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March 27, 2006
Acquisition of Black Star Measurement Technology's products and intellectual property

March 27, 2006, Cincinnati, OH – THE MODAL SHOP, INC., a PCB Group Co., announces the recent acquisition of Black Star Measurement Technology’s products and intellectual property, including the flagship product, PneuShockTM Pneumatic Shock Exciter used for verifying and checking linearity of shock sensors.

BSMT founder and senior scientist, Robert Sill said of the acquisition, “I look forward to continued involvement in the development and support of the PCB Group’s growing line of accelerometer calibration capabilities and products.” 

The Modal Shop president, Michael Lally added, “I am extremely pleased to provide a home for both the BSMT current products and Bob’s calibration visions for the future.  As part of PCB Group, TMS is committed to providing innovative, quality components and systems to the calibration market.  Our expanded relationship with Bob is the natural progression of his passion for calibration and his fine development work with both PCB Piezotronics and The Modal Shop.  Our commitment is to continue to develop, provide and support key products to the calibration market at large.”

The Modal Shop will handle the sale and support of all calibration system components, which are for sale worldwide.  Any questions regarding specification, application, pricing or delivery can be handled by directly contacting our applications team at THE MODAL SHOP, INC., 3149 E. Kemper Road Cincinnati, OH 45241-1516, Internet:, (800) 860-4867, (513) 351-9919, Fax (513) 458-2172 or e-mail:

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PneuShock is a trademark of PCB Group Inc.