Robotic Vision Systems, Inc. Expands Distribution Network in Asia

„Acuity CiMatrix division opens office in Shanghai, hires Managing Director for Asia Sales; Selected as preferred vendor for the Philippines installation of a Data Matrix reading program.
\r\nNASHUA, N.H., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Robotic Vision Systems, Inc. (RVSI) (RVSI.PK) today announced that its Acuity CiMatrix division has opened a sales office in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, and has appointed Andrew Lee as Managing Director, Asia. This move strengthens RVSI’s presence in the Asia-Pacific region, where the division also operates a sales office in Singapore.“;“\“With its numerous manufacturing operations, the Asia-Pacific market offers many opportunities for RVSI’s direct part marking, traceability, and machine vision solutions,\“ said Ray England, RVSI’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. \“By opening the Shanghai office and assigning Andrew Lee to oversee a growing network of distributors in the region, RVSI is seeking to aggressively expand its market share in Asia. We welcome Andrew to his new role and look forward to his success.\“
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\r\n\“I am accepting this assignment for RVSI, and I welcome the opportunity to strengthen and extend the company’s distribution network in the region,\“ Mr. Lee said. \“RVSI’s solutions are already deployed by large manufacturers in the area, and I look forward to building upon this success.\“
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\r\nRVSI’s new office in Shanghai is located at Ln. 1038, No. 171 Huashan Road, Suite 1202, Shanghai, PRC (Tel: +86 138-1766-4478).
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\r\nAs further evidence of RVSI’s growing strength in the Asia-Pacific market, RVSI Acuity CiMatrix also announced its selection as preferred vendor for a significant international traceability program being implemented in the Philippines by a European-based automotive electronics manufacturer. The manufacturer, an internationally recognized supplier of advanced technology automotive electronics, has a product line that includes electronic steering systems, airbag control units, and roll-over sensors. These devices carry lengthy service warranties and require extensive retention of manufacturing and repair records. The Data Matrix (a two-dimensional barcode symbol) etched onto each part provides unit-level traceability of the part across its full service life.
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\r\nAcuity CiMatrix is supplying HawkEye 1500-series smart cameras that will be used to read Data Matrix marks etched on components manufactured and assembled in the manufacturer’s facilities. The HawkEye 1500-series readers provide easy setup, line changeover, and maintenance while delivering consistently high read- and up-times. The program has thus far resulted in Data Matrix reader orders from facilities in the Philippines.
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\r\n\“This is an important contract with long-term potential for RVSI,\“ said Mr. England. \“The customer is implementing a global traceability project built around Data Matrix marks etched directly on printed circuit boards. They found that their existing supplier’s systems could not read these marks with any consistency, and so they set out to find a vendor that could. After extensive, head-to-head testing that included the latest generation of Data Matrix reading system from its incumbent supplier, the customer chose RVSI and
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\r\nplaced orders for more than 100 of our HawkEye 1500-series direct part mark
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\r\n\“The same specification that resulted in our selection as vendor of choice is being implemented by the customer’s key subcontractors, which gives us opportunities to replicate this success at their facilities in Europe and Asia,\“ Mr. England said.
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\r\nAbout RVSI
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\r\nRobotic Vision Systems, Inc. (RVSI) (RVSI.PK) has the most comprehensive line of machine vision systems available today. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, with offices worldwide, RVSI is the world leader in vision-based semiconductor inspection and Data Matrix-based unit-level traceability. Using leading-edge technology, RVSI joins vision-enabled process equipment, high- performance optics, lighting, and advanced hardware and software to assure product quality, identify and track parts, control manufacturing processes, and ultimately enhance profits for companies worldwide. Serving the semiconductor, electronics, aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical and packaging industries, RVSI holds approximately 100 patents in a broad range of technologies. For more information visit www.rvsi.com or call (800) 669-5234.
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\r\nForward Looking Statement
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\r\nExcept for the historical information herein, certain matters discussed in this release include forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary significantly based on a number of factors, including, but not limited to: the historical cyclical nature of the semiconductor industry, risks in products and technology development, market acceptance of new products and continuing product demand, the impact of competitive products and pricing, changing economic conditions, both here and abroad, timely development and release of new products, strategic suppliers and customers, the effect of the company’s accounting policies and other risk factors detailed in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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