Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX), the world’s leading supplier of machine vision systems, today announced the release of the Cognex Explorer™ control center. This unique utility displays a graphical view of all Cognex vision systems, ID readers and visualization systems connected to the network. It also incorporates powerful maintenance tools for backing up, restoring or cloning systems, carrying out firmware upgrades, and much more.
Cognex Explorer was designed for control, production and maintenance engineers who will find the intuitive point-and-click interface easy to use without any training required. The new control center offers the ability to:
Display the identity, type and status of all Ethernet-connected In-Sight® vision systems, DataMan® ID readers and VisionView® display devices on the network
View device settings including IP addresses, firmware/software versions, etc.
Execute firmware updates
Backup and restore multiple systems simultaneously
Clone systems when adding more systems to the network
Add licenses for VisionView
“The Cognex Explorer control center was designed to help our customers achieve additional efficiency improvements and cost savings when using Cognex vision systems, ID products or visualization platforms. It eliminates the complexities of installing and maintaining automation equipment,” says Carl Gerst, Vice President and Business Unit Manager, ID Products. “Once a Cognex product has been deployed, we want to make it easier for our customers to monitor and maintain the system with one common utility. Cognex Explorer is a convenient way to monitor, manage and maintain all deployed Cognex products on a network regardless of where they are located.”
The Cognex Explorer control center is available now and is free of charge to all Cognex customers. To download the utility or for more information, please visit www.cognex.com/explorer.
Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets machine vision and industrial ID systems, or devices that can "see." Cognex vision and ID systems are used around the world for a wide range of inspection, identification and guidance applications throughout the manufacturing and distribution process. Cognex is the world's leader in the machine vision and industrial ID industries, having shipped more than 700,000 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, Europe, Asia, Japan and Latin America. For details, visit Cognex on-line at http://www.cognex.com.