Ocean Optics Establishes China Office

Dunedin, Florida (October 20, 2006) - To better serve the needs of the rapidly expanding Asian market, Ocean Optics has established Ocean Optics Asia in Shanghai, China. The new office will provide local product sales and support for the company's optical sensing, display optics, and biophotonics technologies.

Headed up by Director of Asia Operations Dr. Ling Sun, the new office will enable the company to speed response and support for its distributors and customers with a staff of application, sales and software engineers. The company's complete product line, including miniature optic fiber spectrometers, optical sensors, sampling accessories, light sources, fibers, probes, thin films and optics, will be available. In addition to expert technical support, the office offers a complete product demonstration line and a comprehensive application database, as well as locally based warranty services and training opportunities.

"Ocean Optics Asia is the last link in our chain of global reach," explained Ocean Optics President, Mike Morris. "With our Dunedin, Florida headquarters, Ocean Optics BV Europe in Duiven, the Netherlands, and Mikropack in Ostfildern, Germany, we're able to provide global support 24-hours a day."

Ocean Optics Asia will be hosting its first local distributor training course November 6-9 in Singapore. For more information, visit www.oceanopticschina.cn, or call +86 21-5206-8686. Ocean Optics Asia is located at: 137 Xianxia Road, Suite 1801, Changning District, Shanghai 200051 PRC, China.

Headquartered in Dunedin, Fla., Ocean Optics' line of spectrometers, chemical sensors, metrology instrumentation, optical fibers, thin films and optics are used for diverse applications in medical and biological research, environmental monitoring, science education, and entertainment lighting and display. Ocean Optics is part of the Halma group of safety and detection companies. For more information, phone 727-733-2447 or visit www.OceanOptics.com.

Company Contact:
Ocean Optics, Inc., 830 Douglas Avenue,
Dunedin, FL 34698. USA
Tel: +1 727 733 2447 Fax: +1 727 733 3962
Web: www.oceanoptics.com

Press Contact
Lisa Wallner, Senior PR Specialist
Halma Holdings Inc, +1 513-326-8045

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