From consumer products such as lenses for digital SLR cameras, to industrial products like CCTV lenses and ultra-high precision lens elements, to its OEM products for other manufacturers, Tamron offers products that overflow with creativity. Tamron's originality is driven by its strong R&D capacity and spirit of innovation, which have given the company many unparalleled advanced technologies. The company develops and introduces products for consumer electronics and for the security industry, as well as products for such new markets as the automobile and mobile phone industries. Using its strengths in optics, Tamron is a bold technical leader in visual communication, a field that is driving astonishing progress. Best of all, Tamron uses its superior technologies to create products with a warmth and human feel that stimulates the senses, touching people's hearts around the world.
Using its proprietary technologies, Tamron has created a wide selection of one-of-a-kind interchangeable lenses. Worldwide, Tamron lenses are recognized for their innovative specifications, superior resolution, breakthrough compact designs, and smart solutions that make them so easy to use. Tamron's most notable achievement to date is a series of high-powered zoom lenses-wide angle to telephoto-that have earned prestigious awards, as well as high praise from countless photographers.
Tamron designs surveillance lenses to meet the precise needs of the market. Leveraging its advanced technologies to deliver high performance, compact size, and versatility, Tamron has developed an extensive lineup of CCTV lenses for a range of surveillance environments. These include IR lenses, lenses compatible with multi-megapixel cameras, and lenses for industrial use. Tamron's CCTV lenses, with reliable performance and superior quality, have been particularly well received. Its series of Vari-Focal lenses leads the industry.
As a major force in the digital imaging revolution, Tamron and its leading-edge technologies are making a dramatic contribution to the digital still-camera market. Supplying this market with optical lens units to meet the demands of the latest high-resolution CCDs, the company consistently earns high marks. Capitalizing on its technological expertise, amassed over the years, Tamron produces high-performance, high-resolution video camera zoom lenses, which are surprisingly lightweight and compact.
Automobiles are used day and night around the globe. More and more often, vehicles are being fitted with cameras that offer a wide variety of image recognition functions. New applications include lane recognition, as well as monitoring of the area around the vehicle and the vehicle occupants to increase driving safety. Tamron will leverage its proprietary high-precision optics technologies, its leading-edge lens production technologies and its highly reliable supply systems to become a leading manufacturer of lenses for vehicle-mounted cameras.
Tamron is developing a wide variety of optical products that require cutting-edge, high-precision technologies. Among the optical product lineup are various aspherical lenses; specialized prisms, such as the cross prisms used in projectors; optical devices for lasers; dichroic mirrors for color separation; polarizing beam splitters; thin film-coating products with specialized multiple-layer coatings; and ultra-high-precision test plates, which can quickly and accurately confirm the precision specifications of lens surfaces.
Tamron is committed to meeting diversifying market needs and developing and manufacturing outstanding products. The company owns facilities and equipment for the design and production of high-precision press mold and plastic mold, where it manufactures a range of precision equipment and optical-equipment parts. Tamron is also dedicating resources to the introduction of next-generation injection-mold production equipment, which will further strengthen its development capabilities and dramatically reduce the lead time required for die production.