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FARO Announces New Distribution Agreement

FARO Announces New Distribution Agreement with Hi-Tech Metrology for Australia and New Zealand

FARO Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: FARO), the world's single source for a
complete line of portable CAM2 solutions, announced that Hi-Tech Metrology --
one of Australia's leading suppliers of metrology equipment -- is the Company's
new, exclusive agent in Australia and New Zealand.

"Hi-Tech Metrology, with their strong commitment to the metrology sector,
will provide the representation that our customers expect," said Brooks Jacobs,
FARO's Vice President of Sales: Asia-Pacific. "We are very impressed with
Hi-Tech's capabilities, facilities and depth of personnel -- particularly with
their significant Coordinate Measuring Machine experience. These strengths,
combined with FARO's products, and support from our Asian headquarters in
Singapore, will be a great resource for both our existing and new clients. Our
partnership represents a new beginning in Australia and New Zealand's portable
measuring sector, and it is our mutual goal to set the industry standard for
service, product range and unparalleled commitment."

Managing Director of Hi-Tech Metrology Ian Martin added: "Hi-Tech is
100-percent committed to metrology solutions, and having FARO -- a brand
already well-known and respected throughout the world -- as our partner
provides our customers with access to the most-trusted portable measurement
solutions on the market. We can now offer the local market the best of both
worlds: the highest levels of applications and after-sales service support
combined with the latest and most innovative portable measuring technology.
This alliance with FARO is an excellent opportunity for Australian and New
Zealand manufacturers to improve their productivity and quality while reducing
operating costs."

FARO's products will be demonstrated at Hi-Tech Metrology's stand (D80) at
the AUSTECH 2006 exhibition in Sydney from 30 May to 02 June 2006. For the
remainder of June, Hi-Tech Metrology will conduct personalised demonstrations
and measurements of client's components at the purpose-built AUSTOOL facility
at Ingleburn, southeast of Sydney.

About FARO
With more than 10,800 installations and 4,900 customers globally, FARO
Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: FARO) and its international subsidiaries design,
develop, and market software and portable, computerized measurement devices.
The Company's products allow manufacturers to perform 3-D inspections of parts
and assemblies on the shop floor. This helps eliminate manufacturing errors,
and thereby increases productivity and profitability for a variety of
industries in FARO's worldwide customer base. Principal products include the
FARO Laser ScanArm; FARO Laser Scanner LS; FARO Gage, Gage-PLUS and PowerGAGE;
Platinum, Digital Template, Titanium, and Advantage FaroArms; the FARO Laser
Tracker X and Xi; and the CAM2 family of advanced CAD-based measurement and
reporting software. FARO Technologies is ISO-9001 certified and ISO-17025
laboratory registered.

About Hi-Tech Metrology
Hi-Tech Metrology is Australia's leading supplier of coordinate measuring
machines (CMMs) with the Sheffield brand of equipment and is 100% focused and
committed to the metrology industry in Australia and New Zealand. Hi-Tech
Metrology is proud to both sell and support some of the leading global brands
of metrology equipment. In addition to having a full sales network all around
Australia and New Zealand, the Company offers a full range of after-sales
services, including machine calibration, preventative and routine maintenance,
CMM programming, training and education programs, software upgrades, contract
inspection, reverse engineering and scanning.


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