Vectronix has its roots in the military survey activities of Wild Heerbrugg which began producing optical rangefinders and aiming circles more than sixty years ago. It became a part of Leica Geosystems, was spun off as Leica Vectronix in 2002, and shortened its name to Vectronix AG on 1 August 2003.
Vectronix AG is a provider of total solutions for industrial measurement, surveying, mapping and positioning. The company's military activity has a clear focus on Intelligent Observation, Orientation and Rangefinding.
Vectronix introduced the VECTORTM Rangefinder Binoculars, the world's first combination of binocular optics, eyesafe laser rangefinder, digital compass and clinometer. This product is typical for the majority of Vectronix activities: state-of-the-art COTS solutions for observation and location for the armed forces.
Besides finished products for the end-users, Vectronix also provides subsystems or modules for systems integrators, in particular for soldier modernization programs where it contributes to the soldiers' situational awareness. Vectronix carries out development, design, assembly, testing and final inspection of its products.
Its product line includes:
- Night Vision Instruments: Image intensifier products including night vision goggles, binoculars, pocketscopes, and driver periscopes. Over 50000 units delivered to date.
- Rangefinders: Eyesafe laser rangefinders, including the famous binocular VECTOR family, and the monocular PLRF Pocket Laser Range Finder.
- Military Survey Equipment: Digital goniometers for modern forward observer systems and customized system solutions with optronic payloads and data input/output devices. Gun laying and positioning systems for artillery and mortars.
- Other activities involve build to print and licensed production of high-tech optronics, mainly for the Swiss government.
- Finally, of growing importance is the OEM business with personal navigation, angle measuring and range finding modules and sensors for integration into upper level systems.