2015 German Business Innovation Award Goes to ISRA VISION: 3D Robot Vision Wins

ISRA VISION AG (ISIN DE 0005488100), one of the world's top companies for industrial image processing (Machine Vision) as well as globally leading in surface inspection of web materials and 3D machine vision applications, was awarded the German Business Innovation Prize 2015 in the category "Medium-sized companies".

The prize is under the patronage of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research as well as the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and was given to ISRA for the innovative 3D sensor product line "Plug Automate", which is being used in three-dimensional robot automation. The award considers not only the level of innovation, but also the market opportunities, economic efficiencies, innovation management and sustainability of the business concept.

On the occasion of the award ceremony in Frankfurt on March 21, 2015, the founder and chairperson of the Executive Board of ISRA VISION AG, Enis Ersü, said: "The Innovation Prize represents the outstanding performance of the ISRA team and fills all employees with pride. It is a very special acknowledgment for our work over the past 30 years in industrial image processing – in one of the most dynamic growth markets of our time." Ersü further underscored the strategic importance of innovations, particularly for the Federal Republic of Germany. He called on the government to continue its efforts in intensively promoting innovations as sustainable growth drivers, thereby strengthening the competitiveness of the German economy and not only secure, but also expand the technological lead of Germany.

The 3D sensor product family "Plug Automate" for robot automation represents an innovative product approach by rendering the automation of production processes more efficient for the industry and, at the same time, offering maximum flexibility. The product portfolio integrates important technological unique selling propositions; in particular, no expert knowledge is required for the integration and the use. This innovative technology enables users to automate their production themselves – quickly and easily. ISRA's objective hereby remains: "Plug Automate automates the automation!"

As one of the innovation leader in the industrial image processing segment, research and development have the highest priority for ISRA. The continuous development of products and applications – to optimize the customer value as well as the costs – is an elementary part of ISRA‘s R&D strategy. Besides a strong international presence and a good competitive position in the relevant markets, this creates the prerequisite for sustainable and profitable future growth.

Company profile

ISRA Vision AG, together with its subsidiaries, is worldwide leading in surface inspection of web materials. Furthermore, it is one of the globally leading providers of machine vision systems, specialising in the area of 3D machine vision, in particular for "3D robot vision".

The core competence of the company is the ISRA-BrainWARE®, an innovative software for intelligent machine vision systems. Here, the scientific know-how from the fields of optics, lighting technology, surveying technology, physics, image processing and classification algorithms and a complex system design are combined.

Machine vision is a key technology for visualising systems that imitate the human eye. Today's ISRA applications focus primarily on the automation of production and quality assurance of goods and products supplied to large, future-oriented markets such as energy, healthcare, food, mobility and information. The customers mainly include renowned global players from the respective sectors. With more than 25 locations worldwide, ISRA offers customer proximity everywhere and ensures optimum service and support.

In the past sixteen years, ISRA has shown profitable growth with an annual average increase in sales of approx. 25 percent. Currently the company employs more than. 600 people worldwide.

Further information are available at www.isravision.com

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