Date Announced: 18 Jan 2021
PLX Inc. and Reflex Imaging are pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of 100% of Reflex Imaging by PLX. This acquisition upholds PLX’s position at the forefront of the photonics industry and adds Reflex Imaging’s ground-breaking technology to PLX’s industry leading capabilities in the field of monolithic optics.
PLX assemblies can be found in thousands of major space, military, and commercial applications throughout the world. PLX’s proprietary technologies like the Monolithic Optical Structure Technology (M.O.S.T.TM), integrates complex optical elements into compact monolithic structures to achieve exceptional accuracy and stability the harshest operating conditions. PLX instruments can be found fulfilling applications in Bore sighting, Beam Alignment and Delivery Systems, Laser Tracking, Military Fire Control, Environmental Monitoring, and Satellite Ranging.
Reflex Imaging brings an expertise of active optics devices, such as scanning mirrors to PLX. Reflex Imaging worked closely with the Advanced Manufacturing research Centre (AMRC) at the University of Sheffield, UK, to develop the Laser Metrology Module (LAMM). This technology was characterized by AMRC as a paradigm shift in industrial metrology. This reputation for expertise led to talks between the two companies.
Peter Hart, co-founder and CEO of Reflex Imaging, commented “We realized, very quickly that there are many synergies between the two companies’ products, people and ideology. Working together our existing laser-guided scanning systems can continue to be developed and enhanced to drive the paradigm shift in industrial metrology in additional fields and markets around the world.” Peter will now head up PLX UK to better serve the European market for PLX products.
A new Active Optics department has been created within PLX’s New York facility to utilize the knowledge and expertise from Reflex Imaging. Malcolm Humphrey co-founder/CTO of Reflex Imaging and Program Director of the Active Optics group said “The opportunity to integrate active optics with the high performance products from PLX enables exciting possibilities that would not have been possible without the acquisition.” Itai Vishnia, President & CEO of PLX Inc, agrees. "The creation of our Active Optics department is an exciting step for PLX. This will extend our already strong capabilities in optical assemblies into active optics and position us to better solve our customers’ most complex electro-opto-mechanical challenges.”
For the past 60 years, PLX has been a pioneer in the development of high‐quality monolithic optics that can withstand and perform under the harshest environmental conditions and maintain their accuracy over time. This ideology has produced market leading products, such as PLX’s Monolithic Optical Structure Technology™ (M.O.S.T™) and Hollow Retroreflectors. PLX’s technology has ideally positioned the company to work with large companies such as NASA for space exploration missions and Lockheed Martin for military programs. To meet the demands of a new generation of optical requirements, PLX offers total subsystem and system integration, including emerging LIDAR and FSO (Free Space Optics) applications. The inhouse manufacturing and environmental testing facilities, performance testing capabilities, and state-of-theart optical analysis equipment provide total quality management and accountability.
PLX Inc. has received multiple awards for exceptionally high product standards, quality control, and on-time delivery. These include:-
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