Deal reinforces Point Grey’s commitment to people counting channel partners, positions company for continued growth in retail analytics space
July 7, 2016 – Richmond, BC, Canada – Point Grey, a global leader in the design and manufacture of innovative, high-performance digital cameras, today announced it has acquired certain assets of Nomi related to Nomi’s people counting sensor business. The assets include Brickstream® 2D and 3D sensor hardware and firmware, Device Manager software, Wi-Fi technology, and all associated intellectual property, patents, and trademarks. A number of key Nomi engineering, sales, and administrative personnel will join Point Grey to continue working with partners and ensure long-term continuity in service, support, and product development.
Point Grey has been the original device manufacturer (ODM) for Nomi’s Brickstream 3D sensor since 2005, and Brickstream 2D since 2011. Since its introduction more than 10 years ago, Brickstream 3D has become the industry standard for 3D stereo vision-based people counting and tracking, with over 150,000 sensors deployed globally. This acquisition is indicative of Point Grey’s commitment to supporting Nomi channel partners worldwide with reliable, high performance, and cost-effective people counting products for analytics applications in the retail, security, and healthcare spaces.
“Point Grey has been actively developing 3D stereo vision sensors and people counting software since the company’s inception in 1997,” says Vladimir Tucakov, CEO and co-founder of Point Grey. “Over the last 16 years, Nomi / Brickstream has built strong relationships with retail analytics partners around the world and successfully leveraged Point Grey’s sensor technology to create the best solutions available on the market today. We will now focus our combined efforts on continuing to grow our people counting and tracking business by offering best-in-class service and support, high quality and reliable products, and a technology roadmap that will ensure growth years into the future.”
About Point Grey
Point Grey is a global leader in the design and manufacture of innovative, high-performance digital cameras for industrial, medical and life science, traffic, biometric, GIS, and people counting applications. 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 250 people worldwide and has offices in Canada, Germany, Japan, China, and Italy. The company partners with a network of distributors in Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.ptgrey.com or www.brickstream.com.
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