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Wednesday 17 November, 2010


Vicon Revue wins Popular Scie

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17 November 2010

17 November 2010


OMG plc


Vicon Revue wins Popular Science 'Best of What's New' Award

Tool for memory research wins in gadget category



OMG plc, (LSE: OMG) ("OMG" or the "Group"), the technology group providing image understanding products for the entertainment, defence, life science and engineering industries, announces today that the newest camera from Vicon, Vicon Revue, has won Popular Science's 'Best of What's New' Award in the Gadgets category.


Revue, launched in April this year, is a wearable digital camera that takes photographs automatically, without user intervention. The technology was developed in 1999 by Microsoft Research Cambridge as SenseCam. Vicon signed a license agreement with Microsoft Corp. last year to manufacture and sell the technology worldwide.


The Revue is most commonly used by medical researchers as an aid for people with memory impairment, but has great potential in a number of different application areas such as market research, documentaries and art projects.


"For 23 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amaze us − those that make a positive impact on our world today and challenge our views of what's possible in the future." said Mark Jannot, Editor-in-Chief of Popular Science. "The Best of What's New Award is the magazine's top honor, and the 100 winners − chosen from among thousands of entrants − represent the highest level of achievement in their fields."


"In a year where we've seen the release of some truly amazing products, I'm absolutely delighted that Revue has won 'Best of What's New' in the Gadgets category," said Douglas Reinke, CEO and President at Vicon. "Winning this award is a great honour. It's great to see a device that was created for the medical community, be so widely accepted in this area!"


For further information on Vicon Revue please visit the website or YouTube page.




For further information please contact:



OMG plc

+44 1865 261 800

Nick Bolton, Group CEO

David Deacon, Group CFO

Hayley Roberts, PR Executive

Financial Dynamics

+44 20 7831 3113

Juliet Clarke / Matt Dixon / Emma Appleton

Evolution Securities (NOMAD to OMG)

+44 20 7071 4300

Jeremy Ellis



About OMG

OMG plc (Oxford Metrics Group. LSE: OMG) is a group of technology companies producing image understanding products and services for the entertainment, defence, life science and engineering industries.


Be it for capturing the movements of actors (for the movie industry), sportsmen (for video games or improving team performance), or children with Cerebral Palsy, rehab patients and animals (for medical, life science and research industries); or recording the condition of highways and the assets that surround them or assessing the value of properties; or even providing image intelligence and situational awareness from drone aircraft. Through this diversified offering the Group has earned its strong international reputation for precision from pixels.


Founded in 1984, the Group is headquartered in Oxford, UK, and has four offices in the US and two in the UK. It has customers in over 50 countries and is a quoted company listed on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange. The Group trades through three operating subsidiaries:  Vicon, the world's largest motion capture and movement analysis company, 2d3, a manufacturer of specialised image understanding software for defence applications, and Yotta, our highways and property surveying business.


The Group's global clients spanning the worlds of science, medicine, sport, engineering, gaming, film and broadcast include: major hospitals and research facilities such as Guy's Hospital, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and Loughborough University, engineering industry leaders including: Ford Motor Company, BMW, Airbus and Toyota, and in the entertainment sector; Sony, Industrial Light and Magic, The Moving Picture Company (MPC), Sega, Nintendo, UbiSoft, EA and Square Enix. In surveying clients include:Miami-Dade county, Atkins, and Oxfordshire, Cumbria, Derbyshire and Pembrokeshire County Councils as well as many others.


For more information about OMG and its subsidiaries, visit,,, or



About Vicon

Academy Award®-winning Vicon is the world's largest supplier of precision motion tracking systems, and match moving software. It serves customers in the CG animation industry, film, visual effects, computer games, and broadcast television, as well as engineering and life science industries.  Vicon operates in four offices worldwide, including its Los Angeles-based Entertainment headquarters: a 26,000 square-foot facility equipped with three performance capture stages for Vicon's service company House of Moves.


Vicon is a subsidiary of OMG (Oxford Metrics Group - LSE: OMG), plc., a group of technology companies that produces image-understanding solutions for the Entertainment, Defense, Life Science and Engineering markets.  Other holdings include: 2d3, a manufacturer of specialized image understanding software for defense applications; Yotta DCL our highways surveying business in the UK; and Yotta MVS, a leading US provider of data collection services for the assessment of property taxation.


Vicon and OMG global clients include: Life Science leaders University of Pennsylvania, the VA Hospitals, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Titleist Golf, The Andrews Institute; Engineering industry leaders Ford, BMW, Airbus, Lockheed, Pratt-Whitney, NASA, Caterpillar, International Truck, and Toyota; and Entertainment companies Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sony Computer Entertainment, Industrial Light and Magic, Sega, Nintendo, Ubisoft, Vivendi, Electronic Arts, Square Enix and many others. 


For more information about OMG and its subsidiaries, visit,,,,,, or  




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