Labsphere and Otsuka partner on spectral light measurement systems

November 3, 2008--Optical metrology company Labsphere, Inc. (North Sutton, NN) and measurement equipment manufacturer Otsuka Electronics Co., Ltd. (Osaka, Japan) have partnered to develop the next generation of total spectral light-measurement systems, based on Otsuka's patented HalfMoon hemispherical design. The new systems will incorporate traditional diffuse reflectance technology with specular imaging technology to provide a far more efficient and practical means for testing forward-emitting light engines.

Combining experience in reflectance technology, Labsphere and Otsuka will introduce a series of high-quality spectral flux test systems that are both user-friendly and meet the ever-changing needs of the light test industry.

"Otsuka Electronics, an expert in spectroscopy measurement in east Asia, the center of the world's display industry, developed this innovative new technology to bring performance evaluation to the light source/lighting industry," said Takashi Maruyama, president of Otsuka Electronics Co., Ltd. "This is an opportunity for Labsphere to answer the demand from its worldwide customer base for this specific solution and take advantage of Otsuka's strong distribution network in east Asia."

Labsphere president Kevin Chittim commented, "Until now, the integrating sphere was the simplest and fastest method for testing the total light and color of omni-directional light sources. Over the years we have continued to stay at the forefront of innovation in the diffuse reflectance technologies, light test, and sensor calibration industries. Aligning with Otsuka brings us the latest imaging technology and expertise to continue meeting changing industry demands."

Otsuka will be responsible for sales of all Labsphere products in Korea and sales of the HalfMoon product family in east Asia. Labsphere will distribute HalfMoon products throughout the rest of the world.

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