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SALEM, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 29, 2006--StockerYale, Inc. (NASDAQ: STKR) a leading provider of specialty optical fiber and components, provides advanced optical fiber and optical fiber based components for the NxtPhase NXCT and NXVCT line of Optical Current and Voltage Sensors. This innovative line of NxtPhase sensors are changing the way high-voltage electric power is managed in the competitive electric power industry.
NxtPhase Optical Current and Voltage Sensors are proving to be an attractive alternative to conventional iron-core instrument transformers, bringing a new level of accuracy to electric utilities. Major advantages include improved accuracy over a broader dynamic range, wider band-width, zero risk of explosive failure, lighter weight and an environmentally safe design. The market for optical current and voltage sensors is expected to grow significantly over the next two decades as electric utilities upgrade their aging equipment to more seamlessly control power through the power grid.
"StockerYale works in close collaboration with NxtPhase to provide all-fiber based solutions for their sensors. The Company's polarization maintaining fiber and fiber based components are an integral part of the systems which demands high performance and reliability. We are excited to be working with NxtPhase and being a part of the next generation sensing technology for electric utilities," said Paul Jortberg, Vice President of Sales for StockerYale's Optical Components business unit.
"We've been using StockerYale fibers for nearly two years and are extremely satisfied with the quality and customer service we've experienced," commented Dr. Allen Rose, Sr. Optical Engineer at NxtPhase, "We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship between our companies."
StockerYale, Inc., headquartered in Salem, New Hampshire, is an independent designer and manufacturer of structured light lasers, LED modules, and specialty optical fibers for industry-leading OEMs. In addition, the Company manufactures fluorescent lighting products and phase masks. The Company serves a wide range of markets including the machine vision, industrial inspection, defense, telecommunication, sensors, and medical markets. StockerYale has offices and subsidiaries in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.