Photometrics Company Background

Photometrics Tucson Headquarters

Photometrics is the premier designer and manufacturer of high-performance CMOS, EMCCD and CCD cameras, and multi-channel imaging solutions for life science research. As the original architect of the world's first scientific-grade EMCCD camera, Photometrics has led the industry for several decades with state-of-the-art imaging instrumentation. Researchers around the globe rely on these cutting-edge imaging products to meet their most demanding quantitative bio research requirements.

Photometrics earned its leadership role with several decades of strong product design and delivery. The company and its products have achieved multiple awards and continuously set the precedent for innovative camera design.

Photometrics was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona in the US. Photometrics is a registered ISO 9001:2008 company and proactively supports environmentally responsible practices with its WEEE policy.

The Photometrics Company Achievements Timeline demonstrates a history of firsts. Most notable innovations from Photometrics include:

2016The Prime 95B™ Scientific CMOS camera is released, designed with backside illumination, this camera's 95% QE provides near perfect detection.

2016Prime sCMOS camera is awarded multiple industry awards: The Scientist Top 10 Innovations, Vision Systems Design 2016 Innovators Award and R&D 100 Award.

2015 Photometrics releases Prime™ Scientific CMOS camera which uses an embedded signal processing engine to quantitatively restore images that are hidden in photon shot noise.

2015 Photometrics completes LightSpeed™ mode for the Evolve™ 512 Delta EMCCD, to significantly increase image capture, up to 3,000 frames per second.

2013The Evolve 512 Delta EMCCD scientific camera is selected as a 2013 Laboratory Equipment Readers' Choice Award Winner.

2012Photometrics announces Evolve™ 512 Delta, delivering another first in EMCCD technology, the Evolve 512 Delta is the fastest and most productive camera available in the world, with superior quantitative and detection performance.

2010Photometrics releases Evolve™ 128, delivering the industry’s highest frame rates and sensitivity for low-light research applications.

2001Photometrics introduces the Cascade™, the world's first scientific-grade microscopy EMCCD camera and receives the Circle of Excellence Award.

1993Photometrics ships the first "zero footprint" CCD camera with Primary Point Digitization (PPD).

1986Photometrics develops a CCD back-thinning process with CCD manufacturers.

1985Dr. Robert Ballard uses a Photometrics camera to discover the RMS Titanic.

1979Photometrics ships its first special cameras: one-offs typical of high-tech start-ups.

In addition, the company also maintains a broad portfolio of intellectual property and is the owner of numerous US and international patents and trademarks.

To maintain high customer confidence, Photometrics instituted and maintains a Product Quality Policy and provides a Protection Guarantee on every camera sold. Photometrics Retired Demonstration Cameras are also available for purchase and are backed by these same guarantees and standards.

Photometrics also offers OEM support through its OEM division. Delivering quality products for nearly three decades, this division provides a focused approach from project initiation, through the development process and during manufacturing and aftermarket service and support.

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