Could This New Smartphone Lens Replace All Smartphone Cameras?
NexOptic Technology Corp. (“NexOptic”) (OTCQX:NXOPF) (TSX VENTURE:NXO) (FRANKFURT:E3O1) (BERLIN:E3O1) is pleased to announce that it has completed preliminary testing on its smartphone lens system. This lens system is one of NexOptic’s previously announced new optical systems and is engineered to impact the rapidly growing, smartphone, telephoto marketplace.
Darcy Daugela, P.Eng and Chairman of NexOptic stated: “We are all very encouraged by the results our team has achieved on its first mobile lens demonstration. Imaging capabilities from our desktop testing of the assembled lens system appear to have met our ambitiousdesign targets.” Mr. Daugela continued: “If we incorporate industry-standard image processing techniques used in virtually every mobile device, I believe this lens design can provide unprecedented telephoto capabilities for smartphones and many other consumer imaging products.”
The testing was completed upon receiving and assembling the Company’s custom manufactured lenses from Diverse Optics of California and consisted of testing the assembled lens system on a desktop. Bar target test results indicate that the lens provides improved angular resolution when compared to market leading smartphone telephoto lenses, as it was able to resolve two more bar targets (i.e., 25% better angular resolution) on the chart than one of the current, top-rated smartphone lenses.
Initial bar target test results from NexOptic’s benchtop prototype indicate that on-axis resolvable targets (measuring resolution) are nearly identical to simulation values. NexOptic notes that its desktop demonstration was built to prove the engineering and showcase the technology on a preliminary basis and to refine NexOptic’s path to a smartphone-based unit. Off-the-shelf sensor configurations and rudimentary image processing features were used for NexOptic’s initial testing. NexOptic will be engaging an industry-leading, independent third party to test optical resolution, and looks forward to reporting the ongoing progress of its smartphone prototype as the Company continues to work towards completing a functional prototype of this lens system.
Intellectual Property Update
NexOptic also reports that, as part of its strategy to protect intellectual property, it continues to file additional patent applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) in addition to filing in strategically selected, global jurisdictions.
Recent provisional patents filed with the USPTO (including ones specific to and related to the mobile lens stack design) utilize a variety of lens stack designs, all of which differ geometrically from NexOptic’s first patented lens, with which the Company designed and built its original proof-of-concept (please see NexOptic’s news release dated June 29, 2017). NexOptic’s original patent, as issued by the USPTO, is now pending in the following jurisdictions: China, South Korea, Japan, the European Union (including Great Britain) and Canada.
NexOptic continues to expand its Blade Optics™ suite of optical technologies, which it believes will enable much broader and more dynamic marketing strategies for the Company.
About NexOptic Technology Corp.
NexOptic is a creative optical development company which aims to enhance the way we view the world around us. Currently focused on engineering its first consumer product for the growing outdoor recreation market, as well as a demonstration prototype for the mobile device space, NexOptic is aggressively pursuing a multi-pronged optical innovation strategy. Utilizing Blade Optics™, the Company’s developing suite of innovative optical technologies, NexOptic aims to increase aperture sizes within given depth constraints of various imaging applications. Increasing the aperture size enables a lens system to have an improved diffraction limit, thus providing the potential for increased resolution capabilities.
Blade Optics™ refers to NexOptic’s lens designs, algorithms and mechanics which vary from patented, patent-pending and includes all of the Company’s intellectual property and know-how.
NexOptic trades on the OTCQX under the symbol “NXOPF,” on the TSX Venture as “NXO,” on Frankfurt as “E3O1” and Berlin as “E3O1.” More information is available at www.nexoptic.com.
On behalf of the Boards of Directors
NexOptic Technology Corp.
John Daugela, CEO & Director
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