Lynred, a provider of high-quality infrared detectors for the aerospace, defense and commercial markets, announces the launch of Galatea MW, one of the most compact and low power consumption infrared (IR) detectors on the market. Its SWaP (Size, Weight and Power) design enhances the autonomy and performance of battery powered devices. Galatea MW, which optimizes the balance between performance and miniaturization, is well suited for applications where payload or mobility is critical. These include Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) and tactical infantry, such as Thermal Weapon Sights or Handheld Thermal Imaging (HHTI) equipment. Infrared detector market “With rising demand for surveillance systems and portable solutions for defense applications, Galatea offers the perfect combination of performance and miniaturization. It presents the best in SWaP features for the infrared detector market,” said Jean-Yves Dussaud, Chief Marketing Officer at Lynred. Galatea MW is easy to integrate, compatible with existing optics and user-friendly in every aspect" “Besides its small form factor, Galatea MW is easy to integrate, compatible with existing optics and user-friendly in every aspect. Initial feedback from customers underscores the confidence we have in the strong potential of this product. We look forward to showcasing this exciting solution at DSEI in London this week." Galatea MW aims at providing solutions for any device where miniaturization, battery life and weight matter in defense and surveillance applications. Achieving strategic objectives One of the most critical areas is equipment for soldiers. As military tactical HHTI are becoming increasingly central to achieving strategic objectives in field operations, they need to be reliable and optimized for power management. Equipment that is easily portable is key to enhancing soldier mobility. To enable an overall reduction in equipment payload and a gain in mission autonomy Lynred has optimized Galatea, a cooled 15-micron mid-wavelength IR detector, in three key areas: Low power consumption < 3 DC watts, to reduce battery size and lower its weight. Lightweight < 230g, to improve portability and mobility. Equivalent volume ~230cm³ (~96x50x48 mm), to ease integration and improve ergonomics. Other product features: MW Blue – 3.6 µm -4.2 µm. Time to operation: < 3 mins. Cryogenic Cooler: RMs1 (THALES Cryogenic). Compact dewar. Integrated proximity card. Cooler regulation card. Lynred will display Galatea MW at DSEI in London, UK, September 14 – 17, in hall 1, booth 412.
Lynred, a global provider of high-quality infrared detectors for the aerospace, defense, and commercial markets announces the unveiling of ATI320, its first advanced thermal imager with embedded image signal processing. The product’s embedded features, with a lens available as an option, aim at saving camera makers time and effort in integrating thermal imaging during the development and manufacturing process, enabling them to speed products to market. Camera assembly Designed as a ready-to-use product, ATI320 simplifies the calibration process during camera assembly, relieving manufacturers from performing complex steps. A key motivation underpinning the product’s advanced design is in eliminating tricky integration steps, to extend access to infrared technology for newer thermal image market entrants. “ATI320 marks a milestone in Lynred’s strategic development towards bringing more ambitious and innovative value-added propositions to key markets,” said Jean-Yves Dussaud, chief marketing officer at Lynred. “This Advanced Thermal Imager is the culmination of our teams’ latest know-how and dexterity in developing image processing solutions, electronics, and software for our microbolometer technology, in which we have a 20-year legacy.” Market applications ATI320 is suitable for camera makers in industrial, consumer equipment, and safety across a broad range of activities ATI320 is particularly suitable for camera makers in industrial, consumer equipment, and safety across a broad range of activities, for example in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for aerial thermal inspection, as its thermal imaging solutions are compact, lightweight, and low power consumption. It provides the calibration, the associated image processing algorithms, and a lens when required. Product features ATI320 (16x16mm) is the most compact QVGA (320x240 pixels) resolution thermal imager available and comes with ruggedised housing. It is available in two models: ATI320L (with lens) and ATI320S (without lens). It operates as a shutterless product - providing continuous image viewing - an important function for the leisure, firefighting, and security-surveillance market applications. In contrast to comparable solutions, ATI320 offers more flexibility in camera designs, since manufacturers can choose and optimize where to place ATI320 within the camera. Product performance Resolution: 320x240; 12µm pixel pitch NETD (Noise Equivalent Temperature Difference): f/1, 300 K scene, 20°C ambient for ATI320S version: <60mK Scene dynamic >100°C Operating T°C range: -40°C; +85°C Full digital product with power consumption <400mW, when an image signal processing is fully activated Frame rate: 60 Hz Standards compliance: Mil-Std-810/883 Weight: <3g for ATI320S version; <7g for ATI320L version
Lynred, a provider of high-quality infrared detectors for the aerospace, defense, and commercial markets, announces the appointment of Jean-Yves Dussaud as Chief Marketing Officer. His role is one of several strategic moves Lynred has been undertaking to bring more ambitious and innovative value-added propositions to its key markets. This is an internal appointment. Previously, Mr. Dussaud was Chief Quality and Risk Officer at Lynred, the company created two years ago as a merger between Sofradir and ULIS. He has 10 years of management experience within the firm, which includes seven as a member of the board. Developing smaller footprint Prior to that, he held B2B and B2B2C Product Manager positions at international firms Rieter (CH) and ITW (US), accumulating seven years’ international marketing experience. “Lynred is pleased to appoint Jean-Yves to his new role, which leverages his customer satisfaction experience and knowledge in infrared technologies,” said Jean-François Delepau, Chairman and CEO of Lynred. Jean-Yves has the leadership to enable us to better tailor our offer to the future needs of clients" “Jean-Yves has the leadership to enable us to better tailor our offer to the future needs of clients, who are developing products in emerging applications. The whole company is geared towards more market diversification and to developing smaller footprint, value-added IR products in greater volumes.” Lynred is among the pioneer manufacturers of infrared (IR) detectors, critical components at the center of thermal imagers used in defense and surveillance applications where lighting conditions are poor. Emerging market opportunities They are being increasingly deployed in industrial and consumer equipment across a broad range of activities, for example space management in office buildings or in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for aerial thermal inspection. “Every year, we discover new trends in infrared technologies. I am truly excited about these emerging market opportunities that match our capabilities and track record in bringing quality solutions, performance and affordability to camera makers and other imaging equipment providers. The marketing team and I are thrilled to support Lynred in fulfilling these challenging market requirements,” said Jean-Yves Dussaud. “Our aim is to make the integration of infrared technology less complex, while enabling its benefits to become more widely accessible. We look forward to engaging with customers on the advantages we offer.” Lynred key figures: Exports 85% of products Invests 15% of its annual revenue in R&D Generated €237M ($287M) in global sales in 2020 European IR manufacturer for space deployed products; has delivered over 100 flight model IR detectors to satellite missions 1,050 staff