On Thursday, June 24th, we had our second TEAM Christy meeting. This was a luncheon session to accommodate everyone’s busy schedules — and it was generally agreed that noon was a good time to meet.
Borelli Investment Company, which is developing the complex, supplied the lunches. After introductions by the members attending, it was time for our first field trip.
Yes, a field trip! The destination was the offices of TEAM Christy member Uniforce Sales and Engineering in the 42501 Albrae St. building, Suite 210.
Leader in Imaging for Business and Military Applications
Uniforce specializes in image acquisition, processing and video recording for a variety of industrial, medical, scientific, and military applications. The company supplies sophisticated cameras, frame grabbers, image-processing software, lenses, and lighting — as individual components or complete systems.
At Uniforce, Ben Castricone and his team had several demos set up. We saw how Uniforce relies on a Matrox Iris smart camera, frame grabber and software to inspect liquid levels in bottles. This can be used to pass/fail bottles on a production line.
Next, we watched as an Imperx Bobcat camera mounted on a tripod captured images for a highly technical-sounding process called blob analysis. I’m not joking! This process enables pharmaceutical companies to separate intact pills from broken ones. Another station verified that the pills were the right color before they were packaged.
Surveillance and Other Applications
As you might imagine, Uniforce’s precision imaging solutions also have important applications in surveillance. To illustrate, Ben and his team played images they had captured of us leaving the 42840 Christy Street building on our way to the Uniforce office for the demos. There we all were — in still-frame close-ups!
Throughout the tour, we saw images captured by Uniforce cameras in applications ranging from oceanography (a close-up of the Titanic’s propeller) and space exploration (an image of the space station, shot from a military satellite) to medicine (surgical close-ups) and nanotechnology (nano-sized cooling tubes for semiconductors). We also learned about recording systems that can operate at temperatures well below zero, and high-speed cameras that can slow down the droplets in an inkjet printer or a bullet hitting a Kevlar vest. You can see some photos from our visit in the Uniforce blog.
Don’t Miss the Next TEAM Christy Meeting
It’s said, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” But at TEAM Christy meetings, that’s simply not true. You get lunch and a great opportunity to network with fellow tenants in Fremont Business Park. This enables you to learn about members’ companies so you can refer business to them when appropriate — and get business referred to you in return.
If you are looking for quality office space and are interested in learning more about how you can become part of the dynamic Christy Street business community and TEAM Christy, e-mail Anna Mcquillan Rose or call (408) 550-4826. DRE License #01368576