Kappa optronics GmbH

About us

For over 40 years, German high-tech company Kappa optronics GmbH has been developing and manufacturing specially adapted cameras for international customers in target industries such as automotive, aviation/defense, microscopy, medicine and industrial monitoring. One area of emphasis is especially resistant cameras for harsh environments.

A particular Kappa strength is the integration into higher-level systems. Based on technological platforms, cameras are adapted to customer requirements — from circuit board design through signal processing up to industry-specific quality standards and testing requirements. With outstanding project management, certified to IPMA requirements, even the most complex projects are executed securely. High-performance manufacturing by IPC-A-610-certified personnel also provides prototype assembly and complex series manufacture. Kappa is certified according to several industry standards, including EN/AS 9100. With skill in innovation and experience, Kappa is your development partner for camera projects of any size.

Products and Services

Kappa offers high quality CCD and CMOS cameras with mega pixel resolution and a wide range of interfaces(RS 422, Fire Wire, IEEE 1394, Camera Link, LVDS, USB, Gigabit Ethernet, GigE Vision, HD-SDI, SDI uvm) and software solutions.
Different board designs are available, compact housings, miniature versions and with separated head for endoscopy and customer-oriented applications.
Kappa provides prototype service, R&D and customer advice concerning image acquisition and image processing.
Kappa continuously develops the camera platform to meet customers’ needs.

For that reason, Kappa is proactive in numerous technological domains, such as

  • circuit design,
  • PCB design,
  • firmware development,
  • microcontroller development,
  • camera software development,
  • PC software development,
  • precision mechanics,
  • optical components and illuminations,
  • interface technologies,
  • signal-processing/microcontroller programming,
  • sensor technologies,
  • rugged technologies.




Kappa optronics GmbH
Kleines Feld 6
37130 Gleichen

Tel.: +49(0)5508 / 974-0