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Mr. Gary Kocken Joins PPT VISION, Inc. as Managing Director - North American Sales

Datalogic USA, Inc.

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 7 -- PPT VISION, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPTV) announced today that Mr. Gary Kocken has joined the Company in the new position of Managing Director - North American Sales.  Gary brings over 15 years of machine vision sales and application engineering experience to PPT Vision.  Gary spent the first 10 years of his career at PPT Vision in a variety of sales and application engineering capacities.  Most recently, Gary has spent the last 4 years at DVT Corporation (acquired by Cognex Corporation in May 2005) in a regional sales capacity.

‘‘PPT's newer IMPACT machine vision product line has established an impressive and sizeable customer base, and has positioned PPT to be a major player in the intelligent camera segment of the machine vision industry,’‘ stated Mr. Gary Kocken.  ‘‘The product line has outstanding price/performance capabilities and I am very pleased to join PPT as we have a great opportunity in front of us to accelerate the growth of North American sales,’‘ concluded Mr. Kocken.

‘‘I am thrilled with Gary's decision to accept our offer to lead our North American sales effort,’‘ stated Mr. Joe Christenson, President of PPT Vision. ‘‘Gary brings significant machine vision sales and customer support skills to PPT, particularly as it relates to working with our newer value-added distribution and system integration partners.  Adding an accomplished machine vision professional such as Gary to our management team strengthens the Company and underscores our commitment to selling through value-added distribution and system integration partnerships which is such a vital part of strategy going forward with the powerful IMPACT machine vision product line,’‘ concluded Mr. Christenson.

About PPT VISION
PPT VISION, Inc. (‘‘the Company’‘) designs, manufactures, and markets camera-based intelligent systems for automated inspection in manufacturing applications. The Company's products, commercially known as machine vision 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 machine vision product line is sold on a global basis to end-users, system integrators, distributors and original equipment manufacturers (OEM's) primarily in the electronic and semiconductor component, automotive, medical device, and packaged goods industries. 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 http://www.pptvision.com.

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