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NATICK, MA, USA October 23, 2012

New Cognex Dataman Mobile Computer Reads the Most Challenging 2-D Direct Part Mark Codes

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX) today announced the industry-leading DataMan® DPM reading technology is now available on a mobile computer. The DataMan 9500 industrial-grade mobile computer is ideal for reading challenging DPM (direct part mark) codes in applications where operators need to view the code data on an integrated handheld device. The DataMan 9500 provides unmatched DPM code reading performance, direct connectivity to factory networks via Wi-Fi and an integrated GUI.

"In applications like subassembly rework, repair or maintenance, inventory management or process tracking, it's necessary to be able to read 2-D codes and get real-time feedback to the operator on the factory floor," said Carl Gerst, Business Unit Manager for ID Products. "Now, with the DataMan 9500, even the most challenging DPM codes can be read and transferred to the factory network via Wi-Fi for real-time data collection. The DataMan 9500 expands the types of applications where 2-D DPM codes can be read and viewed."

The DataMan 9500 mobile computer was specifically designed for the factory floor. It is small and lightweight enough to fit comfortably in the hand with easy-to-use ergonomic controls.

Best-in-class features include:

Superior DPM Code Reading Technology

The DataMan 9500 features Cognex superior code reading capabilities and the powerful 2DMax™ algorithm. 2DMax provides the most advanced decoding available for difficult to read 2-D codes, including dot peen and laser etched, on any metal surface.

Liquid Lens Variable Focus Technology

The adjustable focus liquid lens maximizes the depth of field for reading barcodes. This industrially proven technology enables the DataMan 9500 to decode 2-D DPM marks close up, or 1-D barcodes from a distance.

Wi-Fi Communications

The DataMan 9500 connects directly to factory networks via 802.11 a/b/g protocols on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands for real-time wireless communication.

Application Development

The DataMan 9500 includes Internet Explorer and onboard keyboard emulation for running a web browser and HTML form based applications. It uses the Microsoft® Windows® CE 6.0 Operating System for running custom applications on the QVGA interface. In addition, the DataMan 9500 offers a Developer Toolset that provides everything needed to create custom programs.

For more information about the DataMan 9500 mobile computer, visit www.cognex.com/9500.

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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