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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 Corporation

Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of image-based products, all of which use artificial intelligence (AI) techniques that give them the human-like ability to make decisions on what they see. Cognex products include machine vision systems, machine vision sensors and barcode readers that are used in factories and distribution centers around the world where they eliminate production and shipping errors.

Cognex is the world's leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 2 million image-based products, representing over $6 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.

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