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  • Scientific Digital Imaging Acquires Opus Instruments
Feb 2014
CAMBRIDGE, England, Feb. 19, 2014 — Scientific Digital Imaging (SDI) plans to expand and enhance its digital imaging technology through the recent acquisition of Opus Instruments for £1.33 million (about $2.2 million) in cash and shares.

SDI cites in particular Opus’ Osiris camera as a valuable gain in the acquisition, calling it the first such device for IR reflectography to provide high-resolution, high-speed images in a small portable form.

Osiris has been used predominately in art galleries and museums to examine works of art, but SDI plans to explore further applications for the technology. The addition of Osiris cameras is also expected to enhance SDI’s existing portfolio, joining its Atik and Artemis camera lines, said Ken Ford, chairman of SDI.

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A light-tight box that receives light from an object or scene and focuses it to form an image on a light-sensitive material or a detector. The camera generally contains a lens of variable aperture and a shutter of variable speed to precisely control the exposure. In an electronic imaging system, the camera does not use chemical means to store the image, but takes advantage of the sensitivity of various detectors to different bands of the electromagnetic spectrum. These sensors are transducers...
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