AIA’s The Vision Show, North America’s Largest Display of Vision and Imaging Solutions, Opens for Registration

Organization Provides Attendees with Practical Knowledge for Immediate Implementation, Adds New Focus on Embedded Vision

ANN ARBOR, MI - December 18, 2017 - Registration for The Vision Show opened today. Hosted by AIA, the world's largest trade association for advancing vision and imaging, The Vision Show educates current and potential vision users about the latest advancements in machine and embedded vision, while offering them real-world solutions to their manufacturing challenges. Taking place April 10-12, 2018, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, attendees typically span a wide range of companies and job titles, which makes for a lively show with interesting discussions among people who might not otherwise have the chance to connect. This year, AIA expects those at the show to include users of vision and imaging technologies, system integrators, automation integrators, makers of collaborative robots, drones, augmented reality systems, and much, much more.


With six conference tracks and courses ranging from beginner to advanced, The Vision Show has something for everyone. This year's tracks include:

• Vision Integration
• Embedded Vision
• IIOT, AI, Emerging technologies
• Collaborative Robots
• Certified Vision Professional Basic
• Certified Vision Professional Advanced

To support AIA's new embedded vision initiative, there will be a track on embedded vision and an embedded vision pavilion this year. As one of the most exciting technologies in today's vision industry, AIA has also developed an embedded vision website: https://www.visiononline.org/embedded-vision, a resource for everyone from the new user to the expert.

Vision and imaging systems enhance the quality of our everyday lives. They play an important role in everything from quality control of the things we use, eat, and drink to safety and security in the places we go to more accurate medical screening and faster drug discovery to high-tech entertainment to flying drones - whether for work or for pleasure. At The Vision Show, attendees will find the right solution providers, the right technology, and the right expertise to implement the vision and imaging systems they need.

AIA recently co-hosted the Collaborative Robots and Advanced Vision Conference (CRAV) in San Jose, California, with its sister association, the Robotic Industries Association (RIA). This educational conference brought together over 300 people to examine two of the most important topics in the automation industry - collaborative and vision. To continue bringing these technologies together, The Vision Show will feature a collaborative pavilion on the show floor. Collaborative-focused conference presentations include: the intersection of Industry 4.0 and Collaborative Robots; the Future of Collaborative Robots; and Collaborative vs. Industrial Robots.

"We've hosted The Vision Show since 1996, and every year we see greater interest due to the tremendous advancements being made in the field," said Jeff Burnstein, president of AIA. "Our attendees consistently turn to The Vision Show because they know it's the one place they can learn about new and up and coming technologies and trends, while at the same time have the opportunity to interact directly with the vendors actually making those technologies."

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 over 350 vision suppliers, system integrators, users, researchers, and consulting firms from 32 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 Certified Vision Professional program; AIA Certified System Integrator program; and Vision Online (www.visiononline.org), the world's leading online resource for vision information. AIA is part of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3). For more information on AIA, visit www.visiononline.org or contact AIA Headquarters at (734) 994-6088.

About Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
The Association for Advancing Automation is the global advocate for the benefits of automating. A3 promotes automation technologies and ideas that transform the way business is done. A3 is the umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA (Advancing Vision + Imaging), and Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA). RIA, AIA, and MCMA combined represent over 1,070 automation manufacturers, component suppliers, system integrators, end users, research groups, and consulting firms from throughout the world that drive automation forward. A3 hosts Automate Show (April 8-11, 2019, in Chicago) and the annual A3 Business Forum (January 17-19, 2018, in Orlando). For more information, visit: A3 www.A3automate.org. RIA www.robotics.org. AIA www.visiononline.org. MCMA www.motioncontrolonline.org.

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