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NATICK, MA, USA July 01, 2010

Cognex Introduces SmartSystem for Seamless Integration of Web Monitoring & Surface Inspection

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX) today launched SmartSystem™, a powerful software system that provides seamless integration of the SmartAdvisor™ web monitoring system with SmartView® surface inspection systems. SmartSystem can be used in either new line installations or easily retrofitted to existing production lines.

SmartSystem is the next generation of complete process vision solutions from Cognex. By leveraging the industry-leading power of SmartAdvisor for web monitoring and SmartView for web inspection into one scalable package, Cognex provides customers with a comprehensive window into their entire process. SmartSystem maximizes ROI by coupling integrated visual information with the paper industry’s most advanced suite of post-processing controls for winders, slitters, coaters, supercalenders and cutters.

“The SmartSystem product launch brings us another step closer to our vision and compliments our tradition of bringing value to our customers,” said Tom Nash, President, Cognex Surface Inspection Systems Division. “Our focus is to provide our customers with a scalable portfolio of tools to improve quality, achieve gains in production yields and allow our customers to attain the fastest return on investment.”

SmartSystem brings these key line processes together:

Complete Process Vision 
The flexible front-end of the SmartSystem design ensures that the complete papermaking process from headbox to reel can be evaluated using best fit camera technology. By layering the process with vision, operators and engineers can quickly determine the root cause of defects and identify process upsets.

Complete Process Optimization 
SmartSystem includes numerous post-processing modules that can feed forward visual information to downstream processes for active process control. The SmartSystem solution can be scaled up to provide synchronized vision and process control across the entire papermaking value chain.

Complete Process Synchronization
Line synchronization technology, patented by Cognex, enables customers to link various value-added processes together into one optimized and completely visualized process flow.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Steve DeCollibus, President 
Signal Marketing
Phone: +1 (401) 440-0042
Email: smdecollibus@cox.net

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 www.cognex.com.

Contact:
Nathan McCurren
Head of Investor Relations
Cognex Corporation
ir@cognex.com

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