Infrared Imaging Markets Continue Record Growth

March 22, 2018 – Maxtech International, Inc. is releasing the 2018 edition of its market research report on commercial and dual-use infrared imaging equipment markets (Vol. IRW-C).

In 2017, world infrared imaging markets continued the fourth straight year of record unit shipments. The number of uncooled detectors increased by over 30% to reach nearly 1.3 million units. However, severe price reductions have resulted in revenue growth of only 11% – for a total commercial and dual-use market (cooled and uncooled) of $3.8 billion.

Maxtech Dual-use Infrared Imaging

The report forecasts market sizes for Infrared Imaging through 2023. Forecasts are provided separately for cooled and uncooled infrared imaging equipment in the following application areas: Predictive Maintenance (electrical and mechanical condition monitoring), Building/HVAC Inspection, Process Control, Research & Development, Traditional Nondestructive Testing, Law Enforcement, Hunter’s Thermal Sights, Automotive Night Vision, Aircraft Enhanced Vision Systems, Firefighting, Surveillance/Security, Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) and Consumer/Emerging (including smartphones). Dual-Use applications covered include Weapon Sights, Driver’s Vision Enhancers, Microsensors, Airborne and Ground applications and others. However, strictly military systems (infrared missile seekers, targeting systems, etc.) are not covered in this report.

Market shares of leading supplier companies are provided for the following markets:

  • Commercial & Dual-Use Systems
  • Commercial-only Systems
  • Thermography
  • Fire Fighting
  • Security & Surveillance Systems
  • Uncooled FPAs/Modules
  • Uncooled InGaAs SWIR FPAs and Cameras
  • Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) Cameras

Company Profiles for 64 companies worldwide are detailed.

What’s new in this report?

  • Recent dramatic shifts in the market shares for suppliers of Security Systems, Uncooled FPAs/Modules and Firefighting
  • Market forecasts for infrared Hunter’s Thermal Sights/Scopes
  • Detailed new analysis of the InGaAs market showing new players, their market shares, market growth and major application areas.
  • The emergence of new Colloidal Quantum Dot (CQD) detectors for SWIR applications.
  • An update of new cooled detector technologies, including Type II Superlattice (T2SL) and nBn in commercial applications

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