Labsphere a Finalist for New Hampshire High Tech Council Product of the Year

North Sutton, N.H. (November 14, 2013) – The New Hampshire High Technology Council honored Labsphere, Inc., as a finalist for its 2013 Product of the Year award for the company’s Integral® Light Measurement Software. Labsphere staff received recognition by Gov. Maggie Hassan at the council’s ceremony Nov. 12.

Marty Himmelstein, Dr. Peter Weitzman, Eric Bakeman, Jeff Holt.  Not pictured, Dave Chambers.

Marty Himmelstein, Dr. Peter Weitzman, Eric Bakeman, Jeff Holt. Not pictured, Dave Chambers.

Labsphere’s Integral Light Measurement Software met the judging criteria for high-tech products showing exemplary performance, functionality, uniqueness, and ability to fulfill unmet market needs. The High Tech Council’s panel of professionals experienced in the development and commercialization of high-tech products has presented the award since 2006 to the product that best meets this criteria.

Integral is the photonics industry’s first software platform to run on HTML5-enabled browsers, allowing users to manage their light testing facilities from anywhere in the world and in multiple languages. Integral’s speed in performing lighting product measurements, coupled with robust database and reporting capabilities, has quickly allowed the product to gain global acceptance as a new standard in the LED and light measurement industry.

Three other finalists were considered for the award. Labsphere was a semi-finalist for this award in 2011 with its UV-2000S Sunscreen Analyzer.

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Registration Open for Labsphere Optical Metrology Workshop

Labsphere experts to host five workshops across U.S.

North Sutton, N.H.  (October 2, 2013) – Labsphere will hold a series of coast-to-coast workshops exploring the fundamentals of radiometry and photometry that will include Labsphere measurement instruments for hands-on training.

Products for use for attendees of Labsphere's technical seminars

Products for use for attendees of Labsphere’s technical seminars

Labsphere’s Photometry and Radiometry Technical Seminar Series will offer workshop sessions in the Boston, Baltimore and San Francisco areas in the fall. The morning session will detail how lighting products are measured during R&D and production phases to conform to global standards. The afternoon session will explain how uniform light sources and reflectance targets can be used in remote sensing and camera calibration applications in industries ranging from large-scale defense applications down to mass-market consumer camera devices. Registrants can choose either or both workshops.

Industry experts at the seminars will discuss theory and design, how to specify and use an integrating sphere for measuring light sources and electronic imaging sensors and how to assess measurement performance.

The workshops are intended for researchers, scientists and engineers in the lighting, laser and photonic fields. Long-time industry experts Vikrant Mahajan, Labsphere’s global light measurement product manager, and Chris Durell, Labsphere’s global remote sensing product manager, will be among the presenters. Numerous measurement instruments for practical use will be on hand, including uniform light calibration sources, integrating spheres and diffuse reflectance materials and coatings.

Labsphere’s seminars are offered Nov. 6 in the Boston area, Nov. 19 and Nov. 21 in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., area and Dec. 3 and Dec. 5 in the San Francisco area. The cost is $50 for one session and $75 for two, including lunch. For more information visit www.labsphere.com/products/Technical-Seminars/default.aspx or call Darlene Delano at 603-927-1080.

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Labsphere Promotes Victoria Rivera as VP of Sales

North Sutton, N.H. (July 1, 2013) – Labsphere has named Victoria Rivera as its Vice President of Sales, where she will manage global sales and accounts for the company’s light measurement, uniform light sources and reflectance materials and coating products.

Victoria Rivera, VP of Sales at Labsphere

Rivera has more than three decades of experience in the semiconductor and electronic manufacturing industries. She has worked at Labsphere since 2009 as global account manager for OEM products and as western U.S. sales manager. She previously spent more than 15 years in executive and sales positions at semiconductor manufacturer KLA-Tencor.

“Vicki’s expertise in photonics allows her to intimately understand customer applications and needs,” said Labsphere President Jack Kelly. “She will streamline Labsphere’s sales and market development processes, focus the team on actions to help our customers, and bring our products into new industries.”

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New Light Measurement Software by Labsphere

Integralcan be accessed from multiple devices

North Sutton, New Hampshire (Feb 12, 2013) – Labsphere unveiled its newest software suite for light measurement applications at the Strategies in Light conference today in Santa Clara, Calif.  The Integral™ Light Measurement Software enhances the way light measurement data is collected, analyzed and accessed.

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Integral is unique to the industry in its flexibility and adaptability.  There is no need to install the software on computers or mobile devices; the product runs seamlessly on the supplied Labsphere Cube and can be accessed globally from multiple devices using any HTML5-enabled browser and any language. The Cube is a small form-factor PC that acts as a server. By loading Integral on the Labsphere Cube, there is no need for users to install software on their own laptops, eliminating any compatibility issues.

Integral supports Labsphere systems and hardware and components from other manufacturers, allowing immediate turnkey adoption with no downtime or additional expense. Integral enables one user to manage the workflow of multiple light measurement systems, increasing efficiency in laboratory and production environments. Optional API capabilities allow customers to customize the software to match their unique requirements.

For more information, contact Technical Sales at +1-603-927-4266, email
sales@labsphere.com or visit www.labsphere.com.

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Labsphere Appoints New Director of Products and Services and Global Product Manager

Corbyn, Mahajan have 20 years of combined Labsphere experience

North Sutton, New Hampshire (November 1, 2012) – Labsphere, Inc. has promoted longtime employees Richard Corbyn and Vikrant Mahajan to new positions. Corbyn, a 13-year veteran of the company, is Director of Standard Products and Services, where he steers Labsphere’s product line in reflectance standards and integrating spheres. Mahajan, a seven-year Labsphere veteran, has been named Global Product Manager of LED and Solid State Lighting.

Corbyn

Mahajan

Mahajan

Corbyn was previously Labsphere’s Director of Corporate Quality and director of the company’s international sales and business development. That experience makes him uniquely qualified to meet customers’ expectations on Labsphere’s products and services, with insight into the various applications challenges companies face and what they will need in the future. Corbyn received dual bachelor’s degrees, including a Bachelor of Science in Physical Sciences from Lakehead University (Ontario, Canada), and he earned teaching certification from the University of Maine.

Mahajan has an extensive background in the photonics industry. He was most recently the Product Manager for Labsphere’s UV-2000S UVA/UVB Sunscreen Analyzer, as well as Business Development Manager for South Asia – a role he will continue along with his new global LED responsibilities. He has prior history in a variety of photonics subsectors such as LED/SSL photometry and spectroscopy. Mahajan earned a Master of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Rhode Island (Kingston, R.I.) and a degree from the S.G.S. Institute of Technology and Science (Indore, India).

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Labsphere Adds Calibrated Lamp Standards to NVLAP Accredited Range

Forward Spectral Flux Lamp Standards certified to NVLAP ISO 17205 guidelines
North Sutton, New Hampshire (May 16, 2012) – Labsphere, Inc. has earned accreditation as a NVLAP ISO 17025 calibration laboratory for calibrated Forward Spectral Flux Lamp Standards. Earlier this year, the company was also accredited as an NVLAP Lab 200951-0 for calibrated Spectral Flux Lamp Standards.

NVLAP ISO 17025 accredited calibrated Forward Spectral Flux Lamp standards from Labsphere.

NVLAP ISO 17025 accredited calibrated Forward Spectral Flux Lamp standards from Labsphere.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) governs the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). Labsphere successfully completed rigorous on-site assessments and technical evaluations of its engineering, manufacturing, and calibration departments to gain accreditation.

Labsphere’s global reputation for stable, repeatable Forward Spectral Flux Lamp Standards is well established. Each NIST-traceable standard is carefully screened, seasoned and calibrated at its manufacturing facility under the guidelines recommended by the IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society).

NVLAP accreditation signifies that Labsphere operates in accordance with stringent guidelines pertaining to quality systems, engineering expertise, technical personnel, test and calibration methods, laboratory equipment and environment, measurement traceability, handling of test and calibration items, and accuracy in test and calibration reports.

According to Labsphere Quality Director Richard Corbyn, “Being able to provide accredited forward flux lamps is critical to our customers’ requirements for accurate 2pi measurements; so we are certainly excited to add more products to the list of lamp standards produced at Labsphere which qualify under the NVLAP ISO 17025 accreditation program.”

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Labsphere Canadian Representative Appointed

Roger Xiao and Canstarpro Enterprises represent Labsphere in Canada
North Sutton, New Hampshire (January 24, 2012) – Labsphere, Inc. has appointed Canstarpro Enterprise Inc, founded by former colleague Roger Xiao, the direct Canadian representative for its full line of photometry products and services.

Roger Xiao, founder of Canstarpro Enterprise Inc, Labsphere’s Canadian representative.

Roger Xiao, founder of Canstarpro Enterprise Inc, Labsphere’s Canadian representative.

As Labsphere’s General Manager for sales and operations in China, Xiao oversaw the company’s expansion into Asian markets. With several years of management at Labsphere, he is proficient in all of the company’s product lines and applications. Canstarpro will bring a new level of technical sales and engineering support to Canadian customers looking for solutions to a variety of light measurement and photonics applications.

Xiao has over 15 years of experience working in both public and private sectors. Prior to Labsphere, he was the Business Development Manager for Electro Rent Corp. (China), one of the largest test and measurement equipment service providers in the world. Under his leadership, Labsphere (China) was one of the top-performing subsidiaries among Halma p.l.c. group companies in China. Xiao received his BA in English from Beijing Foreign Studies University in China and MBA from Pepperdine University in the US.

Canstarpro’s Ottawa, Ontario location enables more efficient communication and continuous support between Labsphere’s US headquarters and Canadian customers.

Roger Xiao and Canstarpro Enterprises Inc can be reached at +1-613-282-9328; labsphere.canada@yahoo.ca.

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Labsphere Earns NVLAP Accreditation

Calibration Lab for Optical Radiation Measurements now NVLAP ISO 17205 
North Sutton, New Hampshire (January 13, 2012) – Labsphere, Inc.  has earned accreditation as a NVLAP ISO 17205 calibration laboratory. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) governs the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). Labsphere’s status as NVLAP Lab 200951-0 was granted following successful completion of rigorous on-site assessments and technical evaluations of the company’s Calibration Lab for Optical Radiation Measurements.

Labsphere’s NVLAP accreditation team (from left to right): Dr.Yang Wang, Labsphere Applications Engineer; Yuqin Zong, NIST Auditor; Dr. Peter Weitzman, Labsphere Senior VP; Richard Corbyn, Labsphere Director of Quality; Cameron Miller, NIST Auditor; Joseph Linquata, Labsphere Quality Manager; Greg McKee, Labsphere VP Engineering

Labsphere’s NVLAP accreditation team (from left to right): Dr.Yang Wang, Labsphere Applications Engineer; Yuqin Zong, NIST Auditor; Dr. Peter Weitzman, Labsphere Senior VP; Richard Corbyn, Labsphere Director of Quality; Cameron Miller, NIST Auditor; Joseph Linquata, Labsphere Quality Manager; Greg McKee, Labsphere VP Engineering

NVLAP accreditation signifies that Labsphere operates in accordance with stringent guidelines pertaining to quality systems, engineering expertise, technical personnel, test and calibration methods, laboratory equipment and environment, measurement traceability, handling of test and calibration items, and accuracy in test and calibration reports.

Dr. Peter Weitzman, Labsphere’s Senior VP Sales/Marketing, remarked, “Labsphere’s NVLAP accreditation validates its reputation as a world class provider of NIST-traceable optical calibrations. Customers worldwide relying on high quality Labsphere solutions can be confident that the calibration of those systems has been performed in our accredited ISO 17205 calibration facility.”

Accreditation requirements are established in accordance with the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR, Title 15, Part 285) and accreditation is granted to a select few laboratories. Labsphere is accredited to perform calibrations, at specified ranges and uncertainties, covering more than eighty parameters. To become accredited, laboratories must meet the requirements set forth in NIST Handbook 150, ‘NVLAP Procedures and General Requirements.’

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Labsphere Appoints Indian Sales Manager

Makarand Wadhavekar to provide in country sales and service
North Sutton, New Hampshire (November 15, 2011) – Labsphere, a global leader in light metrology, has illustrated its commitment to the Indian lighting market with the appointment of India Sales Manager Makarand Wadhavekar.

Makarand Wadhavekar, India Sales Manager, Labsphere

Makarand Wadhavekar, India Sales Manager, Labsphere

Based out of Mumbai, Wadhavekar will serve Labsphere’s customers and distributors throughout India. His technical expertise will add value to Labsphere’s existing strong distributorship in India by providing a local point of contact for technical and business inquiries. This will enable Labsphere, through its distributors, to more quickly provide the right solution for all customer applications. 

“Adding Makarand to the Labsphere India team further strengthens our ability to meet the technical needs of our Indian customers and provide them local support. His strong technical and sales experience will be of great benefit to both Labsphere and our valued customers,” says Vikrant Mahajan of Labsphere.

Labsphere’s product line includes LED/SSL test and measurement solutions, remote sensing, coatings and materials, reflectance standards and targets, spectroscopy, as well as OEM capabilities. Wadhavekar will manage the training of Labsphere’s Indian distributors on this wide range of products and assist customers by attending industry conferences, seminars, and tradeshows.

Wadhavekar has extensive experience including 17 years of growing business in India. He has been selling high quality premium engineering products into the Indian market, specifically:  industrial sectors, government departments, institutions, and contractors. He joins Labsphere from Chetas Control Systems and earlier Saisanket India where he worked as the General Manager for Business Development. Prior to that, he worked for 13 years with Vijay Engineering, Mumbai.

He is a mechanical engineer with qualifications in Business and Marketing Management and is currently pursuing an MBA in International Marketing Management from UBI Belgium.

Wadhavekar can be contacted by email at mwadhavekar@labsphere.com, or by phone at 022- 67080400.

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Labsphere Adds Goniophotometers to Illumination Test Range

Partnership with UL Verification Services completes product range
North Sutton, New Hampshire (October 12, 2011) – Labsphere, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of goniophotometers to its light measurement product line.  As part of a cooperative agreement with UL Verification Services Inc. of Northbrook IL, Labsphere will now promote and sell high quality Type C goniophotometers, a product which completes the company’s full range of IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) LM-79 test and measurement solutions.

Labsphere Integrating Sphere

Labsphere Integrating Sphere

In conjunction with this agreement, UL now will be promoting and selling Labsphere integrating spheres systems with proprietary Spectraflect® 99% diffuse reflectance coating.  The combination of Labsphere’s sphere-based systems and UL’s goniophotometers gives customers worldwide the ability to equip their labs with one-stop shopping for best-in-class products.

“The addition of the UL high-end goniophotometers to our extensive product line allows us to further extend our total solutions mission and better service companies in the rapidly expanding Solid State Lighting markets”, said Greg McKee, Vice President of Engineering at Labsphere.  “The lighting industry is undergoing a technology transformation toward LED-based energy efficient lighting products, and once again, Labsphere proves it is a leading provider of world class light measurement systems and standards to help our customers develop their innovative lighting products to meet global lighting test  specifications.”

 

UL Goniophotometer

UL Goniophotometer

UL Verification Services Inc. acquired Lighting Sciences Inc. (LSI) of Scottsdale, Arizona in March 2011. The UL LSI Moving Mirror Goniophotometer Series 6400T was awarded the Illuminating Engineering Society Progress Report honor for 2010, as a “unique and significant advancement to the art and science of lighting.” (IESNA, 2010) This award-winning test equipment will now form the cornerstone of the complete LM-79 laboratory solution from Labsphere and UL.

“UL is pleased to announce the collaboration with Labsphere,” said Todd Straka, Business Development Director for UL, “We believe we can now provide our lighting manufacturing customers with the highest quality in-house photometric test laboratories available.  This relationship couples the speed and accuracy of the UL Lighting Sciences goniophotometers with high-quality Labsphere integrating spheres, spectral management accessories, and highly advanced software for a turn-key photometric testing solution.”

UL (www.ul.com) is a global independent safety science company offering expertise across five key strategic businesses: Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, University and Verification Services. UL has tested and certified lighting products in the global marketplace for over one hundred years.  UL provides testing and certification services to industry standards including UL, ANSI, IEC, NEMA, FCC, and IESNA.  Additionally, UL is a leading provider of photometric performance testing and test equipment in support of well-known lighting programs such as ENERGY STAR®, Lighting Facts, and Design Lights Consortium.

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