Z-LASER announces its new compact laser, the ZQ1. Demand from the product came from our worldwide customer base who was asking us to develop a new generation of high quality laser head. Good beam quality (M² <1.2), line performance (homogeneity ±15%), boresight accuracy (3mrad) and high IP protection class (IP69 housing on request) are some of the product features. A special 1W/808nm single-mode laser diode provides ultrafine projections whilst simultaneously producing extremely high power (>300W/mm², focus at 300mm). Even with image processing applications with high ambient light influence the highest measurement resolutions are possible (for example, 170 microns FWHM in laser line width from a 1300 mm working distance). Intelligent monitoring capabilities and a built-in thermoelectric cooling allow for very high stability in terms of power (=3%), wavelength and lifetime. The laser model Z1000Q1-808 is equipped with various line and spot optics as well as a selection of diffractive optics. The laser is controlled via an RS-232 interface and provides a TTL modulation up to 10kHz.