Vumii To Show Field-Proven Security Solutions at ESS August 16-18

July 27, 2017

The International Security Fair of Bogota (E+S+S) is considered the largest and most experienced business platform in Latin America. It is a leading point of convergence in terms of investment, renovation and acquisition of security technologies.

Vumii will be present at the ISTC booth # 803A, our partner for the Latin America and Caribbean markets, displaying its extensive range of field-proven Thermal Security Solutions used to observe and investigate any situation, day or night, and in all weather and visibility conditions. On display for visitor demonstrations will be our broad line of rugged camera systems for observation and assessment, including models serving long, medium and short-range needs from the Accuracii family which include the market-leading long-range dual-sensor Accuracii XRU, and the Sii OP, a compact, open source, dual-sensor system optimal for 24/7 surveillance.

Visit Vumii at ESS, Booth #803A from August 16-18, to learn more about our line of thermal-imaging solutions.

Opgal Research Scientists Receive State Grant to Further Develop Proprietary Technology

July 19, 2017

Opgal has received funding totaling over $1M USD from the Israel Ministry of Economy and Industry. The grant purpose is to accelerate innovation, and is intended to cover a research and development period of two years in which Opgal scientists will further explore new applications and uses for proprietary technologies developed by head scientist Ernest Grimberg. The technology allows users to see prosecution level details in any lighting conditions, something that not possible with MWIR or LWIR thermal imaging. It is ideal for use in long range observation at up to 30 kilometers, can see through dense fog and severe bad weather, and is currently used for Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) for aviation in many private and commercial jets worldwide.  The features of this technology cover a wide range of existing applications, as well as holding promising benefits for several exciting new emerging markets.

Opgal to Present its Field-Proven Thermal Imaging Solutions at Taipei Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition 2017

July 16, 2017

Opgal Optronic Industries will be showcasing its extensive range of field-proven defense thermal-imaging solutions at the biennial Taipei Aerospace and Defense Technology Exhibition (TADTE) this coming August. Taiwan’s most globalized exhibition in the aerospace and defense industry, it will cover the areas of aerospace, defense, airframe structure, flight control systems, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and aerospace machine tools.

A number of our Armored Vehicle Retrofits will be on display such as the customized upgrade kits, including the Gunner Sight Kit, a cost-effective thermal sight that gives gunners increased visual range for identification and acquisition of targets, and a clearer view in situations of limited visibility. Also on display will be the Commander Sight Kit, a thermal sight upgrade that provides enhanced vision capabilities for peri-telescopes and gives armored vehicle crews the ability to reconnoiter, identify, and tag targets at greater distances and at close range, 24/7 and under limited visibility conditions.

For ultra-long-range surveillance, visitors can check out the market-leading Accuracii™ XRU, an uncooled dual-sensor camera system that provides effective protection of borders on an accurate PTZ unit.

Visit Opgal at TADTE from August 17th – 19th, 2017, at the Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, Taiwan.

Opgal to Show Innovative Thermal Imaging Solutions at INTERPOL World 2017

June 22, 2017

Opgal Optronic Industries Ltd, will be participating this July 5-7 at the INTERPOL World 2017 exhibition in Singapore. A global exhibition dedicated to solutions for evolving global security challenges, INTERPOL WORLD captures the vision of a safer world through various platforms while engaging the public and private areas.

Opgal will be present at booth #4D26 displaying its extensive range of field-proven security solutions for the recognition, detection, and prevention of global HLS threats. Systems range from thermal camera systems with a variety of capabilities, to thermal tactical handhelds used in a number of applications including surveillance, search & rescue, target detection, and threat recognition.

On display for visitor demonstrations will be the new Sii HB 100, an extra long-range thermal binocular with dual sensors for day and nighttime vision capabilities, and optional GPS functionality; as well as other handheld thermal imagers. Other products on display include the market-leading long-range dual-sensor Accuracii XRU, and the Sii OP, a compact, open source, dual-sensor system optimal for 24/7 surveillance.

Visit Opgal at INTERPOL WORLD 2017 (booth # 4D26) from July 5-7, 2017, at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore.

Experience the Best of Opgal’s Thermal Imaging Solutions at ISDEF 2017

June 02, 2017

Opgal Optronic Industries Ltd, a leading manufacturer of thermal imaging systems, will be displaying its extensive range of field-proven solutions this June 6-8 at ISDEF 2017, Israel. The main international defense and HLS Exhibition in Israel, it focuses on interoperability between defense and security solutions, bringing together government and military officials, industry members, end users and decision makers from Israel and around the world.

This year, Opgal will be unveiling the Sii HB 100 at ISDEF. The newest edition to their family of handheld thermal imagers, the Sii HB 100 is an extra long-range thermal binocular with dual sensors for day and nighttime vision capabilities, and optional Laser Range Finder and GPS functionalities. Also on display there will be other PVS models such as the original Sii HB thermal binocular, and the Sii WS weapon scope.

Visitors will be able to observe and experience some of the driver viewer enhancer SA kits and solutions such as the Tavor SM and the Tavor BS DVE KIT, as well as the field-proven Arbel AD and Hurricane thermal sights. Also on display will be Opgal’s market-leading Accuracii XRU – a dual-sensor color day and uncooled thermal camera system that offers the range of a cooled camera at a competitive price.

 

Visit Opgal at ISDEF (Booth #2011) from June 6 – June 8, 2017, at the Tel Aviv Convention Center, Israel.

Discover Opgal’s Field-Proven Thermal Imaging Solutions at IDET 2017

May 14, 2017

Opgal Optronic Industries Ltd, will be displaying its field-proven defense and security solutions at the International Fair of Defence and Security Technology (IDET), Czech Republic.

Opgal’s thermal-imaging solutions range from field-proven thermal camera systems and integrated solutions, through custom-made subsystems, to high quality thermal cores and open frame cameras. Defense applications include thermal-imaging solutions for both OEM and end users, manufactured to the highest military standards and utilized by armed forces worldwide. Security solutions include a broad line of commercial thermal cameras and systems that can be used to observe and investigate any situation, day or night, and in all weather and visibility conditions.

Available for visitor demonstrations will be combat-proven models such as the high-sensitivity uncooled thermal channel Gunner and Commander Sight Kits for upgrades and refurbishments, and the Hurricane and Tavor SM situational awareness systems. In the security realm, displays will include long-range products from the Accuracii family, as well as the Sii OP, an open source compact dual-sensor system optimal for 24/7 surveillance, and the Sii HB dual sensor thermal binocular.

Visit Opgal at IDET (Hall P, stand #104) from May 31 – June 2, 2017, at the Brno Exhibition Centre, Brno, Czech Republic.

Opgal to Present Thermal Imaging Solutions at IDEF’17

April 23, 2017

Opgal Optronic Industries will be showcasing its extensive range of field-proven defense and security thermal-imaging solutions at the International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF) this coming May.  The biggest defense industry fair in the Eurasian region, it is considered to be one of the leading events in the area for establishing links between procurement authorities, official delegations, defense industry companies, and exhibitors.

Opgal will be present with an array of thermal-imaging solutions that range from remote controlled weapon stations, driver vision enhancers and situational awareness products to thermal cameras systems and PVS’s.

Some of the products on display will include the Hurricane, a cost-effective situational awareness multi-sensor system for medium and long-range weapon stations, and a few members of the Tavor family of thermal driver vision enhancers and situational awareness thermal cameras for armored vehicles.

Visit Opgal at IDEF’17 (booth # 305A) from May 9-12, 2017, at the Tüyap Fairs and Convention Center, Istanbul, Turkey.

Opgal Launches New Online Store for Direct Sales to Customers

April 19, 2017

Announcing the much anticipated launch of our new Opgal online store!

Now, for the first time, Opgal is offering direct sales of selected products to our customers. Opgal is taking a new direction with our “ready to buy” storefront, offering services like direct payment by credit card for quick smooth transactions, pre-post order updates, prompt tracked shipping, and 24 hour email support. The first products to be featured in the store are Opgals Therm-App® line of handheld Android thermal cameras, The Sii HB 9Hz thermal binocular, and the Sii Core, a high quality thermal core with features like 9 Hz performance that doesn’t require an export licence,  and high 648×480 resolution for surveillance and security applications.

With new products coming all the time, Opgal now brings you all the services you would expect from a high end e-commerce web store. Contact us at info@opgal.com for more information, or visit our store.

OPGAL LAUNCHES OPGAL EYE-QTM

March 29, 2017

THERMAL IMAGING REDEFINED 

Karmiel, Israel, 29 March 2017: – Opgal Optronic Industries Ltd., a global leader in thermal imaging, is today announcing Opgal Eye-Q™, an innovative approach to image processing that sets new standards for thermal image quality. Based on many years of algorithmic research and field experience, Opgal Eye-Q™ delivers a high-quality thermal image so clear, that even the finest details are visible. Opgal Eye-Q™ is readily available for an array of applications, from Surveillance – where small objects such as drones are detected – through Security, where important target details previously undiscernible are now clearly visible – to Optical Gas Imaging, where gas leaks are easily noted in the air. The unique image processing methods of Opgal Eye-Q™ make this technology consistently better than existing thermal imaging at all target temperatures, no matter the range or temperature differences and fluctuations.

“With the proprietary Opgal Eye-Q™ processing, image sharpness resembles that of a daylight black & white video so much, that it is hard to believe that the image is thermal”, Says Amit Mattatia, President & CEO at Opgal Optronic Industries, so you are invited to see it for yourself. Opgal has once more proved its capability of launching breakthrough technologies by providing significantly better image quality for our partners and global customer base.”

Recent advances in thermal technology have made it the first choice for day and night surveillance due to its zero light, all weather capabilities. The constant evolution of customer needs has brought with it a higher demand for image quality as good as, or better than that of CCD color daylight cameras.

Opgal Eye-Q™ is already built into the new Sii™ OP dual channel thermal camera system and is also available as an optional feature with several other Opgal systems.

 

Opgal Sponsors MisCar 1574 Robotics Champions

March 06, 2017

Opgal  is one of a small number of high-tech companies providing jobs in the northern region.  As you will see in this inspiring video, we take a special interest in developing the minds and abilities of young Israelis.

We are proud to have sponsored the MisCar FRC team 1574, from Misgav High School, with their 2017 robot design. This program is known for producing student teams with a reputation for taking the gold at international robotics competitions for over 10 years. Here at Opgal we feel honored to support and develop young talents in the fields of science and engineering.

Opgal’s Innovative Line of Thermal Solutions to be Shown at Milipol Asia-Pacific

March 05, 2017

Opgal Optronic Industries Ltd. will be participating at Milipol Asia-Pacific this April 4-6. The biggest international exhibition dedicated to homeland security in the Asia-Pacific region, it focuses on homeland security, counter-terrorism, law enforcement, and civil defense.

In the HLS realm, Opgal will be showing its innovative thermal solutions to tackle the rise of HLS threats worldwide. Systems with a variety of range capabilities will be showcased, as well as tactical handhelds.

The Accuracii™ XRU is a market-leading uncooled dual-sensor camera system that offers the range of a cooled camera at a competitive price. Its powerful continuous zoom lens provides effective protection of borders and critical infrastructure.

Compact and lightweight, the Accuracii™ AT Mini is a multi-channel system that combines two advanced cameras on a PTZ unit to provide effective 24/7 covert security.

A compact dual-sensor system, the Sii OP is a great solution for day and night surveillance. It is the first open source thermal security camera that meets global ONVIF standards, and boasts incredibly easy installation and a dedicated Software Development Kit (SDK) for seamless third party integration.

The Sii™ HB is a light-weight dual channel handheld thermal binocular that delivers high-resolution night vision capabilities, excellent performance, and extra-long operating life with field replaceable batteries.

Designed to increase accuracy and effectiveness, the Sii™ WS thermal weapon scope provides night vision capabilities for security, law enforcement, and hunting, enhancing the safety of security personnel during operations.

Visit Opgal at Milipol, Booth #1626 from April 4-7, to learn more about our broad line of thermal security solutions.

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.