Visionix reports a net loss of $572,000 before special provisions and R&D investments in a subsidiary for the 1st quarter ended March 31, or a net consolidated loss of $1,129,000, as compared to a $65,000 profit in the year-ago period, but the Israeli company stresses that it still has enough cash to continue its R&D investments and to bring new retail products to the market. Sales of $440,000 in the quarter marked an improvement from the $272,000 level of the 4th quarter of 2000, but they were below the year-earlier level of $1,054,000. A slowdown occurred in the 4th quarter due to software adjustments that delayed shipments of Visionix' VL3000 machine.