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Microscan Wins NPI Award for its AutoVISION™ Suite at 2012 IPC APEX Show
by Kay Groves on March 29, 2012
posted in Events

Here is our own John Agapakis, Microscan Director of Americas Sales, accepting the 2012 NPI Award from editor-in-chief of Circuit Assembly, Mike Buetow.

Microscan was recently awarded the 2012 NPI Award (New Product Introduction Award) in the category of Software-Process Control for its a href="" target="_blank">AutoVISION™ machine vision software and product suite. AutoVISION provides a powerful tool set for inspection and identification within an intuitive, user-friendly interface, simplifying the setup and deployment of machine vision applications for electronics. AutoVISION’s tools are drag-and-drop elements that easily enable presence/absence, count, locate and measure plus the decoding of 1D and 2D barcodes and OCR. The AutoVISION suite was recognized for this year’s NPI Award because of its impact on the usability of machine vision systems, promoting a new standard in the accessibility of the technology for beginners and experts alike.

The NPI Award was presented to Microscan during the IPC APEX electronics trade show at a ceremony on February 28, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center, where Microscan was also showing our solutions – from machine vision to auto ID – on the show floor.

From the Microscan booth, our staff was happy to meet with visitors and discuss how our AutoVISION machine vision solution could support new and challenging projects in the electronics industry. Thanks to our visitors, we were able to learn about new developments that are shaping the industry, enabling Microscan to identify new opportunities for meeting needs of our customers who manufacture electronics. Below are some photos from the Microscan IPC APEX booth. In these photos, you can see the AutoVISION suite performing a sample inspection of electronics hardware:

The Vision MINI and Vision HAWK smart cameras, part of the AutoVISION
product family, use Microscan’s Visionscape software interface
to locate parts on a PCB while scanning a Data Matrix code.

The Microscan booth at IPC APEX 2012, featuring our complete
solutions for the electronics industry.

Microscan Sr. Solutions Engineer for Electronics, Steve King, discusses
an AutoVISION application with booth visitors.

For more information about AutoVISION and our solutions for track, trace and control for electronics, please contact Kay Groves at +1 (425) 203-4926 or We look forward to discussing your project!
Posted by Kay Groves,  Global Customer Service
Kay Groves has over 20 years experience in the auto ID and data collection industry, selling and supporting a wide variety of applications. She has worked with end users, partners and OEMs in electronics, life sciences, aerospace and transportation, doing specs, sales, installation and support. With Microscan for 5 years, Kay previously worked in channel sales selling printers, scanners and RFID.


David Wyatt
May 9, 2012 11:43am
Congrats John and Team! Glad to see AutoVISION in the news!

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