Synoptics was formed in 1985 by three researchers from the University of Cambridge who had developed a ‘tool box’ for the generation of image analysis applications. The business grew quickly with many major companies using Synoptics to help develop imaging solutions across a wide range of applications. With a growing knowledge of CCD camera technology, frame grabbing and image capture techniques the company was able to enhance its skill sets within digital imaging.
In 1992, following a period of steady growth, Synoptics acquired the image analysis business of Ai Cambridge, UK in order to broaden its range of end-use products and develop its worldwide export markets. In 1995 it acquired Myriad Solutions, a manufacturer of graphics and accelerator products.
A large-scale development project, in part funded by a European Community “Esprit” project, produced a significant enhancement of the Company’s software technologies in 1996. The Image Objects (IO) product is a state-of-the-art set of software imaging components which is now used throughout the Company to deliver custom imaging solutions to its customers.
In 1997, the Syngene division was formed to exploit the Company’s experience in imaging DNA and protein gels. In the following year, the Company created two further divisions utilising expertise in the area of digital microscopy - Syncroscopy, and microbiology - Synbiosis. The formation of these distinct marketing divisions has led to the Company’s rapid growth.
Synoptics Ltd remains in Cambridge, UK and from here manages business across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the Pacific Rim via a network of distributors and direct sales people. Synoptics Inc in Frederick, Maryland, USA provides a full range of sales, support and manufacturing services in North, Central and South America.
Synoptics Ltd is a company registered in England with company number 1874861. Its registered office address is Beacon House, Nuffield Road, Cambridge CB4 1TF. Synoptics Ltd VAT number is GB665 523522.
Synoptics Ltd is fully compliant to the Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations. We are a Member of the B2B Compliance scheme, which will handle our WEEE obligations on our behalf. Our Product Registration Number is WEE/AJ0049TZ. For further information, please contact B2B Compliance on: +44 (0) 1691 676 124.