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VICON Links Customers with New Technology via MX Bridge

(July 20, 2005)

VICON, developer of Academy AwardŽ-winning motion capture technology, announced today the release of VICON MX Bridge, a hardware product that allows previous-generation VICON cameras to be seamlessly connected to the new VICON MX architecture. VICON MX Bridge represents a flexible upgrade path and gives users benefits such as grayscale imaging and the ability to mix and match cameras of different types. The MX Bridge is aimed at and priced for current VICON users who want to move to VICON MX but need an alternative to a full MX system replacement, or users who are seeking to add MX cameras to an existing pre-MX setup.

MX Bridge enables customers to continue using their earlier-generation VICON cameras while taking advantage of the latest VICON technology advancements.  It brings them up to the current hardware standard, utilizes the significant increase in 3D precision made possible by the unique VICON grayscale processing and makes it possible to use new VICON MX cameras side by side with previous-generation cameras, including MCam2, MCam, VCam and SVCam.

"At VICON we value our users, so we wanted to give customers in all of our markets a variety of choices to tap into our next-generation MX technology," said Lasse Roren, Product Manager, VICON.  "Some will demand the unbeatable performance and data quality of a full new VICON MX upgrade, but for those with different needs -- smaller budgets, large arrays of pre-MX VICON equipment or the desire to increase their camera counts -- VICON MX Bridge is the perfect solution."

Please contact your local office or reseller for pricing and availability.

Motion capture solutions from VICON include high-resolution, high-frame-rate cameras built by VICON specifically for motion tracking. The VICON MX real-time optical motion capture systems introduce ultra-high-resolution, true grayscale processing and virtually artifact-free capture with VICON MX 40, the world's first four megapixel grayscale motion capture camera.  VICON MX revolutionizes the quality, flexibility and ease with which motion capture data can be applied to real-time and off-line applications in Life Sciences, Entertainment and Engineering.

VICON Motion Systems is a subsidiary of OMG plc (LSE: OMG) with global headquarters in Oxford, UK, and US headquarters in Lake Forest, CA. OMG subsidiary 2d3 Ltd. produces innovative visual geometry software deriving 3D data from moving images. Since 1984, VICON has been providing professionals with the latest tools to accurately capture the subtleties of three-dimensional human motion for research, medicine, sport, engineering, game development, broadcast and film. For more information about VICON, or to view a comprehensive list of worldwide distributors, visit or contact +44 (0) 1865-261800 in the UK or (949) 472-9140 in the US.

VICON, VICON MX, MCam, MCam2, VCam and SVCam are trademarks of OMG plc. Academy Award is a trade or servicemark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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