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NATICK, MA, USA May 20, 2010

New Direct VGA Output Option for Cognex In-Sight Systems

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX) has announced a new option to deliver its VisionView® operator interface to any VGA display. VisionView VGA is a low-cost DIN rail-mount adapter that provides direct VGA output for the VisionView application software, allowing operators to connect to any size VGA monitor without the need for a PC. In addition to supporting VisionView VGA, a new software release, VisionView 1.3, supports the TrainFont interactive control for run-time font training of OCR/OCV applications and allows VisionView to work with Cognex DataMan® 200 industrial ID readers in addition to In-Sight® vision systems.

“These new enhancements give users more flexibility to tailor their operator interface to suit their personal preferences and factory environments,” said Bhaskar Banerjee, Business Unit Manager for Vision Systems. “New hardware and software options plus the ability to view results from up to nine vision systems simultaneously make VisionView the most powerful tool for monitoring and controlling vision applications directly from the factory floor.”

Three hardware platforms

VisionView users now have a choice of three different hardware platforms:

The new VisionView VGA hardware option enables operators to view their applications using any size monitor, no PC required. Users simply connect the VisionView VGA to an Ethernet network using an RJ-45 LAN cable, and to the monitor using a VGA cable. VisionView VGA supports VGA resolution of 640 x 480, SVGA resolution of 800 x 600, XGA resolution of 1024 x 768, as well as Mitsubishi GT15 and GT16 touch screens. Users can view images from a single or multiple vision systems on the connected VGA monitor.

Other available platforms include VisionView PC software, which enables operators to use their own PC and monitor to control their vision applications, and the Cognex VisionView 700 Operator Interface Panel, a proprietary display panel that enables touch screen controls without a PC.

Run-time font training

VisionView 1.3 software now makes it possible to train fonts using the VisionView interface. Touch screen friendly controls give users the ability to easily add new characters or make changes to an existing font structure without having to connect to a PC.

 

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About Cognex Corporation

Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of image-based products, all of which use artificial intelligence (AI) techniques that give them the human-like ability to make decisions on what they see. Cognex products include machine vision systems, machine vision sensors and barcode readers that are used in factories and distribution centers around the world where they eliminate production and shipping errors.

Cognex is the world's leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 1.5 million image-based products, representing over $5 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company's founding in 1981. Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, USA, Cognex has offices and distributors located throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For details visit Cognex online at www.cognex.com.

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