Hexagon Metrology to Bundle PolyWorks® Software Suite with Portable and Stationary CMM Sales in North America

North Kingstown, RI - May 29, 2007 - InnovMetric Software Inc. (Quebec City, Canada) and Hexagon Metrology, Inc. (North Kingstown, RI) have signed an agreement for the distribution of the PolyWorks® universal 3D metrology software platform from InnovMetric. Under this agreement, Hexagon Metrology will bundle PolyWorks® software with industrial measuring systems from four of its core brands: ROMER, Leica Geosystems, DEA and Brown & Sharpe sold in North America. The agreement covers all of Hexagon’s point cloud processing needs on ROMER “ScanShark” laser probe equipped portable measuring arms, plus Leica Laser Trackers and Leica T-Scan 3D digitizer systems. Brown & Sharpe brand “ScanShark” laser probe equipped Global bridge-type CMMs and DEA brand horizontal arm and gantry CMMs will also have a PolyWorks/Modeler option available.

The hardware and software combination allows manufacturers to quickly digitize parts and use the resulting point cloud data to inspect, reverse-engineer and perform other computer-aided engineering tasks such as finite element analysis, rapid prototyping, and computational fluid dynamics. Manufacturers in automotive, aerospace, heavy equipment, and general engineering and manufacturing industries can benefit from this solution.

“This agreement represents a major business opportunity to partner with a world-leading supplier of stationary and portable CMMs and 3D laser scanners,” said Marc Soucy, President of InnovMetric Software Inc. “In addition to the demand for new hardware systems, we have observed that retro-fitting of existing CMMs with laser scanners is also a key growing market. Combining Hexagon’s strong position in the 3D measurement technologies with our PolyWorks inspection and reverse engineering solution will enable both organizations to increase even further their respective market share in North America,” he continued.

“We are very pleased to be able to introduce this range of non-contact scanning packages to the market,” said Mr. Bill Gruber, President and CEO of Hexagon Metrology, Inc. “PolyWorks has significant acceptance at many of our major OEM customers, most of which already own multiple Hexagon Metrology technologies such as portable and stationary CMMs. The addition of PolyWorks for new equipment from Brown & Sharpe, DEA, ROMER and Leica Geosystems, plus existing equipment upgrades represents a great benefit for our customers who wish to collect and analyze large amounts of free-form data.”

About Hexagon Metrology

Hexagon Metrology serves the high precision measurement and inspection needs of Worldwide manufacturers with its extensive line of metrology hardware, software, accessories, and customer services. The company's name-brand portfolio of quality assurance products include Brown & Sharpe, Leica Geosystems, ROMER, Sheffield, PC-DMIS, DEA, Leitz, and TESA. Hexagon Metrology has an unrivaled installed base of more than 1.5 million handheld, stationary and portable measurement devices, and over 30,000 seats of PC-DMIS metrology software. The company is a subsidiary of Hexagon Measurement Technologies, a business unit of Hexagon AB (Nacka Strand, Sweden), a publicly-traded company (Stockholmsborsen: HEXA B). The Hexagon group consists of nearly 8,200 employees located in 30 countries. Call 800-426-1066 or visit www.hexagonmetrology.us for more information about Hexagon Metrology Inc. and its trusted brands.

About InnovMetric Software

Founded in 1994 in Québec City, Canada, with subsidiaries in the United States and China and distributors worldwide, InnovMetric Software Inc. has devoted its first decade of business to developing software that transforms high-density 3D digitizers into true metrology instruments. These efforts have propelled PolyWorks® as the standard point cloud engineering software solution for major automotive and aeronautic OEM manufacturers and suppliers worldwide. With sales having doubled over the past two years, InnovMetric is now expanding the PolyWorks potential to new heights.

InnovMetric integrates a wide range of hardware measurement devices including laser scanners, arm-based & hand-held probing devices, and laser trackers within its software suite, transforming PolyWorks into a truly universal 3D metrology software platform. PolyWorks has become a global corporate solution that enables the deployment of standardized methods throughout the whole organization for comparing parts to CAD, analyzing GD&T, virtually gauging dimensions, meshing high-density point clouds, and rapidly surfacing digitized meshes.

For increased user productivity, PolyWorks maximizes information-sharing through a free 3D viewer, allowing any individual to view inspection results, perform basic measurements, and generate reports. Those who use PolyWorks every day trust it for its robustness, its accuracy, and world-class technical support.


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