Fiberoptics Technology Inc. (FTI) Begins Manufacture of LED Light Source


POMFRET, CT, - Fiberoptics Technology Inc. (FTI) begins manufacture of LED light
source.

On August 27, 2010 the first internally generated inventory of the company's medically approved LED light source was logged in, formally marking the start of electronic manufacturing at FTI.

"Our new competence will allow us to better serve our customers, control price, and manage innovation; attributes which optimize the value proposition we offer to the marketplace" said Steve Giamundo, the company's President.

The first units have undergone rigorous testing, having passed UL 60601-1, CSA C22.2 No.601.1, EN60601-1 and IEC60601-1-2 certification testing. The units are also certified for sale in Europe (CE marked) and have 510K clearance from the USFDA to be used as a Class II medical product for arthroscopy, surgery, and general examination applications.

The product's performance specifications exceed those of traditional halogen lamps. The company has applied for a patent related to light collection, and plans to manufacture and sell a finished product as well as the light engine component for OEM and custom applications.

Documentation submittal, program development, cell implementation was managed by Walter Seagrave, a 20-year veteran Mechanical Engineer who has previous fiber optic light source design, manufacturing and program management experience developed at Integra Luxtec.

"FTI has invested to build a first class electronics assembly cell, which includes all test equipment to comply with the medical device directive. As many as 2000 units can be manufactured per year without additional capital investment. Private label and customized options are now available", said Seagrave.

For more information about the new light source or FTI's electronics manufacturing capability, contact Walter Seagrave at 800.433.5248. wseagrave@fiberoptix.com

ABOUT FTI...

FTI is a privately held, 33 year old vertically integrated fiberoptics manufacturer serving OEM customers in the Medical, Industrial, Microscopy, Lighting, and Machine Vision markets. One of the largest fiberoptics manufacturers in the world for light transmission applications using glass and plastic fiber, FTI offers Engineering, R&D, Prototype, and volume production services from two locations: a 70,000 sq ft corporate headquarters in Pomfret Connecticut, and 10,000 sq ft subsidiary location in Naples,
Florida. The company also maintains FDA and GMP certifications to manufacture medical devices. Website: www.fiberoptix.com

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