Optilux Inc launched to bring liquid lens technology to smart phones

Optilux Inc launched to bring liquid lens technology to smart phones

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Optilux Inc was formed by Hamid Farzaneh, former CEO of Varioptic, to bring dramatically higher picture and video quality to smart phones and tablets. The company will expand the liquid lens actuator technology, pioneered by Varioptic S.A., and optimize it for the consumer mobile telephones and tablets market. Optilux has the exclusive global rights to bring Varioptic's proven technology to smartphones and tablets.
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It is an independent US company which was formed following the sale of Varioptic to Parrot S.A. Parrot is continuing to develop and sell the Varioptic liquid lens actuator technology for use in industrial, medical and other consumer applications.

"We believe that Parrot’s acquisition of Varioptic and the creation of Optilux, which is focusing solely on mobile telephones and tablets applications, ensures that the highly-advanced liquid lens technology will be adopted broadly across many different segments," said Henri Seydoux, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Parrot S.A.

Customers currently using or evaluating Varioptic products for camera phones will not see a gap in support. Optilux’ agreement with Varioptic enables camera phone actuator customers to continue to receive support from Varioptic as needed. Optilux and Varioptic will continue to cooperate on further joint development of the core technology.

The company’s first product is the Optilux 617, sampling now. With absolutely no moving parts, device’s variable focus and variable tilt liquid lens is designed for both autofocus and optical image stabilization (OIS). It supports auto focus and OIS in both picture and video modes and has been specifically designed to compensate handshake in the 0.1Hz to 10Hz range. Focus range is from 3cm to infinity.

Visit Optilux at optilux.com

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