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TeraPulse 4000 – TeraView ships and delivers its first unit

Apr 1, 2015

TeraView is pleased to announce that following launch the TeraPulse 4000 in February 2015, it has successfully installed a system at a world-leading research institute in France after winning a completive tender.

The system was provided to the Laboratoire Ondes et Matière d’Aquitaine (LOMA), a joined research unit of the University of Bordeaux and CNRS (Le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique). Professor Patrick Mounaix (patrick.mounaix@u-bordeaux.fr), who is the director of research at the Laboratoire IMS- UMR 5218 CNRS – Groupe Nano – Equipe Laser, Université Bordeaux, Bat A31, has a long and distinguished track record in terahertz-related research, and will utilize the system for postal inspection in the framework of InPoSec (www.inposec.eu) joint project funded by ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche) and BMBF(Federal Ministry of Education and Research). The TeraPulse was supplied with external fibres to provide a flexible configuration for different experimental set ups.

Based on TeraView’s decade of experience providing and supporting terahertz systems, TeraView’s proprietary software platform has been re-written and substantially enhanced based on customer feedback. The new software package fully integrates the spectroscopic and imaging capabilities of the unit into one common user interface. The system can also be supplied with its own LABVIEW interface to allow customers to configure the software into their own applications.

Dr Don Arnone, TeraView’s CEO stated “We have received substantial interest in the TeraPulse 4000, and are delighted by the quick acceptance of the new system by our customers. These initial orders re-enforce TeraView’s pre-eminent position as the partner of choice for terahertz customers, and also demonstrate a smooth transition to the next generation of our product. ” TeraView also provides the industry’s largest range of proven, plug-and-play modules with proven functionality, performance and reliability in the field. The TeraPulse 4000 and its reflection imaging module offer the best resolution for Terahertz imaging across a range of applications.

About Terahertz

Terahertz light lies between infra red and microwaves, and as such has unique properties which enables it to pass through objects and to transmit images and compositional (spectroscopic) information that is ordinarily hidden. Terahertz is non destructive, safe and fast, making it the ideal inspection and imaging modality for many applications across a range of industries. TeraView has demonstrated the potential of terahertz technology in a number of applications including the detection of hidden weapons and explosives in security screening, monitoring the quality of pharmaceutical drugs, high value coatings used in automotive and other industries, as well as medical imaging of cancer.

About TeraView

TeraView is the world’s first and leading company solely focused upon the application of terahertz light to provide solutions to customer issues. A spin out from the Toshiba Corporation and Cambridge University, TeraView has developed its proprietary technology across a number of markets. These include fault analysis and quality assurance for semiconductor chips used in mobile computing and communications, as well as non destructive inspection of high value coatings used in the automotive, pharmaceutical, food and solar industries. With the largest number of systems in the field, as well as applications know-how made available to customers via a team of dedicated scientists using intellectual property and knowledge in peer-reviewed scientific publications, TeraView is uniquely placed to deliver the business benefits of terahertz to customers. Headquartered in Cambridge UK, sales and customer support are available throughout the Far East, North America and Europe either directly or through a network of distributors.