Sydor Instruments was founded on the ability to innovate and solve technical problems. Sydor Instruments builds on the rich history of research and innovation started with Stefan Sydor and Sydor Optics, formed in 1964, after working on projects like the Mount Palomar 5 meter mirror for Caltech observatory in the 1940s and the Baker-Nunn satellite tracking camera in the 1950s. Sydor saw the possibility of imaging, and set out to build the capabilities and people this field would demand.
The 1970s and 80s would bring involvement in NASA missions, Defense programs and laser fusion.
Sydor Instruments' first product began as a technology transfer partnership with the Laboratory for Laser Energetics at the University of Rochester. Robert Boni and Paul A. Jaanimagi, Ph.D., inventors of the ROSS (Rochester Optical Streak System) instrument at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics. Jim Sydor, son of Stefan and current owner of Sydor Optics, partnered with Michael Pavia to form Sydor Instruments to address this need.
Sydor Instruments continues to deliver on this promise: ever-better diagnostic capabilities for ever-increasing demands for faster, more accurate data.
Due to our continued high growth, Sydor Instruments moved to a new facility in June 2007, to provide increased instrumentation design, assembly and testing space. Co-located with Sydor Optics, we’re able to streamline production and leverage the advanced manufacturing and testing resources of both companies.
The arrival of digital imaging technology has resulted in an increased demand for imagery as information. Sorting through this data to identify key pieces of information is the next challenge for future applications. As demand for and availability of data grow exponentially, Sydor Instruments’ mission moves beyond diagnostics to image analysis and interpretation. What’s it mean? As a full service provider, Sydor can interpret and “flag” data for mission-critical decisions.
We’re committed to foreseeing, researching and investing in applications you’ll need to further your work. Are we a fit for your diagnostics needs? Contact us to find out.