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Gerber Scientific, Inc.'s Ophthalmic Lens Processing Business Segment Launches New Advanced Lens Processing System with Free-Form Capability

11/15/2007 9:05:06 AM

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gerber Scientific, Inc.'s Ophthalmic Lens Processing business segment, Gerber Coburn, announced today the launch of two new products, the DTL200 generator and the MAAT polisher, that form the basis of their Advanced Lens Processing System with free-form capability, bringing new technology to digital lens processing.

The newest member to the DTL generator series, the DTL200, employs precision diamond turning technology to produce free-form lens surfaces. It is equipped with a voice coil axis, or v-axis, designed to ensure that the targeted lens geometry is replicated in the final lens.

The new MAAT (Multi-Axis Adaptive Technology) polisher is Gerber Coburn's solution for polishing free-form and cut-to-polish lenses. Its unique multi- axis design tilts the lens in order to keep the polishing tool perpendicular to the area being polished, while accurately controlling pressure so that material is removed evenly throughout the entire surface of the lens. The sub- aperture polishing system eliminates traditional lap inventory and management, significantly reducing labor cost and laboratory space.

Marc T. Giles, President and CEO of Gerber Scientific, Inc. stated, "Gerber Scientific is dedicated to developing new technology and introducing leading edge solutions to the marketplace. Gerber Coburn's Advanced Lens Processing System is the culmination of a multi-year development program to deliver the most cost effective and flexible lens production system available today."

Stephen Lovass, President of Gerber Coburn, added, "The launch of our Advanced Lens Processing System and its free-form processing capability is a milestone for Gerber Coburn. Unlike competitive systems, our approach is modular, allowing our customers to move from standard lens processing, to cut- to-polish processing, to free-form processing as their needs change, without having to buy entirely new systems."

About Gerber Scientific, Inc.

Gerber Scientific, Inc. ( is a leading international supplier of sophisticated automated manufacturing systems for sign making and specialty graphics, apparel and flexible materials, ophthalmic lens processing, and print and packaging industries. Headquartered in South Windsor, Connecticut, the Company operates through four businesses: Gerber Scientific Products and Spandex Ltd., Gerber Technology, and Gerber Coburn.

Forward-looking Statements:

In addition to the historical information contained herein, there are matters discussed that are considered to be "forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting the Company's operations, markets, products, and services, that could significantly affect results in the future. For a discussion of other risk factors relating to the Company's business, see the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended April 30, 2007, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are made as of the date of this release, and the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward- looking statements contained in this release, except as required by law.

CONTACT: John Krawczynski, +1-860-644-1551 for Gerber Scientific, Inc.

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