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NATICK, MA February 20, 2007

Cognex Introduces World's Smallest High Performance ID Reader

DataMan 100 Reads Everything from Simple Barcodes to Challenging DPM Marks With Ease

Natick, MA, February 20, 2007—Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ - CGNX), the world's leading supplier of machine vision sensors and industrial ID readers, today announced the high-performance DataMan™ 100 fixed-mount ID readers. From printed barcodes to the most challenging 2D direct-marked codes, DataMan 100 readers provide unmatched code-reading performance and simplicity in a package that’s smaller than a flip phone.

"The DataMan 100 provides exceptional reading performance in all fixed-mount reading applications, yet is very quick and easy to deploy, even for first time users," said Justin Testa, Cognex Senior Vice President, ID Products. "The DataMan 100 delivers remarkable speed and continuously high read rates of printed and direct-marked codes, even on the fastest production lines."

The DataMan 100 uses IDQuick™ software, a new Cognex decoding tool for ultra-fast reading of well-formed codes. A model with award-winning IDMax™ software is also available for reading the most challenging direct part mark (DPM) codes. All DataMan 100 readers offer easy set up with integrated illumination, beeper, adjustable optics, a built-in aimer and a push-button trigger.

DataMan 100 readers are suitable for identifying items marked with 1D or 2D codes in the automotive, packaging, electronics, medical device and pharmaceutical industries. In addition, the compact design makes it ideal for applications where space is limited such as label printers, clinical analyzers, marking equipment and document handlers.

The DataMan 100 ID readers are currently available and support an expanding list of 1D and 2D codes including UPC/EAN/JAN, Code 39, Code 128, Code 93, Interleaved 2 of 5, Data Matrix, QR Code, and microQR Code.

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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