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Point Grey Expands Asian Operations with New Office in Japan

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November 24, 2009 - Richmond, BC, Canada - Point Grey, a world leader in advanced digital camera systems, today announced the official opening of its new office in Tokyo, Japan.

The office, located in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, is managed by Michael Kadoma, who is responsible for Business Development in Asia. The office will provide first-hand support to Point Grey's network of authorized distributors in Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, and Taiwan. Mr. Kadoma will work closely with distributors in Asia to strengthen existing customer relationships and identify new business opportunities. Orders, product inquiries, and technical support will continue to be handled by distributors locally.

Mr. Kadoma joins Point Grey after working for several years at one of the world's leading providers of vision systems and software. Prior to that he gained 13 years of experience working in Asia in the factory automation and machine vision industries, most notably as Director of Business Development and Country Manager for one of the pioneers of smart cameras and software.

"We are very excited to open an office in Japan and welcome Michael Kadoma to our team," says Vlad Tucakov, Director of Sales and Marketing at Point Grey. "Establishing this office demonstrates our deep commitment to maintaining Point Grey's growth in Asia. We strongly believe our distributors and Asian customer base will benefit from Mr. Kadoma's extensive experience in machine vision and factory automation."

About Point Grey Research Inc.
Point Grey Research, Inc. is a worldwide leader in the development of advanced digital camera technology products for machine vision, industrial imaging, and computer vision applications. Based in Richmond, BC, Canada, Point Grey designs, manufactures and distributes IEEE-1394 (FireWire) and USB 2.0 cameras that are known for their excellent quality, performance, and ease of use. A broad range of hardware, software and mechanical engineering skills has allowed Point Grey to successfully bring many innovative and ground-breaking products to market. This drive for innovation has led to many industry firsts, including the first and smallest 1394b digital camera.

Since its founding in January of 1997, the company's approach to product pricing, quality control, and customer service has attracted thousands of customers worldwide, and its organic growth through product sales has enabled the company to expand significantly without any outside investment. Point Grey currently employs more than 90 people worldwide and has a wholly-owned German subsidiary that provides sales and support services to customers in Europe, Africa and Israel. The company also has a strong network of distributors in Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, and Taiwan. For more information, visit www.ptgrey.com.

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