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One of the first optoelectronics companies to offer a 10-micron red dot reticle.
Marktech Optoelectronics, a Latham, New York-based manufacturer of standard and custom optoelectronics, has announced their new custom reticle display capabilities. This technology is used in applications, which include rifle scopes, binoculars, cameras, and range finders. All of Marktech’s reticles include precise illumination for low-light environments and are highly customizable based on customer specifications.
Reticle: A series of fine lines or fibers in the eyepiece of a sighting device used as a measuring scale or an aid in locating objects.
The company has also introduced one of the first 10-micron red dot chips available on the market today. “For shorter distances, a standard 50- to 80-micron red dot is probably fine,” explains Vincent Forte, Marktech’s chief technology officer, “but for longer distances, a 10-micron red dot is preferred; the smaller the dot, the more accurate the device.”
Marktech can design and manufacture a red dot and/or reticle in nearly any shape, size, or configuration, and this unique customization capability gives them an advantage in the industry. “We have the ability to create a reticle and/or red dot in conjunction with a 7-segment numeric or alphanumeric display and/or a 15 to 20-micron crosshair segment,” notes Forte. “We can assemble the die into any type of standard or custom package or chip-on-board [COB] assembly. We can even custom-design a reticle to have the segment and dot independently driven, which is quite unique in the industry.”
Devices that typically use red dots and reticles include telescopes, telescopic rifle sights, microscopes, cameras, binoculars, and other types of instrumentation. Range finders typically use a red dot and reticle in conjunction with an
Avalanche photodiode (APD) as the detector, also available from Marktech.
The industries most often using reticles and red dots are military, technology, recreation, or anywhere that needs a microscopic illumination source.
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