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Natick, MA, November 18, 2008 November 18, 2008

New Software Announced for Cognex DataMan ID Readers

DataMan 100 now reads up to 128 codes in a single field of view

Cognex® Corporation (NASDAQ - CGNX), the world's leading supplier of machine vision systems and industrial ID readers, today announced new software that expands the decoding capabilities of the DataMan 100 vision-based ID readers and provides additional code support for all models in the DataMan product family.

With the new software release 3.2, DataMan 100 fixed-mount ID readers can now simultaneously read up to 128 codes in a single field of view—even with mixed code types—opening up many new application possibilities.  

“Many manufacturers continue to use a traditional 1D barcode label for the product ID, but have added a direct-marked 2D code to store the serial number, batch number, and date and lot code. They want to read both codes simultaneously for tracking and tracing products through their manufacturing process, and our new multicode feature is perfect for them,” said Carl Gerst, Cognex ID Reader Business Unit Manager. “Others want to read codes on multiple products that appear in the same field of view due to their small size, such as components on a printed circuit board or medical vials in a tray. DataMan 100 can now read all of them at once.”

In addition to the new multicode feature for the DataMan 100 Series, release 3.2 provides improved performance on all DataMan models for QR codes having perspective distortion, especially with high-contrast labels. The 3.2 release also includes support for VeriCode® for customers who purchase a license key from Veritec, Inc.

Cognex DataMan ID readers are available in the widest range of fixed-mount and handheld models for reading everything from printed 1D and 2D barcodes to the most challenging DPM codes. Powerful decoding software, advanced image formation, and exceptional ease of use, ensure optimum performance for all code reading requirements.

The DataMan 3.2 release is available now. See more on our family of DataMan ID products.

 

 

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About Cognex Corporation

Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of image-based products, all of which use artificial intelligence (AI) techniques that give them the human-like ability to make decisions on what they see. Cognex products include machine vision systems, machine vision sensors and barcode readers that are used in factories and distribution centers around the world where they eliminate production and shipping errors.

Cognex is the world's leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 2 million image-based products, representing over $6 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company's founding in 1981. Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, USA, Cognex has offices and distributors located throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For details visit Cognex online at www.cognex.com.

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