ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Contrast Optical Design and Engineering is hitting the fast track with innovative products and services for cameras and imaging systems.
The company, which launched in 2005, took first place on this year’s Flying 40 list of fast-growing companies with below $10 million in revenue after expanding its sales 792 percent since 2011, from $258,000 to $2.31 million last year.
The company does modeling and analysis of imaging systems to improve capabilities, and offer new products and services to military, industrial, research and commercial customers. Its engineers have created patented technology for high-dynamic range (HDR) video camera systems that help enhance images to look more like that seen by the naked eye, said company President Nora Tocci, who runs the firm with husband Michael Tocci.
“Our core intellectual property helps improve HDR system ability,” Tocci said. “HDR systems capture more light with cameras to produce higher quality photos that make images look more like you expect them to. That benefits customers by giving them more information.”