QImaging, a Burnaby, British Columbia, maker of high-performance IEEE-1394 digital cameras for life science, machine vision and OEM applications, and Roper Scientific Inc. have signed an exclusive worldwide distribution agreement with Cambridge Research & Instrumentation Inc. for its line of CRI MicroColor 2 RGB filters. Two of the filters were designed for use with QImaging's high-resolution monochrome CCD cameras; one uses a slider that fits into the nosepiece of Olympus BX and IX microscopes, and the other features a slider designed for the analyzer slot of Zeiss Axioplan microscopes (or similar Zeiss models). The sliders allow users to change quickly between full-color imaging and high-sensitivity monochrome imaging without refocusing. . . . Sensor Technology Systems Inc., a subsidiary of The O'Gara Group, based in Chicago, has received an order worth $15.3 million from the Italian Ministry of Defense for 900 advanced AN/PVS-21 low-profile night-vision goggles. They will be used by the Italian special forces in support of Iraqi Freedom, activities in Afghanistan and other counter-terrorism and paramilitary operations. This contract follows an $8.9 million order the company received in 2004 for approximately 500 goggles.