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Taylor Wilson joins OptiTrack’s product development team

Brings over 20 years experience in leading edge 3D and motion capture innovation

CORVALLIS, Oregon—June 20, 2012—OptiTrack, pioneers of affordable motion capture and tracking technology, announced today the addition of Taylor Wilson to the product development team.

Taylor has delivered industry leading technical solutions to companies including DAZ 3D, Evolver, Vicon/House of Moves and Biovision. He joins OptiTrack’s growing team of professionals from Motion Analysis, Unigraphics, EAI, Sony Computer Entertainment and others.

“I couldn’t be happier to have Taylor join our team,” said Jim Richardson, CEO. “His deep technical insight and proven ability to lead the industry’s innovation perfectly complements the individuals on our development team. We simply could not have a stronger lineup of industry talent to continue delivering the right combination of simple elegance, ease of use and customizability to OptiTrack’s award winning motion capture and tracking systems.”

“With more OptiTrack systems in use than any other supplier in the world, consumers have already cast their vote for the democratization of motion capture technology,” said Brian Nilles, Chief Strategy Officer. “Adding Taylor to our development team will have a multiplier effect on the big thinking approach for which OptiTrack has already become famous. Taylor’s presence complements other infrastructure steps we are taking to ensure accelerated delivery of even better products to our worldwide customers.”

OptiTrack recently expanded its product line with the introduction of the Flex 13. With 1.3 Megapixels of resolution at 120 frames per second, it is the world’s first megapixel motion capture camera for under $1000. The Flex 13 compliments OptiTrack’s existing family of products, which includes the Insight VCS – a fully integrated virtual camera system – as well as a complete catalog of 3D tracking tools uniquely suited for character animation; high speed measurement and analysis of humans, animals and robots; and precision tracking for medical and industrial applications.

About OptiTrack

OptiTrack™, a NaturalPoint® company, is the largest motion capture provider in the world, offering high-performance optical tracking at the most affordable prices in the industry. The OptiTrack product line includes motion capture software and high-speed tracking cameras, as well as contract engineering services. Used by facilities worldwide in a variety of markets ranging from film and games to sports training and biomechanics, OptiTrack customers include the top in their respective fields.

Entertainment customers include Electronic Arts, Microsoft Game Studios, Ubisoft, Rockstar Games, Halon Entertainment, The Moving Picture Company, Animatrik, Audiomotion Studios, nvizage, Luma Pictures, Proof and other top studios and developers around the world. Engineering customers include Boeing, NASA, Lockheed Martin, John Deere, Mechdyne, Under Armour, Stanford University, Duke University, Laser Shot, Mitsubishi and Dassault Systems. Biomechanics and Gait Analysis customers include Toronto Rehab, Queens University, Ohio State University, Duke University and many others.

About NaturalPoint

Based in Corvallis, Oregon, NaturalPoint® owns and operates the TrackIR™, OptiTrack™, and SmartNAV™ brands. NaturalPoint specializes in providing innovative control solutions through optical tracking technology and delivers high performance and value tracking systems for professional optical motion capture, gaming input devices, and hands-free ergonomic mouse alternatives.

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Liaison Public Relations
Colin McLaughlin

Reader contact:
Seth Steiling, Marketing Manager
P.O. BOX 2317
Corvallis, OR 97339