Radiant Imaging and Philips market novel inspection technology

Two companies are developing the Parousiameter, an innovative instrument that provides comprehensive characterization of display and LED output.

Radiant Imaging and Royal Philips Electronics have entered into a licensing agreement to commercialize a novel inspection device, based on technology developed by Philips. The Parousiameter is an innovative instrument that provides comprehensive characterization of display and LED output.

The Parousiameter collects all view angles in a single measurement taking only a few seconds, thus delivering a significant time and cost savings over goniophotometers or spot photometers. These traditional technologies require precision motion control to make multiple measurements over a variety of view angles.

Under the terms of the agreement, Radiant Imaging will build and sell instruments based on Philips technology, and will also develop data acquisition and image processing software that will be licensed back to Philips.

“The Parousiameter complements our Source Imaging Goniometer and Flat Panel Measurement systems, already available to the light and color measurement marketplace,” states Radiant President and Chief Technology Officer, Ron Rykowski.

“Now we can offer display and lighting developers with the optimum solution, whether their requirements call for measurement speed, spatial resolution, color accuracy or high dynamic range.”

Andrew Hall, Philips’s Technology Licensing Officer, notes “We chose to partner with Radiant Imaging because they have the technical expertise and market knowledge to transform this ingenious technological concept, developed in Philips’ Applied Technologies laboratories in Eindhoven, into a turnkey product, that can be successfully marketed though their worldwide sales and distribution network.”

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