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Axsun Announces New Sample Interface for Anavo™, The Industry’s Fastest Handheld NIR Analyzer at Pittcon 2008 (Booth 5509)

Anavo (TM) Analyzer boasts fastest measurement time in the industry in a rugged, handheld configuration


Billerica, MA – (March 3, 2008) - Axsun Technologies, Inc., a leading manufacturer of micro-optoelectronic spectrometers, announced the availability of a new sample interface for the Anavo (TM) Analyzer, the fastest handheld NIR spectrometer on the market. This rugged analyzer, based on Axsun’s advanced MEMS-based spectrometer is targeted at material identification applications ranging from plastics compounding and recycling, to incoming raw materials inspection to field measurements in the food and agriculture industry. The new flexible sampling interface will enable the Anavo to measure materials in a wider range of form factors and will allow non-contact measurements, providing more flexibility to the user.

The heart of the Anavo (TM) Analyzer is Axsun’s unique micro-optical platform, combining tunable laser technology, as well as wavelength and power calibration all in a compact rugged package. The on-board material libraries and analysis software combined with Axsun’s fast-scanning tunable laser technology provide instantaneous material identification in even the harshest industrial environments. The Anavo (TM) Analyzer’s intuitive user interface and easy-to-read LCD screen allow for simple operation by either technical or non-technical users.

“Our customers require a lot of adaptability in their instrument to address different applications,” explained Dale Flanders, CEO of Axsun. “They also need fast reliable answers, and an instrument that can stand up to the rigors of harsh industrial environments. The Anavo is a highly flexible product that can be programmed to address different applications. The new sampling interface is another example of how we listen to and address our customers’ evolving needs.”

Axsun will be demonstrating Anavo (TM) Analyzers at the 59th Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, March 3, 2008, at Booth 5509. Axsun is currently shipping the Anavo in volume to applications in plastics, polymer and textile identification, and expects that the speed, performance and rugged design of the Anavo (TM) Analyzer, coupled with the flexibility of its programmable library, will enable many exciting new applications.

About Axsun Technologies
Axsun Technologies, Inc., a Volcano subsidiary, established in 1998, develops and manufactures MEMS-based optical engines for industrial spectroscopy, optical telecommunications and medical imaging, applications. Through its expertise in micro-optics, packaging and precision engineering, Axsun has pioneered an entirely new class of high-performance, miniaturized instruments and devices enabling a dramatic shift from lab based measurements to on-line, at-line and in-vivo measurements, without compromising performance. Axsun was acquired by Volcano in December 2008.

Contact:

Dale Flanders
Axsun Technologies, Inc., a Volcano company

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Diane Flynn
Business Development
Volcano Corp.

1 Fortune Drive
Billerica MA 01821
Tel 978.262.0049
Fax 978.262.0035
www.axsun.com
www.volcanocorp.com

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