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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Pleora Announces Strategic Licensing Agreement with Cognex to Deliver Integrated, Best-in-Class Toolset for GigE-based Machine Vision Applications

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OTTAWA , June 4 /PRNewswire/ - Pleora Technologies, a leading supplier of Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) video connectivity products today announced a strategic licensing agreement with Cognex Corporation, the machine vision industry's leading software manufacturer, where Pleora's eBUS Driver Suite is now integrated with Cognex VisionPro and CVL (Cognex Vision Library) software.

Pleora's award-winning eBUS drivers optimize the performance of GigE Vision(TM)-based applications by making almost all CPU resources in the PC available for valuable image processing rather than simple data transfer. Cognex VisionPro and CVL software provide designers with the hardware-independent, powerful, and feature-rich toolset needed for fast and flexible vision application development.

"Pleora's drivers for iPORT IP Engines have provided machine vision users with outstanding reliability and performance for years," said George Chamberlain , President of Pleora Technologies. "Cognex is the recognized leader in the machine vision industry and this partnership will extend the reach of GigE Vision in machine vision applications."

"By bundling Pleora's eBUS drivers with Cognex VisionPro, we provide our users with a high performance GigE solution to match our high performance vision tools" said Scott Favreau , Director of PC Vision Product Development at Cognex.

Cognex began distributing Pleora's eBUS Driver Suite with Version 5.0 of Cognex VisionPro and 6.6 of Cognex CVL library. The eBUS Driver Suite is installed in the background with the Cognex applications, making the experience seamless for end users. The eBUS Driver Suite includes two drivers:

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