PSI now offers an expanded line of chillers, from 5800 BTU up to 30709 BTU to meet any lab’s needs.
Features: These chillers are compact, fully self-contained and use highly efficient refrigerant that is environmentally friendly and does not harm the ozone layer. These lightweight, compact, space-saving chillers can be placed close to the wall and in tight spaces because they offer both front and rear ventilation. A conveniently located function panel includes timer operation, low tank level indicator, power failure auto restart and anti-freezing operations. A self-diagnosis function and check display are also located on the front top of the unit for easy access. No tools are needed for filter replacement because the front panel easily removes to allow access to the filters.
Availability: Four models are available from PSI, 955S – 5800 BTU, 965S – 6824 BTU, 985S – 13648 BTU and 995S – 30709 BTU.
Easy-to-use anti-fog treatment for all plastic and glass lenses including hydro/super hydro coated AR lenses. This anti-fog product will de-fog all lenses including AR, according to Dynamic Labs.
Features: UltraVue Premium AR Anti-Fog Stopper is easy to use. Apply one or two drops on the inside of the lenses, spread gently with a soft cloth or tissue and allow the treatment to air dry for 15 to 20 seconds. Once dry, wipe the lens with a dry soft cloth and polish the lens. Lenses will remain fog free.
Availability: Sold in a countertop display of 24 individually boxed 10mL drip cap bottles. The countertop display box features a small footprint, 4 1/4” W x 6 3’8” L x 2 1/2” H and a popup header (1 3/4” H).
Aqua Distill is a new green solution that allows you to save water in your lab and recycle toxic metal waste while complying with current environmental regulations.
Features: Aqua Distill effectively distills alloy reclaim tank water and separates toxic residues into a waste bag. Its industrial design provides a consistent process using a computer-monitored technology that includes a self-diagnostic system. Aqua Distill is supported by the industry leading field service team of DAC Technologies and National Optronics.
Availability: This easy-to-use equipment is available in 5, 15 and 20-gallon sizes.
BPI is introducing the BPI UV-Blue Barrier 440 tint (BPI# 37888). This is the latest addition to a series of therapeutic tints offered by BPI, joining the group of BPI Filter Vision 450, BPI Diamond Dye 460/510, BPI Diamond Dye 500/550, BPI Diamond Dye 540 and BPI 600 Dye Deep Red. This pale yellow tint with faint green overtones blocks the highest energy violet and blue visible light as well as the upper portion of the UVA.
Features: The high energy violet/blue portion of the visible spectrum has been implicated in age-related macular degeneration. As such, many recommend attenuation of these colors; some lens manufacturers have produced special lenses which block this region. This light yellow/green tint does not overly affect normal color perception nor does it interfere with traffic signal recognition and may be used while driving, even at night.
Hoya is adding Transitions Signature GEN 8 photochromic lenses to its lineup of light reactive lenses.
- Activation speed: Transitions Signature GEN 8 lenses are 30 percent faster to activate than Transitions Signature VII lenses.
- Deactivation speed: Transitions Signature GEN 8 lenses are 35 percent faster to fade back than Transitions Signature VII lenses.
- Activated darkness: Transitions Signature GEN 8 lenses get even darker than Transitions Signature VII lenses.
- Improved performance longevity.
Transitions Optical and Hoya will work together to promote availability to the ECP market and patients. Some of the activities include:
- Four-city education tour beginning in Brooklyn Center, Minn., and coinciding with the 29 Rooms city tour.
- Patient rebate promotion.
- Launch kits and education for practices.
Availability: The detailed launch plan by lens material and Hoya design for Transitions Signature GEN 8 Gray and Brown lenses are available on hoyavision.us and from local territory sales managers. Transitions Signature GEN 8 photochromic lenses are available in all Hoya anti-reflective coatings, and treatments are also available via major vision plans. Transitions Signature VII products will remain available in some styles.
Reichert Technologies’ ClearChart 4X Enhanced Digital Acuity System and ClearChart 4P Polarized Digital Acuity System now contain Lea Symbols and Lea Numbers optotypes.
Features: These optotypes are considered the standard for pediatric acuity testing and are calibrated in accordance with the Landolt C optotype series. Lea Symbols are easier for children to identify, and both new sets of optotypes blur equally when presented to the patient.
Availability: Compatibility with existing Reichert Phoroptor VRx Digital Refraction System and SightChek Digital Phoroptor is possible with a software update. Contact Reichert technical support or a local Reichert authorized distributor to arrange a software update for your digital refraction system.