Konica Minolta Sensing Americas Exhibit SpectraRad(TM) & Soma Solar Products at SPIE Optics and Photonics 2011 Show

RAMSEY, N.J. -Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA), the worldwide leader in the industrial measurement of color, light and shape, will be debuting a new line of spectrometers to the US market at as well as photovoltaic measurement and characterization instruments at SPIE Optics and Photonics 2011 show being held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California August 23rd - 25th, 2011.

At the center of the measurement solutions presented at the show, KMSA will be showcasing its SpectraRad(TM) line of spectrometers which were co developed with B&W Tek, Inc.

The SpectraRad(TM) is a miniature TE Cooled Spectral Irradiance Meter designed for industrial and laboratory light measurement applications with a USB 2.0 interface. It is equipped with a right angle, fiber-optically coupled cosine corrector and is irradiance calibrated against a NIST traceable tungsten light source. BWSpec(TM) software, included, provides for the characterization and measurement of many lighting devices and systems. The standard software features include time line recording, data smoothing, illuminance (lux), chromaticity, color temperature, externally triggered pulsed light capturing, and other data-handling functions. The SpectraRad(TM) is ideal for lamp and LED characterization, color analysis, photostability testing, photobiology and photochemistry.

Also being shown at this years show will be the Soma Sun Spectroradiometer. The unit accurately measures the spectral irradiance of a solar simulator and determines its classification per ASTM and JIS standards. It is a key component in the R&D lab for the development of new types of solar cell technologies. Konica Minolta also offers a full line of other photovoltaic measurement solutions such as its AK Series solar reference cells and solar simulators.

"Konica Minolta wants to diversify their product line by offering B&W Tek spectrometers and solar products to open up new applications and industries outside of color and visible light measurement," says Ryan Griffin, Sales Engineer at Konica Minolta Sensing Americas.

Product demonstrations will be held during the SPIE Optics and Photonics conference at Konica Minolta Sensing's booth #731.

Visit Konica's website www.konicaminolta.com/sensingusa for more details.

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About B&W Tek, Inc.

B&W Tek, Inc. is an advanced instrumentation company producing optical spectroscopy and laser systems for biomedical, physical, chemical, and research communities. With a strong vertical integration capability, B&W Tek, Inc. also provides custom product development, design, and manufacturing. With emphasis on low cost, high performance lasers and spectrometers, we strive for versatility - innovating solutions. Our ISO 9001 & ISO 13485 certified facility and patented technologies ensure high quality products, consistently proven and growing every day. As a result, B&W Tek, Inc. leads worldwide sales of Raman spectrometers.

About Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Holdings USA, Inc., is recognized as the international leader of industrial color, light and shape measurement. The company is responsible for product lines that continuously revolutionize how visual perception is measured by the world.

An industry pioneer, as well as innovator, Konica Minolta Sensing developed and introduced the first portable color measurement units to the world. Presently, their catalog contains instruments such as portable colorimeters as well as portable and benchtop spectrophotometers for color measurement, spectroradiometers and lux meters for light/display measurement and 3D non-contact scanners for shape measurement.

Thousands of companies across the globe choose to depend on Konica Minolta Sensing equipment when color, light or 3D measurement is vital to the manufacturing process. Konica Minolta Sensing's products can be found in a wide array of industries including food, plastics, paints, coatings, automotive, aerospace and cosmetics.

Konica Minolta Sensing's Ramsey, New Jersey corporate headquarters is fully equipped with a state of the art service center, 3D scanning laboratory, tech support center, and a focused sales force dedicated to both the North American and South American regions.

When it comes to color, light and shape measurement-the world looks to Konica Minolta.

Lou Carulli

Marketing Manager

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc.




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