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Sofradir to Move HQ, Expand The need to enlarge its facilities and increase production has spurred IR detector maker Sofradir to begin moving its headquarters to a high-tech valley near Paris. As a result, the manufacturing and research facilities of three of its IR technologies will be under a single roof by the spring of 2014. At the new 4000-sq-m site in Palaiseau, France, Sofradir will create its second technological center focused on advanced IR imaging technologies. Sofradir exports 80 percent of its IR products for use in military equipment such as thermal imagers, missile seekers and surveillance systems.

Dec 2013
infrared detector
A device used to detect radiation from the infrared region. It may be a thermal detector, such as a bolometer, thermocouple or Golay cell, or it may be a solid-state photon detector. Infrared-sensitive phosphors may be used in the infrared, and some photographic films may be used in the very near infrared.
machine vision
Interpretation of an image of an object or scene through the use of optical noncontact sensing mechanisms for the purpose of obtaining information and/or controlling machines or processes.
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