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1DMax with Hotbars Technology

Advanced algorithms read any code, every time

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Cognex barcode readers increase productivity and reduce labor costs for automated, hand, and bulk sorting applications.

1DMax is a 1-D barcode-reading algorithm optimized for omnidirectional barcode reading. Hotbars is a best-in-class technology that locates, extracts, and decodes 1-D barcodes faster and more accurately than ever before. Combining these 2 powerful technologies offers
  • Extraordinary read rates
  • Fast processing speeds
  • Wide belt coverage

Higher read rates for challenging codes

Over their lifecycle, barcodes can become damaged and distorted making them very hard to read. The surface on which the codes are printed and harsh reading environments can also make it hard to obtain a clear image. 1DMax can handle extreme variations in contrast, blur, damage, voids, specularity, resolution, quiet zone violations, and perspective distortion. By incorporating 1DMax into your barcode reading solution, you will be able to read damaged codes more reliably, drastically reducing no-reads and saving your operation thousands.

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Faster processing for higher throughput

Cognex’s powerful algorithms locate barcodes using texture analysis, examining every pixel in a frame to determine the presence of barcode-like features, such as parallel lines. Cognex engineered 1DMax with Hotbars to be extremely fast through optimization for contemporary processor architecture. Reading up to 100 codes second while using low-cost, low-power digital signal processors (DSPs) means you can have industry leading performance that won’t break the bank.

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Fewer readers for greater efficiency

Thanks to 1DMax with Hotbars technology Cognex DataMan readers require less barcode information to successfully read a code, compared to other products. Cognex technology can read codes as small as 0.8 pixels per module (PPM), enabling fewer readers to cover a larger area.

Additionally, patent-pending Xpand technology takes advantage of the algorithm’s speed to increase the reader’s field of view. Xpand technology uses an innovative optical design allowing one reader to cover what would typically require two or more readers. Now you can improve operational efficiency, simplify your setup, and lower infrastructure costs.

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