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Optris celebrates its 20th anniversary

April 11, 2023

Two decades of innovation in infrared: Since 2003, Berlin-based Optris GmbH has been taking care of accurate, reliable and non-contact temperature measurement in many different industries and research. The company has always succeeded in developing and implementing new technologies.

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CSvision for robust real-time process monitoring

February 28, 2023

A range from 572 °F to 5432 °F: With the new CSvision series of ratio pyrometers from Berlin-based infrared specialist Optris, it is possible to measure the temperature of metals, melts or ceramics non-contact, safely and reliably from different distances.

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Change in the General Management of Optris IR Sensing LLC.

January 02, 2023

The beginning of the new year in 2023 will mark a new chapter in the evolution of the Optris IR Sensing business in the U.S.  President and General Manager Thomas J. Scanlon will hand over the management reins to Paul Czerepuszko who worked with Tom for over 25 years in the infrared industry.

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New outdoor protective housing from Optris

October 07, 2022

The new optris protective housing offers the opportunity to integrate an infrared camera and an HD video camera together in one compact system for the first time. A compact USB server is also mounted in the housing.

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New Optris Bottom up system for glass tempering plants

April 26, 2022

The new Bottom Up GIS 640i G7 and GIS 450i G7 are complete inspection and monitoring systems dedicated for glass tempering processes. With two PI G7 imagers measuring the temperature from underneath on the always non-coated high emissivity side of the glass it is independent of any Low-E coatings.

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High-speed pyrometer CTlaser 4M from Optris

August 23, 2021

With very fast processes, in some cases with very short cycle times, requirements for devices used in temperature measurement are especially onerous. Optris now offers the high-speed pyrometer CTlaser 4M specifically for these applications. As well as an ultra-rapid capture time of just 90 µs, it provides a good optical resolution of 33:1 and various focus options.

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New compact infrared camera optris Xi 410

May 19, 2021

The new compact infrared camera optris Xi 410 combines the benefits of infrared cameras and infrared thermometers. “Alongside the usual use of an IR camera with a PC and software, this camera also works fully autonomously as a smart, target-seeking pyrometer with analog/alarm output.“

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New Optris complete system for glass tempering plants

March 01, 2021

Top Down Glas Inspection System GIS 640 R

Optris GmbH has now developed the special GIS 640 R system for glass hardening applications. It is based on the PI 640 IR camera and can be optimally used on any glass curing system thanks to selectable optics with different aperture angles.

The GIS 640 R also delivers excellent results when measuring low-E glasses.

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New High-speed pyrometer CT 4M from Optris

January 18, 2021

New High-speed pyrometer CT 4M

With very fast processes, requirements for the pyrometers used for temperature measurement are especially onerous.

Optris now offers the new high-speed pyrometer CT 4M for these types of challenging tasks. With a detection time of just 90 µs, it is the fastest pyrometer within the product range at Optris.

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Fever detection using Optris infrared cameras

May 19, 2020

Quickly identify people with elevated body temperature

Rapidly spreading viral diseases, such as the current COVID 19 pandemic, lead to an increased need to determine body temperature quickly and reliably on the basis of infrared measurement technology. Optris has therefore now launched a new system based on the current version of the infrared camera PI 450i.

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Reliable temperature measurement in metallurgy from 482 °F

January 16, 2020

Optris has developed a new ratio pyrometer, which can guarantee a reliable temperature measurement on melts or metallic surfaces even under adverse conditions. The concept is based on the previous CTratio with fiber optics and separate evaluation electronics, which has been proven in many installations.

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Temperature measurement on ultra-thin glass

October 28, 2019

Optris CTlaser G7 infrared thermometer measures up to 2192 °F

Touch displays, such as for smartphones and tablets, use ultra-thin glass, which bring special challenges for temperature measurement technology in their manufacturing. For this application, Optris has now brought out the new CTlaser G7 infrared thermometer, which can precisely measure the surface temperatures of glass components in the range of 212 °F up to 2192 °F.

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Compact infrared camera for laser machining processes

September 30, 2019

Measure temperatures of up to 3452 °F with the Optris PI 08M

Temperature measurement in processes where lasers are used provides major challenges for infrared measurement technology: So for example the camera needs to be insensitive to the laser’s scattered light. The new Optris PI 08M is ideally suited to these kinds of applications. It has a very narrow-band spectral sensitivity at 800 nm.

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Operate IR cameras and pyrometers easily with your smartphone

September 09, 2019

Optris IRmobile App for Android smartphones and tablets

The infrared cameras and pyrometers from Optris can now also be operated easily using a smartphone or tablet. For this, the specialist for infrared measurement technology now provides the new IRmobile App for Android in the Google Play Store. In this way, the need to use a laptop can be therefore be avoided for many applications.

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Compact IR cameras with industrial accessories

April 02, 2019

Compact IR camera with water cooled housing, shutter and air purge unit

The infrared cameras from the Optris Compact Line, the Xi 80 and Xi 400, have been supplemented with new industrial accessories for use in rough conditions. The system has a modular design and as a result, the water cooled housing, the air purge unit and the shutter can be used both individually and combined.

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Cost-effective infrared camera with microscope optics

November 13, 2018

Measures the smallest possible areas of 240 µm

In time for the electronica 2018 trade fair, Optris is introducing an additional infrared camera in their new Compact Line onto the market. The optris Xi 400 camera has been equipped with a microscope optics as well as a tripod suitable to meet the requirements of the electronics industry. The set costs a little over 2000 euros

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IR camera with rugged accessory for glass industry

October 22, 2018

Laminar Air Purge for harsh environements

In 2014 and 2016, Optris brought two special infrared cameras for the glass industry – the PI 450 G7 and the PI 640 G7 – to the market. In order to meet the industry-specific requirements, an innovative laminar air purge collar was developed in addition to the rugged CoolingJacket. The first notable customers are using the system for 24/7 line-scan applications.

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IR thermometer with technical improvements

June 27, 2018

IRmobile App for CSmicro

The compact infrared thermometers of the optris® CSmicro line have been technically improved and now have even wider applications. “The CSmicro is one of our best-sellers, proven especially in the OEM area many times. Our ambition however remains to also continue to develop the classic sensors”, explains Dr. Ulrich Kienitz, CEO of Optris about the latest product update. In addition, the range can now also be used with the Android App “IRmobile” on smartphones and tablets.

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Xi 80 honored with messtec + sensor masters award

March 26, 2018

Xi 80 - honored with the messtec + sensor masters award

The spot finder IR camera optris® Xi 80 received an award on March 21, 2018 at the messtec + sensor masters award with second place in the sensor technology category. The prize-giving ceremony took place at the messtec + sensor masters in Stuttgart. “In the first instance, this award recognizes the efforts of our development team”, Dr. Ulrich Kienitz, CEO of Optris was pleased to confirm, giving thanks for the honor.

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Compact spot finder IR camera

January 30, 2018

optris Xi spot finder IR camera

Optris introduces its innovations optris Xi 80 and optris Xi 400. The two temperature measurement devices combine the benefits of infrared cameras and infrared thermometers. “With the Xi series, we are launching a semi-autonomous sensor which, in addition to traditional PC and software-based operation, also works as a smart pyrometer with analog or digital outputs that seeks the target on its own. This opens up new fields of application, e.g. in mechanical engineering or multisensor applications,” explains Dipl.-Ing. Torsten Czech, Head of Product Management at Optris.

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High-resolution IR camera with microscope optics

October 11, 2017

Infrared camera with microscope optics in process

Optris is expanding its range of non-contact temperature measurement sensors with compact, high-resolution infrared cameras with microscope lenses. “As well as shots of the entire circuit board, detailed macro shots of individual components are possible and can be measured reliably”, explains Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Kienitz, CEO of Optris. The infrared cameras come with a high-quality and easy-to-use table mount.

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Outdoor protective housing for worldwide usability

August 23, 2017

Outdoor protective housing as 24V version

For an easier installation and a better worldwide usability the Outdoor protective housing is now available as a 24V version.
New models for PI 1M and PI 05M complete the range.

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Infrared camera for the metal industry up to 2000 °C

April 12, 2017

optris PI 05 M measures the hot spot of a pouring stream

The new infrared camera optris PI 05M features a continuous measurement range from 900 to 2000 °C. It has an optical resolution of 764 x 480 pixels and measures at a wavelength of 500 to 540 nm. Thus, the PI 05M supplements the optris PI 1M (0.85 to 1.1 µm). Thanks to its special spectral range, measurement errors resulting from unknown or changing emissivities are reduced.

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LWIR infrared cameras can now measure up to 1500 °C

March 28, 2017

Hot spot measurement with an optris PI 450

The optris PI 450 and optris PI 640 infrared cameras can now also be calibrated for a temperature measurement range of up to 1500 °C. This allows the two high-resolution cameras to be integrated into applications which far exceed the previous threshold of 900 °C.

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Optris expands in Berlin

January 18, 2017

Production staff in the new premises

Optris develops, manufactures and distributes infrared thermometers and infrared cameras since 2003 from its company headquarters in Berlin. The company started with premises sized 300 m². Since Januar 2017, Optris’ premises comprise 3000 m².

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VGA infrared camera for the glass industry

September 16, 2016

VGA infrared camera with 7.9 µm filter for the glass industry

Again, Optris GmbH introduces a new infrared camera for the glass industry at the glasstec 2016. With its 7.9 µm filter, the thermal imager optris PI 640 G7 is perfectly suited for the measurement of glass and, due to the VGA resolution, offers an even wider range of possible fields of application.

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Outdoor protective housing for infrared cameras

June 27, 2016

Outdoor protective housing for infrared cameras

As well as cooling housing, Optris GmbH now also offers specially designed protective housing for the outdoors. This allows the optris PI Series infrared cameras to be used outdoors all year round in rough conditions. As a special feature the outdoor protective housing has an air purge collar. The USB Server Gigabit, which can be integrated into the housing, allows the infrared camera to be linked to the control system over large distances.

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VGA thermal imaging camera with new tele optics

April 11, 2016

Tele optics for the thermal imager PI 640

An additional interchangeable lens now complements the optris® PI 640 thermal imaging camera. Four lenses are now available to meet the customer's different measurement tasks and requirements. In addition to the 33°, 60° and 90° optics, measurements can now be performed using a 15° telephoto lens

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Miniaturized infrared thermometer for plastic film

February 23, 2016

IR thermometer CT P3 for thin plastic films

The temperature is a key physical variable for ensuring quality in the production of plastic film. The application of non-contact temperature measurement technology poses the challenge that films with a thickness of less than 1 mm are transparent for standard IR thermometers and consequently are not able to be measured.

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New powerful mini PC for infrared cameras

January 12, 2016

PI NetBox with an Optris IR camera

The optris® PI NetBox – the new mini PC by Optris – is markedly more powerful than its predecessor. It can be used to operate all infrared cameras in the PI series – as a stand-alone system or as a cable extension via GigE. In addition, the mini PC, along with the IR camera, can be integrated with the optris® CoolingJacket Advanced for high-temperature applications.

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Cooling housing with new protective casings

November 17, 2015

Picture of the front view of a cooling housing for ir cameras and thermometers with protective grid

The new cooling housing CoolingJacket Advanced for infrared cameras and infrared thermometers made by Optris can now be purchased with a protective window or protective grids as an option. “In addition to cooling of the sensors and cameras, the often harsh industrial conditions also necessitate effective protection of the high-quality lenses,” explained Thomas Heinke, Head of Development at Optris.

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Free tablet PC with video pyrometer orders

September 11, 2015

Optris adds an 8” Windows tablet PC as adjustment and display device with pre-installed CompactConnect software free of charge to each CTvideo and CSvideo order.

This promotion is limited until 31th December 2015. For further information or if you would like to place an order, contact our sales engineers on +49 30 500197-0 or sales@optris.com

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Additional lenses for VGA IR camera

July 02, 2015

60 and 90 field of view for IR camera


The optris PI 640 thermal imaging camera launched onto the market in 2014 is now available with two additional changeable lenses. Three lenses with 33°, 60° and 90° fields of view are now available for different measuring tasks and customer requirements. “With this offer, we are launching the first VGA thermal imaging camera with a 90° lens for under 7,000 euros”, explains Torsten Czech, Product Marketing Manager at Optris GmbH. The price includes both calibration and open source software.



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IR camera for temperatures up to 1.800 °C

April 08, 2015


The optris® PI 1M thermal imaging camera is the latest innovation in the Optris GmbH camera range. In addition to the well-known advantages of Optris infrared cameras, such as their compact size, USB interface and license-free software, the new PI 1M is the only model on the market that features a continuous temperature measurement range of 450°C to 1,800°C, a frame rate of up to 1 kHz and a choice of optical resolution/frame rate modes.


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CoolingJacket for infrared cameras up to 315 °C

March 10, 2015

Cooling housing CoolingJacket Advanced


Optris GmbH has developed the new cooling jacket optris® CoolingJacket Advanced for use with its infrared cameras and certain infrared thermometers in ambient temperatures of up to 315°C. The new protective casing of the Extended version also offers the option of installing additional components.

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GigE for temperature measurement devices

February 23, 2015

The optris USB Server Gigabit

The optris® USB server Gigabit enables the connection of USB infrared cameras and video pyrometers from Optris GmbH to gigabit ethernet networks.

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Premiere of “vigilance control” in industrial process interface

November 18, 2014

System of fail safe function of the industrial process interface

The new process interface (PIF) from Optris GmbH enables automatic process monitoring, for the continuous in-operation control of the hardware of the PI infrared cameras with all cable connections and the free analysis software PI Connect. An innovation on the market in this monitoring process is the control of the external computer . “We have taken the principle of the dead man’s vigilance device, as used in railway vehicles, and applied it to our thermal imaging camera system”, explains Dipl.-Ing. Torsten Czech, Product Marketing Manager at Optris.

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Compact infrared camera for the glass industry

October 28, 2014

Infrared camera for glass industry

The material glass requires special equipment for non-contact temperature measurement due to its physical properties. In addition to the special infrared thermometers, Optris GmbH introduced the thermal imaging camera optris® PI 450 G7 to the market at Glasstec 2014. 

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Innovation in Quality Assurance: IR thermometer with automatic snapshot function

August 13, 2014

Temperature management is a key factor in industrial quality assurance. The digital infrared thermometers with video module optris® CSvideo 2M, optris® CTvideo 1M/2M and optris® CTvideo 3M come with the free optris® Compact Connect software, which is the optimum solution to this requirement. The built-in trigger function enables the automatic generation of snapshots at specified intervals (time-controlled) or upon reaching defined limit values (temperature-controlled).

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Non-contact temperature measuring sensors at Sensor+Test 2014

May 23, 2014

From 3 to 5 June 2014 the European branch of measurement technology meets at the Sensor+Test exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany. Optris is recognized as specialist in the field of thermal imaging and infrared thermometers. As one of about 500 exhibitors Optris shows their product and application range. The exhibition team will be happy to welcome you in hall 12, stand 132.

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MEDTEC Europe - Infrared cameras and pyrometers in medical technology

May 23, 2014

The specialized exhibition MEDTEC Europe opens its gates from 3 to 5 June in Stuttgart, Germany. Optris is recognized as specialist in the field of thermal imaging and infrared thermometers. At the exhibition they show possibilities of usage of non-contact temperature measurement technology in the field of medical technology.

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Smallest VGA-resolution infrared camera worldwide

April 07, 2014

Right now, the newly developed thermal imager optris® PI 640 is the smallest VGA-resolution infrared camera worldwide.  After the optris® PI Lightweight last year, Optris GmbH presents the next novelty in the online thermal imaging market for the second year running at this year’s Hannover industrial fair HMI.


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Parallel use of patented laser and video sight for optimized sensor alignment possible

February 25, 2014

The video pyrometers optris® CSvideo 2M, optris® CTvideo 1M/2M and optris® CTvideo 3M are state-of-the-art digital infrared thermometers with video sighting. “As opposed to conventional through-the-lens-sighting, our new video pyrometers allow an easy sensor alignment through a PC or tablet” explains Dipl.-Ing. Torsten Czech, Product Marketing Manager at Optris. Thus, the innovative infrared thermometers with video sighting are ideally suitable for temperature measurements of hard-to-reach processes and applications, where the measuring object is too hot for the laser sighting to be visible.

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Software Update for infrared cameras

October 07, 2013

For all PI infrared cameras there is now the updated Version 2.6.2125.0 available.

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Infrared-Thermometer: Software-Update for optris Compact Connect

April 16, 2013

As of now, the updated software optris Compact Connect release 1.8.8. can be downloaded.

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Long-distance control of infrared cameras

March 22, 2013

Optris’s infrared cameras are the only cameras in the market to feature USB connection for easy handling. Acting as a USB to Ethernet adapter, the USB server Industry Isochron now makes it possible to bridge distances significantly longer than 20 meters between the PC and a PI series thermal imaging camera.

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Optris offers infrared camera with Industrial Mini PC for process optimization

March 01, 2013

optris® PI NetBox is a miniature PC for the PI series of infrared cameras. It upgrades the optris PI products to stand-alone solutions or acts as USB to Ethernet adapter.  This permits to implement longer distances between the process proper (PI camera) and the process monitoring system (PC).

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optris® PI LightWeight is the first to permit radiometric recording of video imagery from the air

January 28, 2013

Optris GmbH’s newest system optris® PI LightWeight that just launched on the market has been specially developed for deployment in micro drones to measure temperatures from the air. 

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The new infrared thermometer optris CS with thermocouple output

September 21, 2012

Optris expands its product range of infrared thermometers with a new model

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Reliable IR temperature measurement in extreme conditions

January 25, 2012

The optris CTratio 1M sensor proposed by Optris GmbH is a ratio pyrometer for use in harshest industrial environments

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The new optris PI400: Small IR camera, great resolution

November 22, 2011

New optris PI400 thermal imager captures high resolution infrared images at 80 Hz

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Process integration of IR thermometers made easy

October 18, 2011

A modular interface concept for IR thermometers facilitates communication with customer-specific process units

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Reliable temperature measurement during heat treatment of metals

September 13, 2011

Presentation of portable and stationary infrared thermometers of Optris GmbH at HK 2011

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Camera combines thermal image with visual image for the first time

July 05, 2011

The new optris PI200 supplements the stationary infrared camera series with the innovative BI-SPECTRAL technology

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Reliable infrared temperature measurement at metal from 50°C

May 12, 2011

Portable and stationary infrared thermometers of Optris at the THERMPROCESS 2011

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Infrared thermometer with high precision resolution of 0.025K

April 19, 2011

Introduction of the innovative optris CSlaser LT hs for the measurement of smallest temperature differences at Sensor & Test 2011

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Infrared line camera of Optris as software solution

March 16, 2011

Introduction of innovative linescanner-function of the optris PI thermal imager at exhibition Control 2011

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Small, fast, precise – Thermal imager of Optris

February 17, 2011

Introduction of the new optris PI thermal imager at Hannover Messe

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IR-Thermometers for use in medical engineering

February 01, 2011

Introduction of the new optris CSmed LT for the first time at MEDTEC UK / MTEC

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