Noptel Launches New Units for Long-Distance Rangefinder Family

Noptel launches new units for rangefinder family

The Noptel long-distance, laser rangefinder family has enlarged with new modules. The small size open modules have generated huge interest among system integrators since the start of the launch. Several system integrators have adopted the new rangefinders for their new projects and products and many negotiations are actively ongoing.

The interesting part of Noptel laser rangefinder technologies are the mid-range and long-range laser rangefinders. These small size and lightweight modules are provided for system integrators and manufacturers globally. The rangefinders exploit laser pulse flight time measurement technology, special cumulative measurement method and advanced signal processing techniques.

By using this cumulative measurement method, Noptel can exploit standard diode lasers and eye safe technology, yet reaching out to several kilometres with good measuring reliability. Furthermore, the technology used allows competitive pricing and size reduction.

Noptel started to use the cumulative measurement technology in rangefinders in a project with a Belgian company FN Herstal, with whom Noptel developed a state-of-the-art multi-technology fire control unit (FCU). Today FN Herstal is the 100% shareholder of Noptel.


The technology developed for the so-called FN® FCU has later been exploited in the Noptel LRF modules. The family of LRF modules comprises units from small 20g unit up to 500g high-performance unit. Typical measurement range for the smallest units is 1km to 3km and for the high-performance units 5km to 10km.


Typical applications for these modules are systems for thermal imaging, forward observation, surveillance, weapon sights, targeting, fire control and reconnaissance. The modules have been designed to operate as an OEM part of the complete system and controlled by the master unit.

The modular structure of the modules allow mechanical restructuring of the unit, when necessary. That is especially important, when the available space in the master unit is limited.

Noptel will present the latest LRF technology at Eurosatory in Paris, during June 2016 (FN Herstal Booth, Belgian Pavilion, Hall 6, Stand No. F 197).

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