NATICK, MA, USA April 16, 2009

Cognex Introduces New In-Sight Micro Color Vision Systems

New color models and vision tools make the world’s smallest vision system even better

Cognex® Corporation (NASDAQ - CGNX), the world's leading supplier of machine vision sensors and systems, today announced three new color vision systems for the In-Sight® Micro product line. Building on last year’s highly successful introduction of the world’s smallest vision system, the In-Sight Micro, this new release provides a complete suite of color models within this product family.


The entry level In-Sight Micro 1100C model provides a highly capable, standard (640 x 480) resolution color vision system at a competitive price. The high performance In-Sight 1400C model doubles the processor performance for more demanding applications. And, the new In-Sight 1403C model is a two megapixel (1600 x 1200 resolution) system that enables high resolution inspection for a wide variety of color applications.

In addition to the new color vision systems, Cognex is announcing the release of In-Sight Explorer version 4.3 software. This release introduces two powerful new color tools to the industry-leading library of vision tools. The Color Match tool is a high speed color sortation tool that brings the power of 24-bit color resolution. The Color Extract tool allows users to quickly train highly complex color models for state-of-the-art color analysis.

“Cognex has really raised the bar for color applications,” says Justin Testa, Executive Vice President and Vision Systems Business Unit Manager. “Customers now have a range of competitive color vision systems in the smallest footprint on the market. Combined with our two new color super tools, In-Sight vision systems can solve the most demanding color applications.”

In-Sight Explorer 4.3 software also brings six new vision tools and twenty-two filters to the EasyBuilder® configuration environment. In addition, support for two communications protocols—CC-link and MC Protocol, used predominately by Mitsubishi Electric’s automation sequencers—has been added to the extensive list of communication capabilities available in In-Sight vision systems.

The new In-Sight Micro color models are available today. For more information and to download trial software, visit

Annmarie Latta
Gray & Rice Public Relations
Phone: (617) 367-0100 ext. 168

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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