Product names changed for IrLugX and IrqLa

Xenics (Photonis Group) announces name changes for two key products in its Advanced Imaging range.

Mérignac, France and Leuven, Belgium – August, 28th 2023

Xenics (Photonis Group) announces that two products in its Advanced Imaging range, the IrLugX longwave infrared camera core and the IrqLa shortwave infrared camera core, have changed their trade names to respectively Crius and Aion.


This decision is part of a desire to simplify the terminology used around Xenics products, to make them easier to use internationally, and in line with the product names in the Xenics product catalog.

Only the names have changed, while the products retain all their specific technical features.


  • IrLugX becomes Crius  

Crius offers long wave SWaP infrared thermal camera cores. This makes the Crius 1280 model the most compact and lightweight of all, with exceptional resolution (12µm). The ideal solution for long-distance observation and surveillance, with a high-quality thermal profile.


  • IrqLa becomes Aion

The Aion is a powerful camera core with highly sensitive short-wave infrared detection. It is available in various interfaces, offering a wide choice of applications in the SWIR camera range.


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About Xenics

Xenics is a pioneer of infrared technology with a proven track record of twenty years. Xenics designs, manufactures and markets infrared imagers, cores and cameras of best-in-class image quality to support machine vision, scientific & advanced research, transportation, process monitoring, safety & security and medical applications. Xenics offers a complete portfolio of line-scan and area-scan products for the SWIR and LWIR ranges. Xenics has joined Photonis group since December 2022.