Cognex Announces Two New ID Readers for 1 and 2 Dimensional Codes
Natick, MA, January 11, 2004Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ - CGNX), the world's leading supplier of machine vision systems, vision sensors, and industrial ID readers, today announced two new powerful code readers for reading 1D and 2D codes marked on parts, packages, or labels. The high-performance In-Sight® 5410 and the high-resolution In-Sight 5411 offer unmatched reading performance for part traceability and process control in the automotive, electronics, medical, pharmaceutical, consumer products, food, beverage, and aerospace industries. The In-Sight 5410 is capable of reading at line speeds in excess of 7,200 parts per minute. The In-Sight 5411 offers high-resolution (1024 x 768) for a larger field of view to handle greater variation in the position and orientation of codes on parts and packages. These new In-Sight ID readers provide omni-directional reading of 1D and 2D barcodes and support an expanding list of codes including Code 128, Code 39, UPC, EAN, 12 of 5, and QR Code. They also deliver robust and reliable direct part mark reading using IDMaxTM Data Matrix reading software based on patented Cognex® PatMax® technology. The new In-Sight ID readers achieve the highest possible throughput, even when supporting special AS9132 mark quality metrics for real-time code quality analysis of dot peen marks. In addition, these In-Sight ID readers sport a new graphic user interface for quick and easy deploymenteven for first time users. In-Sight ID readers are rugged, industrial-grade units that meet IEC specifications for shock and vibration, and achieve an IP67 (NEMA 6) rating for dust and wash-down protection. The In-Sight 5410 and 5411 are available now.About CognexCognex 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 225,000 machine vision systems, representing over $1.6 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 www.cognex.com.
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