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Three New Companies Attain AIA Certified System Integrator Distinction

POSTED 05/25/2017

Ann Arbor, Michigan USA - AIA announced today that aku.automation GmbH (Aalen, BW, Germany), i-mation GmbH (Rottwell, Germany) and Prolucid Technologies (Ontario, Canada) have completed the necessary requirements to become AIA Certified System Integrators. AIA, the global trade association for the vision and imaging industry, grants this certification to integrators that meet certain industry criteria. These three companies join an esteemed group of ten current Certified System Integrator companies. Their certification will be effective for three years at which time they can re-certify.

"These three companies have demonstrated their experience in vision system integration and can now use their certification as a third-party verification of critical qualifications to their end user customers,” said Alex Shikany, AIA’s Director of Market Analysis. “We warmly welcome aku.automation, i-mation, and Prolucid Technologies to the AIA Certified System Integrator community.”

AIA’s Certified System Integrator criteria includes: years of vision system integration experience; skill level of employees (with a minimum number of advanced level Certified Vision Professionals); number of successful integration projects completed each year; and verifiable experience in the industries they wish to show specialization.

One of the elements of the program is the Certified Vision Professional-Advanced level achievement by an integrator’s personnel. This global individual knowledge certification was launched in 2010, and today there are 166 CVP-Advanced level individuals across the globe. Both the CVP-Basic and Advanced courses are now available to be taken online through AIA’s website. The CVP-Basic curriculum is offered free of charge, and the Advanced level training is available via subscription. AIA offers both the Basic and Advanced certification exams by appointment at their Ann Arbor, MI headquarters and at various industry events across the world.

Full details on the AIA Certified System Integrator and Certified Vision Professional programs, including a complete list of CSI companies can be found on AIA’s website, www.VisionOnline.org, or by calling (734) 994-6088.

About the New Certified System Integrator Companies
aku.automation is a leading supplier of optical testing systems in the industrial image processing sector. Their strengths lie in the conception, production and sales of high-quality camera systems for quality assurance and process control in various industrial sectors. As a company, they adopt an integrated approach, offering their customers first rate consulting and other relevant services. Their performance range includes reading, detecting and verifying various codes such as the data-matrix code, barcodes and also the Microglyph® code. These technologies enable their customers to reliably track products along the entire production chain. You can visit aku.automation on the web at www.aku.eu.

i -mation develops and implements intelligent high-performance systems for industrial image processing. Today's production processes are more demanding, which makes reliable test methods necessary for a variety of important reasons. For example, miniaturization in production requires new testing tools, the increased number of variants calls for more flexible manufacturing processes, and smaller batch sizes need shorter setup times. You can visit i-mation on the web at www.i-mation.de.

Prolucid Technologies, Inc. works with small-to-medium sized companies as well as large multi-national organizations in highly regulated industries and understands the complex requirements for success. They support customers across many industries, including: Medical Devices, Energy & Utilities, Agriculture, Transportation, Infrastructure and Manufacturing. With offices in Mississauga, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta — Prolucid has extensive experience working with and supporting customers across North America. You can learn more about Prolucid Technologies on their website, www.prolucid.ca.

About AIA
Founded in 1984 to advance the understanding and use of imaging and vision technologies and to drive global expansion and growth through education and promotion, AIA now represents some 360 vision suppliers, system integrators, users, researchers, and consulting firms from 36 countries. AIA is best known for The Vision Show (April 10-12, 2018 in Boston); vision and imaging standards such as GigE Vision®, Camera Link®, Camera Link HS™ and USB3 Vision™; the Automate Show (April 8-11, 2019 in Chicago); the annual A3 Business Forum (January 17-19, 2018 in Orlando); the Certified Vision Professional program; AIA Certified System Integrator company program; and Vision Online, the world’s leading online resource for vision information.

AIA is part of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), the not-for-profit umbrella association serving AIA, the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) and the Motion Control and Motor Association (MCMA). For more information on AIA, visit Vision Online or contact AIA Headquarters at (734) 994-6088.

Bob Doyle
Director of Communications
(734) 994-6088

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