PPT VISION Introduces New, Low-Cost IMPACT(TM) CL Machine Vision Micro-System

„Integrates Camera Link(TM) Open Standard, Supporting Broad Range of Camera Formats and Vendors\r\n
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\r\nMINNEAPOLIS, July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — PPT VISION, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPTV – News) announced today that it has introduced IMPACT(TM) CL, a new extension to the IMPACT(TM) machine vision micro-system product line that provides connectivity to a new class of high-speed digital cameras. IMPACT CL interfaces to the new generation of high-speed Camera Link(TM) digital cameras now manufactured by major industrial camera suppliers throughout the world. Camera Link is the new global open standard for high-speed industrial digital camera communication. By combining the power of PPT VISION’s IMPACT CL machine vision micro-system technology with the Camera Link open standard for industrial camera communications, the limited camera selection and closed architectures associated with smart cameras and self-contained vision systems is eliminated.“;“#\r\n
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\r\n\“Previously, users of low-priced machine vision have been limited by systems that only support a few basic cameras,\“ stated Joe Christenson, President of PPT VISION, Inc. \“With IMPACT CL, vision system users can leverage the Camera Link open standard, with the flexibility to choose from a broad range of camera formats and vendors, including linescan, color, and high-resolution cameras.\“\r\n
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\r\nWith the introduction of IMPACT in September 2002, PPT VISION created a new vision industry category with the first micro-system solutions that made high performance, easy-to-implement inspection tools available at a much lower price. Since then, IMPACT has been widely acclaimed with successful installations in packaging, medical device, automotive, electronics, and semiconductor applications. \“Manufacturers have embraced our low-cost IMPACT machine vision micro-system because the performance and flexibility of our IMPACT hardware and Inspection Builder(TM) software provide the most cost-effective vision solution on the market,\“ added Christenson. \“Now IMPACT CL further enhances this flexibility and performance by supporting high-speed digital Camera Link cameras from leaders in the camera industry.\“\r\n
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\r\nIMPACT CL is available for immediate shipment.\r\n
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\r\nCamera Link is an open, high-speed digital camera communication standard for machine vision applications, previously available only for high-cost, heavily-customized, framegrabber-based pc-vision architectures. The Automated Imaging Association (AIA) sponsors the Camera Link certification program including the oversight Camera Link Committee and product registry. All major industrial camera suppliers have obtained certification for a range of digital Camera Link cameras.\r\n
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\r\nPPT VISION, Inc. develops and markets 2D and 3D machine vision-based automated inspection systems for manufacturing applications. Machine vision-based systems enable manufacturers to realize significant economic paybacks by increasing the quality of manufactured parts and improving the productivity of manufacturing processes. The Company’s 2D and 3D machine vision product lines are sold on a global basis to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), system integrators, machine builders, and end-users, primarily in the electronic and semiconductor component, automotive, medical device, and packaged goods industries. The Company’s SpeedScan 3D(TM) sensor product incorporates PPT VISION’s patented high-speed Scanning Moire Interferometry(TM) technology. The Company’s Common Stock trades on the Nasdaq Small Cap Market tier of The Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol PPTV. For more information, please see the PPT VISION, Inc. web site at www.pptvision.com .\r\n
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\r\nThe discussion above contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the Company’s expectations, beliefs, intentions and strategies regarding the future. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the extent and timing of future revenues and expenses and customer demand. All forward-looking statements included in this document are based on information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any such forward- looking statements. The Company’s actual results are subject to risks and uncertainties and could differ materially from those discussed in the forward- looking statements.\r\n
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