Light Blue Optics and Thales to develop miniature projection displays

CAMBRIDGE, England, 9 May 2007. Light Blue Optics in Cambridge, England, is working together with Thales in France to develop military and aerospace displays. Light Blue will provide Thales miniature projection systems for cockpit advanced displays.

May 9th, 2007

CAMBRIDGE, England, 9 May 2007. Light Blue Optics in Cambridge, England, is working together with Thales in France to develop military and aerospace displays. Light Blue will provide Thales miniature projection systems for cockpit advanced displays.

Light Blue's holographic laser projection technology delivers large, full-color video images in focus at all distances -- even on curved or angled surfaces.

Light Blue's Director of Business Development and co-founder Dr. Edward Buckley explained, "Light Blue's proprietary projection technology provides a range of benefits including exceptional levels of brightness and a robust, lightweight optical architecture that is highly tolerant to a range of microdisplay defects. Such differentiating advantages make our technology ideal for use in safety critical markets such as aerospace & defence and automotive."

Bruno Vazzoler, Thales's Vice President General Manager of Cockpit Interactive Solutions said, "At Thales, we are permanently looking for leading-edge technologies with ground-breaking capabilities, and are therefore delighted to announce this development agreement with Light Blue Optics. We have identified a range of early revenue opportunities for Light Blue's technology and look forward to delivering these advances in display technology to customers in the near term."

Light Blue Optics' CEO, Dr. Chris Harris said, "This development is a strategic collaboration that will bring Light Blue's unique command of holographic laser projection together with Thales's unrivalled understanding of human interaction with information display systems. Coupling our flexibility with Thales's tremendous engineering capacity opens up a range of near-term opportunities in aerospace & defence, and we anticipate it will form the basis of a long-term relationship."

For more information contact Light Blue online at www.lightblueoptics.com, or Thales at www.thalesgroup.com.

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