Company background

HGH, the infrared reference – since 1982.

HGH Infrared Systems was founded thirty years ago, when two pioneers of infrared technology met in France. René Houis, director of the French subsidiary of an industrial thermography camera manufacturer, and Gilbert Gaussorgues, head of the French Navy optronics laboratory, created HGH in 1982. Originally, the company designed customized optronic equipment according to specific requirements.

HYPERCERBERE - Measurement of IR emission of air targets
HYPERCERBERE - Measurement of IR emission of air targets

Then, HGH developed two product families:

  • a wide range of infrared test equipment ( blackbodies, IR and near IR collimators, universal test bench for optical maintenance, optronic test bench for optical detectors).
  • infrared scanners, for non-contact temperature measurement.

Since the early 2000s, HGH has accelerated its international expansion, with over 80% of its production exported. HGH has established itself as an international reference for infrared technology innovation, thanks to the diversity and reliability of the proposed solutions. With skills acquired over decades, HGH developed a new range of products: Spynel, 24/7 wide area surveillance system, with automatic intrusion detection and tracking. Spynel protects several critical infrastructure around the world, and won numerous international awards: the 2012 Govies Government Security Award and the Montgolfier prize in 2012, for the successful introduction of technological innovations on the market, the Euronaval 2010 innovation award. It was also product of the Year 2008 by NASA tech briefs...

(For more information about the awards, see the News section)

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