NATICK, MA, USA April 23, 2018

Cognex Advances the Direct Part Mark Code Verification Experience

High‐performance DataMan 8072 verifier demonstrates code quality compliance

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX), the leader in machine vision and industrial barcode reading, today introduced the DataMan 8072 verifier for direct part mark (DPM) verification. The DataMan 8072V helps those printing or marking DPM codes demonstrate code quality and certify readability. The DataMan 8072V tests direct part mark code performance against fixed quality parameters—including formatting and optical factors that affect readability—and assigns each code a grade to help customers meet internal standards and adhere to industry regulations.

The DataMan 8072V offers a fast processing engine and high-resolution camera to capture and grade even the most difficult codes. As the only DPM verifier with 30-, 45-, and 90-degree lighting options, the DataMan 8072V can easily illuminate codes on textured, curved, and even recessed surfaces and is the only verifier on the market to meet the specifications of the ISO/IEC TR 29158 (AIM DPM) standard. This verifier combines an easy-to-maneuver handheld design with Cognex’s trusted technology and software to grade even the most difficult codes quickly and reliably. High-speed location and decoding capabilities combined with robust grading algorithms provide detailed, repeatable results.

“The DataMan 8072 verifier sets a bold new industry standard for verification,” said Carl Gerst, Cognex Senior Vice President for Barcode Reader Products. “As barcode quality regulation and verification requirements continue to increase, Cognex is pleased to offer customers a wide range of powerful and reliable verification solutions for all label-based and direct part mark codes.”

Along with the DataMan 8072V, Cognex offers a complete line of 1D and 2D barcode verifiers by Webscan, Inc., which was acquired by Cognex in 2016. For more information about Cognex verification solutions, visit or call 1-(855) 4-COGNEX.

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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