Handheld chemical identification at a distance recognized as innovative photonics-driven technology

Pendar X10 has won the 2020 Photonics Prism Award in the category of Safety and Security. The award was announced at a gala held at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco.

The ceremony showcased a plethora of emerging companies which are creating and innovating photonics-driven technologies and finding solutions in rapidly evolving areas such as healthcare, transportation, communication, and security. The Prism Awards reflect the exponential growth, exciting developments, and rich technical innovations across photonics and photonics-enabled industries. SPIE received 105 applications from 18 countries, with one winner chosen in each of the nine categories.

Pendar X10 has been gaining ground in the Safety and Security market since its introduction in February 2019. It enables rapid identification of hazardous chemicals at a standoff distance of 1 to 3 feet. Equipped with a Pendar X10, users can understand the materials they are facing without manipulating or sampling them.

“We are proud to be among the companies pushing the boundaries of photonics and creating solutions that harness the vast potential of the technology,” said Dr. Daryoosh Vakhshoori, CEO and Founder of Pendar Technologies. “Pendar X10’s size, speed, and performance has made a tremendous impression on the various agencies in the Safety and Security space. We have been able to deliver on our promises and show that standoff chemical identification can be done well. Innovations like the ones recognized with Prism Awards give the industry a new sense of what is possible.”

Adam Erlich and Padraic Romfh receive 2020 Prism Award

Adam Erlich and Padraic Romfh receive 2020 Prism Award

Pendar X10 wins 2020 Prism Award in Safety and Security