Cognex Releases MX 1000 Series of Rugged Mobile Terminals |

Cognex Releases MX 1000 Series of Rugged Mobile Terminals

Cognex Releases MX 1000 Series of Rugged Mobile Terminals

April 4, 2016 —Cognex Corporation announced that it has developed, and is now offering for sale, ruggedized mobile terminals.

Cognex’s MX-1000 series of mobile terminals offers manufacturers, logistics companies and many other organizations a new method for performing tasks such as inventory management, logistics and field service. The MX-1000 combines smartphones together with a rugged hand-held assembly that holds both the phone and a specially designed Cognex barcode reader

Cognex designed the MX-1000 after discussions with leading companies that use mobile terminals and who were also customers of Cognex’s machine vision products and barcode readers. Early units of the MX-1000 have been undergoing field testing by a number of Fortune 500 companies, and Cognex is now receiving orders from them.

“The initial versions of our mobile terminal will offer Cognex’s capability for reading both 1-D and 2-D barcodes, but the hardware in each unit is a complete Cognex vision engine that is capable of far more than just reading barcodes,” said Dr. Robert J Shillman, Cognex’s founder and Chairman. “I envision that in the near future, customers will ask us to add other valuable vision-based capabilities such as OCR, package dimensioning and inspection.”

“Cognex for mobile terminals offers customers the power, ease-of-use and low cost of Android® and iOS®-based smartphones together with Cognex’s barcode reading technology,” said Robert J. Willett, President and C.E.O. of Cognex. “Customers no longer need to choose between ruggedness and flexibility; with the Cognex MX-1000, they’ll get both together with DataMan® technology for reading barcodes reliably, even under the most difficult conditions.”

"This is an innovative approach to augmenting the functionality of today's modern mobile devices,” says David Krebs, Executive VP, Enterprise Mobility & Connected Devices, VDC Research. “With the MX-1000, Cognex is offering its customers an option to address industrial class data collection on modern smartphones without sacrificing ruggedness and environmental requirements. Furthermore, the ability to future proof investments is a particularly unique and important differentiator."

About Cognex Corporation

Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets a range of products that incorporate sophisticated machine vision technology that gives them the ability to “see.” Cognex products include barcode readers, machine vision sensors and machine vision systems that are used in factories, warehouses and distribution centers around the world to guide, gauge, inspect, identify and assure the quality of items during the manufacturing and distribution process.