It's not just cats that can see in the dark. EMX makes an array of thermal imaging products for detecting images at night, helpful in homeland defense, military, and airport security applications. Its products include hand-held thermal cameras, long-range surveillance systems, mobile infrared systems for remote areas, vehicle- and marine-mounted thermal cameras, and weapon sight systems. The lineup is deployed across a range of climates, from Afghanistan to Alaska. Supplying surveillance equipment to energy producers is a relatively recent expansion. The US Air Force, DOE Oak Ridge, Exxon-Mobil, and British Petroleum are among the company's customers. EMX was founded in 1989 by chairman and president Tim Arion.