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PerkinElmer Launches New IR Natural Gas Sensor In Response To Oems Need For Highly Reliable Natural Gas Detection Solution

Dual Channel Pyrodetector Technology Delivers Superior Performance and Reliability
in Compact, Easy-to-use Design

Nuremberg, Germany — SENSOR + TEST 2006, Booth # 5-225 — PerkinElmer Optoelectronics, a global technology leader in digital imaging, specialty lighting and optical detection technologies, today announced the debut of its new dual channel IR Natural Gas Sensor. The product is part of PerkinElmer’s new GasDetect IR family and utilizes non-dispersive infrared radiation (NDIR) technology for increased reliability and performance.

“The new IR Natural Gas Sensor by PerkinElmer combines a robust IR source with a highly reliable pyroelectric dual-channel detector, providing OEMs with a solution which is superior to the metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) and catalytic-bead technologies currently being applied,” according to Wolfgang Schmidt, Sensors Product Leader, PerkinElmer Optoelectronics.

“We are pleased to be offering customers a natural gas alarm product, based on reliable IR technology, that requires no costly service, maintenance or re-calibration and can be implemented in a variety of industrial and residential settings,” adds Michael Fichtner, European Sales Leader, PerkinElmer Optoelectronics.

PerkinElmer’s IR Natural Gas Sensor is RoHS compliant and the only low-cost module on the market to be 100% compliant with European EN 50 194 standard, which requires a lowest explosion level (LEL) of 20% maximum. The IR Gas Sensor triggers well below this specified limit with an LEL of 12% for superior safety and security.

PerkinElmer Optoelectronics is a global technology leader in digital imaging, specialty lighting and optical detection technologies. We provide applications-driven, integrated solutions to leading OEMs in Health Sciences and Industrial Science markets. More information about PerkinElmer Optoelectronics recent announcements is available at

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PerkinElmer, Inc. is a global technology leader driving growth and innovation in Health Sciences and Photonics markets to improve the quality of life. The Company reported revenues of $1.5 billion in 2005, has 8,000 employees serving customers in more than 125 countries, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index. Additional information is available through or 1-877-PKI-NYSE.

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