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RTI International Makes Follow-On Investment in SWIR Vision Systems

SWIR Vision Systems® is an infrared sensor technology and spin-out venture company from RTI International with support from DARPA


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, today announced its participation in a multi-party financing round for SWIR Vision Systems Inc., a technology start-up company launched from RTI in 2018. SWIR Vision Systems has now developed its patented AcurosTM CQDTM sensors and cameras, and is marketing them into the industrial machine vision, security systems, automotive and other global imaging markets.


“We are excited to continue our support of SWIR Vision Systems as they gain traction and momentum in the marketplace,” said Vinay Tannan, PhD, director of commercialization at RTI. “SWIR Vision has assembled a strong management team and developed a unique product that is proving to be a game-changer across multiple industries.”

SWIR Vision’s Acuros™ CQD sensors will enable cost-scalable solutions with very high resolution and very fine pixel pitch that are not currently available with existing infrared cameras. The sensors have potential for use in both next generation mobile phone and autonomous vehicle systems. The company’s core technology was originally advanced with a combination of grant support from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and internal development, management and financial support from RTI, and was licensed exclusively to SWIR Vision Systems.

Additional investment in the SWIR Vision financing round comes from Lakeland Capital Partners, LLC of North Carolina. 

For more information about SWIR Vision Systems, visit www.swirvisionsystems.com.