Olympus to Distribute Hirox® KH-7700 All-in-One Digital Microscope for U.S. Industrial and Quality Assurance Applications

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., June 29, 2010 - Olympus America Inc., Scientific Equipment Group - Industrial Microscopes has signed an agreement with Hirox-USA, Inc., of Hackensack, N.J., to distribute the Hirox KH-7700 Digital Microscope system in the United States.

The KH-7700 is an all-in-one portable digital microscopy system that is designed to provide observation, recording and measurement for industrial and quality applications in such fields as metallurgy and materials science, electronics, forensics, medical device manufacturing and pharmaceuticals. It provides 2- and 3-dimensional measurement, display and real-time tiling for creating large composite images. It also offers quick extended depth of field, 360-degree rotational viewing, auto-calibration and both video and still imaging. Finally, it has a super-high-dynamic-range feature and supports local area network (LAN) configurations. The KH-7700 joins a comprehensive family of imaging-based systems and solutions for industrial applications already offered by Olympus across the U.S.

"We are delighted to help make the KH-7700 available to quality control professionals, engineers, precision manufacturers and industrial researchers," said Matt Smith, director of sales and marketing for Olympus America Inc.'s Scientific Equipment Group - Industrial Microscopes. "Together with our full line of Olympus instruments, the KH-7700 allows us to offer the most extensive line of inspection and measuring solutions available."

"Hirox is looking forward to partnering with a world-class company like Olympus to assist in promoting Hirox's digital microscope solutions in the U.S.," said Hideyuki Masui, general manager of Hirox-USA, Inc.

The agreement is effective immediately. For more information, contact David Rideout at Olympus America Inc., 3500 Corporate Parkway, Center Valley, PA 18034-0610 USA; phone 484.896.5792, visit www.olympusamerica.com/industrialmicroscopes, or e-mail david.rideout@olympus.com.

About Olympus Scientific Equipment Group - Industrial Microscopes
Olympus industrial microscopes and metrology systems play a leading role in precision R&D, engineering and manufacturing applications in fields as diverse as aerospace, the automotive industry, electronics, materials science/metallurgy, medical devices, photovoltaics, and semiconductors. Olympus continues to be a leader in optical design and advanced quality innovation. For more information, visit www.olympusamerica.com/industrialmicroscopes.

About Olympus

Olympus is a precision technology leader, creating innovative opto-digital solutions in healthcare, life science and consumer electronics products.

Olympus works collaboratively with its customers and its affiliates worldwide to leverage R&D investment in precision technology and manufacturing processes across diverse business lines. These include:

· Gastrointestinal endoscopes, accessories, and minimally invasive surgical products;

· Advanced clinical and research microscopes;

· Digital cameras and voice recorders.

Olympus serves the healthcare field with integrated product solutions and financial, educational and consulting services that help customers to efficiently, reliably and more easily achieve exceptional results. Olympus develops breakthrough technologies with revolutionary product design and functionality for the consumer and professional photography markets, and also is the leader in gastrointestinal endoscopy and clinical and educational microscopes. For more information, visit www.olympusamerica.com.

Olympus is a registered trademark of Olympus Corporation, Olympus America Inc., and/or their affiliates.

Hirox is a registered trademark of Hirox Co. Ltd., Hirox-USA, Inc. and/or their affiliates.

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