NORTH LOGAN, Utah, Nov., 18, 2014 — The BeamWatch 1.2 is a noncontact industrial beam-monitoring system from Ophir Photonics for high-power YAG and fiber lasers. The system features a new, higher sensitivity camera for increased accuracy at lower point levels. A telecentric lens provides a larger depth of field, allowing the system to provide accurate measurements while being more forgiving of beam position. Designed for material processing applications, BeamWatch 1.2 can instantly and accurately measure laser parameters without requiring contact with the laser beam. Lasers can now be monitored at frequent intervals without needing to shut down the process or remove tooling and fixtures to gain access.