FluxData, Inc., a leader in multispectral imaging systems, has licensed a patent from the Rochester Institute of Technology entitled “System and Method for Scene Image Acquisition and Spectral Estimation Using a Wide-Band Multi-Channel Image Capture” No 7,554,586. The patented technology was developed at the Munsell Color Science Lab at RIT and will allow FluxData to develop low cost highly color accurate camera systems for use in a broad range of applications and markets, including Defense, Security, Surveillance, Entertainment, Medical, Life Science, Industrial Vision and Agricultural.

The importance of this patent lies in its ability to use commercial color sensors together with optical filtering techniques and image processing algorithms to achieve levels of color accuracy that far exceed those of current cameras systems. High color accuracy performance can be obtained with a variety of system configurations including single or multiple imaging sensors (sequential or real-time) or by filtering the illumination sources. FluxData plans to introduce the patented technology in a new line of Better ColorTM camera systems and software application in the 3rd quarter of 2011. Furthermore, FluxData will integrate the Better ColorTM technology into their existing FD-1665 3CCD Multispectral Camera product line as an option to provide color discrimination and accuracy which exceeds existing RGB 3CCD cameras.

Dr. Roy S. Berns, Co-inventor and Director of the Munsell Color Science Laboratory said, “It is very exciting to see our invention developed into a product. My research goal was to bridge the gap between RGB and hyperspectral imaging, providing a practical approach to both improved color accuracy and spectral estimation. Such a product is long overdue and I am gratified to see the positive results of our long-term collaboration between RIT and FluxData.” Bill Bond, Director of the RIT Intellectual Property and Licensing Office said “This is an excellent opportunity to not only bring this university technology to market in general but to also do so with a Rochester based company that has taken root in the RIT incubator at Venture Creations.”

Pano Spiliotis, CEO of FluxData, said “The addition of this patent to our IP portfolio will provide an important competitive advantage over existing color cameras. There has been a push from sensor manufactures towards high definition, higher frame rate and lower noise, however color accuracy has remained limited by CCDs with only 3 or 4 color channels. With the Better ColorTM technology FluxData will be able to provide 6 color channels of image content in real-time, greatly increasing color accuracy and color fidelity over existing competitive systems. These advanced systems can also be configured to plug directly into existing workflows for many diverse application markets.”

About FluxData, Inc.:

FluxData develops and manufactures multispectral and polarimetric imaging systems for aerospace, defense, surveillance, industrial, medical and scientific markets. FluxData is a privately held, women owned company located in Rochester, NY. FluxDataʼs imaging and system integration expertise helps guide customers from camera specification to delivery of the final system. Their staff of imaging experts works with customers to frame the problem, and deliver an optimized system based on a broad suite of options. Every product comes with FluxDataʼs commitment to first-rate customer support. For more information, please visit www.fluxdata.com.

Contact: Pano Spiliotis, (800) 425-0176