MICHIGAN CITY, Ind., June 6, 2012 — Dage-MTI has launched a near-infrared camera for applications that require high sensitivity. The IR-1000 features automatic contrast and real-time edge enhancement. To provide optimum contrast, the real-time CCD camera includes electronics that will automatically and instantaneously readjust when a scene changes, which is useful when changing magnification levels, specimens and/or lighting levels. The user has continuous access to the manual gain and may also engage the camera’s black-level control to achieve specific gray-scale contrast. The camera’s real-time edge enhancement feature sharpens the edges and delivers a clearer picture by resolving fine details in the image. With enhanced sensitivity across the visible and infrared spectral wavelengths, the ½-in. sensor features a fivefold increase in sensitivity at 900 nm. The camera can detect cells in low-light conditions, and the extended IR response allows deeper penetration into tissue sections such as brain slices for further analysis. The high gain enables the user to detect images in real time at 30 fps, even when energy levels are low. With a convenient C-mount, the IR-1000 is widely used in “live” mode, connected directly to a monitor. An optional computer interface board is also available. Applications include microscopy, electrophysiology, infrared differential interference contrast, failure analysis, forensics and semiconductor inspection.