Cognex introduces Explorer RTM barcode monitoring software |

Cognex introduces Explorer RTM barcode monitoring software

August 052014
Cognex introduces Explorer RTM barcode monitoring software

August 5, 2014 - Cognex  announced Explorer Real Time Monitoring (RTM), a DataMan barcode reader performance-monitoring system. By incorporating a scalable architecture, a web-based performance statistics interface, and Cognex vision technology, Explorer RTM empowers facility managers with data that removes system defects and optimizes processes. Explorer RTM trends read rates, evaluates images from packages that were not read, and classifies those images to help improve equipment efficiency. Explorer RTM is designed to leverage DataMan’s image-based barcode reading capabilities in industries such as logistics, automotive, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage.

Explorer RTM is a server-based product that connects to a network of DataMan readers and regularly pulls read rate information as well as images from packages. When a process error results in a package with an unread barcode, images are sent to RTM, which automatically evaluates and categorizes each image with terms such as “packages with no label present” or “poorly printed labels,” and stores them in a database. The data is then accessible for future viewing through any device with a web browser.  

Explorer RTM helps facility managers to immediately analyze and share their system performance, allowing them to continually improve their processes.