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Headwall Joins as Industry Partner for NSF Internet of Things for Precision Agriculture

Interconnected spectral sensor technology represent opportunity to predict and control agricultural output with greater accuracy and impact.

Bolton, Massachusetts – April 22, 2021

Headwall, the industry leader in turnkey hyperspectral imaging solutions and spectral instrumentation, is pleased to announce collaborating as a member of the Industrial Practitioner Advisory Board for NSF-funded Internet of Things for Precision Agriculture (IoT4Ag). The IoT4Ag’s vision is to ensure food, energy, and water security by advancing technology to increase crop production, while concurrently minimizing the use of constrained resources and the impact of agricultural practices on the environment.


The NSF Engineering Research Center for the IoT4Ag has united faculty and students from the University of Pennsylvania, Purdue University, the University of California at Merced, and the University of Florida with government and industry partners. The staff is currently utilizing Headwall’s hyperspectral sensors by integrating them onto unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems to create data-driven models to capture and analyze plant physiology, soil properties, management, and environmental variations.

Ag-Internet-of-Things"This partnership is very important to us because a core strength of Headwall is providing remote-sensing solutions for customers within the agricultural technology community. In an increasingly connected environment, the Internet of Things has critical implications for sensor development and deployment in the field,” said David Bannon, Headwall President & CEO. “We also look forward to applying our spectral imaging solutions to important problem areas to drive improved crop yield and enhanced phenotype resiliency,”

“We are delighted to have Headwall join the IoT4Ag team as an industrial partner,” said Bob Brier, IoT4Ag Administrative Director. “Headwall’s knowledge and deployment of spectral imaging sensors for agricultural applications will provide experienced input for the Industrial Practitioner Advisory Board.”

 

About NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) for IoT4Ag
The NSF ERC program supports convergent research, education, and technology translation at U.S. universities that will lead to strong societal impacts. Each ERC has interacting foundational components that go beyond the research project, including engineering workforce development at all participant stages, a culture of diversity and inclusion where all participants gain mutual benefit, and value creation within an innovation ecosystem that will outlast the lifetime of the ERC. IoT4Ag seeks to ensure food, energy, and water security with new systems to increase crop production while minimizing energy and water use and environmental impacts of agricultural practices. For more information, visit iot4ag.us.

 

About Headwall
Headwall is a leading designer and manufacturer of complete spectral instrumentation solutions for remote sensing, advanced machine vision, and government/defense markets. With a worldwide base of end-user and OEM customers, Headwall enjoys a market leadership position through the design and manufacture of spectral solutions that are customized for application-specific performance. The Company is headquartered in the US, and has three European locations in Belgium, Germany, and Italy. European headquarters operations at Headwall BVBA are located near Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit headwallphotonics.com.

For more information, please contact:
Heather Hargraves
Headwall Marketing Communications Manager
580 Main Street
Bolton, Massachusetts 01740
Tel: +1-978-353-4034
E-Mail: hhargraves@headwallphotonics.com

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Headwall Bolsters Global Expansion with the Promotion of Key Team Members to Meet International Demand for Hyperspectral Imaging Solutions

Christian_FrancescoBolton, Massachusetts – March 18, 2021 –

Headwall, the industry leader in turnkey hyperspectral imaging (HSI) solutions, announced today that Christian Felsheim has been promoted to Director Headwall EMEA and Francesco Beccari to Sales Manager Headwall EMEA. These promotions and expansion of responsibilities are reflective of the outstanding contributions Christian and Francesco have made while managing Headwall’s European business and indicative of the growing global demand for Headwall’s technology.

“Global expansion is an important component to any company’s growth strategy,” said Don Battistoni, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Christian and Francesco have played significant roles in the expansion of our business across Europe and we now count on them to provide the same excellent support to our customers and distribution partners in the Middle East and Africa.”

“This is an exciting time for Headwall as our hyperspectral products transition from predominantly research to application specific solutions in both remote sensing and industrial machine vision,” said Christian Felsheim. “I am confident in our ability to meet the challenge and look forward to working with our customers, agents, and resellers across EMEA to continue Headwall’s growth.”

About Headwall

Headwall is a leading designer and manufacturer of complete spectral instrumentation solutions for remote sensing, advanced machine vision, and government/defense markets. With a worldwide base of end-user and OEM customers, Headwall enjoys a market leadership position through the design and manufacture of spectral solutions that are customized for application-specific performance. The Company is headquartered in the US, and has three European locations in Belgium, Germany, and Italy. European headquarters operations at Headwall BVBA are located near Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit headwallphotonics.com.

For more information, please contact:
Heather Hargraves
Headwall Marketing Communications Manager
580 Main Street
Bolton, Massachusetts 01740
Tel: +1-978-353-4034
E-Mail: hhargraves@headwallphotonics.com

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Headwall Honored by 2020 Laser Focus World Innovators Awards

2010LFW_iaHero.5f7ca4e64fa47Bolton, Massachusetts – October 14, 2020

Headwall, the industry leader in turnkey hyperspectral imaging solutions and spectral instrumentation, announced today that the MV.X Embedded-Vision Hyperspectral Imaging System was recognized by an esteemed and experienced panel of judges from the optics and photonics community as a Platinum honoree for Detectors and Imaging, part of the 2020 Laser Focus World Innovators Awards.

“On behalf of the Laser Focus World Innovators Awards, I would like to congratulate Headwall on their Platinum level honoree status,” said Laser Focus World Editor in Chief, John Lewis. “This competitive program allows Laser Focus World to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products impacting the photonics community this year.”

Headwall’s MV.X Embedded-Vision Hyperspectral Imaging System uses onboard computing to run spectral classification algorithms and output actionable data in real time. This data enables automation of industrial workflows, which can then be used for the inspection and grading of products and many other applications. Headwall’s MV.X is a significant step in easing the adoption of hyperspectral imaging for industrial applications and provides significant added value where spectral information is needed.

“Although some industrial applications exist, hyperspectral imaging has primarily been used in research applications. This is largely due to the difficulty in quickly processing the large data files generated by a hyperspectral imager,” says Christian Felsheim, Director of Headwall Europe, a driving force behind the development of the MV.X. “The MV.X eliminates both the deployment complexity and computational bottlenecks of previous solutions using a proprietary embedded processor and advanced classification algorithms to output a data stream compatible with machine vision standards for automation systems. This facilitates using hyperspectral imaging across a wide application space including food quality and inspection, material sorting, pharmaceutical monitoring, precise color measurement for paint, dye, and pigment formulation, as well as even phenotyping of plants.”

About Laser Focus World
Published since 1965, Laser Focus World has become the most trusted global resource for engineers, researchers, scientists, and technical professionals by providing comprehensive coverage of photonics technologies, applications, and markets. Laser Focus World reports on and analyzes the latest developments and significant trends in both the technology and business of photonics worldwide — and offers greater technical depth than any other publication in the field.

About Headwall
Headwall is a leading designer and manufacturer of complete spectral instrumentation solutions for remote sensing, advanced machine vision, and government/defense markets. With a worldwide base of end-user and OEM customers, Headwall enjoys a market leadership position through the design and manufacture of spectral solutions that are customized for application-specific performance. The Company is headquartered in the US, and has three European locations in Belgium, Germany, and Italy. European headquarters operations at Headwall BVBA are located near Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit
 headwallphotonics.com.

For more information, please contact:
Heather Hargraves
Headwall Marketing Communications Manager
580 Main Street
Bolton, Massachusetts 01740
Tel: +1-978-353-4034
E-Mail: hhargraves@headwallphotonics.com

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Headwall Bolsters Business Development in Asia/Pacific Region with New Addition

Jackie Hsiao Hired as Asia/Pacific Regional Sales Manager

Jackie_Hsiao_PicBolton, Massachusetts – September 1, 2020

Headwall, the industry leader in turnkey hyperspectral imaging solutions and spectral instrumentation, announced today that Jackie Hsiao has joined the Headwall commercial team as Regional Sales Manager for the Asia/Pacific region. He will be responsible for driving revenue across Headwall's core markets and application spaces including Remote Sensing and Machine Vision.

“Jackie brings a wealth of successful sales management experience to the team,” says Don Battistoni, Headwall Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “His strategic thinking, technical background, and channel management expertise will be instrumental in expanding awareness of Headwall’s products, technology, and value in the Asia/Pacific region.”

“As the first Headwall employee in the region, I look forward to building on our established brand through increased face time with our end customers and channel partners to understand their specific needs and challenges. This direct 'voice of customer' input will be key to cultivating long-term partnerships, guiding future product development, and insure our long term mutual success,” said Jackie.

Jackie Hsiao most recently served as Sales Vice President & General Manager for China at UnitySC, responsible for overseeing semiconductor automated inspection and metrology solutions. Previously, he was Director of ALD Sales in Asia for Veeco (formerly Ultratech/Cambridge NanoTech), developing sales strategies for core market segments while leveraging insights from customers and stakeholders to facilitate growth. Jackie obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering & Industry Economics from Tamkang University.

About Headwall
Headwall is a leading designer and manufacturer of complete spectral instrumentation solutions for remote sensing, advanced machine vision, and government/defense markets. With a worldwide base of end-user and OEM customers, Headwall enjoys a market leadership position through the design and manufacture of spectral solutions that are customized for application-specific performance. The Company is headquartered in the US, and has three European locations in Belgium, Germany, and Italy. European headquarters operations at Headwall BVBA are located near Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit headwallphotonics.com.

For more information, please contact:
Heather Hargraves
Headwall Marketing Communications Manager
580 Main Street
Bolton, Massachusetts 01740
Tel: +1-978-353-4034
E-Mail: hhargraves@headwallphotonics.com

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