September 10, 2007 08:30 ET

DALSA Named a Rockwell Automation Encompass Partner

BILLERICA, MA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2007) - DALSA (TSX: DSA) today announced that its IPD Vision Appliance products have been approved for participation in the Rockwell Automation Encompass Program. Rockwell Automation's Encompass Program identifies and references third-party products that complement Rockwell Automation products. The program facilitates cooperative marketing efforts with suppliers of products that help solve the automation needs of mutual customers.

"DALSA's IPD products are a valuable addition to the Encompass Program," said Suzanne Kerner, Encompass Program Manager at Rockwell Automation. "This partnership will enable our common customers to successfully integrate Rockwell Automation controllers with DALSA's popular IPD machine vision solutions."

"We are very excited about becoming a Rockwell Automation Encompass Partner," said Steve Geraghty, Director of DALSA IPD. "Rockwell is a leader in industrial automation and we are extremely proud to be aligned with them. Both companies are committed to providing their customers with best-in-industry product solutions, application expertise and global support."

DALSA IPD Vision Appliance products that have been approved for referencing by Rockwell Automation include the VA20, VA21, VA30, VA31, VA40, VA41, VA50 and VA51. These products can be easily mated with almost any Rockwell Automation device on the plant floor.

Additional information on the Rockwell Automation Encompass Program is available on the web at:

About Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation, Inc. is a leading global provider of industrial automation power, control and information systems and services that help manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage in their businesses. The company brings together leading brands in industrial automation, including Allen-Bradley controls and services and Rockwell Software factory management software. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., the company employs about 19,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

About DALSA Machine Vision

For more than 25 years DALSA has led the design, manufacture and deployment of digital imaging components for the machine vision market. Today, DALSA image sensors, cameras, frame grabbers and IPD Vision Appliances are used in thousands of automated inspection systems around the world and across multiple industries including automotive, packaging, electronics, medical and semiconductor.


DALSA Corporation is an international leader in high performance digital imaging and semiconductors with more than 1000 employees worldwide. Established in 1980, the company designs, develops, manufactures, and markets digital imaging products and solutions, in addition to providing semiconductor products and services. DALSA is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "DSA" and has its corporate offices in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

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