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Point Grey Opens Research Center in Italy

October 7, 2011 – Richmond, BC, Canada – Point Grey, a world leader in advanced digital imaging products, today announced its plans to open a new office in Trento, Italy as part of the company’s commitment to continued growth and to being a leading innovator in its field.

Dr. Alvise Sartori, Point Grey’s new Senior Manager, Technology Development, will manage the Trento office. Dr. Sartori is a veteran in leading research teams in the development and market launch of microelectronics and electronic systems including the development of intelligent electro-optical sensors and embedded processors. The Italian office is Point Grey’s second European office; the Germany office will continue to provide sales and support services to European customers.

“Our focus is on investigating innovative new ways of applying Point Grey imaging technology,” says Dr. Sartori. “These applications are not just limited to Point Grey’s core machine vision and computer vision markets, but also new markets such as traffic and surveillance.”

“Point Grey is known for releasing many ‘firsts’, such as the world’s first 1394b and USB 3.0 cameras and the industry’s smallest GigE camera,” says Rod Barman, President of Point Grey. “The addition of Dr. Sartori and his new team further strengthens our capability to do so for years to come.” 

About Point Grey

Point Grey Research, Inc. is a worldwide leader in the development of advanced digital camera technology products for machine vision, industrial imaging, computer vision, traffic and surveillance applications. Based in Richmond, BC, Canada, Point Grey designs, manufactures and distributes IEEE-1394 (FireWire), USB 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, and Camera Link 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 being founded 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 100 people worldwide, and has a wholly-owned subsidiary in Germany that provides sales and support services to customers in Europe, Africa, and Israel. Point Grey’s office in Japan works closely with the company’s network of distributors in Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, and Taiwan. For more information, visit www.ptgrey.com.

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Jennifer Yeung
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Email: press@ptgrey.com
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