Norsk Elektro Optikk was established in 1985 as a privately owned research company within the field of electro optics. The founders had their scientific and technical background from the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, at that time the leading research organization in electro optics in Norway. The company’s objective is to play a leading role in applied research within its area of expertise to develop and manufacture advanced industrial products for an international market. The company has grown to be the largest independent research and development organization in electro optics in Norway and has established itself as a reputed manufacturer of advanced electro optical products.NEO is certified to the ISO 9001:2015 International quality standards. NEO manufactures the HySpex brand of hyperspectral camera. The hyperspectral imaging activities at NEO started in 1995 with the HISS (Hyperspectral Imager for Small Satellites) project for ESA. The R&D activities in hyperspectral imaging have been internally funded through commercialization of the technology together with participation in several EU projects, as well as projects funded by the Ministry of Defense, the Norwegian Research Council etc. Today, HySpex is established as an industry-leading brand for both airborne and ground based hyperspectral imaging. HySpex sensors are renowned for their stability, flexibility and superior data quality.