FARO Announces New FARO Scene Software for the Laser Scanner

Lake Mary, Fla., Feb 08, 2010 — FARO Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: FARO), the world’s leading provider of portable measurement and imaging solutions, announces today the release of FARO Scene 4.7, the latest version of its scan processing software for the FARO Laser Scanner.

The new Scene 4.7 features more efficient point cloud handling and visualization due to the new 64 bit architecture which extends the usable memory. The new version also incorporates "one-click" Web-Share functionality. Scanned images can now be put on the Internet, thus enabling industries such as architecture, engineering and law enforcement to share scan information with customers, suppliers and partners without the need of additional software.

The new Web-Share functionality is natively built into the FARO Scene 4.7 software and requires no additional software to publish the scan data on the web.

"The new Scene Web-Share feature allows for secure easy sharing of scan data via the Internet. This will help customers improve the efficiency of their projects without additional investment," said Bernd-Dietmar Becker, FARO Director of Product Management & Business Development 3D-Laser Scanner.

FARO Scene 4.7 will be delivered with every FARO Laser Scanner and current users of a 4.X version of the software will be provided with an upgrade at no cost. The new FARO Scene 4.7 will be available in April 2010.

About FARO
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, Florida, with its European head office in Stuttgart, Germany and its Asia/Pacific head office in Singapore. FARO has branch locations in Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Netherlands, India, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Japan.