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DENSO Announces New, Faster Version of b-CAP Control Protocol

DENSO Robotics

LONG BEACH, Calif. — DENSO announced a new version of its b-CAP binary control access protocol option. The protocol enables users to control a DENSO robot by means of a device such as a PC, PLC, vision system or smartphone, without the need to learn a robot programming language, thus reducing development time and cost.

The new b-CAP version incorporates a server mode that makes communication between the robot and the control device even faster.

"This new version of b-CAP makes it easier than ever for our customers to control their DENSO robots using devices such as PCs and PLCs, which have familiar interfaces and common programming languages." said Peter Cavallo, robotics sales manager, DENSO Sales California. "That saves them time and money."

For more information about b-CAP, visit www.densorobotics.com/products_software_b-CAP.php.

DENSO is the world's largest user of small assembly robots, with more than 16,000 DENSO robots designed and used in its own manufacturing facilities. More than 60,000 DENSO robots are used in other companies worldwide. DENSO Robotics offers a complete line of robots, controllers and software covering a wide range of applications.

DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electric, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world's major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 35 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs approximately 120,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011, totaled US$37.7 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.1 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges.

In North America, DENSO employs more than 13,000 people with consolidated sales totaling US$6.4 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011.

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