NATICK, MA, USA January 31, 2008


Natick, MA, January 31, 2008—The world’s leading machine vision software can now be used with any camera or image source. It’s now easier than ever to get started with a trial version of the VisionPro® 5.0 software available for download from the new Cognex web site. 

Powerful acquisition software in VisionPro provides pre-configured, tightly integrated acquisition support for the complete range of industrial cameras and video formats. This allows cost-effective image acquisition using GigE VisionTM, FireWire®, Camera Link®, high-speed analog, or any other image source. 

VisionPro’s “QuickBuild” application development capabilities ensure that applications get deployed quickly and efficiently. Configuring acquisition tools, defining vision tasks, and making pass/fail decisions can all be done without any programming. Advanced “vision power tools” tools such as PatMax®, PatInspect®, PatFlex®, IDMax®, and OCVMax, accurately gauge, guide, identify and inspect parts with reliable and repeatable results, despite variations in part appearance due to the manufacturing process.

It is now really easy to get started with VisionPro software. A trial version is available for download from the new Cognex web site. Everyone who downloads the trial software is eligible for special pricing until the end of June on a low cost development starter kit, which contains the full range of vision tools.  For deployment systems, Cognex is offering a range of packages at competitive price/performance levels.


“Broad camera support, acquisition independence and an entry-level price point give system integrators, machine builders and OEMs three more reasons to choose VisionPro,” said Marilyn Matz, Senior Vice President, Vision Software Business Unit. “They already appreciate its fast application development, lower life-cycle costs and advanced vision tools. Now they also have the flexibility to capture images from hundreds of industrial cameras and image sources while maintaining the high quality image acquisition, reliability and performance that they have come to expect from Cognex.”

VisionPro 5.0 is currently available.


John Lewis
Public Relations Manager
Cognex Corporation
(508) 650-3140


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


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