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#1 Atik Cameras

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:38 AM

Hello,

 

I would like to share with you the way in which Atik are responding to the current situation. 

 

Last week we posted a video showing the new production facility we have in Lisbon, Portugal (found here https://youtu.be/lo20lI7iFBU). Rui Tripa (our production manager) mentions during his tour that we make cameras to go into equipment that are used in Labs and Hospitals.  In fact every day 1000’s of virus tests are completed round the world using equipment with Atik cameras inside.  This is something we are immensely proud of.  Demand for new equipment has of course increase and we are currently prioritising production for our customers in research or diagnostic applications and are working at capacity.  Rui and his team have done a fantastic job to put equipment and procedures in place to allow this production to continue within guidelines.

 

In our UK offices we have most people working from home with a skeleton staff keeping the core of our business functioning.  Indeed it’s so strange to see a normally packed building so quiet.

 

Of course this has some knock on effects for us astronomers.   We have had to stop our development and production of the upcoming CosMOS camera as we just don’t have the capacity to bring a new product to market at the moment.  Better news is that we still have good levels of stocks on our existing range including the Horizon II, Atik 460ex, and Atik One cameras.   

 

Astronomy and Astroimaging are one of the hobbies that can still be enjoyed with the current restrictions.  Not being able to travel to dark skies need not be an issue, rather a reason to try narrow band imaging.  We do have a full range of filters available for use with our cameras.  Vince, Andrew and myself will keep monitoring our forum, emails and social media channels so please stay in touch.  Also Chris is working on a significant update to our Dusk software and Amy plans to have the Atik imaging competition open shortly.

 

It’s a difficult time but one in which is important to look to the positives.  Stay safe, appreciate the skies, and enjoy life.

 

Steve

 


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Posted 26 March 2020 - 12:09 PM

"Last week we posted a video showing the new production facility we have in Lisbon, Portugal (found here https://youtu.be/lo20lI7iFBU)."

 

Cool Tour !


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Posted 26 March 2020 - 01:18 PM

Thanks Steve. Production unit very impressive. Sounds like you are doing some vital work too.

By the way is the 16200 still in stock?
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Posted 26 March 2020 - 01:30 PM

Hello,  Thanks for you message.  Yes we do indeed have the 16200 in stock.  
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Posted 26 March 2020 - 02:44 PM

Thanks, Steve.



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Posted 28 March 2020 - 02:58 PM

Steve

 

With new work being done at Lisbon facility, are they still actively turning out the QSI 6162 or has production been suspended? Just curious how many 6162 cameras have made it out of your facility and into hands of customers at this point? I received my 6162 from a US dealer (OPT) back on 2/18/2020. I had heard of another owner (Andy C) who had won the 2019 QSI astro photo contest. Are we to be among the privileged few to own the 6162?

 

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 02:06 PM

Hello Dave,

 

We made about 20 in the first run and have a couple left in stock.  So they are pretty rare.  All the parts are ready for another batch but it’s hard to say when these will be assembled. 
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Posted 30 March 2020 - 08:32 AM

I really appreciate the effort and like it, that your company is contributing. That is definitely something you can be proud of.waytogo.gif

 

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