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FEINDEF 21 (November 3 - 5): the big get-together of the international defense community in Spain

FEINDEF was a great event that brought together the global defense and security sector with the entire Spanish defense community.

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On tour again: that was Aerospace Tech Week (ATW) 2021

The ATW in November was a great event to finally meet our partners again in real 3D and to network in the avionics community.

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¡Bienvenidos! Team Kappa Spain visits Kappa Headquarters

A good year ago, the Kappa Spain site was opened, under the leadership of Virginia Hornillos Navarro. Finally, the team from Madrid visited us personally in Germany.

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Dubai Airshow, Aerospace Tech Week, European Rotors

Ready to meet us in person at one of the next shows?

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Water, mud, obstacles: Göttingen Great Barrier Run 2021!

After the long Corona break, over 2000 runners took to the starting line in beautiful weather!

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MSPO in Kielce/Poland September 2021

Finally, face-to-face networking again at the most important defense trade fair for Eastern Europe!

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Update Armor Eye System, Driver Vision Enhancement DVE|SAS.

We have updated our documentation for you.

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BlueFlash Team from HAWK university at sponsor Kappa optronics

Proud of "our" Formula Student team and their brand new electric race car!

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Let's meet at the virtual ETTC, June 15-16, 2021!

We have set up a virtual show booth to present our unique range of dedicated aviation cameras, from Flight Test (FTI) to pilot view in fixed-wing, jets, helicopters, eVTOL, UAV, and space applications.

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Reinhard Kofler (Driver / KTM True Racing Team) about the digital side-view mirrors:

“Now, the view is perfect for everyone and every seat position.”

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Laura Kraihamer, Driver KTM True Racing about the digital side-view mirrors:

“The biggest advantage in the races for sure is not to have a blind spot.”

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We have further expanded our successful Armor Eye Series!

Driver´s Vision Enhancer (DVE) and Multispectral Situational Awareness Solutions (SAS).

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10 years national scholarship programme “Deutschlandstipendium”

In 2011, the national scholarship program Deutschlandstipendium was launched by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Kappa has been involved as a sponsor from the very beginning.

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Kappa celebrates its 43rd anniversary!

Due to the pandemic, we celebrated the company's birthday with a lot of distance and small cupcakes.

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Innovative camera technology from Kappa optronics for KTM X-BOW super sports cars

Pure aerodynamic design without classic side mirrors!

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We are looking for new international sales partners!

You have experience in representing technology companies and are well connected in the aerospace and defense industry (OEM, MOD) of your country? Become part of our successful sales network!

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Testimonial Video Interview:

Here’s why Aston Martin chose the camera monitor system (CMS) from Kappa optronics for the Valkyrie!

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New at Kappa: Christian Henn, Business Development Defense-Land

For Kappa's Defense-Land business unit, we have been able to recruit a true expert with extensive expertise and many years of experience in the defense industry: Christian Henn.

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Efficiency leap in shunting operations with Kappa Train Eye Solutions: new overview brochure!

Safe single-person operation on the last mile with innovative vision systems: in our new Rail Flyer, we introduce you to the Kappa Train Eye program concept.

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Season's greetings

It's always a pleasure working with you and for you! From all of us here at Kappa, we truly wish you a happy and healthy New Year! We all really deserve it.

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Kappa goes Spain: meet our new location Kappa optronics S.L. in Madrid!

In Madrid, we want to offer engineering and support services as well as key account management for our customers in Spain and France.

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Breathtaking digital mirrors for breathtaking cars!

Hyper cars, sports and luxury cars depend on the CMS HDR mirror from Kappa optronics.

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Recertification EN 9100 / ISO 9001

Following a successful audit Kappa continues to be certified according to the international EN / AS 9100 QM standard for the aviation industry.

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Strengthening our US sales team!

Harold O'Grady reinforces our team in North America with a focus on the defense market.

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Safe Driving Under Hatch with the “Armor Eye” Driver Vision System

Kappa optronics Introduces Complete DVE/LSAS System for Armored Ground Vehicles.

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Passing the Torch at Kappa optronics

At Kappa optronics, specialist in “cameras and vision systems for everything that drives and flies”, Johannes Overhues has taken over the reins of management as of 1 May 2020, relieving Christian Stickl who assumed leadership four years prior. Stickl is passing the leadership torch to the next generation and will depart from the company following a period of transition.

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ILA Goes Digtial

Kappa is taking off for the first digital #aerospace trade show!

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ettc2020: Meet Us Online! (23 – 25 June 2020)

The world of testing and telemetry meets up every two years in Nuremberg at the ETTC European Test and Telemetry Conference. In 2020, of course, everything is different. We have set up a virtual show booth for you to introduce our newly expanded Flight Eye camera program, built around the FE 320.

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Game-Changer in High-Caliber Gun Barrel Inspection

Innovative Combined Laser Scan/Camera System RIB 4D by Kappa optronics. We proudly present our new gun barrel inspection system! Brilliant images and highly sensitive scans from the barrel’s inner surface provide excellent data for evaluating the barrel’s condition for quality control and assessment of residual lifetime.

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Switchgear Viewing Systems for Power Grids: Safe, Live Switch and Breaker Imaging

Unique product line from portable, ready-to-go solutions to comprehensive client-specific solutions for new substations and running systems.

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Benchmark-setting Flight Eye camera series for all aviation applications

Made by experts for aviation professionals: German camera supplier Kappa optronics rounds out its unique range of dedicated aviation cameras, the Flight Eye series.

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We’re here, we’re on it!

Even in these hard Corona times: We will continue to be available for you at any time! We are working on your orders and we’re delivering!

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Cancelled: Aerospace Tech Week

Due to preventive measures against the spread of Corona, events with more than 1000 participants are prohibited in France now. This also applies to Aerospace tech week in toulouse (was scheduled for March 18-19). We will keep you informed about future plans of the event

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HENSOLDT and Kappa team up for benchmark crash recording solution

Most Wanted, Now Available: ED-155 Combined Recorder and Cockpit Camera.

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Kappa presents field-proven switchgear camera solutions for power grids at IEEE PES T & D Conference & Exposition in Chicago, April 20-23 2020

The industry’s brightest minds meet up in Chicago to discuss the challenges of the power and energy industry. We will present our field-proven solutions for Safe Live Imaging of Switches and Breakers...

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Meet Kappa at Aerospace Tech Week in Toulouse

The premier international exhibition & conference (March 18-19) brings the aerospace technology community together.

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We wish you a fantastic New Year!

Together anything is possible! This year brought changes to Kappa again — a clear focus on “cameras and vision systems for everything that drives and flies”, corresponding investments in those areas of focus, and strong personnel development. Some exciting new developments are already in the starting gate for next year. Stay tuned!

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ITC 2019, International Telemetering Conference

Meet Kappa:

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Overcoming every obstacle and trudging through the deepest mud — together as one Team: Kappa at the Great Barrier Run

Again this year, Kappa ran in the magnificent Göttingen Great Barrier Run. For all the athletes, as well as their supporters, it was enormous fun that also served to build even stronger bonds.

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ITC-A-610-Compliant Electronics Assembly: Annual Employee Certification

IPC-A-610 is the most-used standard worldwide for electronics assembly. Because of its crucial importance for our customers, we work with an in-house Certified IPC Trainer (CIT), Michael Kupke, who himself has to renew his trainer certification every two years.

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Meet Kappa at MSPO in Kielce/ Poland (September 6-9)

We will show the new RIB 4D inspection system and the DVE Driver Vision Enhancer (LWIR/VIS)

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JENCOLOR SpectroNet Collaboration Conference, in Jena am 28.08 und 29.08. 2019

Christian Stickl, CEO Kappa optronics GmbH, will be talking about: When life and safety are at stake: Rugged and certifiable cameras and vision systems! Program: www.spectronet-events.de

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Kappa optronics: New faces, new roles

Dr. Sven Ehrich Takes Over Leadership of Kappa R&D and Project Management. Axel Zimmer To Lead New “Portfolio Planning and Product Management” Department.

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Airbus awards 'Best Innovator Overall' for Defence and Space business to Kappa optronics

Kappa optronics receives the award as recognition for its innovation activities on the A330 MRTT Boom Enhanced Vision System.

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Avionics Expo 2019 München

Avionics Expo is the leading exhibition for both the commercial and defence sectors, fixed wing and rotorcraft.

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In-Flight Refueling with Airbus A330 MRTT

Kappa optronics develops innovative panorama solution for proven Boom Enhanced Vision System

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Kappa Driver Vision Systems at the International Armoured Vehicles Conference 2019

Kappa presents driver vision systems (ADAS) at the International Armoured Vehicles Conference in UK/Twickenham, London (21 - 24 January, 2019).

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In the new year, everything is possible. Lovely to have you with us!

Kappa is looking back upon an intensive year in 2018. We wish you happy holidays — may you arrive in the New Year healthy and fully rested!

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An all-around success: ITC 2018

Kappa optronics was pleased this year to be the Gold Sponsor of the meeting in Glendale (Phoenix) Arizona. About 1,000 people from various industries and many countries attended. Kappa exhibit visitors were especially interested in the FE Series Flight Test cameras featuring H.264 compression and advanced data-streaming options.

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First Kappa Night Vision Workshop

On November 20, Kappa will host a workshop with German customers and end-users to inform about the capabilities of state-of-the-art night vision technologies.

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Kappa Flight Test Camera Systems at the International Telemetering Conference.

The International Telemetering Conference will take place from 5th November to the 8th November 2018 in Glendale, USA.

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Action Plan für Real-time Video Streaming: New Whitepaper zum Download

Forget all the marketing fuss about real-time streaming. We show you the serious side of the topic: deep understanding of the integral system, its components and their correlations.

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Military Cameras for UAVs

Piloting and gimbal cameras for every UAV/UAS use requirement and range (Tactical, MALE, HALE).

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Kappa Flight Test Cameras at the European Test and Telemetry Conference ETTC

In June international test and telemetry experts gathered in Nuremberg/Germany. With its Flight Eye cameras FE 320 and FE 350...

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Kappa at Eurosatory in Paris

Kappa was first-time exhibitor at the pavilion “German Defence Technology” and presented itself as a reliable camera partner with high system expertise for Enhanced Vision Systems and Embedded Vision.

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India: Kappa strengthens cooperation with Falcon Avionics

As an EN / AS 9100 certified company Kappa relies on qualified international partners. Falcon Avionics offers a broad product portfolio for aviation and defense customers in India and represents Kappa camera technology with great expertise.

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New 4K camera provides extreme 4K resolution for use in Full-HD peripheries

The new Tauri4K camera from Kappa optronics combines the most modern 4K sensor technology with the interfaces defense customers use today. It comes with 3 preconfigured modes for efficient use in typical defense applications, such as the 4K eZoom for comfortable switching between near and long distances with one single camera. Due to its excellent DRI and object tracking capabilities, the camera is perfectly suited for situational awareness systems (SAS).

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Latency-Free Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) for Military Ground Vehicles

Kappa optronics presents a latency-free surround view driver vision system for ground vehicles. The ITAR-free system comes with day and night vision (VIS, optionally sensor fusion LWIR/SWIR) and can be offered with illumination for covert missions. Kappa is the pioneer worldwide in approval of vision systems for road traffic (ASIL B).

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Let's meet at ETTC!

European Test and Telemetry Conference - Nuremberg/Germany, June 26-28, booth 2-310

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Meet us at Eurosatory in Paris, 11–15 June!

For the first time, we will be exhibiting at the leading international defense & security fair (Land / Airland) in Paris. We will be introducing ourselves as your partner for complex advanced driver vision systems (ADAS) and situational awareness systems (SAS) for military ground vehicles.

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Upcoming events 2018

Personal is best! Meet us at international trade shows and conferences: SPIE in Orlando, ETTC in Nuremberg, ITC in Glendale/Arizona or Eurosatory in Paris. More events will follow.

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Let's meet at SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing in Orlando! April 15-18

Discuss the latest technical advancements with us. We will show our cameras for air, land and sea applications in rough environments.

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New EN 9100 / ISO 9001 Certification: Kappa optronics is Certified as Camera Manufacturer Meeting Aviation and Aerospace Quality Standard

With EN 9100 certification, Kappa is still a rarity in the camera world. Our proven, outstanding quality structures identify us as a qualified camera partner in the aviation industry, even for safety-critical applications that are subject to regulatory approval.

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DO-178C / DO-254: New Kappa Chief Aviation Design Assurance Supervisor

Kappa further expands camera development for use in safety-critical aviation sector

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Seasons Greetings

Here at Kappa, we are looking back upon a busy year filled with many wonderful projects, technological advances, some restructuring, and some new faces as well.

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Kappa USA| Dear U.S. and Canada clients, let us introduce your new contact to you!

Maurice Knapp takes over as the new Kappa representative in the United States and Canada. He already looks back on nearly 10 years of experience in business development for Kappa and knows the business inside out.

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Active Imaging: ISL Saint-Louis brings international professionals together

On November 15-16 at the French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis (ISL), specialists from very different fields met again at the Sixth Workshop on Active Imaging to exchange ideas and information on new developments, requirements and needs surrounding active imaging.

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Telemetry Experts Meet at the ITC in Las Vegas: Successful Show with Exciting Contacts

From October 24-26 2017, over 1000 industry personnel in the field of telemetry met at the ITC in Las Vegas. At the conference, in the presentations and on the show floor, the central questions were: How will new technologies and new requirements change testing activities? What will be the new challenges and how will we meet them?

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New HUD cameras: latest CMOS technology + FFF retrofit + up to DAL B

Real-time videos at supersonic speed — no disruption or distortion thanks to extreme dynamics and specific image processing

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Sebastian Vreemann has been tapped as Kappa’s new CSO

The new management team at Kappa optronics is complete.

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Now Mobile Friendly: Kappa’s Fresh Web Presence!

Your partner for qualified cameras and vision systems sports a new look... With our new web presence, now you can more comfortably form an image of us on your mobile devices.

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ITC 2017 - Flight Test Instrumentations and Telemetry

Innovate and Adapt, ITC congress and show, October 23-26, Kappa booth 618. ITC 2017 will be held at Ballys Las Vegas Hotel and Convention Center.

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Meet us at MSPO 2017!

International Defence Industry Exhibition (September 5-8, 2017, Kielce, Poland).

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AIX Aircraft Interiors Expo: Kappa exhibited as camera partner for Aircraft Surveillance

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Meet us at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2017 in Hamburg!

April 4-6 in Hamburg

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New: Flight Eye - FE 310 for aircraft surveillance tasks.

Kappa introduces new technology platform for aircraft surveillance cameras.

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HORST: the new Kappa mastermind for customer-specific measuring concepts

Our innovative camera measuring station with comprehensive data management provides unlimited possibilities for customer-specific measuring concepts.

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Aviation Standard EN 9100: we are certified!

Remarkable in the world of camera manufacturers: Kappa is now certified in AS/EN/JISQ 9100, the quality standard for the aviation and aerospace industries.

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PCB-Design-Award: Kappa is one of the finalists!

Awarded by FED, the German professional association for electronic design.

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Tauri2-HD Product Launch at VISION 2012

Rugged and Extremely Small HD-SDI Camera with Full HD Multi Format.

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“One Vision”: Kappa at World’s Leading Machine Vision Show in Stuttgart 2012.

Successful positioning as partner for application-specific cameras.

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Innovation Award for Digital Rearview Mirror

Innovative Digital Rearview Mirror for One-Litre Car VW XL1

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Innovation Award: Kappa donates the prize money

New Fraunhofer Application Center for Plasma and Photonic IST-APP in Göttingen

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Kappa Business Trip to California.

September 4, 2013:

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Kappa and Curtiss-Wright cooperate on flight test camera.

IRIS Airborne camera with integrated data compression and Multicast Ethernet streaming for telemetry and onboard recording.

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Flight Eye cameras – a successful product family just keeps growing ...

Full HD video with H264 compressed HD streams via Ethernet or with SD video via SDI.

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VISION 2014 a great success!

Record number of visitors and exhibitors.

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New Partner in Brazil.

AVICOM represents Kappa.

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Kappa USA Supports the Police in Glendale California

Camera System for Police Uses

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Rinspeed Budii Concept Car

TrackView telescope with Kappa Camera

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UK Space Conference 2015

July 13-15 in Liverpool

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Stella Lux Solar Car

Even the longest range electric car can’t make it without Kappa cameras!

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23rd International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO

in Kielce, Poland.

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HDRadapt, adaptive Luminance Algorithm

... for all outdoor live monitoring applications.

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Aerospace Meetings Brazil 2015, December 8-10 São José dos Campos.

The only matchmaking event dedicated to the aerospace supply chain in Brazil.

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Kappa has joined Aerospace Valley!

Promoting development of future technologies in the expertise cluster.

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Automatic vehicle parking with Kappa cameras

Paravan self-parking car for drivers with reduced mobility

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25 TÜV audits passed successfully

20 years of certification history of ISO 9001, ISO 13485 (through 2014) and Aviation Standard EN 9100 audits — our Quality Department is celebrating!

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ETC 2016 - European Test and Telemetry Conference

10-12.05.2016, Nürnberg, Germany

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HD-SDI complete solutions in partnership with Eon Instrumentation

Kappa HD-SDI cameras and HD-SDI video amplifier splitters and monitors from Eon Instrumentation /California complement each other perfectly.

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