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NATICK, MA, USA February 14, 2012

Cognex Launches the Ultimate Vision System

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX), the world's leading supplier of machine vision systems, has introduced the ultimate vision system that is small, tough and very smart—the In-Sight® 7000 smart camera. This new system series represents a true revolution in machine vision and features powerful vision tools, faster image capture, the capability to power and control a range of external lighting and enough input/output capacity for virtually any inspection scenario—all in a compact, industrial IP67 package that makes the system ideal for more applications than ever before.

“The significance of this new technology cannot be overstated”, said Bhaskar Banerjee, Business Unit Manager, Vision Systems. “Not only does the In-Sight 7000 deliver proven, reliable Cognex vision technology, but because of its small package size and unique new features, companies can deploy vision systems much more easily than they were previously able to.”

Smarter Tools

In-Sight 7000 smart camera users can rely on the industry-leading Cognex vision tool library for reliable, repeatable performance in even the most challenging vision applications. Proven In-Sight measurement, location and inspection vision tools and the flexible EasyBuilder® environment make all inspection, defect detection, guidance, alignment and measurement applications easy to set up and deploy.

Faster Image Capture

The In-Sight 7000 series offers many model options, all with a tough metal IP67 package, including models that provide acquisition speeds of over 100 image captures per second. These high acquisition speeds allow users to reliably inspect products on even the fastest bottling and pharmaceutical production lines.

Lighting Power and Control

Unlike most vision systems, the In-Sight 7000 smart camera has the capability to power and control specialized lighting directly and eliminates the need for external power supplies.

Expanded Input/Output Capacity

With three input and three output connections, In-Sight 7000 has sufficient capacity to meet the needs associated with virtually any inspection application.

More Options

Additional features of the small, tough and very smart In-Sight 7000 smart camera include Cognex Connect™, which offers the widest range of built-in communication protocols that interface directly with the vision system. The compact In-Sight 7000 features built-in Ethernet, RS-232 serial and multiple discrete I/Os. The system can communicate directly to virtually any PLC or robot controller and manage multiple smart cameras remotely from a networked PC or HMI, simplifying implementation and reducing costs.

The Cognex In-Sight 7000 is available now. For more information, visit www.cognex.com/IS7000.

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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