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LumaSense buys microbolometer company from L-3 Communications for thermal imaging products


(January 4, 2011) -- LumaSense Technologies Inc. (LumaSense), a global provider of temperature and gas sensing solutions, acquired Buellton, CA-based InfraredVision Technology Corp. (ITC) from L-3 Communications. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

ITC produces vanadium oxide (VOx) microbolometer detectors, which are used in thermal imaging systems such as infrared cameras. The acquisition gives LumaSense additional capabilities to build complete thermal-imaging products that can be used to improve efficiency, quality and safety in various applications in the energy, emissions and industrial markets globally. The ITC acquisition will allow LumaSense to expand its offerings into areas such as public safety with specialized applications including security, traffic control and firefighting.

By vertically integrating, LumaSense will be able to offer higher precision and repeatability in thermal imaging equipment, controlling all aspects of the system.  LumaSense will retain all of ITC's employees, who will remain located at the company's Buellton facilities. 

LumaSense’s technology portfolio includes sensors and cameras that monitor temperature and gas emissions globally in markets as diverse as energy, industrial, and clean technology. The company acquired Mikron Infrared in 2007. For more information, please visit www.LumaSenseInc.com.

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