RIP Microsoft Kinect

Posted by Walter Burgess on Nov 8, 2017 9:23:50 AM

Various tech news sites are reporting the end of an era. Microsoft has ceased production of the Kinect device. The Kinect was introduced before Christmas in 2010 as a companion product for the Xbox 360. Its goal was to make the human body the interface to video games and eliminate hand-held controllers. It combined lasers, cameras and sophisticated firmware to determine the player's motion and gestures.

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Topics: wavelength wednesday, 830 nm, machine vision

WW 488 nm for international applications

Posted by Kristopher Hesson on May 18, 2016 1:45:37 PM

This Wednesday we are taking a moment to thank all our international partners around the globe. On Monday, Power Technology was recognized with the highest national award available for excellence in export's, the Presidential "E" Award. Our outstanding distributors and partners in 37 countries on 6 continents are the reason we received the award. Thank you for that. In honor of that success, we are focusing on 488 nm because it is one of our most exported wavelengths!

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Topics: wavelength wednesday

PTI Recognized for national export excellence

Posted by Kristopher Hesson on May 16, 2016 11:30:00 AM
POWER TECHNOLOGY RECEIVES PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR EXPORT SUCCESSES
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Topics: Exports, Trade, Awards, International

WW Using 650 nm for Laser Scanning

Posted by Kristopher Hesson on May 11, 2016 3:09:26 PM

Each Wednesday we feature a specific wavelength of light and try to feature a user submitted application. This week we I'm focusing on a broad application that several of our customers use our lasers for. Laser scanning!

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Topics: wavelength wednesday, 650 nm

Wavelength Wednesday Focus on 445 nm, 656 nm, 808 nm for Entertainment

Posted by Kristopher Hesson on May 4, 2016 1:24:50 PM

Each Wednesday we feature a specific wavelength of light and try to feature a user submitted application. This week we received a beautiful picture from a friend of Wavelength Wednesday.  He has created a device for the entertainment industry called Spirolase. Check it out!

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Topics: wavelength wednesday

Power Technology Named Exporter of the Year!

Posted by Kristopher Hesson on May 2, 2016 11:29:56 AM

Power Technology Named Exporter of the Year

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Topics: News, Press Release

New Products from Eagleyard

Posted by Kristopher Hesson on Apr 25, 2016 2:13:34 PM


Our partners at Eagleyard have released a new multimode laser diode. If this fits your application specifications please reach out for pricing and delivery information. Sales@powertechnology.com

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Wavelength Wednesday Focus on D65

Posted by Kristopher Hesson on Apr 6, 2016 9:38:02 AM

Each Wednesday we feature a specific wavelength of light and try to feature a user submitted application. This week I'm focusing on a slightly different take on "wavelength" by looking into the D65 white point as part of the CIE color standard. There are two big trade shows coming up over the next couple of weeks that we will be attending; Cinemacon and NAB Show. Both of these events depend on properties of light that are at the core of the photonics industry. The most common white point is "D65" and that's the focus of this week's Wavelength Wednesday!

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Topics: wavelength wednesday, digital cinema projection, Digital Cinema, D65

Wavelength Wednesday Focus on 905 nm Laser for Laser Radar (LiDAR)

Posted by Kristopher Hesson on Mar 16, 2016 11:07:22 AM

Each Wednesday we feature a specific wavelength of light and user submitted applications. This week's wavelength will focus on using a 905 nm laser for LiDAR.

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Topics: wavelength wednesday, lidar, 905 nm

Stable, Affordable, Fiber- Coupled Laser Module Added to PTI Catalog.

Posted by Kristopher Hesson on Feb 17, 2016 1:56:06 PM

Power Technology Inc., laser experts in the photonics industry for 45 years, is introducing a new line of temperature-resistant, stable beam, fiber-coupled laser modules at the 2016 Photonics West show in San Francisco. The new laser modules, called the Fiber PM, offer remote delivery of beams in environments unsuitable for laser modules themselves by delivering the beam through fiber optic cable.  With a coupling efficiency that allows the precise power output required, the Fiber PM is ideal for OEM and industrial applications. The affordable price makes the Fiber PM ideal for any application requiring a stable beam without breaking the budget. 

 The Fiber PM is a cost-effective laser module designed to deliver a stable multi-mode or single-mode beam wherever you need it via a fiber coupled output. The Fiber PM comes standard with thermal management and a quality laser driver. Available in wavelengths from 405 nm to 780 nm and powers from 5 mW to 20 mW, the temperature resistant fiber will deliver a quality beam even in rugged environments. Fiber core size ranges from 4 um to 9 um.

 “Often a stable beam is needed in an environment that isn’t appropriate for the electronics inside a semiconductor laser module. The fiber coupling makes perfect sense to deliver that beam where it is needed while maintaining a friendlier environment for the electronics themselves” Walter Burgess, VP of Engineering and Sales for Power Technology Inc., said.

 Photonics West is the premier photonics and laser event. With more than 1,250 companies, this exhibition continues to be the flagship event to find the latest products, tools, and applications for research or business needs.

 Power Technology will be demonstrating the Fiber PM and other new, cutting edge laser products at booth 4270 in Exhibit Hall D this week during the trade show. Power Technology has been an annual fixture at the trade show for over 25 years.

 Power Technology, Inc., established in 1969, is a leading manufacturer of lasers for OEM cinema, analytical, biomedical, industrial, semiconductor inspection, defense & security, and machine vision applications. For more information about Power Technology, visit the company’s website at http://www.powertechnology.com.

 

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Topics: Lasers, Photonics, laser module, Laser Module, New Laser

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