FARO Unveils its Most Advanced Portable CMM Ever: The All-New Quantum FaroArm



    LAKE MARY, Fla., Sept. 24 /CNW/ -- FARO Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:  
FARO), the world market leader in portable computer-aided measurement arms and
laser tracker sales, announced the release of the FARO Quantum FaroArm -- the
first eight-foot arm proven to measure accurately to within .0007"; a fifth
the width of a human hair.
    "True to our commitment of making our customers' products and processes
the best in the world, FARO once again delivers the most advanced portable arm
CMM ever -- the Quantum FaroArm," FARO President and CEO Jay Freeland said.
"There is no comparable alternative product for the shop floor.  Its industry-
leading features make it the ideal tool for companies that are constrained by
the limitations of fixed CMMs [coordinate measuring machines] and lesser
quality portable models."
    Available in eight-foot working volumes and either six- or seven-axis
models, the Quantum FaroArm offers accuracy comparable to fixed CMMs, has
software that is fully programmable for repetitive measurement, has a smaller
footprint on the shop floor, and performs first-article inspections more
efficiently.
    Like its predecessor, the Platinum FaroArm, users simply guide the Arm's
touch-probe along the surface of the object to be measured.  The Quantum's
laptop computer simultaneously illustrates the 3-D measurements on-screen and
records all of the data.  It creates a 3-D "blueprint" of a part or machine
components, making it an all-in-one portable tool for performing inspections,
tool certification, CAD-to-Part analysis, or reverse engineering.
    The Quantum represents the latest generation of the company's FaroArm
product line and continues to eclipse competitive models in every category.
The new design includes:

    
    -- NEW -- 30% More Accurate: The first 8-foot portable measurement arm
       certified to .0007" (.018mm) accuracy
    -- NEW -- Bluetooth(R) Cable-Free Operation: Inspect and digitize up to
       30 feet (10m) away -- even through walls
    -- NEW -- Exclusive FARO i-Probe: Individually serialized with automatic
       size recognition and built-in, probe-temperature sensor
    -- NEW -- Auto-Sleep Mode: Automatically turns off unit to save energy,
       extend component life
    -- NEW -- Universal Quick Mount: Adds mounting flexibility while reducing
       setup time
    -- NEW -- Ergonomic Handle: Improves ease-of-use, comfort and measurement
       effectiveness
    
    "The Quantum FaroArm has a combination of features not found on any other
device," Freeland said.  "It defies the limits of portable metrology, makes
measurements easier and more precise, and gives our customers a high
confidence level in their ability to bring top-quality parts and products to
market more quickly."
    The new Quantum will make its debut at Quality Expo 2007 in Rosemont,
Ill., near Chicago, September 25-27.
    
    About FARO
    
    With more than 13,500 installations and 6,500 customers globally, FARO
Technologies, Inc. designs, develops, and markets portable, computerized
measurement devices and software used to create digital models -- or to
perform evaluations against an existing model -- for anything requiring highly
detailed 3-D measurements, including part and assembly inspection, factory
planning and asset documentation, as well as specialized applications ranging
from surveying, recreating accident sites and crime scenes to digitally
preserving historical sites.
    FARO's technology increases productivity by dramatically reducing the
amount of on-site measuring time, and the various industry-specific software
packages enable users to process and present their results quickly and more
effectively.
    Principal products include the world's best-selling portable measurement
arm -- the FaroArm; the world's best-selling laser tracker -- the FARO Laser
Tracker; the FARO Laser ScanArm; FARO Laser Scanner LS; the FARO Gage, Gage-
PLUS and PowerGAGE; and the CAM2 family of advanced CAD-based measurement and
reporting software.  FARO Technologies is ISO-9001 certified and ISO-17025
laboratory registered.  Learn more at http://www.faro.com




For further information:

For further information: Darin Sahler, Global PR Manager of FARO 
Technologies, +1-407-333-9911, Darin.Sahler@faro.com Web Site:
http://www.faro.com

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