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A Japanese laser platformer is seeking distributors or agents in the EU for its laser beam profiler’s software

Country of origin:
Country: 
JAPAN
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOJP20180104001
Published
04/01/2018
Last update
15/01/2018
Expiration date
15/01/2019

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Laser Related
Manufacture of optical instruments and photographic equipment
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Summary

Summary: 
The Japanese company specialized in software to build up laser beam profilers is approaching the EU market for the first time and is looking for distributors or agents with strong knowledge in the laser sector. The software itself is compatible with general Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) cameras and provide better analysis and measurement performances compared to similar product. A distribution services or commercial agency agreement will be signed with the relevant partner.

Description

Description: 

The Japanese company is a trading and development corporation specialized in the laser field. It has been developing tools in order to help scientists' with their research for nearly 10 years and their products are highly appreciated.

Their software to build up laser beam profilers is compatible with general Charge-Coupled Device CCD cameras on the market making it cheaper when compared to similar products. Moreover, it provides better performance with the measurement of the beam profile and diameter. See the advantage and innovation box for the technical details.

Their software can also be used by researchers in fields other than optics such as information, medical, food, energy and environment which are the five fields that the company strongly supports. For researchers in such fields, the software can be customized and set up in their own optics experiment systems, this will facilitate researchers’ work that will not have to deal with technical matters and just focus in analyzing the data.

At present time, the company is looking for distributors or agents in the EU in order to attract their new target end users: European engineers and researchers.

The potential partners should be able to understand and transmit the clients’ requests to the company and be able to import and distribute the company’s products to the customers, acting therefore as a reliable intermediary between the company and the end user.

As the product does not have any approval or certification in the EU yet, the company is seeking for a distribution agreement with an experienced partner with broad knowledge on how to obtain local import permits for this type of products.

A distribution services or commercial agency agreement will be signed with the relevant partner.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The company software presents below features compared to similar products. The software is compatible with many of the Charge-Coupled Device CCD cameras on the market. Therefore, there is no obligation to buy a specific camera, in comparison with other companies forcing end user to buy a given camera raising the final costs of the software + camera set. The product provides easy measurement of the beam profile and diameter. Depending on the type of the client's request and options, their product can provide a range measurement from small to large diameters of 2μm ~ 100 mm. While conventional profilers range between 30μm ~ 24 mm, making the company product between 4 to 15 times more efficient than similar products. The software includes various analytical functions such as: (1) M2 beam Quality Analysis, (2) Divergence Angle Analysis, (3) Beam Pointing Variation Analysis, (4) Beam Diameter Analysis. In addition to the above, (5) Real Time Contrast Adjustment function and (6) Real Time Image Averaging function are also available. These are unique allowing time-dependent phenomena of the beam profile to be also analyzed. Other features are: • Provides measurement from low to high powers (1mW/cm2~100W/cm2). • The beam divergence angle can be measured as 3D. • It is possible to accumulate time-dependent profiles of beam. • Images can be saved in a user-defined time interval with an image logging function. • Includes a Speckle reduction function (with patterns of bright and dark spots)

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The potential partners are agents or distributors specialized in the optic products field and able to understand and transmit the clients’ requests to the company and be able to import and distribute the product to the customers. They should thus have a suitable connections with engineers and researchers who are interested in laser platforms. The partner must have knowledge and be able to provide support to the Japanese company in the process of obtaining relevant EU certifications needed for the product.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500

Dissemination

Dissemination sector group : 
Dissemination preferred : 
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom