Power Technology launches USB powered laser module.

Posted by Kristopher Hesson on Feb 16, 2016 2:44:30 PM

Power Technology Inc., laser experts in the photonics industry for 45 years, is launching a unique new series of lasers at the 2016 Photonics West show in San Francisco today. Dubbed “The Modern OEM Laser,” the USB-L is a laser module that is both powered and controlled via standard USB computer ports. Perfect for bio-analytics, research, industrial, and semiconductor applications, the convenience and control provided by the USB interface make the USB-L an attractive, affordable choice for a variety of situations. USBL.jpg

 The USB-L comes in both square and round packages ranging from 405 nm to 780 nm and output powers from 1 mW to 50 mW. Connecting via USB Micro Type B, the red and IR versions connect to USB 1 or USB 2 ports while green, blue and violet models are accessible via USB 2 ports. All models offer consistent power and a custom graphical user interface for precise control of output power level and on/off state.

 Walter Burgess, VP of Engineering and Sales for Power Technology Inc., commented on the development of the USB-L laser module product line stating “Industrial equipment is often computer controlled so we wanted to provide a complimentary technology that is easy to implement. Powering and controlling the laser module via the well understood and ubiquitous USB protocol gives manufacturers, analysts, and researchers more control options. Universities will value the simplicity and reliability of the USB-L as well.”

 Photonics West is the premier photonics and laser event. With more than 1,250 companies, this exhibition continues to be the flagship event to find the latest products, tools, and applications for research or business needs.

 Power Technology will be demonstrating the USB-L and other new cutting edge laser products at booth 4270 in Exhibit Hall D this week during the trade show. Power Technology has been an annual fixture at the trade show for over 25 years.

 Power Technology, Inc., established in 1969, is a leading manufacturer of lasers for OEM cinema, analytical, biomedical, industrial, semiconductor inspection, defense & security, and machine vision applications. For more information about Power Technology, visit the company’s website at http://www.powertechnology.com.

 Contact: Kristopher Hesson, Marketing Manager Power Technology khesson@powertechnology.com


Topics: Lasers, laser module

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