BIRNS, Inc. Named to MTR 100 List

Sep 20, 2010, 14:22 ET from BIRNS, Inc.

OXNARD, Calif., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- BIRNS, Inc., an ISO 9001:2008-certified industry leader in the design and manufacture of unique lines of high performance lights, connectors, penetrators and custom cable assemblies for some of the planet's most demanding environments, has been ranked in the top 100 companies servicing the global subsea industry by Marine Technology Reporter (MTR) magazine.  MTR is the world's largest audited circulation magazine to cover the marine technology market, and annually selects top industry companies for the coveted MTR list.

"It's an honor to be recognized among the top organizations in the industry, and a true affirmation that our ongoing commitment to innovation and excellence in this highly competitive field is succeeding," says Eric Birns, BIRNS President and CEO. "The entire BIRNS team is proud to be shaping the face of marine technology."

Renowned since its inception in 1954 for developing solutions for exceptionally rigorous applications, BIRNS products have widespread oceanic deep submergence and diving decompression acceptance—in fact, 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of BIRNS' ongoing partnership with the US Navy.  In the 1970s, BIRNS produced lights to meet the extreme depth applications of the offshore oil and deep-sea exploration industry—some tested to an equivalent depth of 42,000 FSW (13 km).  The BIRNS Snooper, a 3km-rated 3200K light, is so durable and dependable that many from the 1960s are still in use today.

BIRNS' products undergo rigors like open-faced saltwater hydrostatic pressure testing, and the company's sophisticated, high performance connector systems achieve the lowest optical losses (>.2 dB at depths of 6 Km) in the industry.  The company recently introduced a new line of standardized, affordable electro-optical hybrid connectors as a supplement to its wide range of custom connector lines, including the standard hybrid BIRNS Millennium™ 3T series (also capable of handling high voltage (< 3.6Kv) conductors), in which users can specify up to 31 electrical wires and up to 10 optical fibers, and the standard hybrid BIRNS Millennium™ 3O, with a single optical fiber and up to 10 electrical wires, allowing unparalleled versatile high performance connectivity.

BIRNS recently expanded its popular lines of commercial diving and subsea lighting products to include new, innovative LED options in the versatile BIRNS "L" series—chamber lights and helmet and ROV work lights—all with 50,000 hour lamp lives and brilliant LED illumination. The BIRNS "L" series is being further expanded with plans to include powerful, versatile LED versions of some of its other most famous lighting lines—from the BIRNS Snooper™ to the BIRNS Sirius™.

For more information, contact BIRNS, Inc., 1720 Fiske Place, Oxnard, CA, 93033

Phone: 805-487-5393 - US Toll Free 1-888-BIRNS-88 - Fax: 805-487-0427 - or