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Point Grey Research Joins Cognex Acquisition Alliance

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September 2, 2008 - Richmond, BC, Canada - Point Grey Research® Inc., a world leader of advanced imaging products, has joined the newly launched Acquisition Alliance program of Cognex® Corporation, a leading machine vision software supplier.

The program is designed to strengthen the strategic partnership between both vendors to better serve customers using Cognex VisionPro™ software and Point Grey digital video cameras for their applications. Key components of the program include the integration of Point Grey cameras with the Cognex VisionPro software as soon as new cameras are released to the market, VisionPro camera qualification and testing as well as product cross-training to ensure better customer service.

"We are honored to be part of the Cognex Acquisition Alliance, which effectively formalizes the strong relationship that we have built with their organization over the last several years," says Michael Gibbons, Product Marketing Manager at Point Grey Research. "We strongly believe that this program will yield valuable benefits for our mutual customers. By providing a process for fast and easy delivery of Cognex Configuration Files (CCF's) for all supported Point Grey cameras, we can maximize product compatibility and minimize integration issues."

"We're pleased that Point Grey has joined the Cognex Acquisition Alliance," says John Petry, Business Unit Marketing Manager at Cognex. "By integrating Point Grey cameras with Cognex's VisionPro software, the entire Point Grey product line will be accessible to VisionPro customers, and new cameras will be supported as soon as they are released."

All Point Grey IEEE-1394 cameras are fully compliant with the IIDC 1394-based Digital Camera (DCAM) specification, and are therefore compatible with all software packages and drivers that support this specification.

About Point Grey Research Inc.
Point Grey Research is a worldwide leader in the development of advanced digital camera systems. With a network of distributors throughout the world, Point Grey Research designs, manufactures and distributes IEEE-1394 cameras, stereo vision cameras and spherical digital video cameras to a broad spectrum of industries. Through a close working relationship with its customers, Point Grey Research continues to be at the forefront of innovation.

About Cognex Corporation
Cognex Corporation is the world's leading provider of vision systems, vision software, vision sensors and surface inspection systems used in manufacturing automation. Cognex is also a leader in industrial ID readers. Cognex vision helps companies improve product quality, eliminate production errors, lower manufacturing costs, and exceed consumer expectations for high quality products at an affordable price. Cognex serves an international customer base from offices located throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and Latin America, and through a global network of integration and distribution partners. The company is headquartered close to Boston in Natick, Massachusetts, USA.

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