PRISM Award 2016 Finalists

Posted December 3, 2015 Angela Wiesmore & filed under News & Events

RedFinalistBoxRochester Precision Optics is a PRISM Award 2016 Finalist

Rochester Precision Optics has been selected as a finalist for the 2016 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation, a leading international competition that honors the best new photonics products on the market.  The PRISM award is the “Oscars of Photonics”, receiving applications from more than 35 countries across the globe.  Winners will be announced in February 2016 at a gala event held during SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco, California.

Rochester Precision Optics is a finalist in the category of Imaging and Cameras for its latest integrated system design, CMOS Night Observation Device, also known as CNOD.  This digital system brings a brand new approach to electro-optical technology for both day and night use. Night vision systems have been very prominent in the field of Military/Defense and have successful applications in sectors such as Security, Law enforcement and Surveillance. To support these applications, the CNOD was designed to be a hand-held monocular, a clip-on in line weapon sight, or as a stand alone weapon sight.  The device relies on superior optics and complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology. CMOS image sensors have received much attention over the last decade, offering the promise of ultra low power and camera-on-chip integration. To see complete technical specifications about the CNOD click here.

Richard Bryant, Director of Advanced Programs of RPO said, “It displays the great technology coming out of RPO and what good quality optics can do for a system type device. We are excited about this recognition.”