Adept Technology Announces PC-Based, Real-Time Robot and Motion Control

„New Adept ActiveV+(TM) Software Offers Real-Time Control of Adept Robot and Motion Controller Products.
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\r\nLIVERMORE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 15, 2003– Adept Technology, Inc. (OTCBB:ADTK.OB – News), a leading manufacturer of flexible automation for the semiconductor, electronics, automotive, fiber optic, telecommunications, and life sciences industries, today announced the release of Adept ActiveV+(TM) software that allows real-time control of Adept robots and motion controllers from native PC languages using Microsoft® Component Object Model (COM) technology. Adept ActiveV+ software enables application developers to control Adept Cobra(TM) robots, AdeptSix(TM) 6-axis robots, Adept SmartModules(TM)and all SmartController (TM)-based products from PC hardware using software tools like Visual Basic® and C++®.“;“\“More and more customers who have invested heavily in PC-based application development are looking to easily and transparently integrate Adept robots and Adept controller-based robots into their pre-existing application,\“ said Charlie Duncheon, executive vice president of Adept Technology. \“Adept ActiveV+ allows customers to have the flexibility and ease-of-use of an Microsoft Windows® open architecture environment, together with the reliability and robustness of a factory-proven Adept robot and motion control architecture.\“
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\r\nAdept ActiveV+ enables a PC to issue direct real-time robot motion and monitor commands over an Ethernet- or FireWire®-based high-speed bus. Using Microsoft’s ActiveX® controls, ActiveV+ allows customers to develop programs in native PC languages like Visual Basic and C++ to move and monitor Adept robots and Adept controller-based mechanisms, and easily integrate Adept HexSight(TM) PC-based machine vision software and third-party PC-based automation thereby creating a complete PC-based motion and vision solution.
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\r\nAdept ActiveV+(TM) allows integrators, robot system developers and machine builders to develop application code independent of robot hardware, ensuring the reusability and security of their development effort, and enabling software developers to quickly apply previously developed and debugged PC-based application software to Adept robots and motion control products using standard open architecture tools.
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\r\nAdept Technology designs, manufactures and markets factory automation components and systems for the fiber optic, telecommunications, semiconductor, automotive, food and durable goods industries throughout the world. Adept’s robots, controllers, and software products are used for small parts assembly, material handling and ultra precision process applications. Our intelligent automation product lines include industrial robots, configurable linear modules, flexible feeders, semiconductor process components, nanopositioners, machine controllers for robot mechanisms and other flexible automation equipment, machine vision, systems and software, application software, and simulation software. Founded in 1983, Adept is America’s largest manufacturer of industrial robots. More information is available at www.adept.com.
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\r\nThis press release contains certain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results could vary for a number of reasons, including but not limited to, the potential delays associated with the development and introduction of new products or software releases; rapid technological change within the company’s industry; and the potential that our new or existing products may contain defects, errors or performance problems.
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\r\nFor a discussion of additional risk factors relating to Adept’s business, see Adept’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2002, as amended, and Adept’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended September 28, 2002, as amended, December 28, 2002, as amended, and March 29, 2003, including the discussion in Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations contained therein.
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\r\nThe Adept logo is a registered trademark of Adept Technology; Inc. Adept, Adept V+, Adept Active V+, Adept HexSight and Adept SmartController are trademarks of Adept Technology. All other trademarks are owned by their respective companies.
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\r\n Adept Technology, Inc.
\r\n Val Cureton, 925-245-3490 (Press and Industry Analysts)
\r\n val.cureton@adept.com
\r\n Michael Overby, 925-245-3523 (Financial Analysts)
\r\n investor.relations@adept.com
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