Basler reports strong half-year vision component sales

AUGUST 21, 2008--Industrial digital camera manufacturer Basler Vision Technologies (Ahrensburg, Germany; www.baslerweb.com) has released its financial report for the first half of 2008.

Aug 21st, 2008

AUGUST 21, 2008--Industrial digital camera manufacturer Basler Vision Technologies (Ahrensburg, Germany;www.baslerweb.com) has released its financial report for the first half of 2008. The Basler Components business unit has showed a trend of positive development over the past few years. Turnover increased by 12% to EUR 14.9 million. Incoming orders reached EUR 17.4 million, which represents a growth of 20% compared to the same period in 2007. For the first half of the year, the segment's earnings before interest and taxes remained at the previous year's level of EUR 2.0 million.

This year Basler has extended its product portfolio with new, advanced camera models. The company entered the IP camera market this May and introduced an IP camera series for surveillance applications.

At the group level, Basler ended the first half of 2008 with EUR 27.2 million in turnover (EUR 24.4 million in 1H07). The group's earnings before taxes amounted to EUR 1.6 million (EUR 0.2 million in 1H07).

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