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 or call 1-(855) 4-COGNEX.

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

Nathan McCurren
Head of Investor Relations
Cognex Corporation


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