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NATICK, MA, USA 4月 29, 2016

Cognex Introduces Industry’s First Image-based Airport Baggage Handling Identification Solution

High read rates ensure fast and reliable baggage delivery

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX), the world's leader in machine vision, today announced its Airport Baggage Handling Identification Solution (ABH-ID), the first image-based automatic tag reader (ATR) system that overcomes the limitations of current laser-based baggage ID systems. Cognex technology provides significantly higher read rates over laser-based systems, reducing the costs associated with manual delivery of lost or late checked luggage.

Air travel is growing 8% annually, which is placing a significant burden on current baggage processing systems that have remained relatively unchanged for 30 years. The Cognex ABH-ID Solution uses proven, airline industry-recognized technology that reads codes that are traditionally difficult to decode and offers high read rates even at critical junctions such as transfer lines, where tags frequently sustain damage from the airplane loading and unloading process.

“Until now, reading transfer tags has been difficult due to damage incurred during numerous handlings of each bag. We have designed an identification and tracking system that provides the performance benefits of image-based readers that is competitively priced to laser-based systems,” says Jay Bouton, Cognex’s New Business Development Manager, Airport Baggage Handling. “Through field demonstrations on an international transfer line, Cognex was able to boost read rates up to 15% above the existing laser readers.

” This new solution from Cognex is especially important because the new International Air Transport Association Resolution 753, starting June 2018, will require all member airlines to demonstrate the acquisition and delivery of baggage at three points of the baggage journey: load, transfer and arrival. Each time the bag is handled the quality and readability of the tag could be compromised by smearing, scratching or exposure to weather. The ABH-ID Solution offers the exceptional ability to quickly and accurately read damaged tags. Fewer “no reads” means fewer bags miss their flights, which will increase total baggage handling system efficiency, reduce manual encode operations and improve customer satisfaction.

The Cognex ABH-ID Solution incorporates industry-leading DataMan® fixed-mount image-based barcode readers. Image-based readers have a solid-state design requiring virtually no maintenance, as opposed to laser scanners with moving parts that can wear out and fail. The solution also features patent-pending Xpand™ technology that provides the flexibility to fit into space-constricted environments. Xpand technology offers improved redundancy and increased field of view, which simplifies installation and reduces overall system cost.

The Cognex Airport Baggage Handling Identification Solution is available now. Cognex engineers are available to consult with airport facility managers, providing onsite demonstrations and free trial installations. For more information, visit www.cognex.com/ATR/

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コグネックスコーポレーションは、すべてにおいて見たことから判断する人間同様の能力を持つ人工知能 (AI) 技術を採用している幅広い画像処理式製品を設計、開発、製造、販売しています。コグネックスの製品には、マシンビジョンシステム、マシンビジョンセンサ、バーコードリーダなどがあり、世界中の工場や流通センターで使用され、生産および配送エラーを排除するのに役立てられています。

コグネックスは、1981年の創業以来200万台以上の画像処理式の製品を出荷し、累積収入が60億ドルを超えるマシンビジョンシステム業界におけるワールドワイドリーダーです。コグネックスは、アメリカのマサチューセッツ州ネイティックに本社を置き、南北アメリカ大陸、ヨーロッパ、およびアジアで事業を展開しています。詳しくは、コグネックスのホームページ(www.cognex.com)をご覧ください。

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