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NATICK, MA April 10, 2007

Cognex Introduces World's Fastest Vision Sensors

In-Sight 5600 accelerates vision-sensor performance with unmatched speed and resolution

Natick, MA, April 10, 2007—Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ - CGNX), the world's leading supplier of machine vision sensors and systems, today announced In-Sight® 5600, the world’s fastest vision sensor. In-Sight 5600 vision sensors offer the same rugged design and outstanding performance as the In-Sight 5400 series, but with twice the processing speed and memory to perform inspections at line rates no other vision sensors can match.

"Since their introduction, In-Sight 5000 series vision sensors have helped many manufacturers achieve significant improvements in productivity, quality and cost reduction," said Kris Nelson, Cognex Senior Vice President, Factory Automation. "Now, with the In-Sight 5600, customers can achieve similar gains on their fastest production lines."

The In-Sight 5600 product line includes standard (640x480) resolution and two-megapixel (1600x1200) models that deliver reliable performance in high-speed applications. All In-Sight vision sensors have an IP67 (NEMA 4) rating to withstand dust and wash down without an accessory enclosure, and include a powerful library of advanced vision software for inspection, identification, measurement, and alignment tasks.

Cognex is also pleased to announce the latest In-Sight Explorer software release 3.4 with enhanced optical character reading and verification tools, onboard image storage for reviewing inspection results without a PC, plus PROFINET support for easy communication to Siemens PLCs and other factory automation devices. PatMax®, the industry’s performance standard for feature and object location, is available as an option.

In-Sight 5600 vision sensors and In-Sight Explorer 3.4 are available now.

John Lewis
Public Relations Manager
Cognex Corporation
(508) 650-3140

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, PatMax and In-Sight and EasyBuilder are registered trademarks and PatMax RedLine and In-Sight Explorer are trademarks of Cognex Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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