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SQUIGGLE micro motors drive Intelligent Automation's auto-tracking steerable laser range finder project for the US Army

Victor, NY - March 30, 2010 – New Scale Technologies’ piezoelectric SQUIGGLE micro motors drive a unique auto-tracking steerable laser range finder that Intelligent Automation, Inc. is developing for the U.S. Army under a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) contract. Intelligent Automation has demonstrated a fully functional prototype and is now working to further enhance target tracking performance.

New Scale is a key subcontractor to Intelligent Automation in the BAA contract, and collaborates with Intelligent Automation on research and development projects for a wide range of applications.

"New Scale Technologies is an extremely innovative firm," said Benjamin Bachrach, vice-president of Intelligent Automation. "Their unique line of small size, low power consumption linear actuators is ideally suited for many advanced applications in defense and security."

"Intelligent Automation is an exceptional R&D company responding to the complex technological requirements of the U.S. government and commercial clients," said Dan Viggiano III, director of the custom products division at New Scale. "We are excited to be working with them on critical new technologies such as this."

New Scale’s piezoelectric micro motor technology meets IAI’s requirements for small size, lower power consumption, high ruggedness and extreme precision. The SQUIGGLE motor is less than half the size of other piezo motors or traditional micro motors. Replacing traditional motors with SQUIGGLE motors allows engineers to reduce the size and improve the performance of existing systems. SQUIGGLE motors also allow design engineers to add motion features into products where motion was previously not practical.

For more information contact New Scale.

About New Scale Technologies

New Scale Technologies develops small, precise and smart motion systems for critical adjustments of optics in imaging devices and many other micro positioning applications. Our simple and elegant solutions deliver best-in-class performance in consumer imaging, biometric authentication, surveillance, medical devices, scientific instruments, haptic systems and many other markets. We design and manufacture custom products and license our technology to manufacturers worldwide. Our customers benefit from complete motion solutions that are tailored to their unique requirements and easily integrated into their next-generation instruments.

SQUIGGLE is a registered trademark, and New Scale Pathway and UTAF are trademarks of New Scale Technologies, Inc.

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