DataManTM 7500

Natick, MA—Cognex Corporation, a supplier of machine vision sensors and industrial ID readers, today announced the next generation DataManTM 7500 series handheld direct part mark readers. The DataMan 7500 provides breakthrough reading of all printed and Direct Part Mark (DPM) codes for manufacturers implementing part traceability programs in the automotive, aerospace, electronics, healthcare, and defense industries.

“Rapid adoption of DPM identification for part traceability has manufacturers demanding a rugged, self-contained reader that performs consistently on all types of codes and parts,” said Justin Testa, Cognex Senior Vice President, ID Products. “The DataMan 7500 sets a new performance standard for handheld DPM readers, reliably reading everything from the most challenging DPM codes to the easiest printed barcodes. And the new reader is rugged enough to withstand up to 50 drops to concrete from two meters.”

The DataMan 7500 handheld ID readers combine Cognex’s award-winning IDMaxTM code reading software with a new patent-pending UltraLightTM illumination technology to read codes regardless of marking method, part material, shape, or surface texture. The DataMan 7500 series includes the 7500 corded and 7550 cordless models.

The DataMan 7500 supports USB, keyboard wedge and RS232 communications, and the DataMan 7550 supports Bluetooth® wireless communications. Both readers combine the highest performance DSP found in any handheld reader with a high-resolution (1280 x 1024) image sensor, rugged industrial design, simple set-up interface, and world-class ergonomics.

Cognex teamed with Hand Held Products (Skaneateles Falls, NY) on the development of the DataMan 7500 and 7550. “Collaborating with Hand Held Products, the leader in image-based auto ID, allows us to deliver industry leading Cognex DPM reading technology in the rugged, ergonomic form factors that industry demands,” Justin Testa continued. “Going forward, we will work together with Hand Held Products to deliver wireless and mobile solutions for DPM ID.”

The DataMan 7550 will be available in January 2006 and the DataMan 7500 will be available in February 2006.

About Cognex
Visit Cognex on-line at www.cognex.com
Tel.: 1-877-COGNEX1 (1-877-264-6391)

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