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NATICK, MA, USA August 9, 2016

Cognex Awarded BNP Approval for Baggage Handling System Projects

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX), the world's leader in machine vision, has received approval from BNP Associates, Inc. for its Airport Baggage Handling Identification (ABH-ID) Solution. BNP’s approval followed an extensive review of the image-based technology that Cognex offers for reading barcodes on IATA-regulated baggage tags.

To achieve this certification, Cognex performed specific tests that demonstrated the system’s read rate capability, redundancy and communications protocols. BNP’s evaluation, through rigorous performance and reliability tests, determined that with read rates consistently in the 99% range, the Cognex ABH-ID system outperformed current technology in the market.

“BNP is one of the world’s top authorities in baggage handling system design and specifications,” said Carl Gerst, Cognex Senior Vice President, ID Products. “We’re very pleased to have met their stringent requirements and to be added to their list of approved suppliers for baggage handling system projects.”

Cognex is experiencing rapid growth in the baggage handling industry, with completed installations in airports across the U.S. and Europe. The approval from BNP Associates opens opportunities for many more airports across the globe to experience the benefits of Cognex barcode reading technology.

The Cognex ABH-ID Solution is equipped with industry-leading technology that ensures high read rates for fast and reliable baggage delivery, minimizing the costs associated with manual delivery of lost or late checked luggage. The solution features patent-pending Xpand™ technology that reduces the overall system footprint and simplifies installation. To lower maintenance costs, the system utilizes DataMan fixed-mount image-based barcode readers that, unlike laser scanners, have no moving parts to wear out or fail.

For more information on Cognex Airport Baggage Handling Identification Solution, visit www.cognex.com/ABH

About Cognex

Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a range of products that incorporate sophisticated machine vision technology that gives them the ability to "see." Cognex® products include barcode readers, machine vision sensors, and machine vision systems that are used in factories, warehouses, and distribution centers around the world to guide, gauge, inspect, identify, and assure the quality of items during the manufacturing and distribution process. Cognex is the world's leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 1 million vision-based products, representing over $4 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company's founding in 1981. Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, USA, Cognex has regional offices and distributors located throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. For details visit Cognex online at http://www.cognex.com. Cognex and DataMan are registered U.S. trademarks and Xpand is a trademark of Cognex Corporation.