Edmund Optics' Off-the-Shelf Infrared Optics Help Defense Industry Respond Quickly and Efficiently

Cost savings in prototype and testing phases

April 2, 2009, Barrington, NJ - Edmund Optics (EO), the premier provider of optical components, now offers standard, off-the-shelf infrared optical components specifically tailored for use in the Defense Industry. These IR products are in-stock and available for immediate delivery, allowing defense customers to reach the marketplace faster, more efficiently and less expensively. With no waiting for expensive tooling or custom design, these products have immediate availability for fast prototyping and testing. They offer an ideal solution for quick turnaround with excellent cost savings.

Variety of Substrates, Sizes & Components to Meet Defense Needs

Since many defense customers have very specific needs and applications, EO's line up of standard IR components includes Lenses, Windows, Filters, Prisms, Polarizers, Beamsplitters in a variety of substrates, including Caf2, Ge, ZeSe and Sapphire. The IR Windows product family is also available in MgF2, ZnS and Silicon substrates. A range of sizes in all components is available for review and comparison in both the 2009 spring catalog as well as online at www.edmundoptics.com.

"When we launched a standard line of visible optics in the late 1980s, many competitors said it would never be successful because customers needed custom sizes and materials. We have built a company around standard components and based on the needs of the defense industry, adding standard IR optics to a customer base trained to only buy custom optics is an exciting challenge. The depth and availability of our standard IR optics, such as our new ZnSe IR Apsheres, demonstrate our renewed ability to provide value to the defense market with a quick, less expensive alternative to custom components," noted CEO Robert Edmund.

Visit Edmund Optics at Defense, Security and Sensing, Booth 1029, to see EO's best selling IR optical components and learn why EO is the premier US-based precision manufacturer of defense optics.

It Helps to be ITAR Registered!

Edmund Optics is one of the leading providers of optics and optical assemblies to Defense contractors in the world. EO has created a "world Class" Compliance Program that establishes and defines policies, responsibilities and procedures for all Edmund Optics employees. EO's Compliance Program is committed to the highest standard of ethical conduct and conducts international business in full compliance with all pertinent laws, regulations and policies that govern import/export of defense articles, the export of defense services and the export of commercial commodities.

About EO:

Edmund Optics® (EO) is a leading producer of optics, imaging, and photonics technology. Supporting the R&D, electronics, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, biomedical, and military markets around the globe; EO products are used in a variety of applications ranging from DNA sequencing to retinal eye scanning to high-speed factory automation. EO's state of the art manufacturing capabilities combined with its global distribution network has earned it the position of the world's largest supplier of off-the-shelf optical components. Customers can purchase items by contacting EO at 1-800-363-1992, via the catalog, or via the website at www.edmundoptics.com.

Company Contact:

Marisa Edmund

Vice President, Marketing

Edmund Optics, Inc.

101 East Gloucester Pike

Barrington, NJ 08007 U.S.A.

Phone: 1-800-363-1992

Fax: 1-856-573-6295

email: medmund@edmundoptics.com

Editorial Contact:

James Liolin

Lion Associates

550 Mamaroneck Avenue

Harrison, NY 10528

Phone: 914-670-0138

Fax: 914-670-0596

email: jliolin@lionadv.com

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