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PPT VISION Extends IMPACT™ Machine Vision Micro-System Family With New Intelligent Camera

April 202004
PPT VISION Extends IMPACT™ Machine Vision Micro-System Family With New Intelligent Camera

MINNEAPOLIS, April 20, 2004 / PR Newswire / -- PPT VISION, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPTV) has expanded the family of products for its powerful IMPACT™ machine vision micro-systems with the introduction of the IMPACT™ T10, an economical, next-generation intelligent camera. Sharing the robust IMPACT platform developed for advanced image processing applications, the IMPACT T10 is a compact, self-contained intelligent camera solution that is easy to use and program, and designed for low-cost applications.

"While (most of today's) intelligent cameras have been around since the 90's, there has never been a camera that shares the architecture of a high-performance machine vision micro-system," stated Joe Christenson, President of PPT VISION, Inc. "The IMPACT T10 incorporates the speed and power of next generation image processing hardware along with a comprehensive, easy-to-use visual programming toolkit making it the first high-end intelligent camera for applications that demand an economical inspection solution."

With 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 inspection tools available at a much lower price. IMPACT has been deployed worldwide in demanding vision applications as diverse as automotive, electronics, medical device and character inspection. The IMPACT T10 brings together today's advanced machine vision components into a single, sealed camera package including a 1,000 MIPS processor, solid-state memory, optically-isolated I/O, serial interface, Ethernet connectivity, and a real-time operating system. The IMPACT T10 is supported by PPT VISION's Inspection Builder™ software suite which provides high-end image processing tools, advanced programming capabilities, a broad range of sophisticated inspection algorithms, and complete set of visual HMI tools within an easy-to-use visual programming environment.

"Users can create complete turnkey inspection solutions quickly and easily including a real-time operator interface custom designed for their plant floor," added Christenson. "With the introduction of the IMPACT T10 intelligent camera and the proven capabilities of IMPACT micro-systems, we now offer a cost-effective inspection solution covering the gamut of applications from simple to complex."

Coinciding with the introduction of the IMPACT T10, PPT VISION also announced an extension to the high-performance side of the IMPACT family with the IMPACT C20. The C20 is the most powerful IMPACT micro-system hardware platform to date, incorporating additional memory and image processing performance for the most advanced and complex inspection applications. In addition the company also released version 5.0 of the Inspection Builder software suite, which contains a broader range of inspection tools and enhanced ease-of-use features.

On-line virtual demonstrations of the IMPACT Inspection Builder software are available at www.pptvision.com. To request additional information on IMPACT, call 952-996-9500 or e-mail [email protected].

PPT VISION, Inc. develops and markets 2D and 3D machine vision-based automated inspection systems for manufacturing applications. The Company's 2D and 3D machine vision product lines are sold worldwide 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. PPT VISION's Common Stock trades on the Nasdaq Small Cap Market tier of The Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol PPTV. For more information, go to www.pptvision.com.

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