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Cognex Receives a Global Technology Award for its Dataman 500

Nov 20, 2011

DataMan® 500 fixed-mount barcode reader.

DataMan® 500 fixed-mount barcode reader.

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX) announces that it has been awarded a Global Technology Award in the category of Best Product – North America for its DataMan® 500 fixed-mount barcode reader. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, November 15, 2011 ceremony that took place at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre in Munich, Germany during Productronica 2011.

The DataMan 500 offers consistent, reliable reading of 1-D barcodes that lasers cannot read, including damaged, distorted, blurred, scratched, low height and low contrast codes. It also reads codes presented in any orientation, multiple codes within the same image, and 2-D codes such as Data Matrix and QR codes. With no moving parts to wear out, the DataMan 500 also offers exceptional reliability, lower maintenance and longer product life. 

The high performance DataMan 500 is powered by a proprietary vision chip technology, Cognex VSoC™ (Vision System on a Chip), providing unmatched barcode reading and ease of use not found in other image-based or laser systems available today. Lighting, camera, processor, and communications are all integrated into an exceptionally small industrial housing, making the DataMan fixed-mount readers ideal for the most demanding applications at one reasonable price. Additionally, trigger-free reading and ultra high frame rates eliminate the need for an external trigger, reducing overall setup cost and deployment time.

Premiering in 2005, the Global Technology Awards program is an annual celebration of product excellence in electronics surface mount assembly. Premier products based on the finest examples of creative advancement in technology are chosen by a distinguished panel of industry experts.


Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets machine vision sensors and systems, or devices that can "see."  Cognex vision sensors and systems are used in factories around the world where they guide, inspect, gauge, identify and assure the quality of a wide range of items during the manufacturing process.  Cognex is the world's leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 600,000 machine vision systems, representing over $3 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company's founding in 1981.  Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, USA, Cognex has regional offices and distributors located throughout North America, Japan, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

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