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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. For more information on our family of DataMan ID products, please visit http://www.cognex.com/idreaders/ 



Caroline Case
Gray & Rice Public Relations
Phone: (617) 367-0100 ext. 136



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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