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EDITOR CONTACT:
Ric Foley
VP Sales and Marketing

510.226.0488

Linear Laboratories Announces Laser-Sighting For
Its Pocket-Size, Non-Contact Temperature Sensor

FREMONT, CALIF., MARCH 28, 1997 - Linear Laboratories recently announced a laser-sighting feature for its low-cost, non-contact infrared temperature sensor — the quickTEMP. This hand-held, battery-operated device can safely and accurately measure the temperature of moving objects, dangerous material and electrical components usually found in plant maintenance, industrial, or testing environments.

"Industry studies show that laser-sighting is an important feature for non-contact infrared thermometers," said Ric Foley, Linear Laboratories' vice president of sales and marketing. "Because the total infrared energy emitted into the sensor is averaged from within a "field of view," exact targeting is crucial. Laser-sighting ensures users the temperature sensor is focusing on the exact spot of the targeted area — critical for the most accurate temperature."

All materials emit measurable infrared energy. The quickTEMP uses special optics to gather infrared energy from a target surface and focuses this energy onto a custom detector. At that point, the detector will convert the infrared energy into an electrical signal proportionate to the temperature of the target surface.

"Because it measures temperature without physically touching objects, our infrared sensor offers significant advantages over contact thermometers," Foley said. "Any contamination due to touch is eliminated — a most important advantage. Measurement speed is faster, and repeatability is much greater."

The infrared sensor operates at a temperature range of 0F to 600F (-18C to 315C) with + 2% accuracy of reading. The quickTEMP has a distance-to-target ratio of 3:1, with a 1-inch minimum target requirement, and has a first temperature response time of 1 second. The sensor is designed with a continuous reading feature for thermal scanning and a 6-second temperature hold feature for viewing convenience.

The quickTEMP infrared thermometer with laser-sighting sells for around $295, with a lead time of stock to 4 weeks.

Linear Laboratories is celebrating more than 15 years as a leading manufacturer of portable and fixed, non-contact temperature measurement devices. The company specializes in infrared instrumentation for process control, plant maintenance and energy conservation.



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RELEASE

EDITOR CONTACT:
Ric Foley
VP Sales and Marketing
510.226.0488

Linear Laboratories Announces
A Pocket-Size, Non-Contact Temperature Sensor
With Laser-Sighting For Asphalt/Cement Applications

FREMONT, CALIF., MARCH 28, 1997 - Linear Laboratories recently announced a laser-sighting feature for the quickTEMP — its low-cost, non-contact infrared thermometer that addresses the need for quick, accurate temperature measurement during road installation at job sites.

"Industry studies show that laser-sighting is an important feature for non-contact infrared thermometers," said Ric Foley, Linear Laboratories' vice president of sales and marketing. "Because the total infrared energy emitted into the sensor is averaged from within a "field of view," exact targeting is crucial. Laser-sighting ensures users the temperature sensor is focusing on the exact spot of the targeted area — critical for the most accurate temperature."

"Temperature measurement is critical during the spreading, leveling and curing of asphalt or cement at the job site," Ric Foley said. "For asphalt, a specific temperature is preferred to ensure a good bond that later can be compacted properly. Infrared temperature measurement is ideally suited for this application."

All materials emit measurable infrared energy. The quickTEMP uses special optics to gather infrared energy from a target surface and focuses this energy onto a custom detector. At that point, the detector will convert the infrared energy into an electrical signal proportionate to the temperature of the target surface.

"Because it measures temperature without physically touching objects, our infrared sensor offers significant advantages over contact thermometers," Foley said. "Any contamination due to touch is eliminated — a most important advantage. Measurement speed is faster, and repeatability is much greater."

The infrared sensor operates at a temperature range of 0F to 600F (-18C to 315C) with + 2% accuracy of reading. The quickTEMP has a response time of 1 second and has a continuous reading feature for thermal scanning. The distance-to-target ratio is 3:1, with a 1-inch minimum target required.

The quickTEMP infrared thermometer with laser-sighting sells for around $295, with a lead time of stock to 4 weeks.

Linear Laboratories is celebrating more than 15 years as a leading manufacturer of portable and fixed, non-contact temperature measurement devices. The company specializes in infrared instrumentation for process control, plant maintenance and energy conservation.

NEWSRELEASE
EDITOR CONTACT:
Ric Foley
VP Sales and Marketing
510.226.0488

Linear Laboratories Announces
A Pocket-Size, Non-Contact Temperature Sensor
With Laser-Sighting For Automotive Applications

FREMONT, CALIF., MARCH 28, 1997 - Linear Laboratories recently announced a laser-sighting feature for the quickTEMP — its low-cost, non-contact infrared thermometer that enables mechanics and technicians to monitor critical temperatures for maximum automotive performance and safety.

"Industry studies show that laser-sighting is an important feature for non-contact infrared thermometers," said Ric Foley, Linear Laboratories' vice president of sales and marketing. "Because the total infrared energy emitted into the sensor is averaged from within a "field of view," exact targeting is crucial. Laser-sighting ensures users the temperature sensor is focusing on the exact spot of the targeted area — critical for the most accurate temperature."

According to Hans Kuesel, owner of HJK Racing, non-contact infrared sensors offer many benefits for racing applications. "We need temperature measurements in the pit when tuning the motor because a piston can burn very easily. And we constantly check tire temperature to prevent excessive wear and track temperature for optimum traction."

All materials emit measurable infrared energy. The quickTEMP uses special optics to gather infrared energy from a target surface and focuses this energy onto a custom detector. At that point, the detector will convert the infrared energy into an electrical signal proportionate to the temperature of the target surface.

"We have determined through extensive market research that many of the maintenance operations performed by the automotive industry require fast, accurate temperature measurement," Foley said. "The quickTEMP sensor can be used to obtain spot temperature readings of radiators, catalytic converters, air-conditioning components and exhaust manifolds, just to name a few application uses."

"Because it measures temperature without physically touching objects, our infrared sensor offers significant advantages over contact thermometers," Foley said. "Inaccessible, moving or unsafe objects can easily be measured — important advantages; measurement speed is faster; and repeatability is much greater for thermal profiling."

quickTEMP/2

The infrared sensor operates at a temperature range of 0F to 600F (-18C to 315C) with + 2% accuracy of reading. The quickTEMP has a distance-to-target ratio of 3:1, with a 1-inch minimum target requirement, and has a first temperature response time of 1 second. The sensor is designed with a continuous reading feature for thermal scanning and a 6-second temperature hold feature for viewing convenience.

The quickTEMP infrared thermometer with laser-sighting sells for around $295, with a lead time of stock to 4 weeks.

Linear Laboratories is celebrating more than 15 years as a leading manufacturer of portable and fixed, non-contact temperature measurement devices. The company specializes in infrared instrumentation for process control, plant maintenance and energy conservation.

NEWSRELEASE
EDITOR CONTACT:
Ric Foley
VP Sales and Marketing
510.226.0488

Linear Laboratories Announces
A Pocket-Size, Non-Contact Temperature Sensor
With Laser-Sighting For The Food Industry

FREMONT, CALIF., MARCH 28, 1997 - Linear Laboratories recently announced a laser-sighting feature for the quickTEMP — its low-cost, non-contact infrared thermometer that enables restaurants, including fast food chains, to monitor food temperatures. The infrared thermometer delivers fast, accurate temperature measurement of foods and beverages, according to Ric Foley, Linear Laboratories' vice president of sales and marketing, thereby enabling temperature verification for safety and maximum flavor in the preparation process.

"Industry studies show that laser-sighting is an important feature for non-contact infrared thermometers," Foley said. "Because the total infrared energy emitted into the sensor is averaged from within a "field of view," exact targeting is crucial. Laser-sighting ensures users the temperature sensor is focusing on the exact spot of the targeted area — critical for the most accurate temperature."

Inadequately cooked and uncooked foods are among the producers of bacteria causing food poisoning. With the quickTEMP, foods can be checked for temperatures known to be safe for consumption. For example, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has determined that red meat with a temperature of 160F is cooked throughout, reducing the likelihood of food poisoning due to undercooking. The quickTEMP can be used to check the temperature (both hot and cold) of all prepared foods, including those boiled, fried, grilled or microwaved.

"Our marketing research revealed that restaurant patrons, if given the opportunity, prefer their hot meals – soups, meats and vegetables – served at temperatures between 135F to 145F," Foley said. "It's amazing how 10 degrees will affect the texture and flavor of various foods. With the quickTEMP, concerned restaurateurs may suggest exacting temperatures of specific foods or drinks (including those made with or served on ice)."

All materials, including foods and beverages, emit measurable infrared energy. The quickTEMP uses special optics to gather infrared energy from a target surface and focuses this energy onto a custom detector. At that point, the detector will convert the infrared energy into an electrical signal proportionate to the temperature of the target surface.

quick TEMP/2

"Because it measures temperature without physically touching objects, our infrared sensor offers significant advantages over contact thermometers," Foley said. "Any contamination due to touch is eliminated — a most important advantage. Measurement speed is faster, and repeatability is much greater."

The infrared sensor operates at a temperature range of 0F to 600F (-18C to 315C) with + 2% accuracy of reading. The quickTEMP has a response time of 1 second and offers a 6-second temperature hold for viewing convenience.

The quickTEMP infrared thermometer with laser-sighting sells for around $295, with a lead time of stock to 4 weeks.

Linear Laboratories is celebrating more than 15 years as a leading manufacturer of portable and fixed, non-contact temperature measurement devices. The company specializes in infrared instrumentation for process control, plant maintenance and energy conservation.

NEWSRELEASE
EDITOR CONTACT:
Ric Foley
VP Sales and Marketing
510.226.0488

Linear Laboratories Announces
A Pocket-Size, Non-Contact Temperature Sensor
With Laser-Sighting For Food Transport Applications

FREMONT, CALIF., MARCH 28, 1997 - Linear Laboratories recently announced a laser-sighting feature for the quickTEMP — its low-cost, non-contact infrared thermometer that enables the food transport industry to monitor frozen food temperatures. The infrared thermometer delivers fast, accurate temperature measurement of frozen foods and beverages, according to Ric Foley, Linear Laboratories' vice president of sales and marketing, thereby enabling safe transportation of perishable items.

"Industry studies show that laser-sighting is an important feature for non-contact infrared thermometers," Foley said. "Because the total infrared energy emitted into the sensor is averaged from within a "field of view," exact targeting is crucial. Laser-sighting ensures users the temperature sensor is focusing on the exact spot of the targeted area — critical for the most accurate temperature."

With the quickTEMP, frozen perishable items can be checked to ensure critical temperature levels are maintained at the point of origin before transportation and again at the final destination. Temperature verification of perishable items before and after transportation is crucial for consumer safety and for ensured flavor quality. Frozen foods thawed during transportation is among the producers of bacteria causing food poisoning.

All materials, from ice to steaming coffee, emit measurable infrared energy. The quickTEMP uses special optics to gather infrared energy from a target surface and focuses this energy onto a custom detector. At that point, the detector will convert the infrared energy into an electrical signal proportionate to the temperature of the target surface.

"Because it measures temperature without physically touching objects, our infrared sensor offers significant advantages over contact thermometers," Foley said. "Any contamination due to touch is eliminated — a most important advantage. Measurement speed is faster, and repeatability is much greater."

The infrared sensor operates at a temperature range of 0F to 600F (-18C to 315C) with + 2% accuracy of reading. The quickTEMP has a response time of 1 second and offers a 6-second temperature hold for viewing convenience.

The quickTEMP infrared thermometer with laser-sighting sells for around $295, with a lead time of stock to 4 weeks.

Linear Laboratories is celebrating more than 15 years as a leading manufacturer of portable and fixed, non-contact temperature measurement devices. The company specializes in infrared instrumentation for process control, plant maintenance and energy conservation.

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