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Advantech and Avalon Vision Solutions Form Partnership

Advantech and Avalon Vision Solutions Form Partnership
(Cincinnati, Ohio – 09/15/2006) - The eAutomation Group of Advantech is pleased to announce a new partner relationship with Avalon Vision Solutions. Avalon Vision Solutions is the leading supplier of machine vision systems designed to protect plastic injection molds. Avalon has installed over 2,000 of its MoldWatcher™ mold protection machine vision systems in more than 450 plastic injection-molding plants in North America.

Avalon Vision Solutions is introducing the Validator™, a compact vision system that enables you to automatically identify manufacturing defects in real time. It is meant to fill the gap between pixel sensors and smart cameras.

Avalon is using Advantech’s UNO-2170 along with their camera and camera software to enter this new and challenging market. This partnership is unique in that customers will be able to order this new equipment from either Advantech or Avalon, although, Avalon will be providing the support for this new product.

"We have been using full-sized Advantech computers for our QualityStation and MoldWatcher products for years and have been quite satisfied with the quality and performance. We're excited that Advantech had a product that just naturally fit our requirements for price, performance and form factor," says Larry Scarbrough, Vice-president of Customer Service. "Placing our Low-Cost Validator product on Advantech's UNO platform in conjunction with our other products now provides Avalon with a solution for virtually any machine vision application. Whether moving or stopped, high or standard resolution with or without part handling, our comprehensive product mix helps us better serve our traditional plastic injection mold protection vertical market as well as grow into the expanding part inspection and verification applications," said Ed Kachnic, president of Avalon Vision Solutions. "Avalon is committed to the continuing development of low-cost inspection related products."

Advantech Corporation, eAutomation Group – Founded in 1983, Advantech is a global leading ePlatform service provider integrating web-based technology, computing platforms and customization services that empower the connected eWorld. Advantech cooperates closely with system integrators to enable them in providing complete solutions for a wide array of applications in various industries. Advantech delivers more than a thousand products and solutions under 3 main categories: Embedded & Applied Computing, Industrial and Network Computing, and eAutomation. With the combined talent of more than 2,000 people, Advantech operates an extensive support, sales and marketing network in 16 countries and 28 major cities to deliver fast time-to-market services to our worldwide customers.
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