The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired is calling on local firms interested in developing the next generation of assistive technologies for the blind and low vision community. Researchers and representatives from engineering services firms and manufacturers interested in developing and commercializing these technologies are invited to ABVI’s Low Vision Technology Industry Day on June 12....Continue Reading
The photonics and optics industry in the greater Rochester region is in line to benefit from an estimated $1.3 billion in federal economic development funds, as the region has been named a national “Manufacturing Community” under the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership Program (IMCP). The designation by the U.S. Department of Commerce, announced May 28, will give the...Continue Reading
Rochester’s Vincent Associates is marking 45 years of manufacturing high performance and high quality electronic shutter systems for applications worldwide. In May 1969 the company shipped its first product, the 225X, a 25mm two-bladed shutter used in photographic applications, early video cameras and laser systems. Today, the RRPC member has expanded its UNIBLITZ product line...Continue Reading
Sydor Instruments is now a one-stop source for ultrafast ballistic imaging and ballistic test systems. The RRPC member recently inked a deal with UK-based SABRE Ballistics to become its sole U.S. sales and applications partner. SABRE’s integrated ballistic test equipment, combined with Sydor’s expertise in high-speed image capture and custom diagnostics, now allows Sydor to...Continue Reading
Representatives from several RRPC member companies attended Europe’s largest exhibition for optics, optical systems and components this week in Frankfurt, Germany. The RRPC, JML Optical Industries, Rochester Precision Optics, QED Technology Inc., Corning Tropel Corp., and the IDEX companies Semrock and CVI/Melles Griot were among the 585 exhibitors at Optatec, May 20-22. Sydor Optics also...Continue Reading
2015 is The Year Of Light And Light-based Technologies. What project are you embracing? Here’s a story about a bold idea and a woman that chose a remarkable path for herself and her village. “Only about 34 per cent of Belize’s largely rural southern region have access to the electric grid. The rest burn kerosene...Continue Reading
New York Photonics Manufacturing Initiative Goal: Assist in developing national and regional technology roadmaps for the U.S. photonics industry and laying the groundwork for a national institute dedicated to advancing and diffusing photonics-based manufacturing technologies. Lead: University of Rochester, Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences 260 Hutchison Rd. Rochester, NY14627 Award Number: 70NANB14H054 Federal Funding:...Continue Reading
New York Photonics is a not-for-profit organization founded to promote and enhance the New York State optics, photonics and imaging industry by fostering the cooperation of business, academia and government.