HAMPTON, Va., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Measurement Specialties
Inc. announced today the company has introduced a fresh new corporate logo and
a new website at the URL http://www.meas-spec.com. The release was timed with
the company's annual shareholder meeting and transition tomorrow to the Nasdaq
Stock Market, where they will trade under the symbol Nasdaq: MEAS.
"We believe the new site will make us market leaders in the sensor
industry for website functionality," said Frank Guidone, CEO of Measurement
Specialties. "We've redesigned our website from the bottom up to improve
navigation, readability, and most importantly, ease of finding the right
product. All of our e-commerce survey data suggests that's how engineers use
the Internet and that's what they want, so we're giving it to them."
"Furthermore, the new logo underscores our transition to a single,
distinctive brand with an emphasis on measurement," Guidone added.
The heart of the new website is a new user application called
SensorSelect(TM) which guides engineers through product selection.
SensorSelect(TM) employs an elegantly simple and intuitive interface that
allows users to choose their product specifications -- such as application,
accuracy, output and range -- while the software narrows down their product
options in real time. Additional one-click functionality allows users to
compare products in a chart, save the comparison in a PDF for later viewing,
link to a product datasheet PDF, or even buy the product online.
To date, more than 1800 pressure, position and piezo film sensor products
are available for searching in SensorSelect(TM), with plans to add the
vibration, humidity and load cell product lines this fall. Of these, about
350 products are available for sale on line, most of them inventoried in
Hampton, VA for prompt delivery. Hundreds more will be added for sale online
"We wanted to emphasize the seven product families in our sensor
business," continued Guidone, "and the new site really brings that message
home. At the same time, we wanted to support end users who are comfortable
buying products for personal use over the Internet. B2B Internet buying
activity is here to stay, and this investment demonstrates our belief that
many customers prefer this method of buying, particularly when the product is
a known and trusted brand."
In addition to the SensorSelect(TM) and buy online functions, additional
user applications include a new search function powered by Google(TM) and a
"find a representative" applet. User Forums allow engineers to ask
application and product use questions in a blog environment. The new site
features a clean, understated design and vastly improved navigation, making it
user-friendly for new and repeat visitors. The site offers a vast library of
sensor resource materials including thousands of datasheets, instruction
manuals, product archives, application notes and white papers on sensor
About Measurement Specialties, Inc. Measurement Specialties, Inc. designs
and manufactures sensors and sensor-based consumer products. The Sensor
division produces a wide variety of sensors and transducers to measure precise
ranges of physical characteristics such as pressure, force, vibration,
position, humidity and photo optics. Measurement Specialties uses multiple
advanced technologies -- including piezoresistive, electro-optic, electro-
magnetic, capacitive, application specific integrated circuits (ASICs), micro-
electromechanical systems (MEMS), piezoelectric polymers and strain gauges --
to engineer sensors that operate precisely and cost effectively. The Consumer
division produces OEM bathroom scales, Accutire(R) brand tire pressure gauges
and other products.
Company Contact: Frank Guidone, CEO, (757) 766-4400
Investor Contact: Aimee Boutcher or Daniel Boutcher, (973) 239-2878
SOURCE Measurement Specialties Inc.