June 27, 2012 – Richmond, BC, Canada – Point Grey, one of the world's largest and most innovative manufacturers of industrial digital cameras for machine vision, bioscience, traffic, and GIS applications proudly announces the celebration of 15 years in business.
Founded in 1997, Point Grey has evolved from a handful of university students to a thriving global business pushing the boundaries of imaging technology. The company has grown to offer a unique and comprehensive portfolio of over 115 camera models used in a variety of industries including machine vision, bioscience, traffic, and GIS.
Point Grey's history reads as a list of "firsts". In 2004, the company introduced the world's first IEEE 1394b (FireWire) camera. In 2009, Point Grey demonstrated the world's first USB 3.0 camera and since 2011, holds the title for the world's smallest GigE camera. These achievements were made possible by the synergies of a broad range of hardware, software and mechanical engineering skills under one roof in Richmond, BC, Canada. The company is currently expanding its headquarters for a total of 55,000 square feet. The state-of-art manufacturing facility will be 25,000 square feet including its SMT line where Point Grey has been building its own electronics since 2005.
"What started out 15 years ago has organically grown into a flourishing business with 150 people in 5 international offices with a reputation for quality and unbeatable price-performance," says Rod Barman, Point Grey co-founder and President. "We are all very proud of this milestone and are grateful to our employees, customers, distributors, partners for their support and commitment over the years."
Point Grey continues to be an independent and privately owned company dedicated to innovation, stable growth, product excellence, and the quality of its relationships with its employees, customers, distributors, and partners.
About Point Grey
Point Grey Research, Inc. is one of the world's largest and most innovative manufacturers of high performance digital cameras for industrial, bioscience, traffic, and GIS applications. We offer a unique and comprehensive portfolio of USB 3.0, GigE, FireWire, USB 2.0 and Camera Link products known for their outstanding quality, ease of use, and unbeatable price-performance. Founded in 1997, Point Grey is based out of Richmond, Canada where the synergies of a broad range of hardware, software and mechanical engineering skills under one roof 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 world’s first and smallest 1394b digital camera, the smallest GigE camera, and the first USB 3.0 machine vision camera. Point Grey currently employs 150 people 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, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.ptgrey.com
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