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September 9, 2020

Copenhagen Sensor Technology signs Global Framework Agreement with Thales

Thales in the Netherlands specializes in the design and production of advanced sensors, and command and control systems for defense and security applications, in particular in the naval domain. Thales has a range of systems for which electro-optical sensor solutions are needed. In recent years, Copenhagen Sensor Technology (CST) was selected to develop and produce electro-optical sensors for two specific Thales systems. Based on the successful outcome of these development projects, CST has now been selected to sign a global framework agreement with Thales for the supply of electro-optical sensor solutions. CST has extensive expertise and a proven track record within visible band camera systems as well as the integration of sensors to a complete suite or package. Key focus is image processing resources along with speed of information flow through fiber optical transmission. CST is a leader in ruggedized electro-optical solutions with a deep know-how in the whole process from design, development, manufacturing and maintenance of electro-optical solutions – and that is why, we often are the preferred partner, when considering new electro-optical solutions. Gerben Edelijn, CEO of Thales in the Netherlands, says: “With the impressive development effort to deliver new electro-optical sensors for our Goalkeeper and Mirador systems, CST has demonstrated great expertise in the design and development of electro-optical sensors. We are looking forward to leveraging this expertise in our product portfolio.   Carsten Høiberg, CEO of Copenhagen Sensor Technology A/S, says: “It is with great pleasure that CST is now able to sign a global framework agreement with Thales for the supply of electro-optical sensor systems. It is the fruit of the successful cooperation we have had with Thales for the Goalkeeper close-in weapon system and most recently the Mirador fire control system”.       For more information: Carsten Høiberg, CEO, Copenhagen Sensor Technology A/S Tel: +45 51 21 83 36 Email: ch@copst.com Frank van de Wiel Communications Manager, Thales Global Above Water Systems Tel: +31 6 3911 3344 Email: frank.vandewiel@nl.thalesgroup.com
March 25, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE

First and foremost, we want to send our best wishes for your health and safety and that of your fellow employees and families, during this difficult time.

In regards to the COVID-19 crisis, we have defined several measurements in order to protect the health and safety of our employees as well as secure our production, supply chain and services for customers in order to maintain the continuity of our deliveries and services. We are committed to full compliance with any government-imposed restrictions on travel, meetings and events. Additionally, we have set the following rules at CST:  
EMPLOYEES
  • All non-production related staff has been asked to work from home. Thanks to communication technology all our staff is connected via different channels and has access to our systems from home via laptops and other devices.
  • Video and Tele conferencing is replacing all direct meetings and travels.
  • All production related staff is on site to secure the complete production. All on-site staff is briefed on the strict hygiene rules.
  • We have disinfectant dispensers in the production rooms and asked our staff to keep distance from each other according to the statutory requirements, and to strictly stay at home if not feeling well.
SUPPLY CHAIN & ORDER MANAGEMENT
  • All our departments are operational.
  • Our production staff are continuing to manufacture product as scheduled.
  • We are in particularly close contact with our critical suppliers, especially monitoring the ones located in the affected areas. In addition, we evaluate activities together with them to minimize the risk of disruption.
  • Our sales support team, together with our planning department are happy to provide estimated shipping dates in case of questions about an urgent order.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT RESPONSE 
  • Our technical support teams remain available as usual.
  • In case of any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
 

With these general measures in place, we will ensure that risks from this health crisis are minimized. The circumstances regarding COVID-19 are very fluid, therefore we will continue to monitor guidance from the health authorities. We will inform you if any changes happen.

We hope you remain safe and in good health!

Best regards, Copenhagen Sensor Technology

March 4, 2020

CST DELIVER SITUATIONAL AWARENESS TO LEONARDO DRS

Copenhagen Sensor Technology A/S (CST) is proud to announce that we once again have been chosen by Leonardo DRS in the United States, as supplier of electro-optical solutions for its vehicle systems.
CST applies protection to combat, defense or security tasks. Strategically mounted situational awareness cameras save civilian lives and increases security for the crew. The CITADEL situational awareness cameras for CST can also be used as driver’s vision enhancement (DVE), 360° Local Situational Awareness (LSAS), and are available in many different configurations. All CITADEL cameras are designed to deliver high-performance images, even under the harshest shock and vibration conditions of metal tracked or wheeled vehicles, and in temperatures ranging from -40°C to +70°C.
Providing increased safety for the entire vehicle crew of armoured vehicles is of prime importance on the battlefield. Mounting several wide-angle cameras on strategic positions on the vehicle provides an unobstructed view over the near surroundings, with all hatches closed.
CST and Leonardo DRS have a long history of collaboration, and that is why CST has been chosen to provide electro-optical sensor solutions from our CITADEL series to their vehicle systems.
January 31, 2020

FAMILIAR FACES IN NEW ROLES

Trine Høiberg is the daughter of CST’s founder, Søren Høiberg, and has been with CST since 2007. In more recent years, Trine has taken care of planning, operation and management of the production department.

Trine Høiberg has since the beginning the year been given supreme responsibility for the company together with Carsten Høiberg, CEO, as she now officially has joined the directorship and been appointed CST's new COO.

 

Torben Rasmussen has been a crucial member of the R&D team since he joined CST back in 2018. He has a natural ability to lead a team and takes responsibility at own initiative, as well as he has a deep know-how within electronics – that is why CST’s Board of Directors has appointed him as new R&D Manager, Head of the R&D department.

CST’s strategy remains unchanged, and with a collective experience in C-MOS camera, optics, electronics and software development, the highly skilled staff at CST is committed to creating the best, rugged, durable and innovative electro-optical solutions.

November 18, 2019

DEFENSE & SECURITY 2019

Should you be joining the Defense & Security exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand, this year - then please remember to visit CST - Copenhagen Sensor Technology at booth no. K23 (Danish Pavilion) during the trade show, which takes place from November 18th to November 21st.

CST is proud to display some of our reliable ruggedized camera solutions at the exhibition next week, so please stop by to learn more about our exciting products.

September 4, 2019

WE ARE READY FOR DSEI 2019 – ARE YOU?

Should you be joining DSEI in London this year, then please remember to visit CST - Copenhagen Sensor Technology at booth no. N3-300 (Danish Pavilion) during the trade show, which takes place from September 10th to September 13th. CST is proud to display some of our reliable ruggedized camera solutions at the exhibition next week, so please stop by to learn more about our exciting products. With over 1,600 exhibitors from 69 countries, DSEI is your best opportunity in 2019 to see the latest products and innovations from the full spectrum of global defence suppliers.

May 9, 2019

CST SUPPORT WOMEN IN MOTORSPORTS

It is no secret, that we here at Copenhagen Sensor Technology (CST) are huge tech-nerds in many senses of the word – both when it comes to high-performance electro-optical solutions for demanding military industry – but also when it comes to cars and motorsports. CST has been a proud sponsor for Michelle Gatting for many years now, because we have a longtime burning passion for motorsports and especially equality for women in motorsport.

Michelle Gatting is a young, Danish, 25-year-old girl with a huge natural talent for motorsports. Søren Høiberg, founder of CST, has followed the young Danish talent on the racing tracks, ever since she was just a little girl, who raced go-karts. Michelle actually used to race against Kevin Magnussen, the now famous Formula 1 driver, in her early days at the go-karts tracks – and have beaten him once or twice.
This weekend she will debut at the world-famous 24h Le Mans race in France, and CST will of course follow the event closely beside the pit-crew and cheer Michelle on from the sideline.

Last week Michelle came by our office in Herlev, Denmark, to say hello and tell us a bit about the upcoming Le Mans race as well as the challenges of being a young female racecar driver in a vastly male dominated sport. She and two other female drivers will be racing for team Kessel Racing (Number 83) – they are the only entirely female team at Le Mans, which is one of the reasons they get a lot of extra attention this year.

The car that Michelle will be racing at Le Mans is a Ferrari 488 GTE that weighs about 1235 kg., has a V8 motor, approx. 500 HP, and a top speed at 300 kph.

CST wish Michelle Gatting a great race at Le Mans the upcoming weekend!

April 24, 2019

Danish company given big responsibility once again

Danish company given big responsibility once again

CST is proud to announce that we once again have the pleasure to join a strategic partnership with Thales NL for development of an upgrade of the MIRADOR electro-optical sensor system. 

Copenhagen Sensor Technology A/S (CST) and Thales Nederland B.V. (Thales NL) have a long history of collaboration, and after the success with the Thales Goalkeeper close-in weapon systems (CIWS) in which we provided the optical solution, we are proud to have been chosen once again to provide an electro-optical sensor system for the MIRADOR naval observation platform.

The MIRADOR fire control system incorporates the latest technological features such as carbon fiber shell structure and a direct-drive servo system. Thanks to its four sensors MIRADOR is capable of combining optical surveillance and tracking capabilities. It uses two daylight TV cameras (surveillance & tracking), and an IR camera (tracking). An eye-safe laser range finder and an optronic tracking unit ensure that accurate target position indication is carried out. The new and improved upgrade of the MIRADOR electro-optical sensor system will secure an even more precise boresight and optimize the ability to track objects.

Main features of the electro-optical sensor system that CST deliver:

  • Optimal combination of surveillance and tracking characteristics due to an extensive electro-optical sensor system
  • Comprising color TV camera and highly light sensitive black and white TV camera
  • Precision Optical package
  • Extremely rugged design to endure even the worst weather conditions
  • High Definition sensors

“It is with great pleasure for CST to announce this strategic partnership with Thales NL once again, where we this time will be delivering an upgrade to the MIRADOR electro-optical sensor system.”

- Carsten Høiberg, CEO at CST.


CST has extensive expertise and a proven track record within visible band camera systems as well as the zintegration of sensors to a complete suite or package. Key focus is image processing resources along with speed of information flow through fiber optical transmission. We are a leader in ruggedized electro-optical solutions with a deep know-how in the whole process from design, development, manufacturing and maintenance of electro-optical solutions – and that is why, we often are the preferred partner, when considering new electro-optical solutions.

For further information please contact: 
Carsten Høiberg
CEO
Tel: +45 51 21 83 36
E-mail: ch@copst.com

January 24, 2019

New high performance long range Full HD 33x zoom camera

CST is proud to announce our Full HD long range camera.

The Spectrel 121000/340 is an integrated unit, based on a highly sensitive HD megapixel color C-MOS camera and a powerful zoom lens, ideal for day/night coastal surveillance, camp perimeter protection, protecting sensitive infrastructures and similar applications.

It is designed to deliver high-performance images, even under the harshest conditions, in temperatures ranging from -40°C to +70°C.

Key Features

  • Optical Zoom from 30 to 1000mm(33x)
  • Both HD-SDI digital & analog video output
  • ±0.2 milliradians boresight retention
  • Active temperature compensation
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Extended night mode
  • Global shutter
  • Fog Penetration
  • External Sync
  • Sensitivity down to 0,007Lux@VGA resolution

The Spectrel 121000/340 adds Full HD capability to our existing lineup of ruggedized high-performance cameras.

For upgrade purposes, the camera is fully compatible with most existing CST cameras.

Demo Video

Click here to view the demo

July 13, 2017

Copenhagen Sensor Technology A/S selected for Irish MoD LSAS program

Copenhagen Sensor Technology A/S (CST) has been awarded a contract with General Dynamics European Land Systems – Mowag (GDELS-Mowag) to provide Local Situational Awareness System (LSAS) for the Irish Defence Forces Piranha III APC upgrade. This program is set with a delivery plan from 2017 – 2021.

Following negotiations, CST was selected as the preferred supplier by GDELS-Mowag for the LSAS which will provide local situational awareness for each vehicle consisting of both day & night capacity, IR lamps, multi-functional digital displays, matrix and cable set. Images from all sensors can be shared around the vehicle. The functional display can be customized to suit the user / operator’s requirements and multiple images can be viewed on screen to provide maximum information as required.

The structure of the system allows the operator to plug and play with different sensors and will allow future updates as required.

All mission systems will include CST’s Citadel Quattour Cam, which can support both day & night operations, colour and thermal imaging capability to enable the driver and crew members of the vehicle to operate safely and with confidence in all weather conditions. In addition, the mission system will consist of Citadel compact cameras to support a 360-degree surveillance in order to secure, as well as support all crew members during operations.

CST builds upon systems delivered to other customers worldwide, to provide situational awareness systems to the vehicle crew-members with key-words being safety for operators.

“It is with great pleasure for CST to announce this partnership with GDELS-Mowag to supply a complete situational awareness system for the Irish Piranha III upgrade program” says Klaus Aude, Vice President Business Development at CST.

For further information please contact:

Carsten Høiberg
CEO
Tel: +45 51 21 83 36
E-mail: ch@copst.com

CST is a leader in ruggedized electro-optical solutions with a deep know-how in the whole process from design, development, manufacturing and maintenance of electro-optical solutions.