JUNE 9, 2009--Light measurement companies Labsphere (North Sutton, NH, USA; www.labsphere.com) and Orb Optronix (Kirkland, WA, USA; www.orboptronix.com) have announced a far-reaching collaboration to encompass product development, manufacturing, and distribution.
Under the new agreement, select Orb Optronix LED test instrumentation will be manufactured at Labsphere's New Hampshire facility. The two companies will cooperate on the development of a broad range of new LED, display, and light metrology products. Orb Optronix also plans to expand its LED measurement services laboratory with the addition of several Labsphere systems.
The companies also will share sales channels. Orb Optronix's LED characterization systems and software will be sold through Labsphere's worldwide sales organization, and Labsphere products will be available through Orb Optronix's United States distribution network.
Orb Optronix president Dave Jenkins says, "We've developed strong product design relationships with a number of high-profile companies through our Engineering Services Group and LED Measurement Laboratory. Now that we are ready to release hardware and software targeted at the LED test and measurement markets, we've partnered with the premier light metrology organization and look forward to a long and fulfilling distribution and product development relationship with Labsphere."
"Dave Jenkins and his partners and associates at Orb Optronix have built a world-class product development organization in an incredibly short time," adds Labsphere President Kevin Chittim. "We believe the partnership between Orb and Labsphere will offer our customers incredible benefits in terms of innovation, customer service, and value. In addition, Orb's Washington location will allow us to provide expanded measurement services capability in the Western United States."
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-- Posted by Vision Systems Design, www.vision-systems.com