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pco.edge 4.2: resolution of 2048 x 2048 pixel, 0.9 electrons noise, 33 000 : 1 intrascene dynamic, 100 frames per second

Autofluorescence of a lily of the valley section (false color rendering)

pco.dimax HD/HD+: 1547 frames per second at 1920 x 1440 pixel, 1600 : 1 intrascene dynamic, free of session referencing

The last shuttle start was recorded with pco.dimax cameras (Courtesy of NASA, Florida, USA)


PCO. manufacturer of high performance
sCMOS-, CMOS- and CCD camera systems

PCO AG is founded in 1987. The company headquarters in Kelheim (Germany) employs more than 70 specialists in the development and production of optimized, fast, sensitive camera systems for scientific and industrial applications. PCO's range of products includes digital camera systems featuring high dynamics, extremely high sensitivity, high resolution, high speed, and extremely low noise, which are sold in all over the world.

PCO. Development & Production
The camera systems produced by PCO AG are cameras and scientific measuring instruments at the same time. Our high-tech systems are mostly the result of manual labor: highly specialized employees handle development and production at the Kelheim site. We deliver roughly 5.000 cameras a year to customers all over the world. As in every cutting edge technology, dialogue with the user is the main focus of PCO's approach. Worldwide sales representatives, in cooperation with the in-house marketing division and technical support team, ensure that PCO camera systems are developed in step with the individual requirements of our customers.

PCO. Pioneer of sCMOS technology
The new sCMOS camera pco.edge 4.2 is a breakthrough in scientific imaging cameras, due to its distinctive ability to simultaneously deliver extremely low noise, fast frame rates, wide dynamic range, high quantum efficiency, high resolution and large field of view - all in one image.

Read more about PCO. sCMOS cameras

PCO. Product Range
The product range is structured into the following sections:

  • sCMOS cameras
    scientific CMOS camera Systems

  • sensitive cameras
    12bit & 14bit dynamic CCD camera systems with high sensitivity and low noise, even for NIR and UV light detection

  • high speed cameras
    ultra- & high speed CMOS and image intensifier camera Systems

  • intensified cameras
    high resolution MCP (multi channel plate) image intensifier camera Systems

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Furthermore PCO develops customer specific solutions (OEM), like camera systems for industrial applications, where high dynamics, extreme offset stability or other special features are relevant issues.

PCO. Committment to Excellence
A technical design according to advanced technolgies, a high standard of production, and strict quality controls guaranty a reliable performance of our cameras. Our own developments in conjunction with an excellent contact to leading manufacturers of image sensors ensure our access to state-of-the-art image sensor technology for our cameras.

Donaupark 11
93309 Kelheim, Germany
fon +49 (0)9441 2005 50
fax +49 (0)9441 2005 20

6930 Metroplex Drive
Romulus, Michigan 48174, USA
fon (248) 276 8820
fax (248) 276 8825

PCO Imaging Asia Pte.
3 Temasek Ave
Centennial Tower, Level 34
Singapore, 039190
fon +65-6549-7054
fax +65-6549-7001



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