May 15, 2007, San Diego, CA--JMAR Technologies, a developer of laser, high-resolution imaging, and photonics technologies, announced the sale of a BriteLight laser master oscillator to the Japanese National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) for the generation of laser plasma used in three-dimensional (3-D) air suspension advertisements. Delivery to AIST in Japan is scheduled for July 31, 2007.
AIST first visited JMAR's laser laboratory in May, 2006 to explore the feasibility of the BriteLight's laser power, brightness, and repetition rates working in conjunction with AIST's galvanometers and control software. Based on those positive results, in a test-before-buy decision and in collaboration with Burton Inc. (Japan), AIST leased a BriteLight laser from JMAR for use in their demonstration at SIGGRAPH2006, held in Boston last August. This exposition showcased the "True 3-D Display" technology, successfully drawing several plasma-dot motion figures in mid-air.
"The integration of our patented laser technology with AIST/Burton's 3-D air-breakdown display technology is synergistic in every sense," said Neil Beer, CEO and president of JMAR. "To fully appreciate this technical achievement, you must witness firsthand the demonstration of objects suspended in mid-air, drawn with high-rep plasma dots, creating figures such as butterflies in motion as well as text."
In addition to supplying components for display applications, JMAR's lead commercialized product, BioSentry, is a contamination warning system for waterborne microorganisms that uses laser-based, multi-angle light scattering technology to provide continuous, on-line, real-time monitoring for harmful microorganisms and targets multiple markets including homeland security, the cruise ship and beverage industries, pharmaceutical companies, and municipal water utilities.
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