PRESS RELEASE — Dotphoton, an industry-leading raw image compression company and Hamamatsu Photonics, a world leader in optical systems and photonics manufacturing, are pleased to announce their new partnership. Modern microscopy, drug discovery and cell research are among the many applications that rely on the highest quality image data. However, large image data leads to high costs, complexity of required IT infrastructure, and extensive carbon footprint. This new partnership enables researchers to lower their carbon footprint by 5 times, preserve higher volumes of quality data, and make the most of modern processing methods, including AI-based image processing.
“In industry and academia, storage budgets grow exponentially every year, the increase of datacenter costs and its CO2 impact reduce the number of resources available for research. We have built Jetraw to address all these problems at once, and are very happy to partner with Hamamatsu Photonics to make large image data more reliable and sustainable, and help many wonderful discoveries to happen”, says Eugenia Balysheva, CEO of Dotphoton.
Hamamatsu offers advanced imaging technology at the forefront of the development of new and existing scientific applications. Today, Hamamatsu’s ORCA cameras are compatible with Dotphoton’s Jetraw software. Thanks to this new partnership, Hamamatsu will be able to support customers in their data management, an additional benefit of the high sensitivity, fast readout speeds, and low noise delivery of its scientific CMOS cameras.
The Jetraw software provides the highest raw image compression ratio in the market combined with the highest processing speed. That means that Hamamatsu camera users can benefit from the fully preserved raw image data without constraints linked to storage and data transfer speed. Jetraw enables reduction of storage costs by 80%, CO2 emissions by 73%, and data transfer speed by 5–7x.
“At Hamamatsu, our aim is to support customers achieve their ambitions. In the case of our scientific research customers, we understood the need for them to easily share and manage their ever-increasing data creation. Our scientific cameras produce incredibly fast, quantitative imagery that our customers develop at a high volume. Thanks to our new partnership with Dotphoton, we can support our customers one step further by offering them the possibility to reduce their file sizes without ever compromising the quality of their work. We look forward to this collaboration and the exciting possibilities now presented to our customers.” explained Marco Mayer, the Strategic Business Development Manager of Hamamatsu Europe.