LYON, France, Feb. 15, 2011 — Varioptic SA has announced its second-generation liquid lens family. The B617 programmable liquid lenses are the first offering in the “Baltic” family of products that integrate optical image stabilization and autofocus functionality in the same element. The lenses have no moving parts and are suitable for use in high-performance mobile products such as smart phones. The autofocus liquid lenses are used in consumer, medical, military and industrial devices including full high definition digital video camcorders, bar-code readers, security and biometric cameras, dental cameras and machine vision cameras. They compensate for handshake blur, support best-in-class autofocus and substantially improve low-light image quality. The lenses are robust and shock-resistant and use up to 90% less power than voice coil motor actuators. They easily fit into typical mobile products and smart phone cameras.