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Metris and Renishaw announce agreement on the licensing of Metris Camio CMM software

January 5th 2009 - Metris and Renishaw today announce a recent agreement under which Renishaw licenses the source code of the Metris Camio CMM software.

In order to support their own further development Renishaw has also employed a number of Metris engineers.

Metris preserves full ownership of the original source code and the Camio brand name. Metris will continue to develop and market Camio as its multi-sensor CMM solution as part of its continued commitment to deliver total metrology solutions based upon its LK and C3 CMM range.

Renscan5™ REVO® measuring bliskStarting from the rich measurement and inspection capabilities offered today by the Camio software, Renishaw using its new development team, will develop its own proprietary CMM software supporting Renishaw’s UCC controller family in combination with the wide range of Renishaw probing systems including the REVO® 5-axis scanning solution (pictured right).

“Having access to our own software product significantly enhances our retrofit offering allowing us to complement our existing I++DME interface strategy with a one-stop-shop” commented Ben Taylor, Assistant Chief Executive at Renishaw.

About Renishaw
One of the world's leading engineering technology companies, Renishaw, based in the UK, specializes in the design, manufacture and sale of precision metrology and inspection equipment, which is sold to a broad range of industrial sectors. Renishaw plc has been honoured with twelve Queen’s Awards to date, recognising Technological Achievement, Export Achievement and, most recently in April 2007, for Enterprise in the Innovations category.

In the year to 30th June 2008, Renishaw generated revenue of £201.2 million, of which 94 per cent was to export markets, and profit before tax of £41.7 million. The Renishaw Group currently has more than 50 locations in 30 countries, with over 2,100 employees.

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About Metris
Metris (Euronext – MTRS) designs, develops and markets a unique range of 3D hardware and software inspection systems servicing design and manufacturing industries.

The company’s reliable and innovative metrology solutions cover the full range of measurement volumes required by automotive and aerospace customers, in both fixed and portable configurations and with optical and/or touch sensors.

Metris Headquarters are based in Leuven, Belgium, with additional production and development centers in Belgium, UK, Italy, US, China, India and Bulgaria. Metris provides a worldwide network of sales and support offices located in Europe, Asia, and America.

More information on Metris can be found on or from Renaat Van Cauter – Metris – – Tel +32 16 74 01 00


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