Mobile Geometric Measurement Software aids large part inspection.

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FARO CAM2 SmartInspect v1.2 enables basic geometric measurement, without CAD, for laser trackers and measuring arms. Able to interface with FARO Laser Trackers, portable software is optimized to run on all Windows®-based touch PCs or touchpads, which lets users interact with inspection data and measurement devices. Along with voice operation and audible feedback, features include Move Device™, which lets users move their device during operation to measure part from different positions.

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FARO Technologies Launches CAM2® SmartInspect 1.2, the Industry's First Portable Metrology Software for FARO Laser Trackers and FaroArms

LAKE MARY, Fla. -- FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO),  the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realization technology, announced the release of FARO CAM2 SmartInspect 1.2, the industry's first full-featured portable software for basic geometric measurements, without CAD, for laser trackers and measuring arms.

The release reinforces FARO's continued commitment to simplify 3D measurement.  CAM2 SmartInspect 1.2 will now interface with FARO's Laser Trackers, providing a simple and efficient solution for those who require the accuracy and large measurement volume provided by the capabilities of laser trackers, but not the complexity of CAD-based software.

CAM2 SmartInspect 1.2 has been optimized to run on all Microsoft Windows(TM) based Touch PCs or Touchpads, providing users a new way to interact with inspection data and measurement devices. The addition of touch capability makes the software ideal for fully mobile measurement applications and establishes it as the first portable metrology software for FARO Laser Trackers and FaroArms on the market.

"SmartInspect 1.2 is the most intuitive software for basic geometry measurements on the market," explains Kathleen J. Hall, FARO Americas Managing Director. "It enhances mobility, eliminates complexity and makes it possible for non-experts to begin measuring quickly, so your FARO Laser Tracker, FaroArm or FARO Gage delivers immediate ROI."

Additional new features include a Move Device(TM) function, which streamlines the inspection of large parts, particularly when frequent repositioning is needed. Users can now move their device during the measurement process and measure their part from different positions. By enabling quick identification of correct target correspondence, time requirements to relocate (leapfrog) the arm or tracker is reduced along with the potential for error.

Other innovative advancements are the voice operation and audible feedback functionalities. The voice operation feature enables users to provide instructions using voice commands, allowing for hands-free operation which results in both reduced measurement times and improved mobility. The audible feedback feature provides real-time relay of information, alerting the user when a bad measurement has occurred or when the laser tracker beam has been broken.

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About FARO

FARO is the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement technology. The Company develops and markets computer-aided measurement and imaging devices and software. Technology from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurement, imaging and comparison of parts and complex structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, rapid prototyping, documenting large volume spaces or structures in 3D, surveying and construction, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes.

Approximately 15,000 customers are operating more than 30,000 installations of FARO's systems, worldwide. The Company's global headquarters is located in Lake Mary, FL; its European regional headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany; and its Asia/Pacific regional headquarters in Singapore. FARO has other offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Turkey, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Portugal, India, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, and Japan.

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