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NATICK, MA, USA January 18, 2016

Cognex Introduces StingRay Attachable Barcode Scanning Accessory for Mobile Devices

New smartphone aiming technology offers faster and easier barcode scanning

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX), the world’s leader in machine vision, today announced the StingRay™ attachable barcode scanning accessory, a patent-pending smartphone attachment that enables faster barcode scanning for light industrial and enterprise applications. The StingRay accessory transforms the built-in flash into an aiming pattern that makes barcode scanning easier for operators while eliminating the need for virtual on-screen aimers.

The StingRay accessory seamlessly integrates with the Cognex® Manatee Works™ Barcode Scanner software development kit (SDK), which supports decoding of more than forty symbologies on all major mobile, desktop and server platforms, including Apple® iOS and Google® Android. This powerful combination of hardware and software enables application developers to implement cleaner and more efficient mobile applications. As a result, mobile devices can replace expensive, traditional mobile computers for light industrial scanning applications.

  • Point and scan Heads-up Barcode Scanning™
  • Scanning without relying on live-image or virtual on-screen aimers
  • Triggered scanning from within apps
  • Seamless integration with Manatee Works Barcode Scanner SDK

“The StingRay accessory is a compelling example of the growing trend of mobile device solutions for retail, healthcare, logistics, commercial services and other enterprise applications,” said Carl Gerst, Senior Vice President, ID Products. “This aiming technology, combined with our premier barcode scanner SDK, displaces traditional, purpose-built mobile computers with powerful, optimized smartphones.”

The StingRay barcode scanning accessory and the Manatee Works Barcode Scanner SDK enable simple, affordable, accurate and fast barcode scanning. For more information on the StingRay suite of light industrial and enterprise barcode scanning solutions, visit: www.stingrayhub.com.

About Cognex Corporation

Cognex Corporation (“the Company” or “Cognex”) invents and commercializes technologies that address some of the most critical manufacturing and distribution challenges. We are a leading global provider of machine vision products and solutions that improve efficiency and quality in high-growth-potential businesses across attractive industrial end markets. Our solutions blend physical products and software to capture and analyze visual information, allowing for the automation of manufacturing and distribution tasks for customers worldwide. Machine vision products are used to automate the manufacturing or distribution and tracking of discrete items, such as mobile phones, electric vehicle batteries and e-commerce packages, by locating, identifying, inspecting, and measuring them. Machine vision is important for applications in which human vision is inadequate to meet requirements for size, accuracy, or speed, or in instances where substantial cost savings or quality improvements are maintained.

Cognex is the world's leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 4 million image-based products, representing over $10 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company's founding in 1981. Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, USA, Cognex has offices and distributors located throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. For details, visit Cognex online at www.cognex.com.

Contact:
Nathan McCurren
Head of Investor Relations
Cognex Corporation
ir@cognex.com

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