Theia ML610M Lens Wins VSD Silver Innovator Award 2019

Chicago, IL – April 8, 2019 – On April 8, Theia Technologies, known for innovation in optics design, was presented with a silver-level award in the lighting, lenses, and optics category at the Fifth Annual Vision Systems Design Innovators Awards presentation, held during Automate in Chicago, IL. Their ML610M lens was recognized by a panel of esteemed experts from system integrator and end-user companies.

“Theia is thrilled to be honored once again for innovation in lens design for our new ML610M lens. The lens offers excellent performance in an elegantly efficient lens design, replacing up to three prime lenses with a single full featured lens. We are excited to share this powerful lens technology with the machine vision and automation community,” said Jeff Gohman, president of Theia Technologies.

Alan Bergstein, publisher of Vision Systems Design ( said "This prestigious program allows Vision Systems Design to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products and services in the vision and image processing industry. Our 2019 Honorees are an outstanding example of companies who are making an impact in the industry."

he Innovators Awards are judged based on the following criteria:

• Originality

• Innovation

• Impact on Designers, Systems Integrators, End Users

• Fulfilling a need in the market that hasn’t been addressed

• Leveraging a novel technology

The 2019 Visions Systems Design Innovators Awards Honorees are featured in the June Issue of Vision Systems Design magazine as well as on Companies were recognized in the following categories:

• Cameras - visible

• Cameras – 3D Page 1 | 2

• Cameras – non-visible

• Cameras – Specialty (High-speed, scientific)

• Connectivity: Cables, connectors, extenders, interfaces, etc.

• Embedded vision: Cameras, computers, boards, processors, development kit, components

• Frame grabbers and boards

• Image sensors

• Lighting, lenses, and optics

• Robotics

• Software

• Unmanned

• Vision systems

Theia lenses are designed and marketed from the US and manufactured in Asia to ISO 9001:2015 standards. Theia's precision engineering, prototype validation and quality control assure every lens shipped to our customers will be consistently high quality.

For lens samples and global sales enquiries, please contact Andrea Van Landingham, VP Business Development, by emailing or visit

About Vision Systems Design

Published since 1996, Vision Systems Design is a global resource for engineers, engineering managers and systems integrators that provides comprehensive global coverage of vision systems technologies, applications, and markets. Vision Systems Design's magazine, website (, email newsletters and webcasts report on and analyze the latest technology and business developments and trends in the worldwide machine vision and image processing industry.

About the Vision Systems Design 2019 Innovators Awards program

The Vision Systems Design 2019 Innovators Awards program reviewed and recognized the most innovative products and services in the vision and image processing industry. Honorees were announced at Automate 2019 held in Chicago, IL, USA. Criteria used in the Innovators Awards ranking included: originality, innovation; impact on designers, systems integrators and end-users; fulfilling a need in the market that hasn’t been addressed, leveraging a novel technology, and increasing productivity.

About Theia

Theia Technologies provides high quality 4K and megapixel lenses for machine vision, intelligent traffic systems, video surveillance and other applications. Their patented, award winning Linear Optical Technology® corrects barrel distortion and improves image resolution over typical lenses. Theia lenses are designed and marketed from the US, and manufactured to ISO 9001:2015 standards. Theia also provides optical engineering and custom design services. Theia has several issued and pending US and foreign patents for lens technologies.