Opgal’s Spring Exhibition Tour

February 03, 2017

Opgal Optronic Industries will be showcasing our extensive range of thermal solutions at three international exhibitions this spring:

1. IWA Outdoor Classics 2017 is a leading international trade fair for hunting and sporting gear, optics, and electronics. Opgal will be exhibiting and demoing two of our high resolution thermal imagers for outdoor sporting activities, security and safety: Therm-App® HZ and Therm-App® PRO.

Therm-App® HZ is a high-end thermal imaging device with a 25 Hz frame rate. It delivers smooth thermal images, especially when the user or the targets observed are on the move, using a variety of interchangeable lenses ranging from 6.8mm to 35mm.
Therm-App® PRO is the newest member of the Therm-App® family, delivering unmatched thermal imaging for target detection, day or night.

Visit Opgal at the IWA Outdoor Classics (booth #147) from March 3-6, 2017, at the Nuremberg Exhibition Center, Germany. For distribution opportunities, or to schedule a meeting with our distribution manager, fill in your details here. 

 

2. JEC World is one of the leading trade fairs worldwide for the composite industry, from raw-material producers, to processors, to end-users. This year we will be demoing our portable NDTherm® system. We’ll be showing how Non-Destructive Thermography testing (NDT) can be an incredible time saving technology for diagnostics and maintenance, for offline and inline testing during serial production.

Coming to JEC World? Visit the Opgal booth (booth #K84, Hall 6) from March 13-16, 2017, at Paris-Nord Villepinte, France. 

 

3. ISC West is the largest security industry trade show in the U.S. This year we will be showcasing a number of our field-proven security solutions. Opgal’s broad line of rugged Vumii™ camera systems for observation and assessment will be on display, including models serving long, medium and short range needs: Accuracii™ XRU, Accuracii™ AT Mini and Sii™ OP.

The Accuracii™ XRU uncooled multi-sensor camera system offers the range of a cooled camera at a competitive price. With its powerful continuous zoom lens, it provides effective protection of borders and critical infrastructure.
Accuracii™ AT Mini is a compact dual channel thermaland CCD camera system which provides effective covert security, detecting people up to 1km away and vehicles beyond 2km.
The compact Sii OP 24/7 dual channel camera for outdoor security is our most state-of-the-art detection system to date. It is the first open source security thermal camera that meets global ONVIF standards, with incredibly easy installation and a dedicated Software Development Kit (SDK) for seamless third party integration.

Visit Opgal at ISC West, Booth #35066 from April 5-7, to learn more about our Vumii line of thermal-imaging solutions.

The Fascinating Story of Opgal’s Chief Scientist

February 01, 2017

Half a century ago, at the tender age of 15, a Romanian boy would embark on what would become the journey of a lifetime, leaving his homeland and moving to Israel. At the time, Ernest Grimberg had no idea he would set a footprint in the oil and gas industry by helping to develop Opgal’s trademark EyeCGas® OGI camera.

Fast forward to 2017 and Ernest, now an accomplished scientist and researcher with over 45 years’ experience in the field of video and signal processing, spends most of his time developing mathematical algorithms that serve as the foundation for Opgal’s thermal imaging products and systems.

Grimberg, who joined Opgal in 1999 and serves as the company’s chief scientist, has led some of the most important projects fueling the company’s revenues. He managed and was the main brainpower behind Opgal’s Enhanced Vision System (EVS), the number 1 landing-assist and enhanced flight vision system worldwide. He’s also helped develop Therm-App® and NDtherm®, making him a prime asset at the company.

Recently Grimberg was featured on Rigzone, a leading online resource for news, jobs, data and events for the oil and gas industry. Read about his exciting journey by following this link.

Never miss another fire alert With Opgal’s Sii AT Fire Detection Camera

January 27, 2017

Opgal has just completed the integration of the Sii AT Fire Detection camera with Digifort. This integration package ensures that high-risk (hot-spot) and fire alarms are triggered directly into the Digifort Video Management System (VMS) over IP.
The IP VMS system is automated and can be managed, and reports accessed remotely, by users at approved IP’s. Any number of hot spot/fire alerts, alarms, and automation modules can be set, and your cameras feedback can even be viewed from your cell phone or tablet.

Experience Thermal Imaging this winter with Opgal

January 12, 2017

Opgal Optronic Industries Ltd. will be exhibiting its thermal imaging solutions in the months of January and February, at three different events:

1. The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show– the largest and most comprehensive international event for shooting sports, hunting, and law enforcement.

Opgal will be introducing Therm-App® PRO, the newest member of the Therm-App® family, at the SHOT Show. With its advanced 640×480 resolution, Therm-App® PRO delivers unmatched thermal imaging for target detection, day or night, without compromising its compact size and weight. Opgal will also be introducing the AperioX, a mechanical platform that allows you to covertly use your smartphone as a rifle-scope.

Visit Opgal at the SHOT show (booth N329) from January 17-20, 2017, at Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas, NV. For distribution opportunities or to schedule a meeting with our distribution manager, fill in your details here.

2. Night Vision & Electro-Optics Conference and Exhibition – this 2-day event showcases the latest products and services in the night vision and electro-optics industry.

Opgal will be presenting its extensive line of tactical handheld thermal cameras. These cameras provide high contrast thermal imaging by delivering a clear, crisp, detailed view – day or night, and in all weather conditions.

Visit the Opgal booth from January 17-18 at the Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi, India.

3. Safari Club International (SCI) Annual Hunters’ Convention – the world’s largest international hunting show. It attracts over 18,000 attendees, and hundreds of industry leaders who will be exhibiting the latest and most up-to-date hunting equipment.

Opgal will be showcasing its revolutionary Therm-App®, the original night vision thermal imager, at the SCI Convention. Both the Therm-App® and AperioX will be available for direct purchase at the Opgal booth.

Try out Therm-App® first hand at the SCI event (booth N927) from February 1-4, 2017, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. For more information, including pre-orders, please contact support@therm-app.com.

New FAA Rule Changes the game, Allowing Widespread Use of Infrared Vision Aircraft Landing Assist Systems

January 11, 2017

There is good news on the horizon for travelers, pilots, and airlines alike. A new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rule regarding Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) assisted landings is expected to trigger the widespread adoption of infrared vision systems in aircraft, which allow IR assisted landings in bad weather conditions.

 

As of March 13, 2017, an aircraft equipped with an EFVS (or EVS) will be allowed to complete a landing, even when the runway is not visible to the naked eye. Previously, FAA rules only allowed the use of an EFVS to a decision height of 100 feet, at which point the pilot had to be able to see the landing strip with the naked eye. The new rule also allows takeoffs in conditions when the destination airport weather would otherwise prevent unassisted landings.

 

The new FAA rule, which applies to a wide range of additional aircraft (scheduled airlines, commuter airlines and general aviation) is expected to have a significant effect on the EFVS market, normalizing the practice of EFVS assisted landings.

 

Opgal was the first to develop an EVS camera, almost 20 years ago. By now, more than 2,200 EVS cameras, that are certified by FAA and EASA for landing credit, are installed on various commercial and business aircraft. More than three out of four such EVS cameras are in fact Opgal cameras. Opgal’s 4th generation Everest EVS system, combining uncooled LWIR, SWIR and VIS spectrum sensors, is set to provide commercial and business aircraft pilots with clear video images of the runway and its surrounding environment, for years to come.

Opgal to participate in the Israel Energy & Business convention

November 13, 2016

Opgal Optronic Industries Ltd. was invited to present its EyeCGas OGI solutions as part of the Israeli Innovation and Technology forum.

The convention, held for the 14th consecutive year by Eco Energy and Tachllit Conferences gather technology companies as well as decision makers from around the world in an attempt to produce new venture in the energy sector.

OPGAL launches EyeCGas CO2 and CO

October 27, 2016

OPGAL, a leading global manufacturer of innovative thermal imaging infrared cameras, is launching two new products to monitor and detect carbon dioxide (CO2) and carbon monoxide (CO) gas leaks in oil and gas and other heavy industries.

EyeCGas CO2 and EyeCGas CO will enable operators to safely, efficiently and cost-effectively detect and monitor harmful gasses including CO2 and CO in remote and hazardous locations. Optical gas imaging (OGI) technology enables the visualization of leaks remotely, offering significant benefits over traditional methods, such as electrochemical or catalytic detectors, which are time and labor intensive and rely upon detecting gas in close proximity.

By using the innovative infrared gas imaging cameras, operators can immediately identify, source and record video of CO2 gas leaks of concentrations as low as three percent, with pinpoint accuracy. This enables companies to prioritize maintenance and quickly repair leaks – shortening start up times to resume production.

Omer Yanai, vice president of gas imaging and technology innovation at OPGAL, comments: “These new products were designed specifically for hazardous environments and will enable companies to quickly detect and source harmful gas emissions in applications such as enhanced oil recovery, nuclear power generation or steel manufacturing. It’s a fundamental step-change in detecting and monitoring emissions safely and remotely.

“It’s crucial for companies to detect, monitor and repair leaks quickly to protect people and the environment and optimize production. The new EyeCGas cameras bring OGI technology to a wider set of industrial applications and the benefits are clear – reducing the time and cost associated with finding and repairing potentially dangerous leaks.”

Developed in response to market demand, the technologies build on the success of OPGAL’s original EyeCGas camera for the detection of volatile organic compounds and hydrocarbon leaks which has already been implemented with major oil and gas customers in the United States, Asia and Europe.

Busy September at Opgal

October 09, 2016

September 2016 was a busy month at Opgal. The company presented at 5 exhibitions around the globe during that month:

  1. AAD (South Africa) –  Hosted biennially, Africa Aerospace and Defense (AAD) remains the flagship event on South Africa’s defense and aerospace calendar, experiencing significant growth with each hosting.
  2. TIC (USA) – The conference supplied a great meeting point for thermography professional from around the country. From building inspection to electrical surveying, various fields of thermography were covered throughout this unique event.
  3. ADEX (Azerbaijan) – The exhibition provided a good opportunity to present the latest and unique developments of the defense industry to the professional community, by allowing unique dialogue platform for representatives of the defense authorities of various countries, inventors and experts.
  4. ADAS (Philippines) – This exhibition focuses on the needs and requirements of the Asia Pacific Armed Forces, the Internal State Security Organisations and Crisis & Disaster Management Agencies and proved to be  an important International Event to showcase defense and security products in a fast expanding market.
  5. Security Essen (Germany) – Security Essen has highlighted its position as the global fair for civil security with 1,040 companies from 45 nations redefined the standard for civil security at Messe Essen.

Opgal Is Unveiling The Thermal Security System Of The Future At IFSEC 2016

June 13, 2016

KARMIEL, Israel – June 13, 2016 – The future of thermal security cameras became reality as Opgal Optronic Industries Ltd, a leading manufacturer of thermal imaging systems, announced that they will be unveiling their new Sii™ OP thermal security camera later this month. Based on Linux OS, the Sii OP is defined as the first thermal camera with a truly open embedded software platform, boasting an incredibly easy installation and a dedicated Software Development Kit (SDK) for seamless third party integration.

Security cameras have come a long way in recent years. Once the realm of traditional CCTV systems, more security projects these days are built around thermal technology due to the 24/7, all weather detection capabilities of these devices. The need for better target detection has created a demand for thermal cameras that will be able to integrate with analytics software that facilitates easier target acquisition.

“With our growing line of Vumii® thermal imaging systems, we are always seeking ways to reinvent thermal imaging, and introducing new technologies into the market.” stated Amit Mattatia, CEO of Opgal Optronic Industries Ltd. “The Sii OP introduces new standards to the security industry by offering a cost effective option and truly open platform to system integrators and software developers alike. This is yet further proof of our ability to harness our vast experience to create game-changing products”.

Equipped with both thermal and HD visible-light channels for day and night surveillance, Sii OP meets global ONVIF standards to ensure interoperability of hardware and software products for easy integration to both existing and new infrastructures, regardless of manufacturer.

Sii OP will be available from Opgal via a growing network of solution providers and distributors in all major countries, and will be offered with pre-integration to some of the leading VMS and analytics providers in the market. Opgal will unveil the Sii OP at the IFSEC exhibition to be held June 21-23, 2016 at the ExCeL London, UK convention center.

 

 

Opgal Announces NDTherm™: Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Based on Thermal Imaging

February 22, 2016

NDTherm™ Enables Fast and Easy Parts Inspection and Identification of Internal Defects.

Following several years of research and development, and after successfully testing a large number of parts and building a global distribution network, Opgal is officially announcing general availability of NDTherm™ – its Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) solution based on thermal imaging. Using active thermography and unique algorithms, NDTherm™ enables fast, safe, contact-free, cost effective, easy to use, real-time inspection of parts. It detects deep flaws in various composite materials and structures such as CFRP, sandwich structures, hybrids and porous materials. NDTherm™ can be applied on small or large surfaces, including cases where access is only possible from one side of the structure.

“NDTherm™ is yet another proof of Opgal’s ability to apply its state-of-the-art thermal imaging technology and proprietary image processing algorithms in a new domain, this time in a purely industrial application,” said Amit Mattatia, President & CEO of Opgal. “NDTherm™ provides manufacturers of composite parts for aerospace and many other industries with a clear advantage over traditional, incumbent NDT methods.”

Opgal will showcase its newest, field proven version of NDTherm™ at the upcoming JEC World 2016 exhibition in Paris, France, on 8-10 March.

Available in three form factors – portable, fixed and automated – Opgal NDTherm™ is capable of inspecting materials at various stages of the manufacturing process:

The portable system, NDTherm™ NT is positioned for in-service applications and enables regular maintenance and efficient damage assessment. Suitable for a one-man operation, this compact system allows easy transportation and quick deployment in the field. Designed for production lines or testing environments, NDTherm™ FX offers enhanced image output to enable intuitive and accurate assessments, as well as built-in reporting capabilities. NDTherm™ AU is a customized system with a variety of testing capabilities for automatically inspecting large parts and complex shapes.

NDTherm™ is available from Opgal via a growing network of solution providers and distributors in all major countries.

Opgal Enters Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Realm with NDTHerm™

February 08, 2016

Opgal Optronic Industries has launched its new active thermography technology, NDTherm™. NDTherm™ provides enhanced Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) capabilities, enabling fast real-time inspection of parts on the production line or in-service. Safe, non-contact, and easy to use, NDTherm™ thermography can be utilized for small and large surface inspection, including applications where access is only available from one side of the structure.

View the introductory clip here: https://youtu.be/bFxkFNse-nA 

“NDTherm’s state-of-the-art technology and proprietary image processing algorithms enables deep flaw detection capabilities — quickly detecting defects in various materials and structures such as CFRP, sandwich structures, hybrids and porous materials,” said Amit Mattatia, CEO of Opgal.

Available in three models —portable, fixed and automated — NDTherm™ is capable of inspecting materials at various stages of the manufacturing process. The portable system, NDTherm™ NT, enables regular maintenance and efficient damage assessment for in-service applications. Suitable for one-man operation, the compact system allows easy transportation and deployment in the field.
Designed for production lines or testing environments, NDTherm™ FX offers image enhancement to enable accurate assessments, as well as built-in reporting capabilities. The fully automated model, NDTherm™ AU, enables a variety of tests to be performed on large parts and complex shapes using a single system configuration.

 

This versatile technology can be utilized in manufacturing processes and service and maintenance for damage assessment and repair, meeting the need for quick and cost-effective, non-destructive testing for a variety of industries.

Vumii Integrates Fire Detection into Firefighting Logistics System

January 20, 2016

Vumii has announced the integration of its Sii AT Fire Detection Camera into the Locus TransFire System in Norway. The integration of the thermal cameras enables a live thermal video feed, sending real time alerts with coordinates directly to the TransFire system to enable prevention and fast response to fires.

With the Sii AT’s Fire Risk Detection capabilities, a virtually unlimited amount of fire and heat sources can be detected, while avoiding false alarms from hot spots at the scene. Fire, or even an increase in heat occurring before fire actually starts, can be detected as far as 6 kilometers away. Visual alarms are displayed on the operator’s screen, while simultaneously sending alert signals for both fire and risk of fire over a wide area network, enabling emergency services to respond in a timely fashion.

Sii AT is part of Vumii’s broad line of thermal cameras and camera systems, allowing fast detection and reaction to a large amount of security threats and safety issues.

The TransFire system, developed by Locus Public Safety AS, a key supplier of logistics solutions to emergency services, is used by a large percentage of emergency call centers in Norway. Using detailed maps, the system helps with decision making and improves resource management, providing full integration of all fire-related systems to provide a complete firefighting logistics system. The Vumii Sii AT fire detection camera has been fully integrated into Locus’ TransFire system. Once the camera triggers an alarm, the information is fed into the fire command center and a fire truck is dispatched. The data is automatically plotted onto a map and displayed real time on a screen in the fire truck, ensuring that the team has the exact location and all necessary information before arrival at the scene.

The fire detection capabilities provided by Vumii are slated for use in a number of towns and facilities at risk of fire throughout Norway and further afield.

Opgal Demonstrates Field-Proven Thermal Imaging Solutions at Defense & Security Exhibitions

November 15, 2015

Opgal Optronic Industries will be showcasing its field-proven security and defense solutions at the Opgal booth at the Defense & Security Exhibition taking place in Bangkok, Thailand.

In the realm of defense, Opgal will be showing its Driver Vision Enhancement (DVE) cameras which enable driving in complete darkness or difficult visibility conditions and Situational Awareness (SA) cameras to increase crew safety. Also on show is the Hurricane high performance multi-sensor EO sight, which is suitable for medium and long-range observation in external weapon stations and reconnaissance pods.

The Accuracii ML high performance multi-sensor camera system has been specially developed for security applications, providing wide area scene surveillance or close-up threat assessment. The camera system enables forces to observe and investigate any situation during the day or night, as well as in adverse weather conditions.

Visitors to Defense & Security can try out Opgal’s tactical handhelds which can be used in a wide variety of applications including surveillance, search and rescue, target detection, and threat recognition. These powerful thermal-imaging cameras with nightvision capability provide the ability to distinguish between normal day-to-day activities and possible security threats.

The Sii WS weapon sight provides night vision capabilities for security, law enforcement, and hunting. The lightweight Sii HB binoculars enable vehicle detection up to 4,000 meters away and human detection up to 2,000 meters away. Therm-App™, the company’s high resolution night vision camera for Android, enables security forces to record and immediately share high-quality thermal images and videos.

Visit Opgal at the Israeli Pavilion, Booth K36 from November 2-5, to learn more about the company’s tried and tested thermal-imaging solutions.

Opgal Shows Solutions for Armored Vehicles Upgrades at DSEI

September 15, 2015

Opgal will be showcasing its extensive range of solutions for armored vehicle retrofits at the DSEI exhibition in London taking place from September 15-18.  “Opgal provides integrators with thermal imaging solutions that can be incorporated into upgraded and refurbished vehicles,” said Amit Mattatia, President and CEO of Opgal. “Our battle-proven solutions provide optimum vision and improved situational awareness for today’s 24-hour all-weather battlefield environment.”

Opgal will be demonstrating its commander sight kit, a high sensitivity uncooled thermal channel for refurbishment of peri-telescopes and episcopes in MBTs and light tanks as well as heavy IFVs. Its gunner sight kit, a high sensitivity uncooled thermal channel which provides streaming video to the commander’s display, is designed for the refurbishment of 1st and 2nd generation cooled thermal imagers and image intensifiers, in MBTs and light tanks as well as heavy IFVs.

The company will also be showing Driver Vision Enhancement (DVE) cameras which enable driving in low visibility or even complete darkness and Situational Awareness (SA) cameras to increase crew safety. These ruggedized cameras provide the ultimate vehicle vision solution for a wide range of military armored vehicles.

In the realm of handheld devices, the Therm-App™ mobile thermal-imaging camera and Sii HB binoculars, which provide night vision capability for surveillance, perimeter security, search and rescue and other security applications, will enable visitors to experience thermal-imaging capabilities at firsthand.

Visit Opgal at DSEI, Booth N6-157 from September 15-18 to learn more about the company’s thermal-imaging solutions for defense and security applications.

Opgal Expands Therm-App™ Product Family

June 15, 2015

Following the outstanding success of Therm-App™, the industry’s first thermal imaging camera for Android phones, Opgal has announced two new models of Therm-App™. The new Therm-App™ TH device, dedicated for thermography  applications, allows professionals to take accurate temperature measurements captured on high resolution thermographic photos & videos and immediately transmit them via email, messaging or file sharing platforms. The device offers an exciting suite of thermography features including full radiometric capability, multiple color palettes, video and sound recording, as well as efficient reporting and data analysis. In addition, like all other Therm-App™ models, Therm-App™ TH enables users to benefits from important Android smartphone features including touchscreen capabilities, round-the-clock connectivity, ongoing application updates, and more.

 

View the introductory video, showcasing Therm-App™ TH for thermography: https://youtu.be/65tcMzYLbGg

 

“Therm-App™ TH offers unparalleled value,” said Amit Mattatia, Opgal President & CEO. “With its 384 x 288 resolution and a 6.8 wide angle lens, and all its Android device and application features, Therm-App™  TH provides professionals with a mobile tool unlike anything they currently work with — and at significantly lower prices when compared to traditional tools with comparable image quality.”

 

Therm-App™ TH is ideal for thermography, enabling temperature measurements of electrical installations, buildings, HVAC, insulation, plumbing and veterinary, and many other applications. Its affordable pricing makes it available to a wide range of professionals requiring reliable thermographic data for a broad range of applications.

 

Opgal is also announcing another member of the Therm-App™ family: Therm-App™ Hz, a high-end solution for security, safety and other night / outdoor applications. Through its higher 25 Hz frame rate, Therm-App™ Hz delivers smooth thermal images, especially when the user or the targets observed are on the move, using a variety of interchangeable lenses ranging from 6.8mm to 35mm.

 

Both Therm-App™ TH and Therm-App™ Hz are now available from Opgal’s distributors worldwide. For more information, visit www.Therm-App.com.

Opgal Announces Next Generation EyeCGas Camera

June 01, 2015

Building on the success of the handheld EyeCGas camera, Opgal Optronic Industries is launching EyeCGas FX, the next generation gas leak detection camera for installation in petrochemical, oil and gas plants as well as offshore platforms and rigs. The camera is being introduced at the World Gas Conference in Paris.

 

EyeCGas FX is a highly reliable thermal camera enabling automated detection of hazardous, explosive and toxic gas leaks from a distance. Specially designed for fast detection of a variety of hydrocarbon gas emissions such as ethylene, methane, butane, propane and various VOC (volatile organic compounds), EyeCGas FX includes a sensitive IR camera and an HD color camera for fast recognition of such fugitive emissions in the areas being inspected. It then automatically alerts plant personnel via a color display and warning message, or any other alert mechanism in use.

 

“Effective gas leak detection equipment is vital to keeping employees, products and the environment safe,” said Amit Mattatia, President & CEO of Opgal. “Over the last years, we have been very successful in developing specialized algorithms and sensors that are highly sensitive to the presence of gas traces in the invisible spectrum. The newly introduced EyeCGas FX is our next step to further expand Opgal’s offering and enhance our overall fugitive gas leak detection portfolio, thus meeting customer needs.”

 

EyeCGas FX demonstrates an extremely low false alarm rate and is certified for use in hazardous environments, with IECEx-ATEX Ex d II 2G T6 and NEC 500 Class 1 Division I approval. Enabling the inspection of vast areas, EyeCGas FX can be adjusted and customized to specific user requirements.

 

See the new EyeCGas FX camera at Opgal’s booth, S26, at the World Gas Conference taking place in Paris from 1-5 June.

Therm-App™ Now Available Online for $939

May 19, 2015

Due to popular demand, Opgal’s Therm-App™ thermal imaging camera for Android is now available online at the special promotional price of $939.

 

“Since Therm- App™ was introduced last year, it’s popularity has grown as more users experience its benefits and spread the word,” said Amit Mattatia, President & CEO of Opgal.  “Therm-App™ is favored by professional users because of its unparalleled combination of excellent performance and affordability in a portable, lightweight device,” he said.

 

The compact and lightweight camera with interchangeable lenses enables users to record and immediately share high-quality thermal images and videos. Connecting to most Android smartphones, it offers superb image quality and low power consumption. In addition, the handy and convenient device is compatible with head-mounts, tripods, handles and other standard 1/4″-20 mounts.

“We continue to work on enhancing Therm-App’s features and benefits and there are some exciting new developments in the pipeline, which will be announced worldwide in June,” concludes Mattatia.
The Therm-App™ promotion is solely available from the Therm-App™ online store, www.Therm-App.com.

Opgal Wins Thermal Systems for Border Security Projects

May 11, 2015

Opgal Optronic Industries Ltd. ,a leading global provider of innovative infrared imaging systems and advanced vision and surveillance solutions, has notched up several significant orders of Vumii’s Accuracii XRU uncooled multi-sensor camera systems in recent months, most of them in the realm of border security.

“Border surveillance systems must be able to detect threats long before they reach the border, in all weather and lighting conditions. Using uncooled thermal detectors, Accuracii XRU offers cost effective round-the-clock long range threat detection, enabling timely verification and response,” said Amit Mattatia, President & CEO of Opgal. “Customers have chosen the Accuracii XRU for protection of borders and critical infrastructure, because its performance is almost as that of a cooled thermal system, at a significantly lower price — not to mention the total cost of ownership due to higher reliability and lower maintenance,” he added.

Accuracii XRU features an advanced high resolution 17μ thermal camera with 25-225mm continuous zoom, enabling detection of a person up to 7km away. It is also equipped with a powerful regular camera for daytime assessment, and an optional Laser Range Finder. Offering simple integration and ease of use, the rugged and reliable system is designed and certified to IP66, hot, cold, dusty and other harsh environments. Opgal is offering an ITAR free version of Vumii’s Accuracii XRU to customers in Europe and Asia.

Vumii Shows Field-Proven Security Solutions at ISC West

April 15, 2015

Vumii Imaging will be showcasing its field-proven security solutions at the Vumii booth at the ISC West exhibition, taking place in Las Vegas, US. Vumii’s broad line of camera systems for observation and assessment will be on show including handheld devices, small and heavy duty cameras and systems.

For short range needs, the Sii AT 24/7 outdoor security thermal camera can be used for observing and monitoring sensitive sites. The cameras provide crisp, clear thermal images in total darkness, light fog or smoke. Sleek and compact, the Sii family also offers automated fire detection capabilities.

The Accuracii family of multi sensor camera systems will be represented by two models serving short and long range needs: the Accuracii AT Mini and Accuracii XRU. The compact and lightweight Accuracii AT Mini provides effective covert security, detecting people up to 1km away and vehicles at 2km and beyond. The Accuracii XRU uncooled multi-sensor camera system has been designed to offer performance comparable to cooled cameras, but without the need for additional maintenance and at lower cost of ownership. Offering extreme long range detection, Accuraii XRU provides effective protection of borders and critical infrastructure enabling timely threat verification and response.

The company’s innovative mobile thermal-imaging camera, Therm-App™ and Sii HB binoculars, which provide night vision capability for surveillance, perimeter security, search and rescue and other security applications, will also be on show — enabling visitors to the show to experience thermal imaging firsthand.

Visit Vumii at ISC West, Booth 35096 from April 15-17, to learn more about the company’s thermal-imaging solutions.

Opgal Demonstrates Combat-Proven Defense and Field-Proven Security Solutions at LAAD

April 14, 2015

Opgal Optronic Industries will be showcasing its combat-proven defense solutions for tactical and ground applications as well as its field-proven security solutions at the Opgal booth at the LAAD exhibition in Brazil.

 

Opgal’s Security solutions are based on the broad Vumii line of commercial thermal cameras and systems. This includes the high-end uncooled Accuracii XRU systems that provide long-range border and perimeter protection. The company’s defense solutions include OEM airborne imaging equipment for surveillance and other mission-critical applications, EOS for weapons stations, DVEs and situational awareness systems for armored vehicles, unattended ground systems, as well as handheld / tactical imager applications.  Manufactured to the highest military standards, the company’s field-proven solutions are utilized by armed forces worldwide.

 

Opgal will be showing the Accuracii ML high performance multi-sensor camera system for wide area scene surveillance or close-up threat assessment. These systems enable security forces to observe and investigate any situation during the day or night, as well as in harsh visibility conditions.  Also demonstrated, the Hurricane situational awareness multi-sensor system consisting of a thermal video channel, visible channel and a laser range finder (LRF) device is designed to serve medium- and long-range weapon stations.

 

In addition, Opgal will be demonstrating the Sii HB binoculars and its innovative mobile thermal imaging camera, Therm-App™, which can be attached to headgear or connected to wearable displays for hands-free use not only for standard commercial applications but also in a variety of homeland security and defense applications. Opgal’s tactical handheld devices provide the ability to distinguish between normal day-to-day activities and possible security threats.

 

Visit Opgal at LAAD, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil from April 14-17, at the Israeli Pavilion Hall 4 Booth H30C to learn more about the company’s thermal imaging solutions.

Opgal Demonstrates Field-Proven Security Solutions at SECON

March 16, 2015

Opgal Optronic Industries will be showcasing its field-proven security solutions at the Opgal booth at SECON 2015, taking place at the KINTEX exhibition center, Goyang, Korea.

A number of Opgal’s leading handheld security solutions will be on show, including the company’s innovative mobile thermal-imaging camera, Therm-App™, which provides night vision capability for surveillance, perimeter security, search and rescue and other security applications. The Sii HT portable handheld camera which improves situational awareness and enhances safety, is ideal for nighttime surveillance of sensitive sites, including perimeters, pipelines, oil terminals, and more.

Also on show are a number of the company’s Vumii range of thermal security cameras, including the Sii AT, Sii ML, and Accuracii ML. Sii AT and Sii ML are 24/7 outdoor security thermal cameras used for observing and monitoring sensitive sites. The cameras provide crisp, clear thermal images in total darkness, light fog or smoke. While the Sii AT has a fixed lens serving short-range needs, the Sii ML’s dual lenses with continuous zoom and autofocus, serves mid-range needs.

The Accuracii ML high performance multi-sensor camera system provides wide area scene surveillance or close-up threat assessment, Using these systems, security forces can observe and investigate any situation during the day or night, as well as in harsh visibility conditions, providing the ability to distinguish between normal day-to-day activities and possible security threats.

Visit Opgal at SECON, Booth D43 from March 18-20, to learn more about the company’s thermal-imaging solutions.

Israel’s Ministry of Defense Visits Opgal’s Stand at Aero India

February 18, 2015

Opgal was honored by a visit from Israel’s Ministry of Defense, Moshe (Boogie) Yaalon at the Aero India exhibition taking place in Bangalore this week. Sylvie Dasculu, VP of Opgal’s Defense Business Unit, showed the Minister around the stand, introducing him to the company’s security, defense and aviation solutions. The Minister was shown our high-performance camera solutions, including the Accuracii ML and Hurricane multi-sensor systems, advanced Enhanced Vision System camera for aircraft, lightweight Sii HB binoculars and the innovative mobile thermal-imaging camera, Therm-App™. The Minister’s visit to Aero India formed part of an official visit. Visitors to Aero India can see Opgal’s products at the Israeli Pavilion, Booth A2.2.2. until February 22nd.

Opgal Demonstrates Field-Proven Security, Defense and Aviation Solutions at Aero India

February 16, 2015

Opgal Optronic Industries will be showcasing its field-proven security and defense solutions as well as its proven landing-assistance solutions for aircraft at the Opgal booth at Aero India, Bangalore, India.

 

A number of Opgal’s leading security and defense solutions will be on show. The Accuracii ML high performance multi-sensor camera system provides wide area scene surveillance or close-up threat assessment, while the Hurricane multi-sensor system, apart from being a powerful sight, is suitable for medium and long-range observation. Using these systems, security forces can observe and investigate any situation during the day or night, as well as in harsh visibility conditions, providing the ability to distinguish between normal day-to-day activities and possible security threats.

 

Opgal will be showing its Enhanced Vision System cameras for aircraft, which provide clear images of the terrain, approach and runway, buildings, obstructions and aircraft in close proximity. These images, which are normally undetectable to the pilot’s naked eye at night and during bad weather, are detected by Opgal’s EVS cameras and provide the visual cues necessary for safe landing. Aviation safety is at the core of Opgal’s aviation solutions, ensuring precision approach and safe landing in reduced visibility conditions including night, thick fog, smog, heavy rain, and snow.

 

Visitors to Aero India can also try out Opgal’s handheld solutions — the newly released lightweight Sii HB binoculars and the innovative mobile thermal-imaging camera, Therm-App™, which provide night vision capability for surveillance, perimeter security, search and rescue and other security applications.

 

Visit Opgal at the Israeli Pavilion, Booth A2.2.2. from February 18-22, to learn more about the company’s thermal-imaging solutions.

Opgal Launches New Line of Maritime Products

July 07, 2014

Opgal Optronic Industries Ltd., a leading global provider of thermal imaging solutions, has announced its new line of commercial maritime products, featuring proprietary technology developed by the company. The new products will serve a wide variety of seagoing vessels, including high-end recreational craft, high-speed craft, harbor work craft, special purpose vessels, Coast Guard cutters and patrol vessels.

 

“For many years, Opgal has been a supplier of thermal imagers for the higher end of this market. We are excited about entering this mode of operation, which opens new opportunities for the company,” said Amit Mattatia, Opgal President and CEO, noting that the company has already lined up a significant lead customer. Details of the new brand of thermal imaging products and proposed partnership will be disclosed shortly.

 

“We anticipate our comprehensive line of maritime products will be used for a diverse range of night vision applications, including harbor navigation, coastal surveillance, and search and rescue,” said Mattatia. The products enhance safety by assisting with near-port navigation, helping in vessel identification, and allowing detection of objects, people, and large marine life at sea. In addition, they enable improved security through providing fast and early detection of potential threats, especially events taking place under cover of darkness and in adverse weather conditions.

Opgal Demonstrates Combat-Proven Defense and Field-Proven Security Solutions at Eurosatory

June 12, 2014

Opgal Optronic Industries will be showcasing its combat-proven defense solutions for airborne, naval and ground applications as well as its field-proven security solutions at the Opgal booth at Eurosatory, Paris.

 

The company’s thermal-imaging solutions range from thermal camera cores and open frame cameras to completely integrated thermal-imaging cameras and systems. Defense applications include OEM airborne imaging equipment for surveillance and other mission-critical applications, EOS for weapons stations, DVEs and situational awareness systems for armored vehicles, unattended ground systems, as well as handheld / tactical imager applications.  Manufactured to the highest military standards, the company’s field-proven solutions are utilized by armed forces worldwide. Security solutions are based on the broad Vumii line of commercial thermal cameras and systems.

 

Opgal will be showing the Accuracii ML high performance multi-sensor camera system for wide area scene surveillance or close-up threat assessment, the Hurricane situational awareness multi-sensor system for medium- and long-range weapon stations, and the Tavor family of thermal imaging cameras for armored vehicles. Two models will be on display — the dual-sensor Tavor DV60 driver viewer enhancer and the compact Tavor SM situational awareness solution for driving in complete darkness or difficult visibility conditions.

 

In addition, Opgal will be demonstrating its innovative mobile thermal-imaging camera, Therm-App™, which can be attached to headgear or connected to wearable displays for hands-free use in a variety of defense and homeland security applications.

 

Visit Opgal at Eurosatory, Paris, June 16-19, at Hall C Booth #403 to learn more about the company’s thermal-imaging solutions.

Opgal’s Next Generation Camera Systems Featured at IFSEC

Following growing demand, Opgal Optronic Limited., a leading global provider of thermal imaging solutions, will showcase the next generation of Accuracii cameras designed to serve short-, medium- and long-range safety and security applications at the Opgal booth at IFSEC, London.

The Accuracii family of multi sensor cameras, part of the Vumii product line, draws on the company’s extensive experience with its field-proven thermal imaging systems worldwide. The new generation camera systems incorporate versatile sensors and lenses which deliver increased detection ranges. Accuracii’s modular design delivers a variety of features and benefits: Dual field of view (day/night channels) provide wide scene awareness or close-up threat assessment, while long-range embedded fire detection capabilities detect hot spots and give early warning of fires.

The broad product portfolio enables customers to choose the range category that fits their requirements — from 5km to beyond 20 km. Utilizing continuous zoom optics and high resolution imagers optimized for tracking, the rugged and reliable Accuracii systems easily integrate into video management systems to deliver 24/7 covert security.

In addition, the Sii AT fixed thermal camera and Sii HT handheld camera, as well as Opgal’s Therm-App™ mobile thermal imaging camera will be on show. Visitors to the show will have the opportunity to see Therm-App™ in action as well as try it for themselves.

Visit Opgal at IFSEC, ExCel, London, United Kingdom, June 17-19, at Booth #E275 & 280 to learn more about the entire line of Opgal safety and security solutions.

Vumii Expands Accuracii Multi Sensor Camera Line

June 11, 2014

Vumii™ Imaging, Inc., a global developer and manufacturer of innovative high-quality thermal and near-infrared illumination cameras, has extended the Accuracii multi-sensor line of camera systems to serve any range, budget or application. “The broad product portfolio serves ranges from 100m to beyond 20km, enabling customers to select the camera that best fits their requirements,” said Craig Beal, Product Manager, Vumii Imaging.

 

“Vumii has developed one of the most versatile lines of thermal camera systems in the industry,” said Beal. The Accuracii family of cameras offers a wide variety of thermal cores and lenses from 8.5mm to 700mm, serving short-, medium- and long-range safety and security applications.”

 

Joining the Accuracii line is the new dual-camera Accuracii AT which features athermal lenses up to 100mm. “The Accuracii AT is designed to provide excellent value in wide area day and night surveillance,” noted Beal.

 

The Accuracii ML delivers optimal performance for mid-range applications with close-up threat assessment capabilities, through the use of either a unique continuous zoom 15-100mm lens or a competitively priced Dual Field of View (DFOV) 45/135mm zoom lens.

 

Accuracii XRU uncooled thermal systems have been specially developed to provide long-range performance comparable to cooled systems, but without the added maintenance requirements and related costs. The continuous zoom cameras feature lenses with a range from 25mm to 225mm.

 

Completing the line are the ultra long-range cooled Accuracii XR systems with various continuous zoom lenses ranging from 19mm to 700mm. Delivering superior video image quality, the Accuracii XR enables extreme long distance threat assessment, detecting a human from 16km and a vehicle from 21km.

 

“The entire Accuracii line fills unmet needs in the market, delivering an unparalleled range of products which easily integrate with radar, VMS, and tracking analytics to deliver 24/7 covert security,” concluded Beal.

Opgal to Show Therm-App™ Mobile Thermal Imaging Camera at SPIE

May 06, 2014

Opgal Optronic Industries, developers of the Therm-App™ mobile thermal imaging camera, will be showcasing the innovative device during SPIE. Therm-App™ transforms Android smartphones into powerful thermal cameras, featuring long-range night vision and high-resolution thermography.

Now available for sale online from the Therm-App™ website, the lightweight, modular, and low power device combines the power of a fully functional thermal camera with the mobility, processing power, display capabilities and advanced features provided by smartphones.

Enabling the easy recording and sharing of thermal images, Therm-App™ can be used by night guards, law enforcement officers, construction workers, air-conditioning technicians, service and maintenance personnel, physicians, veterinarians, farmers and more.

In addition to displaying the Therm-App™ device at the Opgal booth, visitors will be encouraged to capture and share their thermal images using their smartphones, in order to participate in a draw and win a free Therm-App™ device.

The draw takes place on Wednesday 7th May at 14h00. Visit the Opgal stand at SPIE #512 to see the Therm-App™ mobile thermal imaging camera in action.

Opgal’s Therm-App™ Device for Sale Online

May 05, 2014

Opgal’s Therm-App™ mobile thermal imaging device is now available for sale to professionals worldwide. Due to unprecedented demand, Opgal has opened an online store to cater to users in the security, safety, construction, health and other industry sectors. Opgal was the first global manufacturer to launch thermal imaging for Android to its customers and is now the first to make it available to all users worldwide.

 

“Response to the Therm-App™ device from the professional market has been extremely positive,” said Amit Mattatia, Opgal President & CEO. “The ability to use a lightweight and portable thermal imaging camera with long-range night vision capabilities in the field, to acquire high-quality images in any weather conditions, and to immediately share them with key personnel, provides exceptional value to users.”

 

“The great advantage of Therm-App™ is that it combines the power of a fully functional thermal camera with the mobility, processing power, display capabilities and advanced features provided by smartphones,” he added. “Since it was developed for Android on an open platform, the potential uses for this innovative mobile device are virtually unlimited.”

The Therm-App™ mobile thermal imaging device is now available for sale from the Therm-App™ online store for $3,999 at www.Therm-App.com.

Opgal and Lumus present thermal camera capabilities combined with eyewear at SPIE

Opgal Optronic Industries, developers of the Therm-App™ mobile thermal imaging camera, and Lumus Ltd., developers of see-through wearable near-to-eye displays,  have joined forces to provide mobile long-range night-vision capabilities. The Therm-App™ mobile device, mounted on headgear, transmits the high-resolution images to the Lumus wearable display, providing the user with a large, high-quality image.

 

“The combination of these two breakthrough technologies — Therm-App™ night vision with Lumus wearable displays — presents an exciting, and more importantly, useful solution for professionals who require hands-free operation in complete darkness or limited visibility,” said Amit Mattatia, President & CEO of Opgal. “This innovative solution provides security teams, search and rescue first responders, and other types of professionals working in darkness with lightweight, portable and powerful night vision capabilities,” added Mattatia.

 

“The combined solution of the Therm-App™ and Lumus eyewear demonstrates how our patented Light-guide Optical Element (LOE) technology allows for a new level of comfort, style and effectiveness for night vision applications, which can be utilized in numerous applications,” said Dr. Eli Glikman, Chief Product Officer of Lumus Ltd.

 

The companies will be presenting the new mobile imaging solution at the SPIE exhibition taking place in Baltimore, U.S.A. on 6-8 May.