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NATICK, MA, USA January 31, 2008

COGNEX OFFERS HARDWARE-INDEPENDENT VISION SOFTWARE

Natick, MA, January 31, 2008—The world’s leading machine vision software can now be used with any camera or image source. It’s now easier than ever to get started with a trial version of the VisionPro® 5.0 software available for download from the new Cognex web site. 

Powerful acquisition software in VisionPro provides pre-configured, tightly integrated acquisition support for the complete range of industrial cameras and video formats. This allows cost-effective image acquisition using GigE VisionTM, FireWire®, Camera Link®, high-speed analog, or any other image source. 

VisionPro’s “QuickBuild” application development capabilities ensure that applications get deployed quickly and efficiently. Configuring acquisition tools, defining vision tasks, and making pass/fail decisions can all be done without any programming. Advanced “vision power tools” tools such as PatMax®, PatInspect®, PatFlex®, IDMax®, and OCVMax, accurately gauge, guide, identify and inspect parts with reliable and repeatable results, despite variations in part appearance due to the manufacturing process.

It is now really easy to get started with VisionPro software. A trial version is available for download from the new Cognex web site. Everyone who downloads the trial software is eligible for special pricing until the end of June on a low cost development starter kit, which contains the full range of vision tools.  For deployment systems, Cognex is offering a range of packages at competitive price/performance levels.

 

“Broad camera support, acquisition independence and an entry-level price point give system integrators, machine builders and OEMs three more reasons to choose VisionPro,” said Marilyn Matz, Senior Vice President, Vision Software Business Unit. “They already appreciate its fast application development, lower life-cycle costs and advanced vision tools. Now they also have the flexibility to capture images from hundreds of industrial cameras and image sources while maintaining the high quality image acquisition, reliability and performance that they have come to expect from Cognex.”

VisionPro 5.0 is currently available. Download the free trial VisionPro software at www.cognex.com/software/

 

CONTACT:
John Lewis
Public Relations Manager
Cognex Corporation
(508) 650-3140

 

About Cognex

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.

Cognex is the world's leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 1 million vision-based products, representing over $4 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company's founding in 1981. Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, USA, Cognex has regional offices and distributors located throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. For details visit Cognex online at http://www.cognex.com.

Cognex, PatMax and In-Sight and EasyBuilder are registered trademarks and PatMax RedLine and In-Sight Explorer are trademarks of Cognex Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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