Sofradir has built upon its expertise in infrared imaging in the defense market to offer a wide range of shortwave, midwave, longwave and very longwave infrared products that are highly suitable for commercial applications needing high sensitivity and accuracy.


Based on four infrared imaging technologies: HgCdTe or MCT (Mercury Cadmium Telluride), InGaAs (Indium Gallium Arsenide) and QWIP (Quantum Well Infrared Photodetector), Sofradir IR detectors are used for:  


Security & safety

  • Surveillance: border, airport or harbor surveillance
  • Gas detection: ability to detect a wide range of gas molecules.
  • Thermography: Very sensitive thermography cameras for automation.


  • Process control: Quality control of food & beverage or photovoltaic panel inspection.


  • Recycling: specific plastics and materials sorting.

Hyperspectral imaging : 

  • Geology
  • Agriculture
  • Environmental analysis, among others