Pictured from left to right: Rand Lee, Orb Optronix; Kevin Chittim, Labsphere; Dave Jenkins, Orb Optronix; Greg McKee, Labsphere.

NORTH SUTTON, NH and KIRKLAND, WA-Light measurement companies Labsphere and Orb Optronix have announced a far-reaching collaboration to encompass product development, manufacturing and distribution.

Under the new agreement, select Orb Optronix LED test instrumentation will be manufactured at Labsphere’s New Hampshire facility. The two companies will cooperate on the development of a broad range of new LED, display and light metrology products. Orb Optronix also plans to expand its LED measurement services laboratory with the addition of several Labsphere systems.

In addition, the companies will now share sales channels. Orb Optronix’s LED characterization systems and software will be sold through Labsphere’s worldwide sales organization while Labsphere products will be available through Orb Optronix’s United States distribution network.

“We’ve developed strong product design relationships with a number of high profile companies through our Engineering Services Group and LED Measurement Laboratory,” says Dave Jenkins, Orb Optronix president. “Now that we are ready to release hardware and software targeted at the LED test and measurement markets, we’ve partnered with the premier light metrology organization and look forward to a long and fulfilling distribution and product development relationship with Labsphere.”

“Dave Jenkins and his partners and associates at Orb Optronix have built a world-class product development organization in an incredibly short time,” says Labsphere President Kevin Chittim. “We believe the partnership between Orb and Labsphere will offer our customers incredible benefits in terms of innovation, customer service and value. In addition, Orb’s Washington location will allow us to provide expanded measurement services capability in the Western United States.”

For more information, visitwww.labsphere.comandwww.orboptronix.com.