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Microsoft(r) Demonstrates Windows(r) CE Operating System with CRS State of the Art Robot

BURLINGTON, ONTARIO--CRS Robotics Corporation (TSE:ROB - news) announces that Microsoft(r) Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT - news) has successfully demonstrated robot control using the Microsoft Windows(r) CE operating systems and the CRS F3 robot. The demonstration took place at the 1999 Microsoft Windows CE Developers Conference in Denver, Colorado.

``The fact that Microsoft was able to develop a working demonstration with the F3 robot in such a short time attests to the ease of use of both Windows(r) CE and the F3, which is the first intelligent robot in the industrial market,'' said Paul Ritchie, Managing Director of CRS' Robot Division.

``The automation industry is seeking increasing integration of Windows-based products and robot systems,'' said Tony Barbagallo, group product manager, Windows CE, Microsoft Corp [Nasdaq:MSFT - news]. ``We are excited about having taken one of the first steps in this direction with CRS Robotics Corporation and plan to work with them to explore other possibilities of integrating Windows CE and CRS' robot systems.''

CRS Robotics Corporation is a global player in the fast developing laboratory automation marketplace. Through its core competencies in software, motion control and systems integration CRS provides automation solutions for companies in the life sciences and advanced manufacturing sectors.


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