Konica Minolta Sensing Americas Inc. partners with Southern Cross, Inc. to enhance gas leak detection business in the US Market


Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc.

Ramsey, New Jersey, 2/27/2023

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (Konica Minolta Sensing Americas), a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta, Inc. (4902: Tokyo Stock Exchange) announced that it has entered into a partnership to provide state-of-the-art natural gas leak detection and emission reduction solutions with Southern Cross, Inc. (Southern Cross), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sparus Holdings, based in Georgia.

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas handles the portable gas monitoring camera GMP02, which can detect hydrocarbon gas originally made by Konica Minolta, Inc.

Southern Cross is a leading provider of a complementary suite of outsourced field and professional services for utility and industrial customers with over 76 years of experience providing safe and high-quality services.

Southern Cross will be able to further expand its diverse business by adding Konica Minolta’s portable gas monitoring camera GMP02 to its product lineup. And Konica Minolta Sensing America will be able to expand its sales channels in the U.S. utility field. The expansion of Konica Minolta’s GMP02 sales will strengthen its industry business, contributing to the prevention of accidents in the energy industry and the reduction of emissions with high global warming potential.

“GMP02 has superior detection performance compared to other Optical Gas Imaging cameras in the market,” said Jody Boyles, Vice President, Business Development at Southern Cross.  GMP02 can contribute to the early detection of leaks and reduction of emissions of hydrocarbon gases, especially methane gas, which is required in the energy sector (utilities, oil and gas) and is also compliant with the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) Subpart OOOOa, issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Richard Summers, President, and CEO of Sparus Holdings commented: “We are extremely pleased to partner with Konica Minolta Sensing Americas and bring state-of-art gas sensing technologies to the energy sector. We believe that technology is changing the industries capabilities to identify and quantify greenhouse gas emissions and the GMP02 optical gas detector is a critical component in helping energy sector improve safety, reduce leak-related losses and drive data to assist in identifying greenhouse gas emissions.”

"It is with great honor and pleasure that we announce our partnership with Southern Cross. We expect the capabilities and features of the GMP02 such as quantification, which work to estimate a flow rate for a gas plume; unique image processing that simplifies leak interpretation by the inspector; and straightforward data management and utilization will lead to a safer and more stable operation for utility and other companies that Southern Cross holds a firm relationship with," said Yoshiki Fukai, General Manager of Imaging IoT Solutions Business Unit, Konica Minolta, Inc.

About Konica Minolta:

Konica Minolta, Inc. (TSE: 4902), headquartered in Tokyo, is a global leading manufacturer and solution provider with its advanced technologies in imaging, materials, optics and nano-fabrication and has been developing businesses based on the imaging IoT expertise. Konica Minolta started the business of Gas Monitoring Solution from 2019 in the US and launched new portable gas monitoring camera “GMP02” in 2022.

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. has operated in the US for more than 16 years and provide measuring instruments for Color & Appearance and Light & Display. While remaining committed to its traditional portfolio of products and services in North, Central and South America, the company has broadened its business platform over the past few years to include a Gas Monitoring Solution for utilities and oil and gas industry.

Jody Boyles
Southern Cross
Vice President Business Development
Email: jboyles@sparusholdings.com
Phone: 919-799-3701

Ryo (Ryan) Minegishi
Konica Minolta Sensing Americas
Business Development Manager, Monitoring Business
E-mail ryou.minegishi@konicaminolta.com
Phone: 201-739-3243


Display Measurements with Probe Diameters of 2.1mm, 4.0mm and 10.0mm Offers Small Spot and Multiple Angle Measurements Highlighted at Photonics West 2023

Ramsey, N.J. (January, 2023) Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (Konica Minolta) highlights its progressive technology at Photonics West booth #3181 with its display measurement product line. Konica Minolta’s latest advanced high-sensitivity probes measuring ⌀27mm (model CA-VP427A) and ⌀10mm (model CA-VP410A) offer the same respected quality and performance expected from our full-line of probes but at a more sensitive threshold.

The CA-VP427A (advanced high-sensitivity probe) has a measuring area diameter of ⌀27mm and is applicable for displays sized at 5 inches and above with best repeatability for OLED displays evaluation such as smartphones and TVs. With its acceptance angle of +/- 2.5 degrees. The updated features include an accuracy guaranteed range for luminous intensity (Lv) of 0.0003 to 5000 nits.

The CA-VP410A (advanced high-sensitivity probe) has a measuring area diameter of ⌀10mm and is applicable for displays sized between 2 and 10 inches and above, with best repeatability for OLED displays such as smartwatches. The updated features include an accuracy guaranteed range for luminous intensity (Lv) of 0.0001 to 3000 nits.

Konica Minolta Sensing’s reputable line of probes also include our ⌀2.1mm (model CA-VP402), ⌀4mm (model CA-VP404) and viewing angle characteristics (CA-VP410T) of displays. These progressive instruments for AR/VR microdisplays and curved OLED displays for Lvxy/u’v’, FMA, JEITA ,VESA and flicker use the new CA-410 probes to measure ⌀2.1mm, ⌀4mm and viewing angle characteristics.

The CA-VP402 (small spot probe ⌀2.1mm) has a measuring area diameter of ⌀2.1mm. The dedicated optical system and operation algorithm provides both guaranteed accuracy at low luminance and small measurement area. Suitable for applications requiring small-area measurements ranging from low luminance measurements, such as for gamma adjustment of micro-OLED, to that of high-speed, high-accuracy measurements. The CA-VP404 (small spot probe ⌀4mm) has a measuring area diameter of ⌀4mm. The guaranteed accuracy from 0.004 cd/m2 enables high-speed, high-accuracy measurements of small areas such as smartwatch OLEDs, smartphones, and small APL (average pixel level) windows.

Also available in the collection is the the high sensitivity probe (⌀27mm, ⌀10mm) which is primarily used for OLED displays and offers superb chromaticity repeatability on lower-level luminance displays. The ⌀10mm long-working distance probe (model CA-VP410T) has a measurement distance of 200mm to the sample and is extremely valuable in viewing angle measurements. Its ability to take multi-angle measurements of in-vehicle displays or smartphone OLEDs is due to its ability to measure displays regardless of its directionality. In addition, the long working distance probe is used in applications when distance from the item being measured is important. This valuable feature is used in production measurement systems when the need to avoid collisions with the item being measured is imperative.

These probes are compatible with Konica Minolta’s Display Color Analyzer CA-410 instrument. The CA-410 is used for high-speed measurement of precise luminance, chromaticity and flicker of HDR displays, including curved OLED screens. Users can accurately measure and adjust the chromaticity and white balance of displays that have a wide color gamut. It can also easily integrate into an existing automatic measurement system and capture flicker measurement with the wider frequency measurement range that covers all types of displays.

CA-410 Probes









Konica Minolta Sensing Americas prides itself in offering exceptionally advanced optical technology that precisely measures color and light. Its light and display measurement instruments provide reliable results in research, quality control, and display performance industries. Its instruments are used in labs to measure luminance, illuminance, chromaticity, color temperature and flicker of light sources for quality control, government testing, photography and cinematography worldwide.

Also exhibiting at Photonics West will be our sister company, Instrument Systems at booth #4106 highlighting their latest high-resolution spectroradiometers in combination with innovative camera systems for the measurement of VCSELs, microLEDs and AR/VR displays.

Company profile of Konica Minolta Sensing Americas
Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta, Inc., Sensing Business Unit is recognized as the international leader of industrial color and light measurement.
The company is responsible for product lines that continuously revolutionize how visual perception is measured by the world. Konica Minolta Sensing Americas' Ramsey, New Jersey corporate headquarters is fully  equipped with a state of the art service center, technical support center, and a focused sales force dedicated to both the North American and South American regions. When it comes to color and light measurement, the world looks to Konica Minolta.
Peter J Roos
Marketing Manager
Konica Minolta Sensing Americas
Phone: (201) 236-4300 Toll Free: (888) 473-2625
Web: https://sensing.konicaminolta.us Email: marketing.sus@konicaminolta.com
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