One of the first optoelectronics companies
to offer a 10-micron red dot reticle
April 27, 2017
LATHAM, NEW YORK… Marktech Optoelectronics, a Latham, New York-based manufacturer of standard and custom optoelectronics, has announced their new custom reticle capabilities. This display technology is used in applications, which include rifle scopes, binoculars, cameras, and range finders. All of Marktech’s reticles include precise illumination for low-light environments and are highly customizable based on customer specifications.
Reticle: A series of fine lines or fibers in the eyepiece of a sighting device used as a measuring scale or an aid in locating objects.
The company has also introduced one of the first 10-micron red dot chips available on the market today. “For shorter distances, a standard 50- to 80-micron red dot is probably fine,” explains Vincent Forte, Marktech’s chief technology officer, “but for longer distances, a 10-micron red dot is preferred; the smaller the dot, the more accurate the device.”
Marktech can design and manufacture a red dot and/or reticle in nearly any shape, size, or configuration, and this unique customization capability gives them an advantage in the industry. “We have the ability to create a reticle and/or red dot in conjunction with a 7-segment numeric or alphanumeric display and/or a 15 to 20-micron crosshair segment,” notes Forte. “We can assemble the die into any type of standard or custom package or chip-on-board [COB] assembly. We can even custom-design a reticle to have the segment and dot independently driven, which is quite unique in the industry.”
Devices that typically use red dots and reticles include telescopes, telescopic rifle sights, microscopes, cameras, binoculars, and other types of instrumentation. Range finders typically use a red dot and reticle in conjunction with an Avalanche photodiode (APD) as the detector, also available from Marktech. The industries most often using reticles and red dots are military, technology, recreation, or anywhere that needs a microscopic illumination source. For more information on Marktech’s custom reticle capabilities, visit www.marktechopto.com.
Founded in 1985, the Albany, New York-based Marktech Optoelectronics has built a strong industry pedigree for R&D excellence. As a renowned engineering, design, and test facility, Marktech’s unique core competencies are rooted in its field-proven capabilities to produce custom LED and photodetector components and assemblies in virtually any quantities. Standard product samples and ranges are offered to customers globally via Marktech’s longtime distribution partner, Digi-Key Corporation. In addition, the company’s engineering team has the necessary full in-house capabilities for the testing of complete electrical and optical characteristics, as well as to perform end-to-end examinations of all optical components, from die level to finished product designs. Marktech is also a Cree Solution Provider for high-brightness LEDs and materials. For more information about Marktech Optoelectronics and its product offerings, visit www.marktechopto.com.
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