Macnica Americas to Distribute Lynred USA Infrared Technology

June 24, 2019 SOLANA BEACH, CA., - Macnica Americas, Inc., the North American subsidiary of Macnica, Inc., a $5B global leader in technology product distribution, and Lynred USA, a technological industry leader in thermal imaging, announced today that Macnica Americas has been appointed exclusive distributor of Lynred USA’s infrared detection technology products throughout the United States.  

“Macnica looks forward to expanding its vision and imaging portfolio with Lynred USA thermal and shortwave infrared products,” said Jeremy Nightingale, President of Macnica Americas.  

According to ‘The World Market for Commercial & Dual-Use Infrared Imaging & Infrared Thermometry’, a 2018 Maxtech International. Inc. report, the North American market for uncooled commercial and dual-use infrared imaging equipment is expected to grow from $1,688 million in 2018 to $3,352 million in 2023.  Lynred USA, formerly known as Sofradir EC, has been in the business of design, development and manufacture of infrared and low light imaging systems since 1969.  Lynred USA remains a subsidiary of Lynred, the new company formed by the recent merger of Sofradir and ULIS.  

“Lynred USA is excited to work with the Macnica team in pursuing new opportunities in smart buildings, security, industrial automation, firefighting and thermography,” said Dr. Michel Zecri, CEO of Lynred USA.

One of Lynred USA’s largest product lines is the ATOM camera core series, available in both QVGA and VGA formats.  Other key products include the Atto and Pico thermal sensors - also available up to VGA resolution, the SNAKE line of shortwave infrared sensors, and the new ThermEye 80x80 compact thermal sensors ideal for smart building applications.  

Macnica and Lynred will be jointly exhibiting at the Embedded Technologies Expo, June 26-27, 2019 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, booth #1805.  

For more details on Lynred USA products, visit here.  To schedule a meeting at the Embedded Technologies Expo, or for any other inquiry, please contact Macnica Americas at

About Lynred USA Inc.
Located in the USA, Lynred USA is a technological leader in infrared solutions for commercial, defense, and space applications. Lynred USA is a subsidiary of Lynred, manufacturers of advanced infrared detectors. Lynred USA engineers, designs, and manufactures camera cores utilizing Lynred detectors, as well as night vision systems.  The product line offerings of Lynred USA and Lynred cover the entirety of the electromagnetic spectrum, from near to very far infrared. Due to the variety of products, the companies are able to serve various markets including surveillance & security, law enforcement, fire detection, leisure, automotive, scientific, automation, industrial, gas detection, airborne, ground/land vehicle, naval/sea, and weapon sights. Together, Lynred USA and Lynred employ an estimated 1,000 employees. Safran and Thales are equal (50/50) shareholders.

About Macnica Americas
Macnica Americas is the North American Division of Macnica, Inc. a $5B global leader in technology product distribution, high-touch support and complex design services, with global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan. Macnica Americas serves OEM companies, particularly those specializing in creating innovative video, imaging, networking and storage products. Macnica Americas’ headquarters are located in San Diego, with offices in San Jose, Dallas, Chicago, and Boston, and representatives throughout the United States and Canada.