Adept SmartController improves performance and reduces form factor

JUNE 6--Adept Technology Inc. (San Jose, CA; www.adept.com), a manufacturer of flexible automation for the telecommunications, fiberoptics, and semiconductor industries, introduced the first product in a family of new distributed-motion and vision controllers--the SmartController--at the Robots & Vision show recently in Rosemont, IL.

Jun 6th, 2001

JUNE 6--Adept Technology Inc. (San Jose, CA; www.adept.com), a manufacturer of flexible automation for the telecommunications, fiberoptics, and semiconductor industries, introduced the first product in a family of new distributed-motion and vision controllers--the SmartController--at the Robots & Vision show recently in Rosemont, IL. The SmartController distributed network-control architecture leverages the company�s SmartAmp technology, reducing form factor and cabling up to 70% from Adept's MV controller family, while the distributed processing architecture improves performance by freeing up 30% more of the processor's resources.

The first Adept SmartController available comes fully configured for standard applications that do not require vision or conveyor-belt tracking. The internally expandable Adept SmartController CX, which will be available fall 2001, comes with full support for AdeptVision AVI and conveyor-belt tracking for sophisticated motion and vision applications.

The Adept SmartController series features several high-speed communication interfaces, including Fast Ethernet and IEEE 1394. The IEEE 1394 interface is the backbone of Adept's new distributed controls architecture, initially introduced with Adept SmartModules. All Adept SmartControllers offer known scalability and support for its new IEEE 1394-based digital I/O and general motion-expansion modules.

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