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Posted: May 20, 2010

Ocean Optics Acquires Sandhouse Design

(Nanowerk News) Ocean Optics, Inc., a world leader in modular spectroscopy and optical sensing, has acquired the assets of Sandhouse Design, LLC, a designer and manufacturer of modular mid-infrared spectrometers, LEDs, light sources and other photonics products.
Sandhouse Design, LLC, based in Dunedin, Florida, has developed over the past four years a novel line of high-powered LED light sources designed for research and spectroscopic applications. In addition, Sandhouse offers small scanning infrared spectrometers in wavelength ranges from 900-8000 nm. Sandhouse products have been widely accepted in biotechnology, process control and industrial applications.
Ocean Optics will manufacture the new product line out of its ISO9001:2008 certified manufacturing facility in Winter Park, Florida, and handle sales and support via the company’s regional sales offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Ocean Optics will support existing Sandhouse customers immediately.
“The Sandhouse product line complements and expands what we offer today,” said Rob Randelman, Ocean Optics President. “This acquisition allows us to offer additional solutions for our customers in new and existing markets in research and industry, and enhances our offering to OEM customers across a wide range of application needs. We’re confident our customers will be well served by the breadth and variety of our product offering.”
With the addition of the Sandhouse line, the Ocean Optics product offering will be close to 1,700 spectrometers, sensors, light sources and accessories. The company has sold more than 150,000 spectrometers for over 10,000 applications in many diverse markets.
“Ocean Optics is a leader in photonics technologies and will serve our customers well,” said Brian Rogers, president of Sandhouse LLC. “We're happy that the novel technologies we've created have found a terrific home at Ocean Optics."
Headquartered in Dunedin, Fla., Ocean Optics is a leading supplier of solutions for optical sensing - fundamental methods of measuring and interpreting the interaction of light with matter. With locations in Asia and Europe, the company has sold more than 130,000 spectrometers worldwide since 1992. Ocean Optics’ extensive line of complementary technologies includes chemical sensors, analytical instrumentation, optical fibers, thin films and optics. The company is part of the Halma group of safety and detection companies.
Source: Ocean Optics (press release)
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