Disclaimer: the following article has been translated from the original Japanese to English.
Translated from Nikkan Newspaper, Japan, August 6, 2008
Indeco Press Release
(Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo, president Toru Maruyama, Tel:03·3818·4011) Indeco concluded U.S. Holochip with the distributor agreement, and sells "Changeable and focal length single lenses (APL)" in August. Because the focal length is freely changed with one lens like human's eyes, the miniaturization of the zoom lens system becomes possible. The price is about 180,000 yen. It is scheduled that it researches first, it sells to the tech wing, and applied field is developed. Pressure is applied from the surrounding to the lens of the Polymer material that the liquid enters, the figuration is changed, and the focal length is adjusted. It is arbitrarily transmutable to infinity from 20mm by one lens system. The size of the device is 21 mm in width, high 49mm and 10mm clear aperture. It was composed of two or more lenses, and a long body tube was necessary for a past zoom lens to enlarge the magnification. APL of U.S. Holochip applies for a lot of patents in every country in the world, and attracts attention as the laser focus world innovation Award prize of 2008 years is won. The development of electric operation is scheduled though the adjustment of the focal length is a manual operation now. The enterprise, the laboratory of the university, the medical treatment besides the camera producing company, and the car related companies expect demand.