NATICK, MA, USA October 05, 2009

Cognex Offers New DataMan ID Readers with Integrated Liquid Lense

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX) has expanded its DataMan® 200 line of fixed-mount image-based ID readers with three new models with integrated liquid lens. The following new DataMan models make it easier than ever to leverage the variable focus capability and quick system setup of liquid lens technology:

DataMan 200S with integrated liquid lens
For decoding well-formed 1D and 2D codes on a uniform background at five decodes per second. 

DataMan 200Q high-speed reader with integrated liquid lens
A high-speed ID reader for decoding well-formed codes on a uniform background. Delivers up to 45 decodes per second. 

DataMan 200X with IDMax® and integrated liquid lens
A high-speed ID reader for the most challenging direct marked codes. Delivers up to 45 decodes per second. 

The wide range of performance options offered by the DataMan 200 means that users can select the features, speed and price point best suited to their application. The ultra-small packaging of the DataMan 200 makes the system easy to integrate into equipment or onto production lines where space is tight. All DataMan 200 models offer Ethernet connectivity for faster communication speed and easier integration with factory controls. 

For more information on the DataMan 200 fixed-mount ID reader, 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

Nathan McCurren
Head of Investor Relations
Cognex Corporation


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