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NATICK, MA, USA April 26, 2012

New Control Center for All Cognex Vision Systems and Industrial ID Products

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX), the world's leading supplier of machine vision systems and industrial ID readers, today announced the release of the Cognex Explorer™ control center. This unique utility displays a graphical view of all Cognex vision systems, ID readers and visualization systems connected to the network. It also incorporates powerful maintenance tools for backing up, restoring or cloning systems, carrying out firmware upgrades and much more.

Cognex Explorer was designed for control, production and maintenance engineers who will find the intuitive point and click interface easy to use without any training required. The new control center offers the ability to:

  • Display the identity, type and status of all Ethernet-connected In-Sight® vision systems, DataMan® ID readers and VisionView® display devices on the network
  • View device settings including IP addresses, firmware/software versions, etc.
  • Execute firmware updates
  • Backup and restore multiple systems simultaneously
  • Clone systems when adding more systems to the network
  • Add licenses for VisionView

“The Cognex Explorer control center was designed to help our customers achieve additional efficiency improvements and cost savings when using Cognex vision systems, ID products or visualization platforms. It eliminates the complexities of installing and maintaining automation equipment,” says Carl Gerst, Vice President and Business Unit Manager, ID Products. He continues, “Once a Cognex product has been deployed, we want to make it easier for our customers to monitor and maintain the system with one common utility. Cognex Explorer is a convenient way to monitor, manage and maintain all deployed Cognex products on a network regardless of where they are located.”

The Cognex Explorer control center is available now and is free of charge to all Cognex customers. To download the utility or for more information, please visit www.cognex.com/explorer.

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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