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Feb 18th, 2013
 
poLight unveils first full resolution Touch & re-Focus applications for camera phones at Mobile World Congress
 
poLight will demonstrate, with its high speed TLens®, the ability to refocus pictures previously taken in full resolution
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poLight, the world leader in very high-speed and ultra low power autofocus actuated lenses, announced today that its TLens® (tunable lens) actuator enables a new user experience with camera phone – surpassing that of a digital still or video camera. poLight has developed a new type of applications to be demonstrated at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from 25th to 28th February.

poLight TLens® boosts smart phone camera performance thanks to a response time 20x faster than traditional VCM technologies, while consuming 40x less power consumption to prevent the sensor from heating and to extend battery life in continuous autofocus mode. Those performance discontinuities enable new mobile applications such as Video Continuous Autofocus, Instant FocusTM or All-in-FocusTM.

Amid the new differentiating technology battle that mobile phone makers are facing, the TLens® high precision and high speed enable a new type of experience. poLight “Touch & re-Focus™” software demonstrates how easy it is for a user to refocus a picture once it has been taken. By simply touching the area where to focus on the smart phone screen, the new generated picture can then be saved at full sensor resolution while image files are sent to the cloud to generate other focusing scenarios at a later time. Alternatively, the photographer may decide to get ther image “All in Focus™” by using a simple slider from the application screen. Hence close-up and far away objects on the scene are all in focus.

“It is exciting to see that poLight technology superior performance, such as ultra-high speed focus and field of view stability, can create a new set of applications that will make a difference for camera phone users. With a TLens® based camera, they will be able to shoot their pictures without the risk of missing a focus. The “Touch & re-Focus™” feature will make it easy for them to adapt later the focus of their full-resolution picture directly on their phone or on their PC. I see that as a real added value to camera phone users,”
said Christian Dupont, CEO of poLight.

poLight’s TLens® new devices are designed to serve the needs of large volume phone camera module customers worldwide. poLight will demonstrate the TLens® experience during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from 25th February to 28th February 2013. To make an appointment, please contact press@polight.com.

For an overview of the Touch & re-Focus™ experience, check out this video: http://vimeo.com/59642815

About poLight
poLight is developing micro-optic autofocus components for the mobile phone industry. Its patented proprietary technology based on deformable polymers and Optical MEMs, enables high performances that make new camera applications possible, while reducing the overall cost of camera modules. Originating from a spin-off from Ignis, poLight received, during 2009, investments from Viking Venture III AS, Alliance Venture Polaris AS, Sintef Venture III AS, Ignis ASA and more recently from Investinor AS, in 2011. poLight is based in Horten, Norway. For more information, please visit www.polight.com.

Global Media Contacts
poLight AS
Nathalie Combrousse
Email: press@polight.com
Tel: +33 (0) 6 10 64 28 61 Fax: +33 (0) 4 72 91 30 30

 

 
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