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ROBOTIC RESOURCES

The Vision Show Exhibit Floor Is Sold Out

Robotic Industries Association

Trade Show and Conference to be held in Boston, April 15-17, 2014

(Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA) The Vision Show, North America’s largest vision and imaging trade show and conference, announced today that the exhibit floor is sold out. 118 leading manufacturers, distributors and suppliers from around the world will exhibit their latest vision and imaging technologies in Boston, April 15-17, 2014 at the Hynes Convention Center. AIA, the world’s largest trade association promoting vision and imaging industries, founded The Vision Show in 1996.

“Vision and imaging technologies are always improving and the applications they are being used in are growing rapidly,” said Dana Whalls, Vice President of AIA. “The Vision Show only comes to Boston every other year, so it’s the place to see cutting edge technologies and learn about new and creative ways vision is being deployed.”

Vision and imaging technologies are used for more than just inspection or positioning in manufacturing today. They are also used to inspect and safeguard food, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods; track items and streamline processes; diagnose diseases and aide in drug discovery; provide long distance and night-vision imaging in high-end surveillance; saves lives with medical imaging and medical devices; improve safety in automobiles and maneuverability in autonomous vehicles; and much more.

The trade show offers free admission. Up-to-date information about The Vision Show can be found at www.visiononline.org/visionshow. “We’re looking forward to a great show,” added Whalls. “Our exhibitor base has increased 15% over the last show and attendee registrations are coming in strong. This year we’ll have show-floor discussion groups on useful vision topics, a networking party, plus a terrific keynote presentation on the use of vision in law enforcement and high-end surveillance applications, including technologies that were used to help locate the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.”

The accompanying conference features in-depth tutorials and sessions on topics such as the fundamentals of machine vision, lighting, optics, camera and image sensor technology, software and algorithms, 3-D vision techniques, designing vision systems, embedded vision, metrology and 2-D calibration techniques, non-visible imaging and more. New this year, the conference is offering a track of courses specifically geared toward the life sciences industry. AIA’s Certified Vision Professional program classes and exams (both CVP-Basic and CVP-Advanced) will also be available at the conference.

About AIA
Founded in 1984 to advance the understanding and use of imaging and vision technologies and to drive global expansion and growth through education and promotion, AIA now represents over 320 vision suppliers, system integrators, users, researchers, and consulting firms from 32 countries. In addition to The Vision Show, AIA is best known for vision and imaging standards such as GigE Vision®, Camera Link®, Camera Link HS™ and USB3 Vision™; the Automate Show (March 23-26, 2015 in Chicago); the annual AIA Business Conference (January 21-23, 2015 in Orlando); the Certified Vision Professional program; AIA Certified System Integrator company program; and Vision Online (www.visiononline.org), the world’s leading online resource for vision and imaging information.

About Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
The Association for Advancing Automation is the global advocate for the benefits of automating. A3 promotes automation technologies and ideas that transform the way business is done. A3 is the umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA - Advancing Vision + Imaging, and Motion Control Association (MCA). RIA, AIA, and MCA combined represent 750 automation manufacturers, component suppliers, system integrators, end users, research groups and consulting firms from throughout the world that drive automation forward.

For more information, please visit our websites: A3 - www.A3automate.org. RIA - www.robotics.org. AIA - www.visiononline.org. MCA - www.motioncontrolonline.org.

Contact:
Bob Doyle
Director of Communications
(734) 994-6088


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