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Gerber Technology joins its Japanese distributor, Itochu Techno-Science Corporation (CTC), at the Japan International Apparel Machinery Exhibition

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– Gerber Technology joins its Japanese distributor, Itochu Techno-Science Corporation (CTC), at the Japan International Apparel Machinery Exhibition (JIAM) in Osaka, Japan, showcasing how Gerber Technology’s solutions function as the heart of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). “JIAM provides us with the opportunity to clearly showcase how Gerber Technology provides the highest value of ownership to customers with our combination of superior hardware and software solutions that helps users get the most from their equipment,” said Steven Tang, Regional Vice President, Far East, Gerber Technology. “We have spent a great deal of time visiting customer sites and talking with production professionals to understand their needs. The combination of this knowledge, our powerful R&D resources, our history in the apparel industry and our ability to provide global service and support have positioned us to offer a complete line of solutions that are designed to make our customers more successful.” Gerber Technology will be showcasing the following products at JIAM: Ø AccuMark 8.1 features the most comprehensive set of pattern development, grading and marker making tools in the industry, along with many other features to meet the fast-changing needs of today's apparel manufacturers. This newest version includes more powerful notch positioning controls; accelerated background batch processing; and Microsoft® SQL database compatibility for large enterprise users. Ø AccuMark V-Stitcher™ 3D garment design and visualization software by Browzwear offers powerful, true-to-life modeling that enables users to create a virtual garment from a 2D pattern over a 3D body image and integrates seamlessly with Gerber’s AccuMark pattern design software via a software interface. Ø Vision Fashion Studio is a leading conceptual and textile design product used to streamline the creative process, reduce development times and ultimately decrease costs and increase profitability and productivity. Fashion Studio offers improved control over image editing and tracing functions and more creative options for manipulating colors. Users will discover an expanded selection of 550 new weaves from which to choose. Expanded graphics tools and capabilities have also been included to enhance presentations and display collections. Ø WebPDM 5.0 is the newest version of the leading integrated web-based product development management software that helps apparel companies and retailers facilitate communication and accelerate the coordination of product development tasks by connecting design, engineering, costing, and manufacturing information through a centralized database of product-related information. It provides a unified, single version view of specifications and product information in “real-time” via a fully functional Internet-browser client that allows internal and external partners to collaborate remotely. Ø The GTxL cutting system will be highlighted, which is ideal for cutting small lot orders at low- and medium-ply heights. The GTxL offers the lowest cost-per-unit cut for low-ply cutting systems. Lower power consumption, longer lasting consumables, more cutting time per cutting cycle and less downtime increase the value of GTxL. InVision plaid and stripe matching system is also available to improve the finished quality of matched products by compensating for fabric irregularities, delivering thread-to-thread accuracy of cut parts. Ø Gerber’s automated material spreading solutions offer the unique features of the cradle feed system, and ensure tension-free spreading of even the most difficult fabrics. The simplicity of the system ensures easy and fast operator training and high reliability.

**************************** About Gerber Technology

Gerber Technology (www.gerbertechnology.com), a business unit of $517 million corporation Gerber Scientific, Inc., develops and manufactures the world's leading brands of integrated software and hardware automation systems for manufacturers and retailers in the sewn products and flexible materials industries. These systems automate and significantly improve the efficiency of information management, product design and development, pre-production, and production processes. The company offers specialized solutions to a variety of end-user markets including apparel, transportation interiors, furniture, composites and industrial fabrics. Gerber Technology’s world headquarters are located in Tolland, Connecticut, U.S.A. with regional offices, agents and distributors in 117 countries serving a total of over 16,000 customers through seven Customer Solutions Centers on six continents. The company engineers and manufactures its products in various locations in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Established in 1968, Gerber Technology is one of four businesses of Gerber Scientific, Inc. (www.gerberscientific.com) of South Windsor, Connecticut, U.S.A., a corporation listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the “GRB” symbol.

Posted May 19, 2005

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