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Innovative Autofocus and Waterproof Lenses from Edmund Optics® Awarded Gold- and Bronze-Level VSD 2021 Innovators Awards

6/17/2021, Mainz, Germany   —

Edmund Optics® (EO) is proud to announce that two of its innovative products are 2021 Vision System Design (VSD) Innovators Award winners. The TECHSPEC® LT Series Fixed Focal Length Lenses, high-resolution imaging lenses with an integrated liquid lens for active focus control, and the waterproof TECHSPEC® Cw Series Fixed Focal Length Lenses, were awarded Gold- and Bronze-Level Awards in the lighting, lenses, and optics category, respectively. Honorees of the VSD Innovators Awards are recognized as some of the most innovative products and solutions available to the machine vision and imaging community, as determined by a panel of senior third-party expert judges.

TECHSPEC® LT Series Fixed Focal Length Lenses combine three qualities not previously found together in one single lens assembly: an integrated liquid lens for quick autofocus, high resolution for 12 megapixel sensors up to 1.1”, and an easy-to-use interface requiring no mechanical adjustment. These lenses allow machine vision system integrators to achieve extended depth of field while maintaining high throughput and speed, opening up new possibilities in high-speed imaging applications. These lenses won the Gold-Level Award.

TECHSPEC® Cw Series Fixed Focal Length Lenses are waterproof versions of the TECHSPEC® C Series Lenses that eliminate the need for a protective cover over machine vision systems in harsh environments. They meet IEC Ingress Protection Codes IPX7 and IPX9K and can withstand exposure to water up to 1 meter deep for 30 minutes and operate in close-range high pressure, high temperature water spray downs. The Cw Series Lenses integrate directly with waterproof cameras and provide machine vision system integrators a compact, sealed option ideal for harsh environment applications including food, pharma, automotive, and security. These lenses won the Bronze-Level Award.

The TECHSPEC® Cw Series Fixed Focal Length Lenses is also a promising candidate in the race for the win of the inspect Award 2022. This acknowledgement is awarded by the imaging and machine vision magazine inspect from the publishing house Wiley on a yearly basis. After selecting the most innovative products amongst the applications, readers then choose between the shortlisted products and select the product they find most trend-setting and treasure most. Details around how to vote will be published shortly.

To learn more about these imaging optics and other innovations in imaging from Edmund Optics®, please visit

About EO:

Edmund Optics® (EO) is a leading global manufacturer and distributor of precision optics, optical assemblies and image processing components with headquarters in the USA and manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Asia and Europe and sales representatives around the globe. EO has a very large inventory of optical components for immediate delivery and offers products, standard or customized, in small quantities but also in volume for various industries. Request a quote or place your order through the website or contact us via phone +44 1904788600 or email [email protected] by reference to our catalogue.

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