Zivid receives prestigious award from The Research Council of Norway

Innovation Award 2018 awarded Zivid for its years of focused R&D efforts and innovations in the field of 3D vision

OSLO, Norway, August 14, 2018 -- Zivid, the leader in 3D vision for Industry 4.0 and robot automation, has won The Research Council of Norway's prestigious Innovation Award for 2018 for its years of focused R&D efforts and innovations in the field of 3D vision. Today's industry requires fast and highly accurate visual systems, and the jury pointed out Zivid's broad potential and growth rate.

"Norway has a major opportunity within green and sustainable industry," said John-Arne Røttingen, CEO of the Research Council of Norway. "Zivid shows the way through long-term research and innovation focused on value and quality, and their unique 3D cameras make it possible to address labor shortage, reshore manufacturing, and use local and lean supply chains. In addition to improved local and global automation, a natural expansion is into for example the healthcare sector."

3D vision is being adopted and used in industrial and warehouse automation, and robot integration. Based on a patented structured-light and sensor engine, Zivid One is the world's most accurate real-time 3D color camera targeting smart industry, logistics applications, and factories.

“Our 3D cameras provide the highest Quality of Data in the industry, which is a must to succeed with vision-based automation systems,” said Henrik Schumann-Olsen, CEO of Zivid. "2018 is a turning point for the automation industry, and we are proud to be recognized as one of the enablers for this. The Innovation Award recognizes the hard work, research, and the focus of the whole Zivid team."

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) account for 99% of the businesses in every main industry sector. To compete and evolve, SMEs are automating their production and adopting robots for automation, making product innovations more effective. Small-scale manufacturing and rapid production changes are factors that require smart, flexible robot and automation systems.

With roots from SINTEF (Scandinavia’s largest independent research organization) and more than 60 years of in-house experience within optical sensors and 3D machine vision, Zivid enables new and existing applications to be automated, and customers to improve time and cost in areas like quality control, bin-picking, logistics, and inspection.

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About Zivid

Zivid Labs is the leading provider of 3D cameras and software solutions for automated machine and computer vision applications. Adaptive industrial robots and production lines need human-like vision, and by using the award-winning Zivid One 3D camera to extract micrometer details and color info in real-time, robots can finally monitor, move, and act according to target objects.

With more than 60 years of in-house experience within optical sensors and 3D machine vision, Zivid Labs enables new and existing applications to be automated, and customers to improve time and cost in areas like quality control, bin-picking, logistics, and inspection. Zivid One is the ultimate set of eyes for Industry 4.0 applications.

Zivid One has received numerous awards for its technical features and design implementation, including "Top Innovation" by inVISION Magazine, "Gold Honoree 3D Camera" by Vision System's Innovators Award, and Red Dot's "Product Design" award. 

Find more information about how Zivid Labs is shaping the future of 3D vision at http://www.zivid.com

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Zivid is a market-leading provider of 3D machine vision cameras and software for next generation robotics and industrial automation systems. Its Zivid One and Zivid One Plus products are regarded as the world’s most accurate real-time 3D color cameras and bring human-like vision to the smart factories and warehouses of Industry 4.0. With more than two decades of in-house R&D and in-depth expertise in optical sensors, 3D machine vision hardware and software, Zivid enables customers to boost efficiency and productivity in a range of applications including de-palletizing, bin-picking, pick-and-place, assembly, packaging and quality control. The Zivid One 3D color camera has received numerous awards for its technical features, quality of data (QoD), and design implementation. Awards include "Top Innovation Award" by inVISION Magazine, "Gold Innovators Award" by Vision Systems Design, Red Dot's “Product Design” award, and the Research Council of Norway's prestigious “Innovation Award”. To discover how Zivid is shaping the future of 3D machine vision visit www.zivid.com.

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Zivid is the leading provider of 3D cameras and software solutions for automated machine and computer vision applications. Zivid One has the best Quality of Data for vision systems, and is the ultimate set of eyes for Industry 4.0 and warehousing applications.
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“Zivid One 3D cameras provide the highest Quality of Data in the industry, which is a must to succeed with vision-based automation systems”
Henrik Schumann-Olsen, CEO of Zivid