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Microvision Earns Certified Partner Status In Microsoft Partner Program for Flic Laser Bar Code Scanner


BOTHELL, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 11, 2005--Microvision, Inc. (NASDAQ:MVIS - News), the world leader in the development of high-resolution displays and imaging systems, today announced it has earned certified status in Microsoft Corp.'s Partner Program for the Flic Laser Bar Code Scanner. The certification recognizes Microvision's expertise and total impact in the technology marketplace. As a Certified Partner, Microvision through its Flic Scanner has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven ability to meet customer needs. Microsoft Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support that give them a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Microvision's image capture technology has applications in a broad range of commercial, military, medical, industrial, professional and consumer applications. The company's commercial image capture product, the Flic Laser Bar Code Scanner, works out of the box with Microsoft products and technology, and is an ideal solution for development partners and purchasing sectors as they target price sensitive applications that can benefit from the Flic Scanner integrated to a wide range of Microsoft enabled mobile devices. The Flic Scanner offers the right set of performance features at a low price for cost sensitive applications in a variety of industries.

The Flic Scanner features a patent-pending, low-cost, shock-resistant, mechanical/magnetic laser scan engine. This simple, yet elegant design enables Microvision to deliver a true laser scanner that works in either batch or tethered mode for less than the price of most CCD scanners, and a wireless scanner at less than half the price of many wireless scanners. The Flic Scanner reads most popular bar code symbols, including UPC/EAN/JAN, Code 39, Code 128, RSS, and Interleaved 2 of 5.

"Only companies that have demonstrated high levels of customer service, proved their experience and attained advanced certification receive the designation of Microsoft Certified Partner," said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft. "Today, Microsoft recognizes Microvision for its skills and expertise in providing customer satisfaction with Microsoft products and technology."

"We are extremely pleased to have earned certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program. The certified status allows us to clearly promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers," said Jacques Lincoln, Channel and Alliance Marketing Manger at Microvision. "The benefits provided through our certified membership will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide for customers. Additionally, the software development tools we provide based on Microsoft's operating systems allows the software development community to integrate the Flic Laser Bar Code Scanner quickly and easily on Microsoft platforms and with Microsoft productivity applications."

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