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Opgal Announces Next-Generation Shutterless Thermal Video Engine

May 1, 2013

The Enhanced EyeR-Core(TM) – a versatile thermal video engine with best-in-class SWaP – is applicable to a broad range of applications; available with either VOx or ASi microbolometer detectors, providing universal form, fit and function (FFF)

KARMIEL, Israel, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Opgal Optronic Industries, a leading global provider of innovative infrared imaging
solutions, has announced the availability of the next-generation EyeR-Core(TM) thermal
video engine (camera core) platform. With this enhancement, Opgal becomes the only camera
manufacturer to offer both ASi and VOx microbolometer cores with universal form, fit and
function (FFF).

The military-standard EyeR-Core(TM) offers outstanding image performance and threat
detection, together with the cost and reliability advantages of microbolometer technology.
The engine features 500g at 0.5msec shock absorbing capabilities ‘ ideal for thermal
weapon sights, low-power consumption for handheld applications, and a 640×480 17mu focal
plane array. The device’s innovative field-proven shutterless operation enables the engine
to work continuously for non-uniformity corrections (NUC) in real time. EyeR-Core(TM) has
no moving mechanical components, which further increases the engine’s reliability and
allows for a smaller footprint.

Based on many years of technology development and working closely with customers, the
upgraded EyeR-Core(TM) is designed to meet manufacturer and integrator needs. With an
interchangeable FFF and an optimized SWaP ratio, the EyeR-Core(TM) is an extremely
flexible platform ‘ suitable and customizable for a broad spectrum of defense, security
and industrial applications. Opgal’s video engine platforms are field-proven in handheld,
mounted and airborne observation, thermal weapon sights, remote controlled weapon
stations, and driver viewer enhancers for armored vehicles. The EyeR-Core(TM) is also
relied upon for securing ports, airport perimeters, power plants, borders, oil and gas
facilities, and other critical infrastructure.

“Opgal offers one of the broadest product lines available in the IR imaging market,”
said Amit Mattatia, President and CEO of Opgal. “We earned our position as the leading
non-US thermal engines manufacturer by offering superior technology and working closely
with our customers and partners to customize a solution to their needs. We pride ourselves
on delivering outstanding customer support, both before and after the sale.”

Visit us at SPIE DSS 2013: stand no. 1200.

About Opgal

Opgal is a leading global provider of innovative infrared imaging solutions and
advanced vision and surveillance solutions. Using state-of-the-art thermal and
active-imaging technologies, Opgal leverages advanced electro-optics and image processing
expertise to create high performance, versatile visualization hardware and software
products for a variety of markets. Founded over 30 years ago, Opgal is a major supplier to
leading contractors and hundreds of customers in over 50 countries.

http://www.opgal.com

        Media Contact:
        Hila Nagel
        Opgal Marketing Communications Manager
        nagel@opgal.com
        +972-52-6097349

SOURCE Opgal Optronic Industries


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