Hyperspectral UV-VIS-NIR Video Camera ULTRIS X20

  • Nominee for SPIE 2021 Prism Award
  • GOLD Medal award winner of Vision Systems Design Innovators 2020, USA
  • Nominee for inspect award 2021
  • based on Light Field Technology
  • wavelength range: VNIR 350-1000 nm, 164 bands
  • FWHM: 10 nm constant
  • spatial resolution: 410 x 410 px spectral (168,100 spectra per cube)
  • Light-Weight Design: <350g
  • Standard, Industrial and Waterproof Housing available
  • perClass Mira compatible


Award-winning camera

We are very proud and deeply honored that the ULTRIS 20 is now an official finalist for the SPIE 2021 Prism Award. From around 150 applications, 3 finalists were nominated for each of the 10 categories! “The Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation is a leading international competition that honors the best new optics and photonics products on the market” (SPIE, 2021).

In 2020, the ULTRIS was awarded with the GOLD medal from Vision Systems Design for its innovative technology. Vision Systems Design Magazine USA celebrates and recognizes the most innovative products and services in the vision and image processing industry worldwide since 2014.

Last but not least, the ULTRIS 20 was nominated for the inspect award 2021.

Bringing Light Field Technology to HSI

The Cubert ULTRIS breaks new ground as the first HSI camera that is based on the light field technology. The camera features an Ultra-HD CMOS sensor with 20 MP, making it to the imaging spectrometer with the world-wide highest available resolution. The camera provides a native image resolution of 410×410 px with 100 spectral channels, continuously covering the wavelength range from 450 nm – 850 nm (± 10nm).

The ULTRIS records an object with a multitude of images, each with its own optical bandpass filter with different center wavelength. This is made possible by combining a continuously variable bandpass filter with a lenslet array. Applying this concept to the UHD sensor, the previously unheard number of 160,000 spectra is acquired simultaneously.

perClass Mira included

The ULTRIS fully supports perClass Mira, a user interface for interpretation of hyperspectral images. It allows users to define classification and regression solutions and deploy them in the live applications of Cubert cameras. Mira provides automatic machine learning without programming and enables the users to interactively improve their solutions.

perClass Mira, fully compatible to Cubert Utils camera control software, brings state-of-the-art machine learning research to industrial practitioners and researchers.

ULTRIS Chlorophyll Content Visualization with Mira
ULTRIS Colored Infrared Image

Use Mira to segment the image and highlight only the area of interest.

ULTRIS Classification with Mira
ULTRIS True Color Image

Mira is able to identify different objects automatically.

UAV Mapping with the ULTRIS

The ULTRIS can easily be attached to a common drone, with a necessary payload less than 2kg.

  • Time to prepare the camera in the field and calibrate it to the current light conditions: <15 min
  • Time until you can analyze the data after flight acquisition: ~5 min. Just transfer from flight computer. No preprocessing necessary.

Image below: ULTRIS Colored Infrared (CIR) mosaic, 188 single snapshot images, image overlap 80%/70%, flight height 35m, GSD 5.5cm.

ULTRIS Availability

The ULTRIS is available in three different housings.

  • Standard light-weight housing IP40 (S20) – With its mass of less than 350g, the camera is even more light-weighted than the established FireflEYE 185, making it ready for an easy handling onboard a UAV.
  • Industrial housing IP65 (Q20) – To meet the requirements of harsh industrial environment, a special ruggedized housing is available, ensuring a high robustness.
  • Waterproof housing IP68 (U20) – Upgrade the ULTRIS to IP68 and use it underwater to a depth of 10m for 10h.

Additional information

01 Technology

Light Field

02 Number of spectral channels


03 Spectral throughput [spectra/capture]


04 Wavelength range [nm]


05 Spectral resolution [nm]

FWHM 10 nm constant

06 Sampling interval [nm]


07 Snapshot


08 Sensor resolution [Mpixel]


09 Cube resolution [pixel]

410 x 410 x 164

10 Cube rate [fps]

max 8 (complete data cubes per second)

11 Measurement time [ms]

0.1 – 1000

12 Detector type


13 Digitization [Bit]


16 Shutter type


17 Camera interface

1-2 GigE

18 Camera connections

Power, Trigger In

19 Camera CPU


20 Camera storage


21 Objective mount


22 Lens user- changeable


23 Operating temperature [°С]

+5 – +65

24 Weight without lens [g]


25 Power [V, W]

12V / 10W

26 Size Standard [mm]


Hyperspectral Video Cameras

ULTRIS X20 (Plus)

FireflEYE V185

Software – for all devices

Cubert Utils

perClass Mira ft. Cubert Utils