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2011 Good Year for Basler

EuroPhotonics
Jun 2012
Digital camera manufacturer Basler AG of Ahrensburg, Germany, reported that it enjoyed an 8 percent increase in revenue for fiscal 2011, making it the best year in the company's history. Sales increased to €55.1 million (about $73.3 million) compared with €51 million for 2010. The company's gross profit margin also increased, from 43.5 to 44.3 percent, and its pretax earnings increased to €5.6 million compared with €5 million for the previous year. "Our new strategy alignment, agreed upon three years ago with focus on the camera business, continues to prove successful," said Dr. Dietmar Ley, chairman of the management board.



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The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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