Luna Introduces New Model of its Optical Backscatter Reflectometer™

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OBR 5T-50 model is 200 times faster than competing options for fiber-optic testing solutions 

ROANOKE, Va., (November 19, 2012) Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ: LUNA) today introduced a new version of its Optical Backscatter Reflectometer™ that’s 200 times faster than competing  solutions.

Luna’s OBR 5T-50, the latest in the company’s line of products for fiber-optic testing, is a fast, easy-to-use, low-cost precision instrument developed to meet market requirements for higher speed and simplified user interface for manufacturers, university labs and national research facilities.

The OBR 5T-50 reduces cost and complexity, while increasing throughput by measuring Insertion Loss (IL) and Return Loss (RL) distribution of passive optical components and modules such as optical cables, connectors, switches, couplers, and planar lightwave circuits.

Luna’s solution features 11.9-Hz acquisition and display over 8.5 meters with 20-micron spatial resolution for greater accuracy on every measurement. The OBR 5T-50 offers a streamlined and intuitive user interface that logs event location, RL and IL in real time and shows reflection events versus distance, also in real time.

“The OBR 5T-50 expands our product offerings in the fiber-optic testing market with an industry-leading combination of measurement, speed, range and accuracy,” said My Chung, Luna’s CEO. “This highly specialized equipment is designed to fulfill the market needs not met by our current OBR products, with higher speed and at a lower cost. It’s the latest example of Luna developing technology to meet the exacting needs of customers in a variety of settings.”

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Luna Innovations Incorporated ( focuses on sensing and instrumentation. Luna develops and manufactures new-generation products for the healthcare, telecommunications, energy and defense markets. The company's products are used to measure, monitor, protect and improve critical processes in the markets it serves.

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