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Cognex Announces New Auto ID Capabilities for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Cognex Announces New Auto ID Capabilities for the Pharmaceutical Industry
Natick, MA, August 1, 2002—Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ - CGNX), the world's leading supplier of machine vision systems, today announced that the company’s award-winning In-Sight™ vision sensors now have the ability to read and verify RSS (Reduced Space Symbology) codes on pharmaceutical packages for the purposes of product identification and traceability. RSS codes are space-efficient, linear bar codes that are used to mark small “unit-of-use” products that cannot be marked with UPC or standard bar codes, such as individual medicine doses and blister-packed tablets.

In-Sight vision sensors are low-cost, on-line inspection devices which are used in a variety of pharmaceutical applications, including optical character verification, 2D code reading, blister pack inspection, and label and safety seal inspection. Each sensor provides field-proven Cognex vision software tools, a vision spreadsheet interface for fast, easy application set-up, and built-in Ethernet communications. To facilitate compliance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s 21 CFR Part 11 regulations, Cognex has authored and published detailed Application Guidelines that provide recommendations for developing 21 CFR Part 11-compliant automation projects which incorporate machine vision technology.

Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets machine vision systems, or computers that can “see.” Cognex is the world’s leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 150,000 machine vision systems, representing over $1 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company’s founding in 1981. Cognex’s Modular Vision Systems Division, headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, specializes in machine vision systems which are used for automating the manufacture of a wide range of discrete items and for assuring their quality. Cognex’s Surface Inspection Systems Division, headquartered in Alameda, California, specializes in machine vision systems which are used for inspecting the surfaces of products manufactured in a continuous fashion, such as metals, paper, and plastics. In addition to its corporate headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, Cognex also has regional offices located throughout North America, Japan, Europe, and Southeast Asia. Visit Cognex on-line at http://www.cognex.com.
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