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Point Grey Research Announces New Distributor in Taiwan

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February 3, 2009 - Richmond, BC, Canada - Point Grey Research® Inc., a world leader in advanced digital camera systems, today announced the appointment of Apo Star Co., Ltd. as its sole distributor in Taiwan.

Headquartered in Taipei City, Apo Star will market, sell and support all Point Grey products in Taiwan, including Point Grey's line of IEEE-1394 (FireWire) and USB 2.0 cameras. Customers will see immediate benefits as a result of providing local distribution of Point Grey products through Apo Star such as faster response times and local technical support.

"We are excited to join Point Grey's growing network of distributors in Asia," says Ng Ser Guan, General Manager of Apo Star. "Over the last three years, we have built strong relationships with many of Taiwan's biggest inspection & automation companies, research institutes and universities. We will continue to cultivate these relationships, and introduce our customers to Point Grey's high quality, cost-effective digital camera products." 

"Point Grey has already seen significant growth in Taiwan since Apo Star began distributing our products in May 2008," says Vladimir Tucakov, Director of Sales and Marketing at Point Grey Research. "The trend of converting from analog to digital cameras is very strong there. Having an experienced and service-oriented local company like Apo Star that can help convert customers to Point Grey products is a huge asset."

With immediate effect, Apo Star Co., Ltd., managed by Ng Ser Guan, will be the first point of contact and handle all product inquiries, orders and technical support for Point Grey's customers in Taiwan.

About Apo Star Co., Ltd. 
Apo Star Co., Ltd. is a leading distributor of machine vision and microscopy cameras in Taiwan. Established in January 2006, Apo Star's mission is to continuously enhance the camera application standard of customers and aims to be the number one provider for all industrial and research cameras in Taiwan. Apo Star provides first-hand technical support to the customers which are mostly research institutes, universities and industrial companies. 
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 70 people worldwide, and has a wholly-owned German subsidiary that provides sales and support services to customers in Europe, Africa and Israel. The company has also established a strong network of distributors in Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, and Taiwan.

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