Princeton Infrared Technologies Announces First MegaPixel SWIR Camera with No ITAR Export Restrictions

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• ITAR-free, visible-SWIR 1280SciCam features 1280 x 1024 x 12 µm image sensor with full frame rates up to 95Hz.

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N. J. – July 25, 2017 - Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc. (PIRT) (, announces the world’s first and only MegaPixel (MP) shortwave-infrared (SWIR) camera with no ITAR export restrictions. The newest camera in Princeton Infrared’s family of SWIR imaging products to fall under the no ITAR restrictions umbrella is the 1280SciCam, with a 1280 x 1024 image sensor on a 12 µm pitch, featuring long exposure times, extremely low read noise, 14-bit digital output, and full frame rates up to 95 Hz. Designed for advanced scientific and astronomy applications, the camera detects light from the visible to the SWIR (0.4. to 1.7 microns). It is available with a variety of lens formats. PIRT’s 1280SciCam and LineCam12 cameras are now classified by the Export Administration Regulations as EAR 6A003.b.4.a for export.

President of Princeton Infrared Technologies, Dr. Martin Ettenberg, notes, “After an exhaustive Commodity Jurisdiction process, which occurred at the very same time as the new U. S. export reform rules went into place, we are thrilled to have our entire product line defined in the EAR. We are now ideally positioned to serve the scientific and astronomical communities, in addition to machine vision and spectroscopy, with our non-ITAR, SWIR imaging products.”

Bob Struthers, sales director at PIRT, adds, “Our 1280SciCam has already generated sales and applications with leading research entities overseas. An EAR export classification will propel our ability to serve these customers promptly and efficiently. This will be very valuable to their upcoming projects and equally beneficial to the growth of our young company.”

Princeton Infrared’s award-winning, imaging products are based on indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs), shortwave-infrared detector technology. To learn more, please visit