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Adept DeskTop Software is designed to graphically program, control and monitor equipment using V+ and MicroV+ programming languages. It includes ActiveX library, which gives users power to call V+ or MicroV+ monitor command from within other PC application programs such as Microsoft® Visual Basic and C++. Software packages, available as Adept DeskTop Full and Adept DeskTop Lite editions, feature standard Microsoft style toolbars, icons, and drag and drop tools.



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Adept Technology Announces the Release of Adept DeskTopÔ Software


New Graphically-Based PC Interface With ActiveX® Designed To Increase Programming Flexibility

San Jose, California -December 10, 2001 - Adept Technology, Inc.
(NASDAQ: ADTK), a leading manufacturer of flexible automation for the fiber optic, telecommunications and semiconductor industries, today announced the release of Adept DeskTop software. This new PC software is used to graphically program, control and monitor Adept equipment using the V+(tm) and MicroV+(tm) programming languages. Adept DeskTop also includes the Adept ActiveV(tm), an ActiveX (COM) library, which gives users the power to call V+ or MicroV+ monitor commands from within other PC applications programs such as Microsoft® Visual Basic
and C++.

"Adept DeskTop is designed to dramatically simplify the interface to V+ and MicroV+ with easy-to-use graphical objects," said Joe Campbell, vice president of marketing for Adept Technology, "and since it includes ActiveX support, users now can leverage other PC programming tools to create their own custom panels and interface to the controller. Combining Adept's integrated motion control with best-in-class PC tools will decrease training costs and implementation time, while increasing productivity."

The Adept DeskTop software packages, available as Adept DeskTop Full and Adept DeskTop Lite editions, feature standard Microsoft style toolbars, icons, and drag and drop tools facilitating ease-of-use editing, debugging and execution of programs. Customizable user panels also allow flexibility in defining the graphical user interface and access level for any particular application. The Adept DeskTop Full Edition is used to interface with V+ on the AdeptWindows Controller and Adept SmartController. Adept DeskTop Lite Edition is used to interface
only with MicroV+ on the Adept SmartAxis.

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