May 9, 2005, Wilmington, MA and Dunedin, FL--Polychromix, a developer of wavelength management solutions, and Ocean Optics signed a worldwide distribution agreement to market cost-effective spectroscopy solutions for general-purpose applications. The partnership allows Ocean Optics to add to its spectroscopy portfolio by distributing Polychromix's near-infrared (NIR) Digital Transform Spectrometer (DTS) product family.
"The optical-sensing market has long demanded the sort of low-cost NIR system that Polychromix now offers," said Mike Morris, president of Ocean Optics. "The DTS technology is the sort of novel, interesting and affordable technology that makes NIR spectroscopy more accessible to a wider range of users, for an even wider range of applications."
Polychromix's DTS technology uses a MEMS spatial light modulator in a portable form factor, featuring a single InGaAs detector and no moving parts. In addition, the devices feature low power consumption, utilizing a standard USB connection for both communications and power interfaces.
"Our MEMS architecture works perfectly within the spectroscopy market because it provides a portable, cost-effective device never before offered, and its
flexibility enables companies to use the devices for a broader set of new applications," said Mouli Ramani, vice president of marketing and business development for Polychromix.
Ocean Optics will distribute the DTS product family, consisting of three spectrometer versions: the DTS-1700 covering the 900-1700 nm range, the DTS-2500 covering the 1700-2500 nm NIR range and the DTS-NB high-resolution version for specific high-resolution applications.