Hyperspec RECON Handheld Sensor Selected as 2011 PRISM Award Finalist

Hyperspec® RECON Handheld Sensor Selected as 2011 PRISM Award Finalist

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Fitchburg, MA; November 21, 2011 - Headwall Photonics is pleased to announce that the Hyperspec® RECON™ handheld sensor has been nominated as one of three finalist products in the Military/Defense category for the 2011 PRISM Awards. The winning product will be presented in January 2012 by SPIE and Photonics Media during Photonics West.

The Hyperspec RECON handheld sensor allows for discrete target identification and hyperspectral scene rendering for reconnaissance applications at distances of 1.5 kilometers. Ruggedized, portable, and field-deployable, the instrument rapidly and accurately scans the field of view utilizing either the customized wide or narrow field of view optics. It can also be deployed in unattended stationary situations, making this sensor exceptionally flexible across a wide range of use cases and environments.

The Hyperspec RECON sensor was selected because of its optical sensing capabilities, simple push-button operation, and the ability to offer flexible mission objectives and target sets that are quickly downloaded to the sensor. The sensor can also be operated remotely as an unattended ground sensor.

"Being nominated for this award is a tremendous honor," said Headwall CEO David Bannon. "Our peers across the sensor and photonics industries see that Headwall has exciting, ready-for-market technologies that can be used across a wide range of applications." The Hyperspec RECON sensor joins other Headwall products suited for border patrol, base & homeland security, pharmaceuticals, unmanned ground vehicles, automated food processing, and agriculture.

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, spectral engines, and holographic diffraction gratings 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 spectrographs and 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 is ISO 9001:2008 certified and was formed in 2003 as the result of a management buy-out from Agilent Technologies.

About The Prism Awards

The PRISM Awards represent an international competition recognizing cutting-edge products that break conventional ideas and improve life through photonics. More information about this prestigious nomination can be found at http://www.photonicsprismaward.com/finalists.aspx

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Headwall Photonics, Inc.
Email: Information@headwallphotonics.com

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