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Sumix Releases Next Generation MAX Interferometers

Fiber Optic Technology Leader Introduces High-Speed USB 3.0 Devices

May 8 2015

Oceanside, California, USA - May 8, 2015: Sumix Corporation today announced the official release of Sumix MAX™ Series Interferometers, the first USB 3.0 Interferometers in the market. Continuing in the tradition of calibration-free, highly reliable, industry-standard measurement devices for fiber optic connectors, the new MAX devices are the fastest ever released by Sumix. These devices are now available for purchase to the general market.

The MAX series of devices are capable of testing single-fiber patch cords and pigtails, bare ferrules and bare fiber, MT ferrules and MTP/MPO patch cords. These interferometers follow in the footsteps of the highly successful SMX series of devices, and offer improved fixturing for easy connector insertion. MAX also delivers the inherent speed advantages of USB 3.0, while still offering the high-resolution and high-contrast optics that made SMX a popular choice by the fiber optic industry. Coupled with Sumix MaxInspect™ Software, Sumix MAX Interferometers promise to take fiber optic connector measurement to new levels of ease and accuracy.

"Sumix has always been focused on providing innovative solutions to the fiber optic industry," said Dr. Farhad Towfiq, President and CEO of Sumix Corporation. "MAX devices continue this legacy with the highest measurement quality, ease of use and industry-leading testing speeds."

The MAX series embodies the Sumix philosophy that using a high-tech device does not need to be a time-consuming job performed only by engineers. Sumix strives to make this technology accessible and simple to use, while retaining the technical complexity inherent in the function of such a device.

For more information on the new MAX devices, or any other Sumix Corporation products, you can email us at

3D Scratch Detection Implemented

Jan. 13 2015

Sumix has introduced 3D scratch detection function and integrated it into MaxInspect™ interferometric software. Now you can test the connector end face geometry and detect surface defects in a single scan. The report generated by the software will show both geometry parameters like Apex Offset, ROC etc. and scratches and defects tested up to the latest IEC standards. This totally eliminates the need to test patch cords on a desktop microscope and reduces polishing and assembling time by several times.

Scratch detection

Anomalies detection is implemented for both single fiber and multi-fiber patchcords. Check with about this great MaxInspect™ software update.

USB Foot Switch Now Offered as an Interferometer Accessory

Jul. 23 2014

For our customers’ convenience, a USB foot switch can now be used to trigger measurement in interferometer software. This time-saving feature will help to boost productivity when testing large connector batches. Contact for a quote or more details.

SMX-Scopio Probe Upgraded with a Test Button

Apr. 17 2014

Sumix has released SMX-Scopio-B - a modification of Sumix digital inspection probe, featuring the external test button. This ergonomic design ensures easy one-hand operation, faster and more convenient process of testing connectors. Contact for a quote or more details.

New MaxInspect™ Software: Maximum of Style and Usability

Feb. 1 2014

As a dynamical and innovative company, Sumix is constantly improving its products to keep up with the trends in technology, to fulfill and foresee customers’ needs. Style, usability and ease of use have become major features influencing modern customer’s choice.

We are proud to announce the release of the new software for interferometric inspection of fiber optic connectors that has perfectly incorporated these features – MaxInspect™. Since February 2014 MaxInspect software will be supplied with all Sumix interferometers.

Extra-Long USB 3.0 Cable Added to Camera Accessories

May 26 2015

Wider range of applications become available with industrial-grade 8-meter passive cable that now can be bought with Hummingbird USB 3.0 cameras.
It enables to easily overcome USB 3.0's distance limitation for machine vision applications and eliminates all concerns regarding cost, reliability and restrictions of active extenders. Buy extra-long USB 3.0 cable in Sumix Store.

Educational Institutions Get a Special Discount for Hummingbird Cameras

May 7 2015

Sumix has started a promotional campaign for institutes and universities, offering Hummingbird USB 3.0 cameras at a 10% discount off the current list price. This special offer is aimed to provide a reliable and affordable imaging solution for scientific projects in many areas including physics, chemistry, life sciences.

The discount is applicable to the first order of any Hummingbird USB 3.0 cameras placed by an educational institution by October 1, 2015.
To learn more or to place an order, contact  .

Sumix Presents a New Generation of Cameras

May 1 2014

Sumix launches Hummingbird USB 3.0 camera series: ultra compact, super fast, and thanks to the unibody aircraft grade aluminum housing, lightweight and robust. High resolution sensors from 1 to 16 Megapixels and a high data rate up to 400 MBytes per second make the Hummingbird cameras especially well-suited for use in multi-camera systems and 3D applications. Hummingbird cameras are also the ideal choice for embedded systems due to their lightweight and compact design. The first two models of Hummingbird series are already available for ordering: SMX-15M5M (5Mpix, monochrome) and SMX-15M5C (5Mpix, color). Order online or contact for details.

SMX-11M5x Cameras Now Compatible with HALCON

Oct. 17 2013

By becoming a new member of the MVTec Image Acquisition Partner Program Sumix has completed another milestone of integration into the 3rd party software project. MVTec is a leading international manufacturer of software for machine vision. HALCON software by MVTec helps engineers to set up their own solutions for specific machine vision tasks.
MVTec Image Acquisition Partner Program strengthens cooperation in development and maintenance of the particular image acquisition interfaces. The program ensures that both parties are in close contact and have sound knowledge of each other's products for providing an optimal image acquisition solution.

New Software for SMX-Scopio Probe Released

May 14 2013

Sumix is pleased to announce the release of new inspection software for SMX-Scopio probes – SMX-LightSpeed™. SMX-LightSpeed™ combines a totally new simple-to-operate user interface with advanced scratch & defect detection algorithms. The application offers a wider choice of pass/ fail criteria. Operators can use pre-defined presets based on IEC standards or create their own custom presets.

If you're using SMX-Scopio probe within the warranty period, please contact for the new software upgrade. Any new purchases will come with the SMX-LightSpeed™ as the standard inspection software.