Coreco Imaging celebrates 25th year in business

MAY 6--Coreco Imaging (Montreal, Quebec, Canada; www.imaging.com), a developer of high-performance machine-vision components and services, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

MAY 6--Coreco Imaging (Montreal, Quebec, Canada; www.imaging.com), a developer of high-performance machine-vision components and services, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The winner of many awards over the years for its technological innovations and business achievements, Coreco Imaging is consistently recognized as one of Canada's top-performing technology companies and as a global leader in imaging technology.

Coreco Imaging was established in 1979 by MIT graduate Daniel Crevier to undertake contractual research work, and the company's name reflects this objective: COntractual REsearch COmpany. To meet the growing demand for image-processing products, the company was incorporated in the mid-1980s and extended the sale of its hardware products to the commercial market. The company grew rapidly in recognition of its hardware and software expertise. Soon to follow was a highly successful IPO in 1996 and a number of acquisitions: Vancouver-based Logical Vision in 1997, Ottawa-based Dipix in 1999, and Boston-based Imaging Technology Inc., in 2001. In 2002, Coreco Imaging created its Intelligent Products Division (ipd), which serves the end-user market and is headquartered in Billerica, MA.

The company has been a leader in the development and application of leading-edge computer vision technologies�including true color and monochrome frame grabbers, software, application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and digital-signal processors (DSPs)--that can be incorporated cost-effectively into commercial imaging systems. Recent product introductions include the X64 Series of powerful, Camera Link digital frame grabbers for the 64-bit PCI bus that feature high-speed image-acquisition rates up to 600 Mbytes/s, and the latest version of the award-winning Sapera Processing Library, which includes robust tools for decoding barcodes, image processing, search, optical character recognition (OCR), and blob analysis.

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