[SPN-Discussion] Register now: Greentech Investors Forum this Friday: A Technological Breakthrough in Infrared Cameras

Gelvin Stevenson gelvin.stevenson at gmail.com
Tue Feb 7 16:57:14 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.*


                                          Underground Leak Detected

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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.
Tank Gas Leak Plume

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

                        Underground Leak Detected

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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, President, CTO and Co-Founder and CEO,
Direct Digital Infrared Camera

9:10 to 9:300   -   Gib Dunham, Chief Investment Officer at Alternative
Capital Advisers, LLC.

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
917-599-6089 <(917)%20599-6089>.

*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 <(917)%20599-6089>. And
contact Gelvin If you have questions or need more information.


*• Peter N. Kaufman President, CTO and 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 credit.

*Summary of Experience*:

            With over 30 years’ experience as an engineer & consultant in
the electronics manufacturing and product design industry, Mr. Kaufman has
acquired an extensive array of industry contacts and resources. He has
participated in a very wide variety of project areas in product development
and R&D, and have always called on my creativity and expertise to apply
technologies state of the art to new products and to improve on existing
systems. Mr. Kaufman’s years of experience and vast contacts enhance my
problem solving ability. Patent development in electro-optical, optical,
imaging, photonics, magnetics, semiconductor device development.

            Mr. Kaufman has been successful in conceiving and creating
strategic alliances that supplement, compliment and strengthen market
position and expedite development. He has had optical, electronic and
electrical devices patent experience and has done product development and
production Firematic, Law Enforcement, Corrections and Emergency Services
products. Some areas he has worked in are: optics, video, touch sensors,
power systems, broadcast and closed circuit RF, power line RF, radiation
safety, abatement and compliance, power and control audio, speaker
development, fiber optics, motor technology, thermodynamics, energy
management, security electronics, electronics packaging, video monitors, µC
system hardware design, interfacing, control and sensing software,
specialized low power RF, vertically polarized RF systems, law enforcement
products, Firematic products, audio enhancement systems, Ultra Wide Band
optics and lenses, Multi-Spectral imaging camera design, semiconductor
wafer fabrication design, MEMS design, laser illumination, laser targeting,
laser distance measurement, ballistics engineering, photonic detonators,
laser communications, electronic toys & others. Compliance eng. & agency
approvals: UL, CSA, VDE, FCC, FDA, MP3, etc.

            Mr. Kaufman has worked with such notable organizations as:
General Motors: Delco Radio Division & Delco Remy Motor Division, Apple
Computer, Phillips/Amperex, NASA, NYC Board of Education, US Postal
Service, Dept. of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, NYPD, NYC Dept of
Corrections, Altec Lansing, Atari, Sony, Hitachi, EDS/Vanstar etc. Patents
and Publications.

• *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.

Mr. Dunham joined Alternative Capital Advisers in 2013 as the Chief
Investment Officer. His experience covers investment banking, private
equity, equity long short investing and product development. Prior to ACA,
he served as senior research analyst and director of strategy at
Pemigewasset Partners, a long/short hedge fund based in Southport, CT, as
partner and Portfolio manager at Beck, Mack & Oliver a $4 billion
investment manager (where he was also the Chief Compliance Officer). Mr.
Dunham was also Vice President at Emigrant Capital, a private equity fund
focused on a wide range of private investments within a family office.
While at Emigrant he was on the board of observer of several companies for
which the fund had invested in.

He also served as Senior Analyst at Lipper & Co. covering the technology,
media and telecom sectors Lipper is an investment firm with four hedge
funds internally and over $3 billion in capital. In his final year there,
Mr. Dunham was seeded with a fund and was the co-manager for a
small-and-mid capitalization long/short equity hedge fund. Mr. Dunham was
an investment banking analyst at Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc. in the
telecommunications group. While at Bear, Stearns, he completed a range of
transactions including mergers & acquisitions, IPO’s, equity offerings,
fairness opinions and fixed income issuances.

Mr. Dunham is a graduate of Dartmouth College and has earned the CFA, CAIA,
CMT, QFA and CIC designations and has also received a Certificate in
Structured Products. He is a member of the Board of The Carter Burden
Center for the Aging where he is also the CIO of the endowment on a
voluntary basis. In addition, he is an adviser to the Larcher family office.
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