Hamilton Sundstrand's Applied Instrument Technologies Group Selects Headwall's Raman Explorer for New Raman Process Analyzer Product Line

Headwall's multi-channel, multi-spectrum Raman capabilities cited as key performance advantages

Fitchburg, MA Mar 1, 2006 Fitchburg, MA, March 1, 2006 - Headwall Photonics announced today that its Raman Explorer OEM product was selected by Hamilton Sundstrand's Applied Instrument Technologies (HS-AIT) group for use with the company's new RPM line of process analyzers. Utilizing Headwall's Raman Explorer as the spectral engine, HS-AIT has established new performance capabilities for in-line and at-line process monitoring instruments within the refining, chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage industries. Mr. Joseph LaConte, General Manager of Hamilton Sundstrand's Applied Instrument Technologies unit, stated "The performance of the Raman Explorer yielded excellent results. This performance, coupled with the small size and robust design of the Raman Explorer, makes it an optimal OEM solution for our new line of process analyzers, the Raman-based RPM product line".

The Raman Explorer is based on Headwall's patented retro-reflective, concentric design built specifically for Raman measurement and analysis. Headwall's design innovation allows customers to apply high performance analytical Raman techniques to both commercial application areas such as industrial process monitoring and control as well as traditional laboratory environments where the multi- channel, multi-sensor design is well-suited. With excellent resolution and superior spectral band shape, the design achieves a signal-to-noise ratio up to 50 times better than other commercial Raman systems. The Raman Explorer architecture is very flexible in that OEM customers are able to utilize a range of different excitation lasers with the design to drive application-specific performance.

About Headwall Photonics, Inc.

Headwall's patented technology includes high performance imaging spectrometers, single and dual- beam spectral engines, and "original" holographic diffraction gratings and has been selected by OEM and end-user customers around the world for use in critical application environments. With over thirty year's history as American Holographic and Agilent Technologies optical division, Headwall enjoys a market leadership position in the design and manufacture of innovative spectral instruments based on diffraction grating technology.

Website: www.headwallphotonics.com

About Hamilton Sundstrand Applied Instrument Technologies Group

Hamilton Sundstrand, a United Technologies subsidiary, is headquartered in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Applied Instrument Technologies, located in Pomona, California, is part of Hamilton Sundstrand's Space, Land, and Sea business segment and is certified to ISO 9001. Applied Instrument Technologies, with an installed base of over 3,500 systems worldwide, has more than thirty year's experience in manufacturing rugged and reliable process analyzers.

Website: www.hs-ait.com

Headwall Photonics, Inc.
David Bannon
email: dbannon@headwallphotonics.com
phone: 978-353-4003 Hamilton Sundstrand Applied Instrument Technologies
John Morrison
email: john.morrison@hs.utc.com
phone: 909-593-3581

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