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The UK Industrial Vision Association's (UKIVA) latest revision of ‘The Machine Vision Handbook’ is now available as a 16-page PDF from the Association’s website. It can be downloaded from

Oki Electric Industry has been awarded the Grand Prix in the Software Product of the Year 2007 awards by the Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan (IPA) for its face image processing middleware, Face Sensing Engine.

Andor Technology has been listed in the Deloitte 2007 Fast 50 Ranking for Irish Companies, for the eighth year in a row. The company has experienced an average of 32 per cent year-on-year growth over the eight years.

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Greg Blackman investigates the rise of embedded vision and finds that advances in computer hardware are set to revolutionise factory automation


Beth Harlen looks at how the accessibility of imaging technology has impacted the evolution of geographic information systems


Matthew Dale looks at how thermal imaging is improving solar plant inspection


Working for Siemens and the Technical University of Munich, Tolga Birdal received the 2016 European Machine Vision Association's Young Professional Award in June