PPT VISION Receives Large IMPACT™ Machine Vision System Order | Automation.com

PPT VISION Receives Large IMPACT™ Machine Vision System Order

January 282004

MINNEAPOLIS, January 28, 2004 -- PPT VISION, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPTV) announced today the receipt of an order exceeding $900,000 for its IMPACT machine vision systems from a leading manufacturer of products used in the electronics and semiconductor industries. This long-term customer of PPT VISION, Inc. is upgrading many if its existing production lines to incorporate IMPACT machine visions systems as part of a program to improve productivity. The IMPACT units will be shipped evenly on a monthly basis over the next year.

“We are extremely pleased that such an important long-term PPT VISION customer is using our new IMPACT vision system with its powerful and flexible Inspection Builder™ machine vision software,” stated Joe Christenson, President of PPT VISION. “Their decision to standardize on IMPACT is a strong validation of the positive customer acceptance IMPACT is achieving in the market and the strong gains in productivity and quality our customers are experiencing as a result of using our IMPACT machine vision solutions,” concluded Mr. Christenson.

About IMPACT

IMPACT is a high-speed all-digital machine vision "micro-system" that sets new industry standards for inspection power and flexibility. IMPACT is unsurpassed in the industry, achieving a breadth of application and price/performance ratio unavailable in low-end vision sensors or smart cameras. IMPACT achieves an unparalleled combination of ease-of-use for straightforward applications, and power and flexibility for advanced applications through the use of PPT VISION's all-new Inspection Builder™ graphical user interface software. In addition, its advanced Ethernet and Internet capabilities make IMPACT the perfect tool for remote monitoring and control as part of a network with multiple inspection points. This combination of power and flexibility allows IMPACT to be easily programmed by end users and also easily customized by OEMs and system integrators.

About PPT VISION

PPT 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™ sensor product incorporates PPT VISION’s patented high-speed Scanning Moiré Interferometry™ 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.

Forward Looking Statements

The 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. These statements are based upon the Company’s expectations regarding a number of factors, including the Company’s ability to obtain additional working capital if necessary to support its operations, the success of the Company’s new IMPACT machine vision micro-system, changes in worldwide general economic conditions, cyclicality of capital spending by customers, the Company’s ability to keep pace with technological developments and evolving industry standards, worldwide competition, and the Company’s ability to protect its existing intellectual property from challenges from third parties. A detailed description of the factors that could cause future results to materially differ from the Company’s recent results or those projected in the forward-looking statements are contained in the section entitled “Description of Business” under the caption “Important Factors Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” contained in its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Form 10-KSB for the year ended October 31, 2003 and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 

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