Photo Research developed the first commercially available video photometer over 15 years ago. In 2001, the newest and most advanced video photometer the PR-920 digital video photometer was introduced. Video instrumentation provides high resolution inspection of CRT and flat panel displays and instrument panels. The Photo Research Optical Metrology Laboratory (PROML) is a supplier of and service provider to optical radiation standards, calibration and measurement for major manufacturers of instruments, displays, devices and materials. All Photo Research instruments are calibrated to NIST-traceable standards. Photo Research developed many industry standards, such as Spectra Pritchard Optics, utilized in astronomical and star-simulation measurements. Photo Research is also instrumental in supporting standards for organizations including VESA, ISO and SAE.
The last decade has seen Photo Research's famous optical designs miniaturized to affordable products which offer the precision of laboratory table-top instruments, together with the convenience of light-weight, micro- processor controlled portability.