Unispectral, an Israeli Samsung-backed company, is an important player in the IR inspection market, producing miniature tunable Near Infrared (NIR) filters for camera systems to give them biometric authentication capabilities. Unispectral’s technology is used for many applications, including camera-based material detection, object classification, bank note and documentation identification, product defect identification, facial authentication and more. In addition to its NIR filter capabilities, part of Unispectral’s success in the market is that its products are on the lower end of the cost spectrum, thanks in part to its use of additive manufacturing.

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