[SPN-Discussion] Greentech Investors Forum Feb. 10: Better, Cheaper Digital Infrared Camera

Gelvin Stevenson gelvin.stevenson at gmail.com
Sat Feb 4 20:03:39 PST 2017

 Direct Digital Infrared Camera: New Digital Technology Delivers More of
the Infrared Spectrum at Lower Cost

Date: Friday, February 10, 2017

Time: 8:00am – 10:00am

Organizer: Gelvin Stevenson, PhD

Host: Sidley Austin LLP

Location: 787 Seventh Ave. (AXA Equitable Building, between 51st and
52nd Streets),
23rd Floor

Infrared cameras should win an Oscar for all the movies they have stared
it. In war movies or crime thrillers, they are the devices that allow you
to see figures in the dark and even tell if they are packing heat. (I mean,
heat as in guns.) In real life, the uses are countless and the military and
security markets are huge.

But so are the environmental markets. And medical markets.

Thermal Infrared Imaging has been used for many years and is an
indispensable tool for Law Enforcement, First Responders and all aspects of
the military, as well as industrial, medical, environmental, diagnostic and
research uses. Presently the market for Thermal Imaging Cameras is over $
30 billion annually and growing at over 5% CAGR /year. Direct Digital
Infrared (D2IR) has developed a revolutionary way to broaden the spectrum
available on lens, improve image quality and lower cost. The concept has
been proved though sophisticated computer simulations. It is seeking
$400,000 to fund Phase One of the project, followed by a $5 million raise.

Digital Direct IR, Inc.’s Dual-Spectrum Direct-to Digital IR imaging and
companion Ultra-Wide-Spectrum optics (lenses) will be able to offer much
lower cost, equal or better performance as well as many new capabilities to
address the new needs of the military, security, medical, environmental and
scientific worlds.

Direct-to-Digital imaging is important. The current technologies are noisy,
complex to fabricate, hard to scale and suffer from high manufacturing
cost. By devising a technology that is Direct-to-Digital, D2IR has done
away with the problems inherent to analog systems and drastically lowered
the cost of manufacture and achieved very high margins because the design
architecture is extremely simple, robust and easily fabricated.


*Register at the GIF Eventbrite page:* Greentech Investors Forum: D2IR

*Or contact Gelvin at **gelvin.stevenson at gmail.com*
<gelvin.stevenson at gmail.com>*.*


Time out for a little science: The Thermal Infrared (IR) spectrum is
separated into two distinct parts, Mid and Far IR. Think of them as two
different colors. Conventional IR cameras—which are optical, not
digital—can see only one of the colors. So, to see Mid and Far IR scenes
require two individual IR cameras. D2IR has developed a digital lens that
not only sees both Mid and Far IR, but also Visible and Near IR—in one
camera--and has much better performance and additional capabilities,
features and functions. On top of that, it has a much lower cost of
manufacture.  The design D2IR has developed allows the use of materials
that cost 75% less than what is used in conventional IR cameras today.

Consequently, in stark contrast to designs currently in the market, D2IR’s
simple and robust detectors can be placed in any position without reducing
their performance. For example, D2IR’s robust detectors can be stood up on
their side and still function perfectly well. This allow them to build a
circular ring of detectors that face outward, facilitating a Side-Scanning
IR imager. These can be used in medical devices like endoscopes and
swallow-able pill cameras for diagnostic purposes. The company believes
that no one else can do this.

Technical Alert! D2IF says that they have solved some problems that have
plagued conventional IR cameras, ranging from high image distortion to
considerable light loss in the multiple lens systems needed to solve the
image distortion problems. They did this because they can fabricate their
imager on a curve, which is compatible with the curve of the lens being
used. They claim that no one else can do this.


*GIF thanks Investors Circle for its generous support, Geoff Miles,
Chino Maduagwu, and Gary Kier for developing and operating GIF’s video,
social media and design capabilities, Tonia Popke for her financial
expertise, and Jesse Goldstein, PhD, for his continued support.*


These technological advances open up numerous environmental uses, some new
and some currently available, but with greatly improved performance and
lower cost. It could be used, for example, to: locate or identify--many
from a distance--leaks in water mains, natural gas lines, oil pipelines,
oil slicks on water (from above, with a drone), breaches in leach fields,
weak areas in dams, potential sink holes before they implode, faulty
electric utility power transformers before they fail, damaged electric
utility power lines before they fail, natural gas leaks in residential
street infrastructure, leaks in steam distribution lines (ie; Con Edison
steam), faulty electric utility power transformers under the street as they
become a shock hazard for pedestrians, and more.

D2IR cameras could also identify (usually from a distance) heat loss areas
in buildings, failed thermal glass in buildings, water damaged structural
concrete, cars and trucks with high emissions levels, tires with low air
pressure while being driven, sick people remotely, areas of microbial
growth and verification of mitigation, and areas where terrorists have
released aerosol weapons and their mitigation.

Plus, they could analysis heating boiler chimney exhaust from a distance
(the boiler efficiency can be determined by the temperature of the exhaust
gasses) and boiler exhaust gasses to determine of the Scrubber System is
functioning properly; check the operating temperatures of nacelles in wind
farms and spot methane leaks from closed coal mines and many, many other
places where they normally go un-noticed

Medical uses include: blood flow analysis (ie; diabetes, post-surgical,
during surgery, heart disease); external cancer identification (skin
cancer, sun damage, pre and post-surgery, identification of skin cancer in
real time and to verify that ablation or freeze therapy was successful),
breast tumor identification, pre and post-surgery analysis; identification
of internal cancers (endoscopy (with our ring array imager), pre and
post-surgery; and identification of dehydrated patients remotely, SIDS
mitigation, Patient monitoring for vital signs and behavior.


*Disclaimer: The Greentech Investors Forum (GIF) is not soliciting funds
for the presenting companies, nor is it encouraging parties to invest in
them. We try to find good companies—not necessarily good investments. They
have been advised on what is acceptable in terms of predicted results, but
GIF takes no responsibility for what they actually do, say, or how they
perform in the future. Gelvin Stevenson is working with D2IR individually.*


The patent portfolio is exceptionally strong, with the main one in hand, 10
more filed and more expected in the next few months. Only last month—in
January—the company was awarded a patent for its Side-Scanning IR imager,
which can be used in medical devices like endoscopes and swallow-able pill
cameras for diagnostic purposes. That means that it can diagnose cancer
very early in its progression.

The company has a highly experienced technical, management and advisory
team and an exceptionally strong patent portfolio.

*Agenda:*          8:00 to 8:30     -   Networking & light breakfast

8:30 to 9:10     -   Peter Kaufman, Founder and CEO, and Gib Dunham,
Financial Advisor

9:10 to 9:300   -   Dr. NM Ravindra PhD, NJ Institute of Technology,
Technical advisor

9:30 to 10:00   -   Discussion

*Security:*        Security is tight, so please register early. If there is
a problem at the Security Desk, please contact Gelvin Stevenson at

*Fees:*               $50, payable ahead of time or at the door. Cash or
checks and credit cards accepted.

$25 for call-in. Registered call-ins will be emailed the call-in numbers
and, if available, the slides to be presented.

                        $20 for students and faculty

To register, visit Greentech Investors Forum
this Eventbrite site, or send your contact information to Gelvin Stevenson
at gelvin.stevenson at gmail.com or 917-599-6089. And contact Gelvin If you
have questions or need more information.


*• Peter Kaufman President, CTO, Co-founder:* has over 30 years of product
engineering and product development.  He is an expert in imaging materials
science, optical engineering & has multiple patents and publications to his

• *Gib Dunham, Financial Advisor*: Mr. Dunham has 20 years’ experience in
finance and the capital markets. He is the Chief Investment Officer at
Alternative Capital Advisers, LLC.

*• Dr. NM Ravindra PhD Technical advisor:* has over 25 years’ experience in
semiconductor imaging research and development.  He is the Chairman of the
Physics and Materials Science Department at NJIT, and has written numerous
patents & publications.
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