AVEVA and FARO sign Interoperability Agreement

Cambridge, UK 08 December 2011: AVEVA (LSE:AVV), a leader in engineering design and information management solutions for the plant, power and marine industries, and FARO, a leader in high precision laser scanning and 3D Documentation Technology, announced today that they have signed an Interoperability Agreement.

Under the terms of this agreement AVEVA and FARO will co-operate closely to provide an efficient integration between FAROs laser scan hardware technology and AVEVAs portfolio of laser engineering and design software solutions. Following the recent acquisition of the LFM software division of Z+F UK this partnership further demonstrates AVEVAs significant commitment to the 3D data capture market.

AVEVA is delighted to announce this Interoperability Agreement with FARO, said Paul Cooper, VP Partnerships and Strategic Alliances at AVEVA. Delivering seamless integration between AVEVA and FARO fully supports our committed strategy of delivering innovative software solutions to our customers which add value to laser data captured from all the leading hardware vendors.

Bernd Becker, Director of Product Management & Business Development 3D-Laser-Scanner of FARO added We are very pleased to join the AVEVA Global Partner Network. This agreement will ensure that our joint customers can benefit from a complete solution which leverages the FARO 3D capture technology and AVEVAs suite of Laser Engineering and Design Solutions.

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About FARO

FARO develops and manufactures portable systems for the measurement and 3D documentation of spaces and objects. Products from FARO permit rapid and highly precise 3D measurement for inspection, quality control, alignment, surface modeling, asset management, and documentation needs. The simple-to-use solutions are ideal for numerous applications in various industries, including manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, architecture and civil engineering, energy and forensics. FARO currently has more than 20,000 installations and 10,000 customers globally.

Principal products include the worlds best-selling portable measurement arm the FaroArm, FARO ScanArm, the FARO Gage, the FARO Laser Tracker, the FARO Laser Scanner, the FARO 3D Imager and the CAM2 family of advanced CAD-based measurement and reporting software. FARO is ISO-9001 certified and ISO-17025 laboratory registered. For additional information, visit www.faro.com.

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