Industrial OEM Smart Cameras

Worldwide Smart Camera Installations

We design and manufacture industrial smart cameras and machine vision solutions. Our solutions are tailored to fit each clients’ specific needs based on our experience from various industries.

We have built a portfolio of modular smart camera platforms with CPU, GPU, FPGA. Our cameras has an increasing range of fitting sensor heads with CCD, CMOS, Scientific CMOS, thermal microbolometer and hyperspectral solutions, etc.

With thousands of smart cameras installed in industrial installations worldwide, we understand the requirements in terms of quality and reliability to keep factories running 24/7. Nevertheless, we do acknowledge that nothing lasts forever, especially in harsh industrial environments. Consequently, we realise the importance of deliverability and accessibility of spare parts – even several years after release. This is also taken into consideration when selecting parts and developing new designs. Hence, when our clients’ system parts become obsolete, we are frequently performing seamless swaps for new advanced parts.

Qtechnology is a synonym of innovation and openness. We are a big player in the open source ecosystem with contributions in all the stacks. Even if you have not tried our products you are likely already using our software on your phone, browser or cloud provider. Our 1000+ patches on the Linux kernel, Gstreamer, and OpenCV, among others, prove our devotion to Open Source.

Qtechnology also keeps a close relation to our parent company, Newtec A/S with whom we are also sharing R&D facilities. with state-of-the-art in-house laboratories.

In our R&D facilities, we also work in close collaborations with national and international researchers, scientists, universities and Ph.D. students. This helps us to identify new developments and insights within areas such as material science, next-generation optics, and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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Our Vision

We want to be the preferred provider of advanced industrial smart cameras solutions across industries and research projects.

Our Mission

We cultivate client integration and strive to develop cutting-edge vision solutions that are customised based on our OEM clients’ needs.

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The history of the Qtechnology smart camera

Qtechnology A/S is a privately held company. In the late 90s, Newtec Engineering A/S and Kristian Glode Madsen started cooperating on the implementation of vision systems for optical grading of vegetables.

However, as Newtec started demanding integration of additional intelligence into their machines, through various camera techniques, they were unable to find any companies capable of meeting their specific requirements. More specifically, Newtec needed a novel intelligent camera solution, with a high frame rate and high processing, which complied with the increasing demand for high throughput in industrial sorting.

To develop a state-of-the-art vision solution meeting these requirements, Qtechnology A/S was founded by, CEO, Kristian Glode Madsen and Newtec Holding in May 2007, as a subsidiary of Newtec.

The first step for Qtechnology was to integrate image processing in the camera – in a so-called smart camera. Due to the transportation of images over wires, the latency was too high and unable to comply with throughput requirements from the industry.

For vegetable sorting color accuracy is very crucial. Therefore, 3CCD cameras were used in previous solutions. However, to bring the processing close enough to the image capture, a new 3CCD camera was designed and integrated with the image processing platform. The first solution to be implemented in an optical sorter was released in 2010, which was able to increase the throughput of the machines with up to 25% with a lower failure rate. Everything was integrated into a single camera, reducing the external electronics to a simple host PC.

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Qtechnology has since delivered thousands of cameras for worldwide industrial installations in different industries. The development of new cameras with novel sensor technology has continued, enabling the supply of cutting-edge smart camera solutions for new industrial vision systems and R&D projects.

Today, we have expanded into a range of different industries, where we have developed applications for the finance, food, healthcare, manufacturing, and scientific research industries. Most recently, in 2018, we also moved into the sport & entertainment industry, with an innovative camera solution for automated sports streaming.

If you are considering us for the development of your next smart camera application, let us get in contact and discuss your next project.

Partnerships & Collaborations

At Qtechnology, we embrace collaborative activities. Collaborating with external organisations play an important role in our pursuit of new ideas and opportunities.

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