News | March 8, 2006

Recognition Spotlights Ocean Optics' Thin Films Success

Dunedin, FL - Ocean Optics' SeaChanger Color Engine has recently been named one of the Top 10 new products for lighting and stage professionals. The CYMG color changer for ETC Source Four Ellipsoidals was featured in the February issue of Projection, Lights and Staging News (PLSN).

The PLSN article, "The Top 10 (Or So) Toys and How They Will Change the Way You Work in 2006," predicts that the SeaChanger's patented dichroic filter technology will rapidly become a standard part of lighting fixtures, replacing traditional gels. It is able to create millions of brilliant, rich, reproducible colors that do not shift or fade with time or temperature. The filters provide higher transmission efficiency than gels and other materials, and their resistance to temperature and humidity eliminates the need for noisy fans.

The self-contained unit includes an internal power supply and installs without tools. It is available with a DMX-to-USB converter and will interface with software that matches the filter combinations to more than 300 common gel filters and other gel book values. In 2005, the SeaChanger was also awarded the prestigious Entertainment Services & Technology Association's (ESTA's) Dealers' Choice Product Award for Equipment.

"The industry demand for the SeaChanger has really been a phenomenal driver of growth in our Thin Films division," commented Ocean Optics Director of Marketing, Rob Morris. "We are continuously exploring ways to deliver an even wider range of vibrant colors such as the recently released SeaChanger xG ‘Extreme Green.' We fully expect this part of our business to continue expanding over the coming year."

SOURCE: Ocean Optics, Inc.