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Vicon Acquires Peak Performance Technologies

Vicon Motion Systems has acquired Peak Performance Technologies, Inc., enabling the combined company to expand its market reach, broaden its product range and strengthen the company's technology expertise in the motion capture field.

OMG Group chief exec Julian Morris commented: "We believe that this is an excellent acquisition for the group, bringing expansion into the sports market and video-based motion capture. Peak and Vicon, together, provide a compelling proposition across a wide market and product range."

Peak, based in Denver, Colorado, is a long established leader in motion measurement and analysis in sports performance and animal science with a combination of both video-based and optical motion capture products. With more than 700 customers worldwide, this strength complements Vicon's existing presence in life sciences, animation and engineering, to create a group with significant market strength in an increased number of vertical an geographical markets.

Moreover, by combining Peak's strength in video-based motion measurement with Vicon's high accuracy motion systems, customers can satisfy all their tracking and analysis needs from a single company with solutions from $10,000 to more than $1million, and technology solutions offering the robustness and flexibility of analog video capture through to the accuracy of the world's first 4 million-pixel motion capture camera. Indeed, the two product sets will be enhanced to interoperate so Peak customers can take advantage of the Vicon product range and vice versa.

"We have some manageable work to do on product integration but, once this is complete, the application upgrade path will be seamless through the entire product range good for customers, the business and our shareholders," Morris added.

OMG plc (www.omg3d.com) is a global leader in the three-dimensional capture and analysis of movement, providing tools and services for life science, entertainment and engineering applications. Based in Oxford, U.K., and California, OMG trades through a number of operating subsidiaries in the name of Vicon Motion Systems, 2d3 and House of Moves in the U.K. and the U.S., and through a network of distributors in other major countries.

Vicon Motion Systems (www.vicon.com) provides professionals with the latest tools to capture accurately three-dimensional human motion for research, medicine, sport, engineering, game development, broadcast and film. 2d3 (www.2d3.com) produces innovative visual geometry software deriving 3D data from moving images. House of Moves (www.moves.com) is one of the largest and most experienced motion capture service studio, producing high quality motion capture data for some of the world's largest entertainment production companies.

Peak (www.peakperform.com) is a market leader in video-based motion measurement solutions for the sports performance, animal science and other markets.

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