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HySpex Launches Game Changing SWIR-640 Camera

Hyperspectral imaging is one of the most talked about technologies these days, mainly due to the wide range of problems it can solve, but not all hyperspectral imaging systems are created equally. HySpex, the leading brand in hyperspectral imaging, has been forging a path forward in the industry with optimal performance at the forefront.

The new HySpex SWIR-640 is no exception, offering 640 spatial pixels and 360 spectral bands, while maintaining the spectral fidelity and optical quality for which HySpex is renowned.

More accurate detection, more usable data

A common problem faced by many users of hyperspectral imagers is aspects of optical systems propagate errors into data which can affect its interpretation. The state-of-the-art SWIR-640 camera, with its sharper optics and PSF (Point Spread Function) of 1.2 pixels in the field of view and for all wavelengths, reduces spatial and spectral misregistration to less than 10%.

This is crucial considering any errors over 10% of a pixel negatively affect material discrimination and pixel classification due to nonlinear contributions from neighboring pixels. Additionally, because errors from other systems can be up to or exceeding 50% of a pixel, the user must have more pixels covering the target of interest and even so, are still affected by contributions of neighboring pixels making these systems neither stable, nor repeatable.

“HySpex’s vision has always been to offer the highest quality and easiest to use hyperspectral imagers in the world. By minimizing spectral and spatial misregistration errors, HySpex users can now capture even more usable and actionable data at the single pixel level,” says HySpex CEO Trond Løke.

Low error results in more effective pixels and far greater accuracy in detection, making the SWIR-640 the most exciting hyperspectral camera on the market today — at a lower price per effective pixel.

Who is the SWIR-640 for?

The SWIR-640 can be used in all field, lab, and airborne applications. It is ideal for high-end researchers and commercial operations working in geology, vegetation, military, mining, food-quality and other fields where the accuracy and reliability of imaging data is crucial.

Customer testimonial 1

The new SWIR-640 camera can be a game changer. Not only is it more affordable than having two SWIR-384’s, it also makes the processing chain a lot easier. I recommend HySpex products due to high quality and the HySpex support team is very professional and provides great assistance.

Jan Niedzielko, Team Leader Remote Sensing at MGGP Aero

Customer testimonial 2

I have used HySpex systems for more than 17 years now and can recommend these systems. These systems have proven highly applicable for food quality analysis where high spatial resolution and signal to noise ratio is required.

Karsten Heia, Senior Scientist at Nofima

Customer testimonial 3

There is a high demand for high quality hyperspectral sensor data in daily mine site operations, such as basic mineralogical mapping, geological block modeling, geochemical mapping, and stability monitoring. We are convinced the easy to use SWIR-640 by NEO is pivotal to efficiency increase and cost reduction at mines worldwide, with the reduction of the environmental footprint of the overall mining operation as an invaluable additional result of the new system.

Dr. Christian Mielke, CTO at Rad. Data Spectral Analytics UG (haftungsbeschränkt)

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A true game changer in the field of hyperspectral imaging in terms of size and wavelength range!

Jose Pozo, CTO at EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium)

SWIR-640 product specifications 

  • Spatial pixel: 640
  • FOV: 16 deg (32 degrees possible with FOV expander)
  • iFOV: 0.44 mrad
  • Bands: 360
  • Spectral sampling: 4.28 nm
  • Spectral region: 960-2500 nm
  • Bit resolution: 16 bit
  • Noise floor: 80 electrons
  • Speed: >140 fps
  • SNR: >800 F2.3


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