BELLOWS FALLS, VT — Chroma Technology recently announced that its ContrastMax SWIR optical filters for machine vision and remote sensing were recognized with a Bronze award from the Vision Systems Design 2022 Innovators Awards program at the Automate Show in Detroit, Michigan. The judging panel consisted of experts from system integrators and end-user companies.

“The Vision Systems Design team would like to congratulate Chroma Technology for their Bronze award in the 2022 Innovators Awards program,” said Chris McLoone, Editor in Chief. “Each year this unbiased and increasingly competitive program aims to celebrate the most innovative products and systems in machine vision.”

“We have expanded the ContrastMax wavelength range into the SWIR with a variety of bandpass filters, as well as some multiband filters,” said John Atkinson, Principal Product Engineer. “The use of multi-band filters together with other technological advances makes multispectral imaging far more accessible, especially in more cost-sensitive applications. We designed these filters to optimize the signal to noise ratio and complement the latest advances in sensor technology. We are honored to receive this award in recognition of our efforts.”

Chroma introduced the ContrastMax line of visible spectrum, sputtered interference filter coatings designed for machine vision applications in 2016, and recently expanded the line to include wavelengths up to 2800 nm. This expanded wavelength range now includes single and multiband short-wave infrared (SWIR) filters tailored for machine vision and remote sensing applications such as food inspection and sorting, waste stream sorting and recycling, semiconductor inspection, lidar, and agricultural monitoring. 

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