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16 July 2009

e2v partners with Pleora to streamline GigE-based industrial camera connectivity

e2v, a leading designer and manufacturer of industrial imaging sensors and cameras, and Pleora Technologies Inc., a world leader in video connectivity solutions, today announced a partnership agreement whereby e2v will employ Pleora’s iPORT eBUS Universal and Optima Drivers to communicate with e2v’s industrial inspection cameras featuring GigE (Gigabit Ethernet) interfaces.

Christophe Robinet, strategic marketing manager for industrial imaging products at e2v commented: “This agreement enables e2v to ensure the smooth integration of our GigE cameras in any system”. Adding, “and through this partnership, we can accelerate the development of cameras with advanced GigE features and more quickly satisfy growing customer demand for high-performance, standards-compliant GigE connectivity”.

“This agreement is a real positive because it allows both our companies to focus on what we do best,” said Sebastien Dignard, Business Manager for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa at Pleora Technologies. “Pleora’s iPORT solution is recognised for its field-proven reliability, real-time performance, and rich feature set, so it’s an excellent fit for the high-end cameras e2v offers.”

e2v’s flagship line of AViiVA® line scan industrial cameras will be the first to incorporate Pleora’s GigE video connectivity technology. Effective immediately, Pleora’s iPORT drivers will be offered with the AViiVA UM2 GE series. Future GigE e2v line scan cameras, starting with the EM 1GEV series, part of the newly announced AViiVA II range, will also benefit from Pleora’s iPORT driver solution.

e2v cameras equipped with iPORT technology will comply fully with the GigE Vision® and GenICam standards. GigE Vision is a standard for image transfer and device control managed by the Automated Imaging Association. GenICam is generic camera control interface standard managed by the European Machine Vision Association.

For more information, contact:
Sylvie Mattei
Communications Manager
e2v
Tel : +33 4 76 58 30 25
mailto:sylvie.mattei@e2v.com

Christina Kasper
Marketing Communications Coordinator
Pleora Technologies
Tel: +1-613-270-0625, ext 156
christina.kasper@pleora.com

NOTES FOR EDITORS:

About e2V
e2v’s objective is to be a global leader in the design and supply of specialised components and sub-systems that enable the world’s leading systems companies to deliver innovative solutions for medical & science, aerospace & defence, and commercial & industrial markets.

e2v is organised into four divisions:

• High performance electron devices and subsystems for applications including defence electronic countermeasures, radiotherapy cancer treatment, radar systems, industrial heating, satellite communications amplifiers and digital television transmitters.
• Advanced CCD and CMOS imaging sensors and cameras for applications including space, science and life science imaging, industrial process control, intra-oral and panoramic dental X-ray systems, military surveillance and automotive imaging.
• Specialist Semiconductors – including logic, memory and microprocessors for high reliability microprocessor and MRAM requirements, in partnership with Freescale Semiconductor and Everspin, mission-critical avionics and defence programs requiring high reliability integrated circuits, high speed data converters and sensor data acquisition utilising mixed signal application specific devices.
• A range of professional sensing products for applications including environmental safety, x-ray spectroscopy, automotive alarm and security systems, microwave radar and safety and arming devices, fire rescue and security thermal imaging.

For the year ended 31 March 2009, e2v achieved sales of £233m and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. In October 2008 e2v acquired QP semiconductor, a leading US-based designer and supplier of specialty semiconductor components used in military and aerospace applications, establishing e2v’s first US manufacturing base.

The Company is headquartered in the United Kingdom and has approximately 1700 employees in six production facilities across Europe and North America. e2v also operates a global network of sales and technical support offices, supported by local distributors and resellers.

Further information is available from www.e2v.com

About Pleora
Pleora Technologies Inc. is a global supplier of high-performance, end-to-end video connectivity solutions for the medical, military, machine vision, and broadcast sectors. Pleora’s iPORT and EtherCast solutions transport imaging and video data in real time over low-cost Ethernet networks with ultra-high reliability. Pleora, a Frost & Sullivan Product Innovation Award-winner, is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. Visit www.pleora.com.

iPORT and EtherCast are trademarks of Pleora Technologies. AViiVa is a registered trademark of e2v Technologies. Other product or technology names may be trademarks of their respective companies and organizations.