Agiltron NEWS
March 21 , 2013
Agiltron Shows New Switching Products at OFC/NFOEC

Agiltron Inc., a leading developer and producer of optical and photonic devices and sensor-based systems, is showing new switching products at the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC/NFOEC) Exhibit. The products include Variable Optical Attenuators (VOA), MEMS fiberoptic switches, and fiberoptic matrix switches. These products are based on Agiltron patented thermal activation MEMS technology and are manufactured using a standard semiconductor process and achieves superior optical performance and reliability. These products are attracting interest from major telecom and datacom system providers, as they provide state-of-the-art optical light management functions with superior reliability and features at an attractive price.

November 1 , 2012
Agiltron Announces Free-Space MEMS VOA/Shutters for General Applications

Agiltron Inc. a leading provider of optical devices and sensor- based systems announces the availability of its LargeMotion™ free-space MEMS VOA/Shutter for general applications.   The patent pending LargeMotion™ MEMS product family features large displacement covering over 0.7mm beam size in a compact size of less than 7mm, an industrial first.  They are produced in our in-house foundry and packaged with a submount for easy integration into customer devices.  When assembled with laser or fiberoptic, it can achieve as high as 70dB light blocking with zero additional loss and an operation broad band from 200 to 8000nm. The availability of these optical MEMS chips demonstrates Agiltron leadership in providing state-of-the-art optical light management products with performance and price- points never before available to designers.

January 3, 2012
Agiltron Announces Large NxN Matrix Fiberoptic Switches for Cost-Sensitive Network Applications

Agiltron Inc. a leading provider of optical devices and sensor- based systems announces the availability of its SelfAlign™ fiberoptic switches in large NxN formats up to 500x500 ports. The SelfAlign™ switch product family features ultra-low insertion loss (~1dB) regardless the port count, self-latching, and ultra-broad band (300 to 2000nm) operation at unprecedented low cost. Agiltron patent pending Selfalign™ V-groove technology eliminates the need for collimating lenses and optical coatings employed in traditional optical switches. The availability of these fiberoptic switches demonstrates Agiltron leadership in providing state-of-the-art optical light management products with performance and price- points never before available to designers.

September 28, 2011
Agiltron Announces World-First MEMS Latching Fiberoptic Switches for Cost-Sensitive Network Applications

Agiltron Inc. announces the availability of sample quantities of its LatchMEMSTM series of fiberoptic switches. Currently available in 2x2 and 1x4 port configurations, these world's first latching MEMS optical switches preserve the optical path when power is removed. Based on Agiltron patented thermal activation MEMS technology, the switch is manufactured using a standard semiconductor process and achieves superior reliability of over one billion switching cycles. The introduction of this fiberoptic device demonstrates Agiltron's leadership in providing state-of-the-art optical light management functions with superior reliability and features at a price- point never before available to telecom and datacom product designers. The devices' small size also provides enhanced flexibility for integration into space constrained designs.

September11, 2011
Agiltron Announces Polyimide-coated Optical Fiber Cleaver

Agiltron, Inc., a leading developer and producer of advanced optical components and systems, announces the commercial availability of its Coated Optical Fiber Cleaver. Compatible for use with the Agiltron PermLock™ Fiberoptic Splice kit, the fiber cleaver is constructed to allow the user to make thousands of cuts through high-performance polyimide-coated optical fiber before a blade change. The excellent quality of the cleave leaves no residual torn polyimide that can interfere with low optical loss splicing.Used in conjunction with the low-cost PermLock™ Splice Tool, low-loss and highly reliable splices can be obtained in industrial, military, aerospace, mining, and oil exploration environments.

May 13,2011
Agiltron Moved To a New Facility

Agiltron Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative opto-electronic components and systems, has  moved to an adjacent building with approximate 53000 square feet manufacturing, R&D, and administration space that has been newly remolded to meet the increasing commercial orders of made-in US products. 

December 15,2009
Agiltron Awarded Navy Contract for High Reliability Mechanical Fiber Optic Splice Kit

Agiltron Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative optical components and systems, today announced that the company has been awarded a contract from the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) for a high reliability mechanical fiber optic splice kit that can be used by flight line technicians to repair and maintain mission critical aircraft. This award is the formal transition of a four year Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program to Phase III production readiness -- a critical milestone for an SBIR program. More

December 8,2009
Agiltron Grows Despite Recession

Despite the economic downturn, Agiltron, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of photonic and optical components for communications, sensing and imaging, continued to achieve revenue growth, increase it facilities, and hire new employees at a record rate. Agiltron announces its headcount increased by 20% in 2009, reaching 100. The Careers section of the company website continues to list many open positions and all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.More

August 31, 2009
Agiltron Named 500/5000 Companies

Woburn, MA, -- Agiltron, Inc. announced it has been included in this year's 500/5000 Companies by Industry - Engineering. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over five years. This is the fourth consecutive year to be included in the Inc. 500/5000 List.

August 11, 2009
Agiltron Acquires Raman Systems 

Agiltron, Inc. (Woburn, MA), developer and manufacturer of photonic and optical components for communications, sensing and imaging, says it has acquired the assets of privately held Raman Systems Inc. Founded in 1997 by professors at Boston University's Photonics Research Center, Raman Systems pioneered the development of portable--handheld and compact benchtop--and affordable Raman spectrometers for chemical analysis. More

July 1, 2009
Agiltron Adds More Space

Agiltron Inc., a developer and manufacturer of optical components and systems, has signed a lease for more than 10,600 square feet at 12 Cabot Road in Woburn. The new facility, directly across the street from Agiltron's existing building, is owned by Cummings Properties. More

February 11, 2009
Agiltron Acquires SensArray Infrared

Agiltron, a developer and manufacturer of photonic components and systems for communications, sensing, and imaging, announced its acquisition of the privately held SensArray Infrared (Burlington, MA) on February 9. SensArray is a supplier of both standard and customized infrared (IR) detectors and subsystems for spectroscopic and analytical applications. "Corrected August 19,2010". More

May 8, 2008
Agiltron Receives 2008 New England Innovation Award

Woburn, MA, -- Agiltron, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of optical components and systems, was presented with the 2008 New England Innovation Award from the Small Business Association of New England (SBANE). More

April 4, 2008
Agiltron Acquires Multispectral Imaging

Woburn, MA, -- Agiltron, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of optical components and systems, has acquired privately held Multispectral Imaging (MII), Inc. Operating as a subsidiary, MII continues the development of a capacitive MEMS sensor array that offers reduced thermal noises.

September 10, 2007
Agiltron Named New England Fast 50

Woburn, MA, -- Agiltron, Inc. has been named in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 program for New England for the third time. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over three years. More

November 6, 2006
Agiltron Transparent Conductive NanoPaintTM Coatings

Woburn, MA, -- Agiltron Inc., announced the commercial availability of its transparent conductive coating service. This coating can be applied conformally to objects of nearly all shapes, sizes, and materials, including plastics and glass. More

September 14, 2006
Agiltron Recognized for Revenue Growth – Named Inc. 500 and New England Fast 50

Woburn, MA, -- Agiltron, Inc., has been recognized as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies by both Inc. magazine and Deloitte & Touche USA. More

April 3, 2006
Agiltron Teams up with Micron to Develop Low Cost Thermal Camera...

Woburn, MA, -- Agiltron Inc., announced teaming with Micron to develop a new infrared sensor that, when coupled with a conventional visible light imager, creates a mass-marketable true thermal imaging solution. More

March 24, 2006
Agiltron Announces Low-cost Industry Standard MEMS VOA

Woburn, Mass. -- Agiltron, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative optic components, announces a new low-cost industry standard MEMS VOA that is pin-pin compatible with various VOAs on the market. Based on its popular micro-mechanical VOA, the new VOA can now be driven with an industry common 5V electrical drive. More

February 10, 2006
Agiltron Names More Chiefs

Woburn, MA, -- Agiltron, Inc., announced the hiring of Dr. Geoffrey Burnham as Director of Government Business, Mr. Matthew Zavracky as Director of Systems Engineering, and Mr. Tony Riso as Director of Sales. More

September 23, 2005
Agiltron Named New England Fast 50

Woburn, MA, -- Agiltron, Inc. has been named a Rising Star in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 program for New England. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over three years. More

March 8, 2005
Agiltron Intros High-Power 10W Components

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Agiltron, Inc., announces immediate commercial availability of high optical power versions of many of its standard products. These high power versions have power handling capability of up to 10W continuous. The available components include fiberoptic switches, VOA, isolators, and collimators. Versions of these high power devices cover the wavelength range from 400 to 1600 nm. More

March 8, 2005
Agiltron Intros 10 Nanosecond Ultra Fast Switching Components

Wilmington, MA -- Agiltron, has introduced its NanoSpeed family of reconfigurable fiber-optic components for communication and sensor applications. More

January 25, 2005
Agiltron Won Major Customers for VOAs

Wilmington, Mass. -- Agiltron, Inc., a vertically integrated manufacturer of premium optic components, today announced that its MEMS VOA has several design wins with major telecom system companies. More

February 5, 2004
Agiltron Adds Chief Engineer and VP of Business

Wilmington, Mass. -- Agiltron, Inc., today announced the hiring of Mr. David Guo as Chief Engineer and Dr. Jack Salerno as Vice President of Technology and Strategic Business. More