News | September 16, 2008

Luna Technologies Releases Next Generation Precision Reflectometer For Increased Throughput In Optical Manufacturing

Source: Luna Technologies, a Division of Luna Innovations Incorporated

ECOC 2008
Booth #209

BLACKSBURG, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Luna Technologies, a division of Luna Innovations Incorporated, will demonstrate an economical, ultra-high resolution reflectometer, the PR 4400, at the 2009 European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC). This portable, user-friendly instrument is a state-of-the-art tool for measuring reflections as a function of distance and return loss (RL) in a fiber optic system. The PR 4400 is a test and measurement device for designers and manufacturers of fiber optic components, modules, cables and assemblies. It provides the end-user a view of every "event" in a fiber optic system, allowing faster design cycles and the production of higher quality products.

In a single scan, the PR 4400 gives the user exceptional inspection and diagnostic capabilities with the ability to locate and troubleshoot connectors, fiber breaks and macrobends, and accurately measure insertion loss and RL in seconds. The PR 4400 features resolution as low as 40 microns and the ability to view an entire assembly immediately from the front panel connector up to 2 kilometers in one scan with zero dead zone.

The PR 4400 joins Luna's reflectometer family of products, such as the award-winning Optical Backscatter Reflectometer (OBR™ 4400), in offering manufacturers an accurate, fast and reliable measurement tool to reduce the time and cost of testing. This results in higher product yields and increased manufacturing throughputs of high-port count components and systems, e.g. FTTx/PON components, ribbon cables, and DWDM/ROADM systems. Luna's PR 4400 quickly and accurately identifies fiber faults and events during design verification, failure analysis and manufacturing quality certification. The instrument also measures fiber skew with 1 psec resolution in ribbon cables and is an ideal tool to reduce development resources.

"With the PR 4400, Luna Technologies is committed to helping fiber optic manufacturers meet the demands of their customers for higher volumes and greater quality," comments David Chan, Director of Product Marketing. "The device provides fast, repeatable, high accuracy measurements for clear pass/fail analysis and is easy to set up and use straight out of the box. The expansion of our reflectometer product line with an accurate and effective measurement tool at an economical price reaffirms Luna's commitment to providing tools that meet our customers' needs."

The PR 4400 is available immediately with a 6-8 week lead time and includes a laptop computer and software for either a maximum of 2km length with 3mm resolution or a maximum of 70 meter length with 40 micron resolution. Available options include extended 12dB loss dynamic range, a custom software development kit and desktop analysis software. For a limited time, desktop analysis software is offered at no additional cost.

Luna will be demonstrating its reflectometer and analyzer product platforms in booth #209 at ECOC Sept. 22-24 at the Brussels Expo, Belgium. For more information, visit Luna Technologies online at

About Luna Technologies:

Luna Technologies, a division of Luna Innovations Incorporated located in Blacksburg, Virginia, manufactures and markets test and measurement equipment and integrated sensing solutions. Luna Technologies' products are used for process and control monitoring in telecommunications, manufacturing, power generation and distribution, down-hole oil and gas production, aerospace, and defense applications. Its products have won numerous awards and are sold and distributed throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Forward Looking Statements: This release includes information that constitutes "forward-looking statements" made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the expansion of Luna Technologies' reflectometer product line and the PR 4400 and its application to new markets and new business opportunities. Actual results may differ materially from the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including risks and uncertainties set forth in the company's periodic reports and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Such filings are available at the SEC's website at, and at the Luna Innovations website at The statements made in this release are based on information available to the company as of the date of this release and Luna Innovations undertakes no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

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