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Midwest Optical Systems, headquartered in Palatine, IL, has more than 30 years of experience and innovation in optical design, fabrication and inspection. MidOpt is a worldwide leader in machine vision filters and optical solutions and is represented in over 30 countries, offers over 3,000 cutting-edge products and ships over 100,000 filters yearly. MidOpt filters are the premier solution for industrial imaging to ensure flawless control, dependable results and the best image quality. Every filter is produced with the highest standards in durability to withstand even the harshest environments. Unlike traditional filters, MidOpt filters are designed to allow maximum transmission, emulate the output of the most common LED wavelengths and are less angular dependent. Industries served: -Machine Vision/Factory Automation -Security & Surveillance -License Plate Recognition/ITS -Medical & Life Science -Agricultural Inspection -Aerial Imaging -Motion Analysis -Photography & Cinematography

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Midwest Optical Systems Announces StablEDGE™

POSTED 07/18/2016

Filters with Performance Efficiency Uncompromised by Angle of Incidence

Palatine, IL – Midwest Optical Systems (MidOpt) announces the release of a broad range of StablEDGE™ filters. StablEDGE™ is an innovative hybrid filter design that maintains critical spectral performance in imaging applications with short focal length lenses (<12mm) or angular-dependent lighting. In traditional filter designs, as the angle of light reaching the filter changes, the passband exhibits “short shifting,” and image contrast can be significantly degraded. Because the use of shorter vs. longer focal length camera lenses now predominates the market, MidOpt’s StablEDGE™ filter designs surpass those of all major filter suppliers in maintaining a desired width of passband in all applications, transmitting desired LED/laser diode illumination while blocking interfering light.

“Unlike traditional Bandpass Filter designs, which are highly sensitive to the angle at which light strikes the filter and do not perform well at wider or shallower angles of incidence, MidOpt’s BP, BN and LP Series Filters minimize the effects of “blue shifting,” said MidOpt Owner Barry Warzak. “They maintain greater contrast by passing desired illumination and sufficiently blocking unwanted ambient light.”

MidOpt StablEDGE™ Filters are available in the visible to near-infrared spectral range with a peak transmission generally greater than or equal to 90 percent. 

About Midwest Optical Systems
Midwest Optical Systems (MidOpt) is a global leader providing stock and custom machine vision filters, lenses, lighting and other precision optical solutions. Represented in over 30 countries and offering over 3,000 standard off-the-shelf products, over 100,000 filters and 50,000 lenses are shipped every year. MidOpt filters are recognized as the industry standard for automated imaging applications to ensure reliable control, repeatable results and superior image quality. All filters are produced to demanding standards regarding durability and spectral, optical and cosmetic characteristics. Unlike traditional filters, MidOpt filters closely emulate the output of all common LED/lighting types and colors. Designs are available to provide optimal performance regardless the application wavelength, ambient lighting, or lens focal length.