

Link to this page to stay updated on Headwall's announcements and news related to our actions during the current coronavirus situation.

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CHRSE Webinar Recording Now Available

February Webinar hosted by the CHRSE

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Hyperspec® MV.X Unveiled at Photonics West 2020 in San Francisco

Headwall shows off our new, embedded-vision hyperspectral camera in addition to our award-winning OEM components, sensors, and systems

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Making things brighter and warmer during the holiday for those in need

Every year Headwall partners with Our Father's House, a private non-sectarian agency providing shelter and related services to homeless men, women and children, to provide gifts for ...

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NASA airborne G-LiHT aircraft enabled by Headwall hyperspectral imaging shows Hurricane Maria hit harder than Irma

A recent article by EOS Earth & Space Science News describes how Puerto Rico’s mangrove forests sustained much more damage during Hurricane Maria than southern Florida’s mangrove ...

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Flight & Seminar Demo Day at Northern Arizona Univ

The above animation compresses a day in Flagstaff into just 10 seconds! Headwall and the Northern Arizona University Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science hosted a Demo Day on ...

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Recording of CHRSE webinar: Vegetation Encroachment on Infrastructure

Watch a recording of the first webinar by the newly formed Center for Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Europe. Headwall and geo-konzept in Germany teamed to show how unmanned airborne vehicles ...

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Hyperspec III incremental release, version 3.1.4

Headwall today released the latest version, 3.1.4, of its powerful HyperSpec® III software program which ships with hyperspectral imaging systems for acquisition, display, and generating ...

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New Flag Flies over Headwall in Fitchburg because of Alert Young Eyes

The watchful eyes of a young girl got a flag replaced over the shared facility of Headwall and the Montachusett Opportunity Council (MOC) offices on River Street in Fitchburg, MA.

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Happy Anniversary Claire!

"Claire" is the nickname of a mini-satellite officially named GHGSat-D that launched in June of 2016 and shortly thereafter began delivering images using its Headwall hyperspectral SWIR ...

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Flight demo and hyperspectral seminar at Wash U in St. Louis

Headwall Mid-West Regional Sales Engineer Christopher Piper, Senior Application Scientist Will Rock, Ph.D., and Senior UAV Pilot Charles Kepler hosted a free flight demo and an exclusive ...

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Headwall a hit at IGARSS where Japan's Emperor & Empress Attend Opening Ceremony in Yokohama

Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended the opening ceremony of the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 2019 held at the Pacifico Yokohama ...

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Rembrandt’s The Night Watch Imaged with Headwall SWIR Imager

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is using Headwall's hyperspectral SWIR sensor as part of Operation Night Watch, an ambitious project launched on July 8 to utilize the most advanced scientific ...

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Giving back to our community

As part of the Bolton and Fitchburg communities, we feel that it is our responsibility to be a part of the towns in which we live and work. One of our initiatives is the production and ...

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Customer in Australia Receives Grant for Hyperspectral Study of the Great Barrier Reef

Headwall customer Associate Professor Felipe Gonzalez, at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Institute for Future Environments and the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision ...

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Headwall featured on Show-Floor Podcast at Corrosion 2019

Listen to a podcast, featuring Headwall's own Jenna Hazelrigg, Northeast Regional Sales Engineer, recorded during the Corrosion 2019 conference and expo.

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Customers at the Top of the World

NASA's Operation Ice Bridge (OIB) images the Earth’s polar ice in unprecedented detail to better understand processes that connect the polar regions with the global climate system. Douglas ...

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Mile-High Flight & Seminar in Boulder

Usually manned and unmanned aircraft don’t fly in close proximity for very good reason, but we were granted an exemption on Tuesday, April 9th 2019. As part of a joint Headwall and NEON ...

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Headwall's Felsheim part of Panel Discussion on Hyperspectral Imaging at the Control Fair

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Have a Coffee on Us at MIT

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Headwall Sponsors GRSS STRATUS 2019 Remote Sensing Workshop

  The Systems and Technologies for Remote Sensing Applications Through Unmanned Aerial Systems (STRATUS) workshop at the Rochester Institute of Technology is always fun yet educational, and ...

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100 Earth-Shattering Remote Sensing Applications

Remote sensing as a technique is finding more and more acceptance beyond early military and agricultural applications. Take a look at this intriguing list published in GISGeography. We can ...

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Headwall Hires Christian Felsheim as Bus Dev & OEM Account Manager

Headwall Further Building Hyperspectral Imaging Business in Europe

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Hyperspectral Imaging to Catch Poultry Production Line Pollution

The November 2018 issue of Poultry Digital magazine features a "Foreign Intelligence" article (pages 10-13) on how imaging technology can reduce or eliminate poultry production line ...

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Hyperspectral & LiDAR: The Gold Standard

As remote sensing evolves, users across all applications are discovering the value of adding LiDAR instruments to a hyperspectral payload. First, instruments of all types are getting ...

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Demonstrating Hyperspectral Imaging in Amsterdam!

In Amsterdam this week, more than 40 attendees at the IEEE SpectroExpo-WHISPERS conference have participated in a field test of Headwall's Nano-Hyperspec® VNIR sensor. VNIR is shorthand for ...

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Airborne Integration Considerations

Our customers come to us with missions that range from crop disease detection to infrastructure inspection, from environmental monitoring to pollution analysis. Hyperspectral imaging ...

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XPONENTIAL AUVSI

Each year at a different United States location, the XPONENTIAL show brings together technologies that improve some of the most fascinating missions across both commercial and ...

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The Spirit of Giving Continues at Headwall

For the past three years, Headwall Photonics has been involved with local charitable organizations in north-central Massachusetts, providing everything from Thanksgiving meals and personal ...

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Hyperspec SWIR Gets UAV Wings!

Remote sensing with hyperspectral sensors is  a combination of several elements: an imaging spectrometer and a fast data processing system to acquire and analyze spectral and spatial data. ...

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The Eyes Have It...But Not Always

Humans have a marvelous ability to see and identify objects within what is called the visible range of the electromagnetic spectrum. That starts at roughly 380 nanometers and goes up to ...

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A Hyperspectral View of Western Australia's Ningaloo Reef

Headwall's hyperspectral imaging sensors are used around the globe for a wide variety of remote sensing missions. Hyperspectral sensors can see well beyond the limits of human vision, which ...

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Spreading Holiday Cheer at Headwall

In 2016 Headwall embarked on a mission of volunteerism. The small, 50-person technology company headquartered in Fitchburg understood that the community it called home was also home to ...

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The Spirit of Giving at Headwall

The corporate environment is always a bustling one: Getting and shipping orders, building sensors, designing new products, and maneuvering through a seemingly endless stream of meetings. ...

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Almond Inspection Goes High-Tech

In Manteca, CA about 90 minutes south of Sacramento sits Travaille and Phippen, a family-run business focused on processing the world's finest almonds. Manteca sits at the heart of ...

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Nano-Hyperspec, PrecisionHawk Impress!

Steven Sexton is Technical Consultant at Aerial Imaging Services, LLC (Ephrata, WA). With broad availability of new UAVs and high-performance hyperspectral imaging sensors, Steven's ...

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Hyperspectral Imaging & Processing Takes Hold in Turkey

Hyperspectral imaging is a very valuable scientific technique for a wide range of applications that extend far beyond the defence and military uses the technology was in part originally ...

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Community Partnership in Action!

Great companies can serve not only as an economic engine for customers, employees, suppliers, and business partners but also as a strong community partner based on how that company ...

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Landmine Detection Using Hyperspectral Imaging

 

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Data Fusion: A New Capability for the Remote Sensing Community

We’re seeing a tremendous increase in the number of airborne deployments for our hyperspectral imaging sensors. To a large degree, the trend toward smaller and more affordable UAVs is ...

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Hyperspectral Imaging Technology a New Frontier for KAUST in Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a public research institution in Saudi Arabia. By any measure it is a very young university, founded in 2009. But in that short ...

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We're Giving Drones a Good Name

Drones seem to be in the news for all the wrong reasons. The media reminds us that they're nothing but nuisances: peeking at people, crashing into stadiums, hovering over the White House, ...

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Spectral Imaging Solves Mystery of Stolen Books by Suicidal Librarian

Multi-Million Dollar Theft Of National Heritage, Followed By International Intrigue, Suicide, And An Explosion Injuring Dozens...

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Hyperspectral Imaging Successfully Screens Cancer Tissue

Healthcare isn’t a new frontier when it comes to imaging, but hyperspectral technology is opening eyes and capturing spectacular, life-changing results.

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Hyperspectral Takes Old Maps Into New Territory

Late in 2014, Headwall sponsored a successful event at London’s Natural History Museum. The purpose of the gathering was to introduce curators and preservationists to the advantages and ...

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Headwall Successfully Re-Certifies to ISO 9001

Manufacturing companies of any size must demonstrate to their customers that they are quality-driven organizations. This holds for products, processes, and procedures. The global economy ...

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Nano-Hyperspec...in the air and on the ground

Next week during Photonics West we’ll be demonstrating our very newest hyperspectral sensor: Nano-Hyperspec. We gave it that name because it’s small...exceptionally small. Think of a ...

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Spectral Imaging Within the Collection-Care Industry

Hyperspectral imaging is finding a home in so many interesting places, among them the fascinating field of cultural preservation. Conservation care professionals across academia and the ...

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U.S. Congresswoman Niki Tsongas Visits Headwall

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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 ...

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Smaller, Lighter, Better: Hyperspectral on UAVs

At Headwall we've been busy listening to the market. When it comes to airborne remote sensing, the market is telling us that they favor UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) of all kinds: ...

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Headwall Names Tom Breen as Director of Global Sales

Growth Markets Require Solid Industry Background Across Commercial and Defense Markets 

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Far Away and Long Ago: Hyperspectral Imaging Plays Key Role

Hyperspectral imaging sheds new light on prized Martian rock specimen

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Hyperspectral Takes Wing Over Ontario!

Under cloudless skies in Ontario recently, Headwall achieved a very notable milestone: we became the first to fly both hyperspectral and LiDAR aboard a small, fully integrated handheld UAS. ...

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UAVs and Hyperspectral Imaging Unite

One of the things we’re seeing at Headwall is the proliferation of airborne applications. Multispectral suffers a bit with respect to hyperspectral (a handful of bands versus hundreds), ...

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Headwall's Field-of-View Calculator

When it comes to hyperspectral imaging, it isn’t always about the hardware. Before users even get to the stage of specifying a sensor instrument, they need to ask a few questions:

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History Made, History Seen with Hyperspectral Imaging

As the market for hyperspectral sensing technology moves forward and advances, Headwall’s Application Engineering team has been able to gather a rare view into the past through the ...

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Hyperspectral Sensors for UAV Applications

The scientific research community is beginning to understand and embrace hyperspectral imaging as a useful tool for a few primary reasons. First, sensors are more affordable than ever. ...

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Bone-Dating Using Hyperspectral Imaging!

Headwall recently completed some fascinating demonstration work on behalf of the Conservation Manager and several colleagues at London's Natural History Museum.

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Headwall Remote Sensing Capabilities Seen “Down Under”

This past week, Headwall remote sensing team finished a productive week Down Under at the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) in Melbourne, Australia.  The ...

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Hyperspectral and Remote Sensing the focus at EARSeL!

Headwall's exhibition schedule kicks into high gear this month. First up is our appearance at the 8th Imaging Spectrometry Workshop, sponsored by The European Association of Remote Sensing ...

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Resource Exploration Using Hyperspectral Imaging

Headwall utilizes hyperspectral sensing technology as an essential industrial inspection platform and has made this technology increasingly valuable across a wider spectrum of commercial ...

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Remote Sensing: All Eyes on Munich

The IEEE is an esteemed organization with top-notch events held worldwide. These events draw experts from across industry, government and education.

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Hyperspectral Imaging - Next Generation Machine Vision Platform for Food Safety and Quality

Bosoon Park, author of this blog entry, works as an Agricultural Engineer on behalf of the USDA in Georgia. He has done extensive research on hyperspectral and Raman imaging as it applies ...

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Headwall Photonics: In Good Company

They say, "You're judged by the company you keep..." And with that, we're very proud to have been chosen as a 2012 R&D Award recipient from R&D Magazine. We nominated our Hyperspec ...

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Hyperspectral Imaging Helps Improve Food Inspection

We're quite proud to note that the current issue of Photonics Spectra features a new cover story authored by Chris Van Veen and David Bannon of Headwall Photonics. One of the focal points ...

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The 'High Science' of Hyperspectral Imaging Goes Mainstream

Hyperspectral instruments often conjure up images of ‘high science,’ where complex instruments are tended to by white-jacketed specialists. While the instruments themselves are very precise ...

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Satellite Hyperspectral Sensing Boosts Environmental Research

Last week, I participated in the bi-annual Earth Observation Business Network 2012 (EOBN) conference, a small group of industry leaders brought together in Vancouver, British Columbia and ...

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Hyperspectral Imaging & Agriculture: A Perfect Match

Spectral imaging and agriculture seems to be a perfect match. Technologies and techniques such as hyperspectral in-line inspection and Raman imaging instrumentation are well suited to very ...

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Headwall's Hyperpectral Sensors Soar at DSS

The Defense, Security + Sensing (DSS) show moved from its traditional Orlando venue to Baltimore this year. Flush with technology-driven agencies, the Baltimore-Washington area is a natural ...

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Hyperspectral Imaging Heads to Baltimore for DSS!

DSS--Defense, Security + Sensing--is the world's largest unclassified event for defense, security, and sensing applications for industry and the environment, and we'll be there in Booth ...

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Harvesting the Benefits of Spectral Imaging

Next Instruments in Condell Park, NSW Australia has just reached a record-breaking milestone, and Headwall Photonics played a key role! The CropScan Grain Analyzer was introduced by Next ...

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Small UAVs - Precision agriculture & hyperspectral remote sensing

Offering improvements in agricultural yields and precision farming, hyperspectral sensors allow producers and processors to make the foods we eat safer along with providing the advantages ...

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Surveying the Land Below: Hyperspectral Sensors go Airborne

Remote sensing is a very important application and perhaps the 'killer app' for hyperspectral imaging technology, particularly when it comes to airborne scientific techniques. With ...

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Savvy About Hyperspectral Imaging? We Should Talk!

When the world decides to beat a path to your door, what do you do? You hire great people! We’re poised for big things in 2012 and terrific people are needed to help us get there. Take a ...

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ISO9001: Focus on Quality not a passing fad

Earlier this week, Headwall successfully completed its re-certification audit for ISO 9001:2008. We see it as a proud milestone rather than a passing fad, because Quality does matter to us! ...

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Hyperspectral Imaging Heads West!

Wrap-up from the BiOS and Photonics West conferences in San Francisco...

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Visit Headwall Photonics at upcoming trade shows!

Headwall Photonics will be at THREE important industry conventions later this month...one on the east coast and one on the west coast! Wherever you'll be, pay us a visit!

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Hyperspectral Imaging Reaches Further than Ever!

Hyperspectral imaging is reaching into areas that are more mainstream than ever. You can actually 'see what you've been missing' with hyperspectral imaging systems, meaning that they can ...

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