2013-02-03 00:48:34 - The DataMan 503 is a complement to the existing line of DataMan logistics barcode readers and has expanded the number of applications where image-based readers can be used.
Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX) announced the expansion of its award-winning line of image-based barcode readers for logistics, postal, and retail distribution applications with the introduction of the DataMan® 503. With the highest read rates in the industry, performance feedback, and no moving parts, the advanced DataMan 503 is suited for most challenging barcode reading applications and will change the industry’s perception of what can be accomplished with a barcode reader.
High read rates reduce need for manual handling
“Cognex is leading the rapid technology shift that is occurring in logistics, with distribution centers moving from laser-based scanner and complex line scan technologies to area scan image-based systems. This shift is occurring because customers are realizing the tangible benefits these readers offer,”
says Carl Gerst, Business Unit Manager for ID Products. “Cognex barcode readers surpass the limitations of the old technologies and produce read rates that were previously thought to be impossible. Higher read rates reduce manual handling of packages, which means lower costs for our customers.”
Made for challenging logistics applications
It is particularly well-suited for applications that have high speeds, wide belt widths, or large variations in package height. Key DataMan 503 applications include:
• High-speed sortation
• Multi-sided tunnel scanning
• Large format presentation scanning
Designed to reduce costs and support process improvement
The DataMan 503 includes all of the DataMan features that have set Cognex barcode readers apart, including:
• Proprietary Cognex Hotbars™ image-analysis technology, which provides the highest read rates of 1-D barcodes, including those that are damaged, distorted, blurred, scratched, low height or low contrast.
• The ability to analyze “no reads” by letting the user see what the reader sees, either live on a monitor or through image archiving.
• Designed with no moving parts that can wear out and require repair.
• Ease of setup and installation.
DataMan products offer the benefits of image-based readers with the ease-of-use and cost of laser scanners. For more information about Cognex DataMan logistics scanners and the DataMan 503 reader, visit www.cognexlogistics.com
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 800,000 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 www.cognex.com