Color Engine produces architectural lighting effects.

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SeaChanger Color Engine uses dichroic filter technology to create palette of stable, reproducible colors that do not shift or fade. Utilizing cyan, yellow, magenta, and neutral density patterned filters, users can control color, intensity, and saturation of up to 4 billion color combinations. Self-contained with internal power supply, unit features 6-channel DMX controller and can be programmed for stand-alone operation. Engine measures 18 x 29 cm and weighs less than 5.5 kg.

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Durable, Silent Color Engine Adds Drama to Architecture

Dunedin, Florida (May 20, 2005) - The SeaChanger Color Engine from Ocean Optics can be used to produce dramatic architectural lighting effects in large venues such as museums and churches. The SeaChanger is a CYM color changer for ETC Source Four Ellipsoidal Spotlights. It uses robust dichroic filter technology, which requires no cooling, to create a virtually endless palette of stable, reproducible colors that do not shift or fade with time or temperature

Ocean Optics' patented process yields the most robust dichroic filters available. These patterned filters allow users to control color, intensity and saturation to unprecedented levels of precision. The filters also provide higher transmission efficiency than gels and other filter materials, and their resistance to temperature and humidity eliminates the need for noisy fans.

The SeaChanger employs four patterned filters: cyan, yellow, magenta and a neutral density (dimmer) filter. Users can configure filters in up to 4 billion combinations to create a nearly infinite variety of colors, from delicate pastels to deep, saturated primaries. It is available with a DMX-to-USB converter and will interface with software that matches the filter combinations to more than 300 Rosco gel filters and other gel book values.

The SeaChanger installs quickly and easily and quickly without tools. Measuring 18cm x 29cm and weighing less than 5.5 kg, it is a self-contained unit with an internal power supply and 6-channel DMX controller. It supports the Remote Device Management protocol and can be programmed for stand-alone operation.

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Ocean Optics is a leading supplier of optical sensing technologies including chemical sensors, analytical and spectroscopy instrumentation, optical fibers, and thin films and optics. The company's Thin Films Division designs and manufactures patented patterned dichroic optical filters for a variety of industries and applications, including display applications such as digital projection and entertainment applications such as color changers for stage lighting.

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