Adept Technology Introduces SmartController EX

More processing power and faster communication

PLEASANTON, Calif., Oct. 24, 2012 -- Adept Technology, Inc.

(Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous
mobile solutions, introduces its new SmartController EX.
This lead-free, high-performance distributed motion controller, designed for
use with Adept robots, features Gigabit Ethernet, a high-speed processor and
new software, called Adept eV+. With more processing power and faster
communication, the new SmartController EX can increase a robot's cycle
speeds by up to five percent.

Adept is previewing SmartController EX at Pack Expo booth #S-1454 October
28-31, 2012. SmartController EX with ePLC is available immediately and the
full-version SmartController EX will be launched on January 21, 2013 at
Automate booth #354.

The Adept SmartController EX features Gigabit Ethernet and a processor that
is 10 times more powerful than the previous generation. Four times more
memory further enhances performance and the 2GB SD memory card slot adds
functionality, allowing users to easily transfer data between controllers,
capture log data and back up data to a PC. The controller's Adept eV+
software is completely new, based on modern technology and built around a
robust real-time operating system. It is seamlessly backward compatible with
V+ code and tightly integrates with Adept's vision-guidance technology for
optimal robotic performance.

"The new SmartController EX combines powerful new hardware with entirely new
software that benefits from the intellectual property accumulated over
Adept's 25 year history as a robotic leader," said John Boutsikaris, Senior
Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "This new controller will enhance the
performance of the robots it controls.
It also provides a solid foundation for future advancements."

Adept designed the SmartController EX for use with Cobra s-series SCARA
robots, Viper six-axis robots, Quattro parallel robots and Python Linear
Modules. It is backward compatible with Adept's CX controller -- customers
can use the same connectors and code and easily transition.

This initial launch of the new EX controller is limited to Adept's ePLC
Connect Server software, which provides seamless connectivity with the
customer's PLC. With ePLC, users program, operate and support their Adept
robots through their PLC network. The familiar programming environment of
the PLC, combined with an attractive price, makes this an affordable and
easy-to-integrate control solution.

The SmartController EX comes with a new, optional T20 Pendant. This
hand-held device provides a user interface in an ergonomic and rugged
package. Designed for both right- and left-handed users, the gripping and
holding positions enable comfortable, fatigue-free operation.
Compared to previous generation pendants, the T20 is lighter and features a
more colorful interface to ease use.

About Adept Technology, Inc.

Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous
mobile solutions and services that enable customers to achieve precision,
speed, quality and productivity in their assembly, handling, packaging,
testing, and logistical processes. With a comprehensive portfolio of
high-performance motion controllers, application development software,
vision-guidance technology and high-reliability robot mechanisms with
autonomous capabilities, Adept provides specialized, cost-effective robotics
systems and services to high-growth markets including Packaging, Medical,
Disk Drive/Electronics, and Solar; as well as to traditional industrial
markets including machine tool automation and automotive components.
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