Natick, MA January 15, 2018

Cognex Delivers Comprehensive Mobile Barcode Reading Solutions

Vision-enabled mobile terminals, mobile barcode reader, and unified SDK offer best-in-class barcode reading performance

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX), the leader in machine vision and industrial barcode reading, today announced the launch of the only end-to-end family of mobile scanning solutions in the market. The latest additions to the product line, designed to solve logistics and manufacturing applications, include the MX-1502 Series vision-enabled mobile terminal, the MX-100 Series mobile barcode reader, and the Cognex Mobile Barcode Software Development Kit (SDK).

“Cognex is committed to developing innovative mobile solutions for our customers’ 1-D and 2-D barcode reading challenges,” said Bryan Boatner, Director of Sales and Product Marketing, ID Mobile. “With our full range of mobile scanning solutions, Cognex is uniquely positioned to help businesses leverage the latest mobile device technology to increase productivity and reduce costs.”

Equipped with smart barcode reading algorithms and optics, the MX-1502 quickly adjusts between standard-, long-, and extended-range scanning to reliably decode 1-D, 2-D, and direct part mark (DPM) codes from as near as 15 centimeters to as far away as 10 meters. Like the MX-1000, the MX-1502 mobile terminal offers a modular, rugged design that supports iOS® and Android® devices and can be used in even the most challenging warehouse and factory floor environments.

For light industrial, field service, and retail applications, the MX-100 mobile barcode reader redefines smartphone scanning performance. This Otterbox® uniVERSE Case System® mobile device accessory provides a built-in LED aimer and diffuse lighting to transform smartphones into better barcode readers. Paired with the Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK, the MX-100 supports a broad range of barcode symbologies.

“MX-100 is a compelling example of the growing trend of mobile device solutions for enterprise-grade applications,” said Bryan Boatner. “Cognex lighting and optics, combined with the Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK, allows customers to take full advantage of their smartphone investments.

The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK is a comprehensive software tool for all facets of mobile barcode scanning. It enables customers to tailor and maintain a single application for all mobile devices across their entire organization. An SDK license is included with all Cognex mobile terminals and mobile barcode readers, and is available separately for most iOS and Android devices, regardless of platform or development framework.

The MX-1502, MX-100, and Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK are available now. For more information on how these products can help improve throughput and reduce costs, 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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