Computar Optics Honored by Vision Systems Design 2021 Innovators Awards Program

May 21, 2021 – Cary, NC  – Computar, the leading Japanese lens manufacturer in surveillance and machine vision, operated by the CBC Group, announced today that its  ViSWIR Lens Series ,  MPT Machine Vision Lens Series , and the  LensConnect Series was recognized among the best in machine vision today by the judges of the  Vision Systems Design 2021 Innovators Awards program . The judging panel consisted of esteemed experts from system integrators and end-user companies.

"The Vision Systems Design team would like to congratulate Computar for their score in the 2021 Innovators Awards program,"  says Chris Mc Loone, Editor in Chief.  "Each year, this unbiased and increasingly competitive program aims to celebrate the most innovative products and systems in machine vision. The Computar Optics Group team should be very proud."

Computar's  ViSWIR Lens Series  received the Gold Honoree award. Computar created the ViSWIR Hyper / Multi-Spectral Lens Series for the latest visible + SWIR imaging sensors. ViSWIR achieves fully corrected focus shift in visible and SWIR range (400nm-1,700nm):  "By using ultra-low dispersion glass and low partial dispersion glass paired with superior design technology developed from Computar's extensive optics experience, and minimizes the focus shift within a few micron mm at a super wide range of wavelengths."  according to Mr. Katsuya Hirano, Chief Optical Designer, CBC Group.  "With this, spectral imaging is achievable with a single sensor camera by simply syncing the lighting."

MPT Machine Vision Series received the Silver Honoree award.  Computar's MPT Series is a compact 45MP,  1.4" C-Mount Lens Series engineered to optimize the capabilities of the latest industrial CMOS sensors. The 1.4" Ultra-high resolution Machine Vision Lenses are ultra-low distortion in a compact design available in fixed focal lengths: 12mm, 16mm, 25mm, 35mm, and 50mm. C-Mount for large format sensor.

The  Computar LensConnect Series  was awarded as a second Silver Honoree. LensConnect allows remote adjustment of the zoom, focus, or iris and is Plug and Play. The lens is ideal for inspection or inventory management and quick and efficient order fulfillment. LensConnect comes with a simple set-up software compatible with Windows or Linux. For installation, open your program source and register the map to connect! Computar can also provide the open program source to get you up and running quickly. The remote control is simple to achieve - even without prior knowledge of the lens—ideal for applications including warehouses and factories.

About Vision Systems Design

Published since 1996, Vision Systems Design is a global resource for engineers, engineering managers, and systems integrators that provides comprehensive global coverage of vision systems technologies, applications, and markets. Vision Systems Design's magazine, website (, email newsletters, and webcasts report on and analyze the latest technology and business developments and trends in the worldwide machine vision and image processing industry.

About the Vision Systems Design 2021 Innovators Awards

The Vision Systems Design 2021 Innovators Awards program reviews and recognized the most innovative products and services in the vision and image processing industry. Criteria used in the Innovators Awards ranking included: originality, innovation, impact on designers, systems integrators, and end-users, fulfilling a need in the market that hasn't been addressed, leveraging a novel technology, and increasing productivity.

About Computar   ®  

Beginning in the 1970s, Computar has set the pace, pioneering new and innovative lenses that out-class the competition at every turn. With a solid foundation based on Japanese engineering and agile production facilities spanning the globe, we operate under a dual mandate to create the highest-quality optics product.