Products, Materials + Tools | May 22, 2013

Radiant Zemax Launches World's Fastest, Most Accurate High-Resolution Imaging Colorimeter

Radiant Zemax, a leading provider of light and color test and measurement systems and optical and illumination design software, has today introduced ProMetric® I, the latest in the companys industry-leading line of imaging colorimeters. ProMetric I is engineered to meet the strict testing requirements of high-volume production lines for flat panel displays (FPDs), illuminated keyboards, and LED lighting products.

ProMetric I includes industry-first Smart Technology™ innovations that greatly simplify measurement setup and enable fast, accurate measurements matching human perception of brightness and color. The advancements in ProMetric I provide a new dimension of testing capability, particularly for high-volume manufacturing customers. The addition of a high-resolution, high-speed CCD sensor in ProMetric I enhances spatial measurement accuracy and reduces test time by 5-10x per pixel. This enables customers to conduct more thorough testing with a reduced cycle time.

With innovations in speed, resolution, and precision, ProMetric I delivers performance improvements that address key pain points for our high-volume manufacturing customers, said Paul Caragher, President and CEO at Radiant Zemax. The improved speed is a game changing feature. ProMetric I allows for significantly more complete test coverage without impacting overall throughput, so our customers can improve product quality and reduce costs by capturing and quantifying defects before they make it to market in finished products.
ProMetric I Delivers Speed and Flexibility for High-Volume Production Environments

ProMetric I imaging colorimeters deliver highly accurate color and luminance measurements in the demanding constraints of an automated manufacturing environment. ProMetric I is engineered around a high-speed, high-resolution CCD sensor that enables pixel-level measurements on FPDs, intra-character luminance measurements on illuminated keyboards, and highly accurate measurements of LED luminance and color in luminaires with large LED arrays. ProMetric I also supports high-speed USB and Ethernet communications, providing highly reliable operation over long distances, even in the most difficult manufacturing environments. ProMetric I works seamlessly with the Radiant Zemax TrueTest automated visual inspection system. TrueTest provides a complete, turnkey solution for high-volume manufacturing of FPDs, illuminated keyboards, and lighting products.

Packaging and Availability:
Two models of ProMetric I imaging colorimeters are available. ProMetric I08 has an 8-megapixel cooled interline CCD sensor with 3,296 x 2,472 pixel resolution. ProMetric I16 a 16 megapixel cooled interline CCD sensor with 4,896 x 3,264 pixel resolution. Each model is available with a variety of interchangeable lenses, enabling optimized measurements over a wide range of working distances and viewing angles.

As with all our products, ProMetric I is supported around the world by Radiant Zemaxs local support staff and extensive distributor network. For more information, visit or contact

About Radiant Zemax:
World leaders in optics, lighting and display devices turn to Radiant Zemax for high value design, test and measurement systems that reduce costs, lower risk and shorten time-to-innovation. Radiant Zemax product lines include Zemax optical and illumination design software, TrueTest automated visual inspection for display systems, and ProMetric imaging colorimeters, photometers and light source measurement systems. Headquartered in Redmond, Washington, Radiant Zemax delivers optics, light and color technology leadership, service and support to clients around the world. Learn more at:


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