CCS and Spectrum Illumination announce sales and marketing alliance

JULY 14--CCS America Inc. (Waltham, MA; www.ccsamerica.com) and its parent company, CCS Inc. of Kyoto, Japan, announce an agreement for the CCS group to market and sell Spectrum Illumination LLC (Muskegon, MI; www.spectrumillumination.com) products on a worldwide basis.

JULY 14--CCS America Inc. (Waltham, MA;www.ccsamerica.com) and its parent company, CCS Inc. of Kyoto, Japan, announce an agreement for the CCS group to market and sell Spectrum Illumination LLC (Muskegon, MI; www.spectrumillumination.com) products on a worldwide basis. Spectrum Illumination leads the industry in high output solid-state lighting innovation, including the custom engineered LDM driver. Products include 1-in. through 5-in. spotlights, linear lights up to 48 in. in length, large backlights, ringlights, large area array lights, washdown lights, and specialty or OEM lights, as well as many common lights used in the vision industry.

"This alliance is groundbreaking in the machine-vision lighting industry," states James O'Hanley, vice president of CCS America. "Rather than redesigning the wheel and competing, we have opted to join forces, combining the excellent product line of Spectrum Illumination with the sales channels and corporate structure of CCS, to provide better solutions to our customers worldwide."

CCS America Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of CCS Inc., a manufacturer of LED illumination technology for image-processing applications. It has more than 200 different types of standard products in stock, and more than 2000 different types of custom made LED lights available. CCS America supplies LED illumination technology for vision systems, as well as consultation services to specify ideal product (standard or custom) for customer's needs. Products include ringlights, coaxial, darkfield, backlight, linear, diffused, dome, and strobe lights, as well as various programmable power supplies.

Spectrum Illumination LLC designs, manufactures, and markets an award-winning line of products that apply the benefits of high-output LEDs for use in machine-vision applications. Its flagship line of LED illumination, called Monster Lights, leverage a patented constant-current driver with high-speed strobe to control high-flux, high-current LEDs.

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