Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) October 09, 2012
Companies: Visualant, Inc., and Sumitomo Precision Products Co., Ltd. (“SPP”)
Updates: New device prototypes from SPP demonstrate the power of Visualant’s ChromaID™ technology, which reads, records and analyzes invisible chromatic identifiers in gases, liquids, solids and surfaces. These prototypes are expected to spawn a new wave of consumer and industrial applications bringing the benefits of Visualant Spectral Pattern Matching™ (SPM) techniques found in expensive science labs to people in the field.
Event Details: At the Japan Inspection Instruments Manufacturers’ Show (JIMA) on October 10-12, 2012, held in Tokyo where SPP will have new prototypes on display at its exhibition booth.
Visualant, and its development partner SPP are introducing ChromaID™ technology that can be embedded into future industrial devices and consumer electronics, including smartphones and laptops. Invented by University of Washington Professors Thomas Furness and Brian Schowengerdt, the ChromaID™ system is an advanced method of Spectral Pattern Matching (“SPM”) techniques that is more accurate and precise than previous SPM techniques, yet can be deployed into the field at large economies of scale.
“Our vision is to bring the power of science into the hands of people when and where they need them most,” said Ron Erickson, Chief Executive Officer of Visualant. “It’s an honor to be part of this first step to deliver ChromaID™ technology outside of the science lab, and one step closer to our vision.”
About Visualant, Inc.
Visualant™, Inc. develops a unique patented Spectral Pattern Matching™ “SPM” technology. This technology directs structured light onto a physical substance to capture a unique ChromaID™ profile. When matched against existing databases, the Visualant Spectral Signature™ can identify, detect, or diagnosis markers invisible to the human eye. SPM scanners can be integrated into a variety of mobile or fixed-mount form factors, making it possible to effectively conduct analyses in the field that could only previously be performed by large and expensive lab–based tests.
Visualant entered into a one-year Joint Development Agreement on May 31, 2012 with Sumitomo Precision Products Co., Ltd. (“SPP”), which focuses on the commercialization of the SPM technology and a License Agreement providing SPP with an exclusive license of the SPM technology in identified Asian territories. For more information, visit: http://www.visualant.net.
Sumitomo Precision Products Co., Ltd. is publicly traded on the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges and has operations in Japan, United States, China, United Kingdom, Canada and other parts of the world. Additional information on SPP is available at http://www.spp.co.jp/English/index2-e.html.
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