Ascend Technology announces its acquisition of Verity IA Software.  Verity IA is well known for its laboratory image analysis solutions in the Paper and Print industries, such as multi-color dirt count, surface roughness, print mottle and formation.  With the software development resources of Ascend Technology, Verity IA Software is positioned to maintain its leading status in paper analysis and push into new applications and industry segments with a dedicated development and account service team.