Controllers operate at up to 100-m distance

NOVEMBER 21, 2008--Two universal maestro modules include the P800 master controller that interfaces with the encoders and the I/O, and the C12 module, a camera and light controller that is connected to the P800 with a maximum 100-m Cat5e cable.

NOVEMBER 21, 2008--Two universal maestro modules include the P800 master controller that interfaces with the encoders and the I/O, and the C12 module, a camera and light controller that is connected to the P800 with a maximum 100-m Cat5e cable. All timing, triggering, synchronization, sorting, and reject activations are completed by the P800. All devices are slaves to the P800 controller, including the host computer that performs the image processing. Image data is delivered directly to host with standard interfaces--GigE Vision, FireWire, etc.--with all timing dictated by the P800 and communicated to the host computer via Gigabit Ethernet. The C12 module powers and triggers any camera while providing synchronized configurable high-current pulses for LEDs or lasers.
LMI Technologies
Vancouver, BC, Canada
www.lmitechnologies.com

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PRESS RELEASE

ORCHESTRATE YOUR MACHINE VISION WITH maestro

September, 2008

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA --- LMI Technologies, Inc. (LMI) of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada will release their new maestro product during Vision 2008 in Stuttgart, Germany.

At this year's tradeshow, engineers will learn how maestro lets you rapidly design, install, and start-up any machine vision solution while reducing time, materials, and costs using only two universal maestro modules for all installations.

maestro is comprised of two modules. The P800 module is the master controller that interfaces with the encoders and the I/O, but also delivers microsecond synchronization, power, and safety on CAT5E cables for up to 8 or more cameras and light sources, all from a single power supply. All timing, triggering, synchronization, sorting, and reject activations are completed by the maestro P800 module.

As a result, all devices are slaves to the P800 controller, including the host computer that performs the image processing. Camera image data is delivered directly to the host computer with standard interfaces - GigE Vision, FireWire etc., with all timing dictated by the P800 and communicated to the host computer via Gigabit Ethernet.

The connecting piece to the maestro P800 is the C12 module. This component is a camera and light controller that is connected to the P800 with a maximum 100-meter CAT5e cable. The C12 module powers and triggers any camera while providing synchronized configurable high current pulses for LEDs or lasers.

The combination of the P800 and C12 modules is compatible with all cameras, light sources, I/O, and machine vision software libraries to provide rapid design and installation of virtually any type of machine vision application from single cameras to multi-camera web inspection systems.

Additionally, maestro enables the integration of LMI Technologies' FireSync, Sensors that See, and HexSight components with standard camera and lighting components.

The functionality of maestro can be defined in three words - Connect, Configure and Conduct. Never again will integration take so much time and effort. "maestro will allow the user to Connect various components that encompass a machine vision system through a standard CAT5e cabling. Configuration occurs through TCP/IP and XML, or via a web browser for standalone operations. And finally, the conductor, or master controller enables the user to conduct event timing to a microsecond."

The Benefits:
- Reduced inventory with only two basic modules
- Compatibility with all cameras and light sources
- Compatibility with all machine vision software libraries
- Simple CAT5e cabling for rapid installs and reduced costs

For more information on maestro, please visit our website at WWW.LMItechnologies.com/maestro/pro11 to learn more.

If you require immediate assistance, please send your inquires to WWW.Info@LMItechnologies.com.

About LMI Technologies Inc.
LMI is a research, development, and manufacturing organization specializing in machine vision applied technologies. For over 30 years more than 50,000 LMI sensors, including a myriad of vision system components have been put to work in some of the harshest working environments.

Awarded more than 100 vision driven patents, LMI branded products have contributed major development efforts in the field of machine vision.

For more information on LMI Technologies Inc., please visit our website at WWW.LMItechnologies.com

*maestro, FireSync, Hexsight and Sensors That See are trademarks of LMI Technologies

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