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Point Grey Research Launches the Firefly MV

May 9, 2006 - "For under $200 USD, we anticipate a surge in demand from OEMs integrating the Firefly MV. With it's 25x40mm board level footprint, multiple IEEE-1394 connector options, and external trigger and strobe functionality, the Firefly MV is a very competitive camera not just for industrial but also non-industrial imaging”, commented Vlad Tucakov, Director of Point Grey Research.

The Firefly MV is based on 1/3 inch CMOS sensors with global shutter and delivers high quality 640 x 480 images at 60 FPS. Features of the Firefly MV include a 10-bit digitizer, auto/manual gain and exposure controls, high sensitivity in the near-IR, 2x2 binning for even faster frame rates and better signal-to-noise ratios and in field firmware upgrades. All Point Grey Research Imaging Products also include the FlyCapture® SDK for image acquisition and camera control.

According to Tucakov: "The demand for IEEE-1394 cameras will continue to grow well into the future and we are excited to offer the Firefly MV as a new option for the market.”

The Firefly MV will be available in monochrome and color models in July 2006.

About Point Grey Research, Inc.

Point Grey Research® is a worldwide leader in the development of advanced digital camera technology products. With a number of local 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.

For further information or to obtain high-resolution JPEG images, please contact:

Ana Dimapilis
Point Grey Research Inc.
Tel (604) 730-9937

Boston, MA, USA