FARO to be Featured on Discovery Channel's Shades of Green

Show gives insight to FARO’s advancement in the green technology sector

Lake Mary, Fla., May 5 — FARO Technologies (Nasdaq: FARO), the world’s leading provider of portable measurement and imaging systems, has announced they will appear on the first episode of Shades of  Green on the Discovery Channel airing May 7, 2009 at 7am EDT.  The company’s leading-edge 3D measurement devices will be shown on their customers’, ATI Casting Service out of Alpena, MI and Creative Foam Composite Systems out of Fenton, MI, shop floors.  The focus of the episode will show how FARO and its customers are a part of the emerging green technology sector.

The first Shades of Green episode will focus on wind power and the key players involved in the industry, including FARO.  They will go behind the scenes to illustrate the numerous steps that must be taken before a wind turbine can be built from planning to engineering to production.  Future episodes will educate and bring awareness to viewers about alternative energies including solar and biodiesel.

"We are excited to be at the forefront of the green technology industry," said FARO Technologies Senior Vice President & Managing Director for the Americas, David Morse "and we are very proud companies like ATI Casting and Creative Foam have chosen to use our products to help make their processes more efficient and environmentally sound."

FARO Technologies, a member of the American Wind Energy Association, will be exhibiting at the WINDPOWER 2009 Conference and Exhibition in Chicago, Ill. at the McCormick Center on May 4-7, 2009 where you can visit their booth and learn more about their involvement in the wind power industry.  To see a video clip from the Shades of Green episode, please visit www.nbgtv.org/videos/faro.

About FARO
FARO (Nasdaq: FARO) develops and markets computer-aided coordinate measurement devices and software.  Portable equipment from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurement and comparison of parts and compound structures within production and quality assurance processes.  The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, production planning, inventory documentation, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes.  They are also employed to generate digital scans of historic sites. Worldwide, approximately 9,200 customers are operating more than 19,600 installations of FARO’s systems.  The company’s global headquarters is located in Lake Mary, Fla., its European head office in Stuttgart, Germany and its Asia/Pacific head office in Singapore.  FARO has branches in Canada, Mexico, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Netherlands, India, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Japan.