FORT WORTH, Texas - Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems, Ltd., has contracted with Laser Light Engines, Inc. (LLE), the leader in laser illumination for high brightness digital projection, to manufacture the LLE DSG-265™, a high-powered, solid state de-speckled GREEN laser module that is revolutionizing the way movies are watched.
LLE's "universal" architecture enable its systems to plug and play with new projection systems or can upgrade tens of thousands of existing installations, enabling both companies to explore an exciting new marketing opportunity.
"This partnership with a world-class laser manufacturer is a major step forward in the commercialization of laser-based digital projection," said Bill Beck, founder and EVP of Business Development at Laser Light Engines. "LLE's laser engines are rapidly gaining acceptance in the projection industry because of the outstanding image quality and lower cost of ownership our technology enables. Now, with ESA's high-volume, precision manufacturing capabilities supporting us, we are well positioned to meet the growing demand for laser illumination systems for 2D and 3D Digital Cinema, digital signage, and other laser illumination applications worldwide."
Until now, illumination for digital projectors has been delivered by fifty year-old technology: high pressure Xenon gas discharge lamps that are costly to use, expensive to replace, and do not provide consistent, controllable light. The new LLE DSG-265 laser will be incorporated into a complete red/green/blue (RGB) laser illumination system that replaces traditional high pressure gas discharge lamps with a solid-state, digitally controllable light source, capable of producing dramatically brighter and sharper images, with less energy use and a much lower total cost of ownership (TCO). The DSG-265's unique design and construction provide fiber-delivered, high-power, de-speckled green light output from a compact integrated module.
"We are excited to be partnering with LLE to develop the manufacturing process for this efficient, solid state laser," stated Raanan Horowitz, President and CEO of Elbit Systems of America. "Being on the cutting-edge of this new laser technology offers a robust opportunity for both companies. With over 32 years of experience in manufacturing innovative lasers for defense and commercial customers, we stand ready to support LLE's manufacturing, technical, and logistic needs."
About Laser Light Engines
Laser Light Engines (LLE) is the leader in laser illumination for performance digital projection, such as 3D cinema, large venue, and rental/staging. LLE's laser illumination systems replace the traditional high pressure gas discharge lamp, producing dramatically brighter and sharper images, with less energy use and lower costs. LLE's universal engine can plug-and-play with new projection systems, or retrofit tens of thousands of installations worldwide. Partnerships with key industry players, a portfolio of patented technology and expertise, and a multi-year head start in building laser light systems, all combine to make Laser Light Engines the leader in this large and rapidly emerging market.
The venture-funded company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Salem, New Hampshire, USA. For additional information, visit: http://www.laserlightengines.com.
About Elbit Systems of America, LLC
Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products and system solutions focusing on the commercial aviation, defense, homeland security, and medical instrumentation markets. With facilities throughout the United States, Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States. Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT), a global electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications. For additional information, visit:
About Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems ("UAS"), advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, airborne warning systems, ELINT systems, data links and military communications systems and radios. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing military platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications and providing a range of support services. For additional information, visit: http://www.elbitsystems.com.
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