FARO Launches the World's Most Innovative Measurement Arm, the FARO Edge

By Faro Technologies Inc., PRNE
Sunday, April 17, 2011

LAKE MARY, Florida, April 18, 2011 - FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO), the world's leading provider of
portable measurement and imaging solutions, introduces the FARO Edge and V4
Laser Line Probe, the most advanced, state-of-the-art FaroArm system ever

The FARO Edge is a portable measurement arm that allows manufacturers to
easily verify their product quality by performing inspections, tool
certifications, CAD-to-part analysis, and reverse engineering via hard
probing and non-contact laser scanning.

The latest generation of the FaroArm product line continues to eclipse
competitive models in every category. The Edge improves production, quality,
and reverse engineering processes by rapidly verifying or scanning parts with
confidence and accuracy. The new Arm also simplifies the user experience with
improved performance, portability and reliability.

"The FARO Edge was designed with our customers' input and built with our
experience," stated Jay Freeland, FARO's President & Chief Executive Officer.
"It offers unparalleled simplicity for the user while maintaining all the
existing benefits of a FaroArm and demonstrates our continued leadership in
this space through innovative and disruptive technology."

The all new Edge features the first ever integrated personal measurement
assistant. With its built-in touchscreen and on-board operating system, the
Edge revolutionizes portable metrology by providing stand-alone basic
measurement capability. A laptop is no longer needed to perform quick and
simple dimensional checks, or to optimize system performance with its on
board diagnostic routines.

Available in three popular working volumes and 7-axis configuration, the
Edge is the perfect fit for any portable measurement application, eliminating
the guess work of which length is right for the job. Seven axis of rotation
ensures you always get the most flexibility out of your device.

Additional industry-leading areas of improvement and capability include:

    - Enhanced Connectivity - Bluetooth, WiFi, USB, and Ethernet ready.
      Multiple device management through networking.
    - Smart Sensor Technology - Improved sensors warn against excessive
      external loads, correct for thermal variations, and detect possible
      setup problems.
    - Ergonomics - Improved weight distribution and balance for reduced
      strain and ease-of-use. Patented internal counterbalancing providing
      comfortable, stress-free use.
    - Multi-Function Handle Port - Seamless and interchangeable accessory
      integration. Quick-change handle. Expandable capability.

The all new FARO V4 Laser Line Probe provides unparalleled non-contact
measurement capabilities. Its wider laser stripe significantly increases scan
coverage without sacrificing accuracy, while variable capture rates can
produce over 45,000 points per second for exceptional speed and feature

Taking advantage of the Edge's multi-function, quick-change handle port,
the V4 Laser Line Probe integrates seamlessly and instantly becomes part of
the arm. Lighter weight, amazingly compact and completely unobtrusive, it
delivers the best performance at the lowest price in the industry for a
handheld laser scanning system.

"Everything about the Edge was designed from the ground up to boost
productivity and deliver the best performance in a portable arm CMM," said
Orlando Perez, Product Manager - FaroArm. "As the first ever smart
measurement arm with built-in apps, the FARO Edge changes absolutely

Also, learn more about the FARO Edge at www.faro.com/edge.

About FARO

FARO develops and markets computer-aided coordinate measurement devices
and software. Portable equipment from FARO permits high-precision 3D
measurement and comparison of parts and compound structures within production
and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting
components and assemblies, production planning, inventory documentation, as
well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime
scenes. They are also employed to generate digital scans of historic sites.

Worldwide, approximately 10,000 customers are operating more than 20,000
installations of FARO's systems. The company's global headquarters is located
in Lake Mary, Florida, with its European head office in Stuttgart, Germany
and its Asia/Pacific head office in Singapore. FARO has branch locations in
Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Netherlands,
India, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Japan.

Greg Richards - Marketing Supervisor, Events & PR, +1-407-562-5036 direct, +1-407-562-5222 fax, greg-richards at faro.com

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