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Natick, MA October 01, 2018

Cognex Introduces Two Handheld Barcode Readers for Mid-Range Market

DataMan 8070 series solves tough manufacturing and logistics challenges

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX), the leader in machine vision and industrial barcode reading, today released the DataMan 8070 series of handheld barcode readers. Two new models deliver powerful barcode reading performance and ease of use at an exceptional value.

The DataMan 8072DL is designed to decode direct part mark (DPM) codes on flat, highly reflective surfaces. With patented algorithms and advanced sensor and lighting technology, the DataMan 8072DL can read codes from up to 30 centimeters away without angling the code or part. The DataMan 8072ER is built to read 1D and 2D label-based codes from up to eight meters away, ideal for scanning pallet labels on high shelves or slips hanging from a warehouse ceiling.

“The DataMan 8072DL sets an entirely new performance standard for codes marked on flat, shiny surfaces, while the DataMan 8072ER easily solves logistics applications that require extended-range barcode reading,” said Carl Gerst, Cognex Senior Vice President and Business Unit Manager. “The DataMan 8070 series broadens our mid-range line of handheld solutions to provide our customers with strong performance at a terrific value.”

Both models feature rugged housing to withstand harsh factory and warehouse floor environments, as well as field-interchangeable communication modules that seamlessly integrate with factory networks.

To maintain high levels of barcode quality and read rates, Cognex also recently released the DataMan 8072V, a high-performance DPM barcode verifier. Paired with the DataMan 8072DL, the DataMan 8072V helps customers demonstrate code quality, certify readability, and prevent read failures.

The DataMan 8070 series is available now. For more information, visit 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 $7 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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