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DALSA Smart Camera Wins Test and Measurement World magazine's 2010 Best in Test Award

WATERLOO, ONTARIO – April 12, 2010 - DALSA Corporation [TSX: DSA] was recently honored in an awards ceremony hosted by the editors of Test & Measurement World magazine when the company’s BOA Vision System received the 2010 "Best in Test" award in the Machine Vision and Inspection category. The BOA Vision System is a highly integrated smart camera with all of the elements of an industrial machine vision system. BOA is easy to use and flexible and offers advanced vision capabilities that are easy to integrate at an affordable price, while consuming very little space and power.

The Best in Test awards are presented annually by the editors of Test & Measurement World to honor important and innovative new products and services in the electronics test and measurement industry. Test & Measurement World announced the finalists for the 2010 awards in its December/January issue, and the winner of each category was then selected by a vote of readers and editors. The Best in Test award winners were announced on April 1, followed by an awards ceremony earlier this week.

“BOA has set a new industry benchmark for smart cameras,” states Steve Geraghty, director of DALSA’s Industrial Products group. “We are honored that Test & Measurement World has chosen to acknowledge the BOA smart camera with their Best in Test award. Since the BOA was introduced last October, it has gained significant traction in the industry and has achieved several design wins for interesting machine vision applications.”

DALSA's new BOA smart camera has generated a lot of keen interest," says Simon-Julien Elie, Machine Vision Engineer at Rotalec in Montreal, Canada. "With its compact size, on-board processing, and versatile, easy-to-use application software, BOA is quickly proving itself a very competitive option to the larger more cumbersome smart camera platforms available today."

DALSA has recently launched a color model for the BOA family, and is planning to add high resolution models as well. For a downloadable image of the BOA vision system, please visit our online media kit, and to see the BOA smart camera in action, view our video demonstration.

Test & Measurement World covers the global electronics testing industry, providing how-to information to 65,000 engineers who test, measure, and inspect electronic devices, components, and systems. Test & Measurement World is published 11 times per year by Reed Business Information and has an extensive online community at www.tmworld.com .

About DALSA Machine Vision Products and Services
For more than 25 years DALSA has led the design, manufacture and deployment of digital imaging components for the machine vision OEM market, and now also offers end-user machine vision solutions for factory floor deployment. DALSA image sensors, cameras, smart cameras, frame grabbers, software, and Vision Appliances are used in thousands of automated optical inspection (AOI) systems around the world and across multiple industries including semiconductor, solar cell, flat panel display, electronics, automotive, medical, packaging and general manufacturing.

About DALSA Corporation
DALSA (TSX: DSA) is an international leader in high performance digital imaging and semiconductors with approximately 1000 employees worldwide, headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Established in 1980, the company designs, develops, manufactures and markets digital imaging products and solutions, in addition to providing semiconductor products and services.

Media Contacts:

Maria Doyle
Red Javelin Communications, Inc
e-mail: [email protected]

Published 2010-04-12

Test and Measurement World awarded BOA its 2010 Best in Test award in the Machine Vision and Inspection category

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