Opticon is a worldwide family of companies consisting of OPTO Electronics (Japan), Opticon Inc. (North America) located in Renton, Washington (see photo right), and Opticon Sensors Europe BV (Netherlands). Founded in 1976, the company has a proud tradition of developing and manufacturing world-class 1D laser and 2D imager scan engines. These engines are used in turn to power fixed mount scanners, cabled and wireless scanners, data collectors, companion scanners and smartphones. Opticon maintains its industry leadership by developing innovative technology and deploying it across its rich product lines. Most recently, Opticon has been a leader in 2D auto-focus, liquid lens technology. Opticon designs and manufactures its products in ISO 9001 certified facilities, and observes international standards of quality, safety and environmental protection.