Data-Pixel and Microcut to Collaborate on Technology Development

May 28, 2002
Cran-Gevrier, France and Lengnau, Switzerland, May 28, 2002 -- Data-Pixel SAS and Microcut, a member of the the SwissMicro Group, have signed a Letter of Intent for the joint development of technological advancements in ferrule inspection systems. The LOI also provides for reciprocal distribution rights of Data-Pixel's contactless visual inspection systems and Microcuts product range with its automated tactile measurement systems

Cran-Gevrier, France and Lengnau, Switzerland, May 28, 2002 -- Data-Pixel SAS and Microcut, a member of the the SwissMicro Group, have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the joint development of technological advancements in ferrule inspection systems. The LOI also provides for reciprocal distribution rights of Data-Pixel's contactless visual inspection systems and Microcuts product range with its automated tactile measurement systems

Through this Letter of Intent, Microcut will develop non-contact high precision automated ferrule inspection systems utilizing Data-Pixels acclaimed digital image technologies. The goal is to provide to the fiber optic community the best of both worlds, i.e. the non-contact and the tactile measurement in an automated solution.

Data-Pixel develops new performant measuring tools matching the strength requirements of the market of fiber optic connectors. KONCENTRIK is the common base for a class of different mechanical modules adapted on it so that either connector end-face symmetry, fiber or ferrule eccentricity measurements can be performed. Besides theses activities Data-Pixel provides solutions for the general metrology and more specific, in the field of the laser speckle metrology.

For more information on Data-Pixel, visit www.data-pixel.com.

Microcut, a member of the SwissMicro Group, specializes in the development, design and manufacturing of high-quality honing and grinding machines. In addition to this, the company is a solution provider for complete ceramic ferrule manufacturing lines with measuring and testing equipment for the fiber-optic industry.

For more about Microcut, visit www.microcut.ch.

The SwissMicro Group in Lengnau, Switzerland with its associated companies Microcut, SwissCeram and FiberTec, has combined high-precision manufacturing machinery, turnkey manufacturing solutions and manufacturing facilities. SwissMicro Group develops, produces and markets fully automated manufacturing and testing machinery for precision parts. The SwissMicro Group and its agents are worldwide active.

For more information on SwissMicro, visit www.swissmicro.com.

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