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Natick, MA June 04, 2018

Cognex Releases Deep Learning-Based Image Analysis Software Worldwide

VisionPro ViDi software combines the power of artificial intelligence with machine vision to solve the most complex manufacturing applications

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX), the leader in machine vision and industrial barcode reading, today announced the worldwide availability of VisionPro® ViDi™, deep learning-based image analysis software optimized for factory automation. VisionPro ViDi combines artificial intelligence with Cognex’s industry-leading VisionPro machine vision software to solve manufacturing’s most challenging applications.

Manufacturers often perform complex inspections manually due to unpredictable defects and deviations that are too difficult to program and maintain using traditional machine vision. VisionPro ViDi combines human visual inspection capabilities with the reliability, repeatability, and speed of an automated system to solve applications that have previously been difficult to automate.

ViDi expands VisionPro’s core library of location, inspection, and classification tools with a new deep learning-based optical character recognition capability. The new ViDi OCR tool reads standard text without complex font training. For the first time, many challenging date and lot codes and embossed or etched text can be read reliably in an industrial environment.

“VisionPro users around the world can now use advanced artificial intelligence in their factories,” said Joerg Kuechen, Senior Vice President of Vision Products at Cognex Corporation. “If humans can learn to inspect products, VisionPro ViDi can too. Plus, VisionPro ViDi can be trained in just minutes with as few as 50 images.”

Cognex VisionPro ViDi is available now. For more information, visit cognex.com/ViDi or call 1-(855) 4-COGNEX.

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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