Since 1983, Opgal has provided one of the broadest product lines of innovative thermal cameras and near-infrared illumination camera solutions. The breadth and depth of this product line establishes Opgal as a leading player in the complex and wide-ranging defense, security, industrial, and aviation markets.
In the Security market, Opgal enables transportation, city and state governments, industrial, and utility customers to detect, recognize, and identify security threats 24/7 even in complete darkness and difficult visibility conditions.
A market leader in the Defense industry, Opgal is known for working closely with customers to deliver custom made solutions that address specific needs.
For the Industrial industry, Opgal developed the only gas leak detection camera of its kind in the world that has been certified for use in sensitive and hazardous locations according to American and European standards (ATEX, CSA, UL).
The company was also the first to provide an FAA-approved landing assist and situational awareness system for the avionic industry.
Decades of research and development have been invested in state-of-the art and unmatched image-processing capabilities. Opgal’s technology, based on exploiting minute levels of energy to produce meaningful video data, goes far beyond standard image quality. Opgal’s products facilitate the detailed insight required to make the correct assessment of a situation and take appropriate action.

Key benefits to customers and partners:

  • A wide variety of products and technologies
  • Unparalleled video quality for accurate analytics with minimal false alarms
  • Thermal imaging and near-infrared illumination cameras
  • Custom made solutions for defense customers for fast time to market
  • Over 30 years of field proven technology and experience

Backed by years of success, Opgal is a global company with customers in over 60 countries.




Amit Mattatia

President and CEO

Amit joined Opgal in 2012 and since then has brought the company to new heights in terms of business results, breadth of product offerings, and international reach. Amit has over twenty five years of management experience in various industries, as well as prior engineering background. Before joining Opgal, Amit was President and CEO of Trivnet. He led the company to become a global enabler of mobile financial services and sold it to Gemalto (2010 revenues: €1.9B). Previously, Amit served as VP & General Manager at Comverse (2006 revenues: $1.6B) where he headed the IP Messaging business. He also served as President and CEO of SpeedWise and brought it to leadership in wireless internet optimization. Mr. Mattatia spent nine years with Compaq Computer Corporation, first as Manager of Services Marketing for Europe, then as a co-founder of Compaq Israel and its Deputy General Manager, and finally, following the acquisition of Digital Equipment by Compaq, as Head of Marketing of the joint organization.

Besides his managerial career, Mr. Mattatia was always involved in numerous ventures as an entrepreneur and advisor.

Amit holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science with highest honors (Summa Cum Laude) from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and an M.B.A. from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.

Sylvie Dascalu

Vice President, Defense

Sylvie is responsible for driving the company’s sales revenues of Defense subsystems and thermal cores, supporting all stages of prototyping, customization and adaptation to customer requirements. Sylvie has also contributed a lot and is still contributing to Opgal’s growth in the security and HLS markets. Sylvie joined Opgal in 1985 and was consistently one of the pillars of the company’s continued growth. Among her previous roles, Sylvie held the position of Vice President of Sales and Contracts, and several former roles in Sales and Account Management. Before joining Opgal, Sylvie managed sales for IPC, a company producing plastic foils and semi-leathers for the agriculture and furniture markets.

Sylvie holds a B.A. in Architecture & Design from Tel Aviv University, and degrees in Business Management from Ort Braude,- and from the Technion Institute of Management (TIM), Israel.

Lavi Maman

Vice President, Personal Vision Systems

Lavi is responsible for Opgal’s Personal Vision product line, for which he was its initiator. Lavi is also responsible for the development and expansion of Opgal in South East Asia and India. Lavi joined Opgal in 2010 and prior to his current position, Lavi was sales director with Opgal’s Defense business unit where he was responsible for sales and marketing to international customers in Southern Europe and Asia. During this time, he identified new markets for Opgal and brought in several key strategic accounts, successfully repositioning Opgal as a leading thermal imaging solutions provider. Lavi has almost 20 years of B2B sales and international marketing experience, including positions at such companies as Elbit Systems, Aeronautics Defense Systems Ltd., and SOLTAM.

Lavi has a B.A. in Statistics from Haifa University, and an M.B.A. from University of Derby, Israel.

Omer Yanai

Vice President, Emerging Technologies and Business Development

Omer has been with Opgal for the last eight years and his main current focus is on growing Opgal’s EyeCGas® offering of optical gas-leak detection solutions. In addition, Omer leads other new ventures at Opgal such as industrial Non Destructive Testing, and holds the CTO office responsible for the evaluation and introduction of new technologies and business opportunities. Among his achievements at Opgal are the development and commercialization of Therm-App®, the world’s first Android based thermal imaging camera. Prior to this position, Omer was involved in the execution and implementation of an M&A transaction and moved to the United States to serve as Site Manager, for a period of two years. Formerly, Omer served as VP of Marketing & Business Development, leading the company’s strategic global expansion. Overall, Omer has over twenty-five years of global high tech experience. Prior to joining Opgal, Omer served as COO of a clean-tech start-up, Product Manager of an RFID company, and prior to that as Director of Business Development & Strategic Planning at Tower Semiconductors.

Omer holds a B.Sc. with honors (Cum Laude) in Industrial Management Engineering from Ben Gurion University, and an M.B.A. from Haifa University, Israel.

Ernest Grimberg

Chief Scientist

Ernest is an accomplished scientist and researcher in the field of video and signal processing. He has over forty five years of experience in algorithm design, development, and implementation. Graduating from Israel’s Military Intelligence labs, Ernest joined Elscint where he developed the first ever Gamma camera for medical applications. Later he joined Elbit where he was responsible for the development of air-to-ground ‘send and forget’ system algorithms. He joined Opgal in 1999 and was one of the leaders in transitioning Opgal from a production focused company to an R&D company. At Opgal Ernest has led some of the most important projects fueling the company’s revenues. He was in charge of the development of the Enhanced Vision System (EVS), Opgal’s flagship product for the aviation market which, for many years, was the only FAA approved EVS system, and is still the number 1 system worldwide. Later, he helped develop Opgal’s OGI fugitive gas leak detection camera, the EyeCGas, winning accolades for its outstanding performance. Ernest is material in all of Opgal’s new development programs and ventures, including cooled and uncooled cores, Therm-App®, NDtherm® and others.

Ernest has authored many research articles and was a popular speaker at industry events. He holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering & Physics from the Technion and an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Danny Cohen

Vice President, Product Management

Danny is responsible for defining and driving Opgal’s product roadmap to ensure the company stays a technology and market leader, and for providing R&D with new product specifications. In addition, Danny holds responsibility for Opgal’s export compliance. Danny has been with Opgal since 1993 and has fulfilled a variety of management positions. Prior to his current role, Danny held the role of as Vice President of Operations. Among his other former positions within Opgal Product Manager, Production Manager and Integration Manager. Danny started his career with Gadot Petrochemical Industries where he was responsible for the maintenance of production process control equipment.


Danny holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. in Business Administration from University of Derby, Israel.

Igal Carmi

Vice President, Operations

Igal holds overall responsibility for Opgal’s operations including: supply chain management, inventory management, purchasing, import / export, new product introduction, and production. In this role he oversees the delivery of thousands of Opgal cameras to customers in tens of countries globally. Igal has over twenty five years of management experience in a variety of positions. Prior to joining Opgal, Igal held the position of EVP of Global Operations & Supply Chain at Risco Group, and a number of operations and procurement management positions in companies such as Elscint and Comverse.

Igal holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering & Management from the Technion and an M.B.A. from University of Derby, Israel.

Moshe Weissman

Quality Director

Moshe holds overall responsibility for Opgal’s Quality Control and Management, and in this capacity works closely with Opgal’s supply chain and customers to ensure that Opgal’s high quality standards and objectives are fully met. During the last three years, Moshe has improved quality results and performance across the whole spectrum of the production processes. Throughout his career, which extends more than twenty five years, Moshe has acquired extensive experience in Quality Assurance for both design and product manufacturing processes. Prior to joining Opgal, Moshe served as Quality Manager at several local and global companies including Biosense, Galtronics,-(where he also served as General Manager for two years), Flextronics, and Melta.

Moshe holds a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. in Quality Assurance & Reliability Management from the Technion. He received his M.B.A. from Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom.

Roy Israely

Director of Marketing

Roy is responsible for defining Opgal’s corporate marketing strategy and implementing it throughout the various business units. He is also responsible for all marketing communication activities and for the promotion of our various products and solutions to a growing international customer base, while leading data-driven decision-making processes to achieve business goals. In addition, Roy is responsible for the ongoing evolution of Therm-App, Opgal’s Android thermal imaging device, leading global sales efforts of this innovative technology to global customers in the thermography and night-vision markets. Upon joining Opgal about three years ago, Roy initiated and was the first to implement Opgal’s online sales & marketing presence. Roy has ten years of marketing experience and prior to joining Opgal, he served as the CMO of DevSense, a software development house that created several of the best-selling apps in Israel.


Roy graduated with a B.A. with honors (Cum Laude) in Behavioral Sciences from Ben Gurion University and holds an M.Sc. in Behavioral Sciences & Management from the Technion, Israel.


Embedded Linux C++ Software Developer

Feb 23, 2017


Opgal is looking for talented, motivated, and experienced Linux kernel engineers for the development of  high quality code for embedded systems (interdisciplinary). As a member of the team, you will work on a broad range of embedded software development disciplines involving drivers, algorithms, sensor data integration, hardware control, and other low-level programming.


  • Linux kernel drivers and modules developing experience, (advantage).
  • Linux sockets and I/O experience, (advantage).
  • ARM/NEON experience, (advantage).
  • Image and video processing experience, (advantage).
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Excellent organizational skills including, but not limited to, the ability to handle multiple demands and assignments, the ability to prioritize tasks effectively and efficiently.
  • Experience resolving complex issues.
  • Living in Northern Israel (optional).


In this role, you will create, optimize and maintain embedded system software solutions to improve performance of our systems. This position will report to the Technical Manager.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or parallel.


  • At least 3 years of experience as a software developer.
  • At least 2 years experience as a C ++ developer in Linux.


Software QA Engineer

Feb 23, 2017


Quality is an important aspect of our innovative products, and as a Quality Engineer, you will have a significant impact on helping to deliver functional and stable products to our customers in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will possess an energetic personality with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, patience, and a passion for product usability.


  • Experience writing HIGH-LOW LEVEL requirements, software architecture, building, and knowledge of standards code (for example: MISRA) in an Aviation project (advantage).
  • Experience in running LOW LEVEL tests using tools such as VECTOR CAST (advantage).
  • Experience using tools to perform software analysis such as DATA & CONTROL COUPLIG (advantage).
  • Experience with delivery in front DER (advantage).
  • Knowledge of DOORS (advantage).
  • Knowledge of EXCEL and WORD software – high level.
  • Quality engineering course or a relevant course in the field (advantage).
  • Living in Northern Israel (optional).
  • English at a high level.


  • Testing key features of one or more products and/or software updates.
  •  Developing user scenarios, test cases from those scenarios and executing them.
  • Verify the proper functioning and quality of those features prior to delivery or implementation.
  • Working closely with other team members & test teams to create and execute tests cases.
  • Work closely with development teams, to identify and understand key features and their underlying functionality.
  • Isolate and report defects, and verify fixes through regression testing and other test methodologies.
  •  Analyzing data from test results; generate reports from that data.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science.


  • Peer review experience in the development and fault monitoring stages.
  • Knowledge of standard DO-178B/C and project experience in Aviation.


Application Engineer, Security Camera- Vumii Imaging Inc. – Atlanta GA

Nov 03, 2016

Vumii Imaging, Inc. (“Vumii”) based in Atlanta GA, a leading global provider of infrared electro-optical camera systems for the security / HLS market, is looking for a Business Development & Sales Director. The person will develop relationships with leading security integrators nation-wide (potentially in certain international territories), and manage sales opportunities to such integrators, supporting them towards implementation at end-user sites.


This position is responsible for providing technical, installation and application support on Vumii Camera products to internal and external customers, as well as being responsible for the overall project implementation on those projects where the customer requires supervised or turnkey efforts.


  • Support customers in installation, configuration & integration of outdoor security cameras & systems
  • Resolve complex technical problems remotely and in the field
  • Assemble / maintain / repair/ test camera systems in the lab
  • Provides support to sales team and customers.
  • Evaluates New Product solutions at the direction of Director of Engineering
  • Evaluates major product sales opportunities and assist by providing product configuration guide specifications, and sales support as required.
  • Assist in attainment of annual sales targets within the approved departmental expense budgets.
  • Assist in live demos and presentations to customers and consultants.
  • Other duties may be assigned
  • Travel required minimum 50% of the time


  • Technical degree or related work experience required.


  • 5-8 years of relevant technical support experience
  • Proven ability to work independently with customers and resolve complex technical issues
  • Academic background a plus.
  • Video Camera or Thermal Camera experience a plus



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including, but not limited to, the ability to influence and persuade internal and external Customers, listen effectively, and solicit input from others.
  • Advanced ability to use Microsoft Office programs including but not limited to, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent organizational skills including, but not limited to, the ability to handle multiple demands and assignments, the ability to prioritize tasks effectively and efficiently, and the ability to manage resource procurement and utilization.



The work will require occasional moderate lifting. Typically the employee may sit comfortably to do the work. However, there will be some requirement for installing camera equipment that could weigh between 5 -50lbs.



While performing the primary duties of the job, the employee is regularly exposed to a general office environment.  Additionally, there will be opportunity for the employee to travel to the customer site for sales and installation support.


Business Development & Sales Director- Vumii Imaging Inc. – Atlanta GA

Oct 30, 2016

Vumii Imaging, Inc. (“Vumii”) based in Atlanta GA, a leading global provider of infrared electro-optical camera systems for the security / HLS market, is looking for a Business Development & Sales Director. The person will develop relationships with leading security integrators nation-wide (potentially in certain international territories), and manage sales opportunities to such integrators, supporting them towards implementation at end-user sites.


  • In depth knowledge of the physical security / HLS industry, key players, products and applications, and regulatory trends.
  • Knowledge of night vision technologies – a clear plus.
  • Verifiable contacts & relationships within the physical security industry, including system integrators, technology manufacturers, consultants, and specifying architects and engineers.
  • 5+ years of sales and relationship management experience relevant to the physical security industry; track record of selling technology-based security products and services, preferably thermal and near IR camera systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate Enterprise Level Sales Opportunities as an lead member of a larger team.
  • Sustained record of closing deals and exceeding Sales Goals in excess of $3,000,000 per year.
  • Strong communications skills (both written and verbal); excellent presentation skills.
  • Ability to effectively generate sales plans, prepare forecast pipelines and designate priorities.
  • Estimated travel to be at least 50%.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Identify and develop business relationships with key security integrators, as well as consultants influencing security requirements and architecture.
  • Generate revenue through the sale of Vumii’s products and services.
  • Proactively qualify sales and relationship opportunities in order to effectively commit business resources.
  • Develop and maintain relationships also with end customers, manufacturer representatives, industry consultants, and other organizations and individuals that influence the purchase of security products and services.
  • Team player – give and take support for customer and business success.
  • Contribute to market understanding and competitive research.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation regarding business relationships and sales pursuits, using the CRM system.
  • Proactively communicate market information to key Vumii individuals and organizational units, including marketing, product support, and research and development.
  • Comprehend and present Vumii’s products and their applicability to customer situations; conceptual security solution design.
  • Conduct live customer demonstrations of Vumii products.

Applicants selected may be subject to a credit and/or background investigation.  Vumii Imaging, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.