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LightPath Announces Availability of a New Version of Its Mantis Camera for Long Range Detection

ORLANDO, FL / ACCESSWIRE / February 15, 2024 / LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPTH), ("LightPath" or the "Company"), a leading vertically integrated global manufacturer and integrator of proprietary optical and infrared technologies, announced today availability of a new camera that utilizes its innovative Mantis™ Camera architecture, designed for long distance imaging.

LightPath's Mantis™ camera systems provide a unique multispectral imaging capability, enabling users to image simultaneously across a wide range of wavelengths that span mid (MWIR) and long (LWIR) wave bands (2µm to 12 µm). LightPath announced the initial availability of a short-range detection MANTIS camera in December 2022 and has since partnered with customers to develop new iterations to cover additional uses in multiple verticals.

The new long-range MANTIS utilizes LightPath's proprietary BlackDiamond™ infrared materials to create a camera system with high magnification that is color-corrected for both MWIR and LWIR. Imaging across MWIR and LWIR previously required two separate cameras but the dual-band nature of the camera enables it to collect a much stronger thermal signal compared to standard cameras that are LWIR or MWIR only. Hot objects emit a signature across the entire range of infrared wavelengths. While a standard Long Wave Infrared camera captures the portion of the object's thermal signature emitted only in the wavelengths of 8-12µm, the Mantis™ camera can capture the entire infrared signature, resulting in a much brighter image of the object of interest. The resulting images will have a higher signal-to-noise ratio and enable a longer detection distance, as seen in the example of an airplane's engine in the comparison image below.

"The MANTIS camera architecture presents flexibility and capability currently unmatched within the thermal camera industry," commented Sam Rubin, LightPath's CEO. "Partnering with our customers to learn of potential imaging bottlenecks, we can design bespoke thermal imaging solutions that span wavelengths to fit their needs. The camera's flexibility is the result of the unique capabilities of our proprietary materials and the tremendous imaging and material expertise possessed by the LightPath team."

The camera with the new long-distance optics undergoing tests by key customers and is available for immediate shipment.

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Investor Contact:
Brian M. Prenoveau, CFA
MZ Group - MZ North America
+561 489 5315

SOURCE: LightPath Technologies

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