Crystal IS develops global distribution network for Optan UV-C LED light source

Feb. 10, 2015
Global partners will offer Optan as an instrumentation light source option
Crystal IS, a leading developer of the most effective UVC LEDs, has introduced the Optan distribution channel. The first five distribution partners will carry select bins of Optan for specific geographic locales. These partners and corresponding geographic regions are: Asahi Kasei Microdevices (AKM) and Opto Science in Asia Pacific (APAC); Epigap Optronic GmbH and Pacer International for Europe; and Thorlabs handling North America. Optan is the breakthrough product that allows developers to fully exploit the power of UV-based technology to improve productivity, increase accuracy and create greater flexibility in product designs. The superior light output and spectral quality of the Optan UVC LED technology, made possible by the unique, low defect AIN substrate, delivers best-in-class reliability, and longer lifetimes, a game changer for life sciences and analytical instrumentation, including environmental monitoring. "In addition to delivery, we wanted to be sure Crystal IS distributors offered a full complement of services to customers needing to select a light source for their instrumentation needs," said Larry Felton, CEO of Crystal IS. "To that end, our partner selection process carefully reviewed capabilities in consultation and services in optical systems." Distribution partners will offer Optan to customers and prospects looking for state-of-the-art light sources for many different instrumentation applications including: • HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) for purification of proteins and pharmaceutical manufacturing • Real-time monitoring applications for water quality in drinking water and industrial wastewater • Ozone monitoring for detection of harmful pollutants The Optan LEDs are currently available in peak wavelengths from 250 nm to 280 nm and power bins from 0.5 mW to 2 mW, ideal for spectroscopic applications because of their high spectral quality and reliability.
For information on becoming a Crystal IS distribution partner contact Ben Jamison below.
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About Crystal IS
Crystal IS, an Asahi Kasei company, is an innovative U.S.-based manufacturer of proprietary, high-performance UVC LEDs. Crystal IS products are suitable for monitoring, disinfection and sterilization in a variety of applications, including industrial and point-of-use (POU) water purification as well as infection control in air and surfaces in healthcare industries. The company's powerful and reliable UVC LEDs provide customers with the flexibility to develop new products that enhance and sustain life.


Ben Jamison - Crystal IS
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