Mini vision system now available in color

MAY 5, 2009--Three new color vision systems are available for the In-Sight Micro product line.

May 7th, 2009

MAY 5, 2009--Three new color vision systems are available for the In-Sight Micro product line. The entry level In-Sight Micro 1100C model provides a standard (640 x 480) resolution color vision system at a competitive price. The In-Sight 1400C model doubles the processor performance for more demanding applications. The In-Sight 1403C model is a 2-Mpixel (1600 x 1200-pixel resolution) system that enables high resolution inspection for a variety of color applications. In-Sight Explorer version 4.3 software has also been released, introducing two new color tools. The Color Match tool is a high-speed color sortation tool that provides 24-bit color resolution. The Color Extract tool allows users to quickly train highly complex color models for state-of-the-art color analysis. The software also brings 6 new vision tools and 22 filters to the EasyBuilder configuration environment. Support for CC-link and MC Protocol has been added to the list of communication capabilities available in In-Sight vision systems.
Cognex
Natick, MA, USA
www.cognex.com

-- Posted by Carrie Meadows, Vision Systems Design, www.vision-systems.com

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PRESS RELEASE

Cognex Machine Vision Systems and Machine Vision Sensors

COGNEX INTRODUCES NEW IN-SIGHT MICRO COLOR VISION SYSTEMS

New color models and vision tools make the world's smallest vision system even better

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ - CGNX), the world's leading supplier of machine vision sensors and systems, today announced three new color vision systems for the In-Sight Micro product line. Building on last year's highly successful introduction of the world's smallest vision system, the In-Sight Micro, this new release provides a complete suite of color models within this product family.

The entry level In-Sight Micro 1100C model provides a highly capable, standard (640 x 480) resolution color vision system at a competitive price. The high performance In-Sight 1400C model doubles the processor performance for more demanding applications. And, the new In-Sight 1403C model is a two megapixel (1600 x 1200 resolution) system that enables high resolution inspection for a wide variety of color applications.

In addition to the new color vision systems, Cognex is announcing the release of In-Sight Explorer version 4.3 software. This release introduces two powerful new
color tools to the industry-leading library of vision tools. The Color Match tool is a high speed color sortation tool that brings the power of 24-bit color resolution. The Color Extract tool allows users to quickly train highly complex color models for state-of-the-art color analysis.

"Cognex has really raised the bar for color applications," says Justin Testa,
Executive Vice President and Vision Systems Business Unit Manager. "Customers now have a range of competitive color vision systems in the smallest footprint
on the market. Combined with our two new color super tools, In-Sight vision systems can solve the most demanding color applications."

In-Sight Explorer 4.3 software also brings six new vision tools and twenty-two filters to the EasyBuilder configuration environment. In addition, support for
two communications protocols -- CC-link and MC Protocol, used predominately by Mitsubishi Electric's automation sequencers -- has been added to the extensive list of communication capabilities available in In-Sight vision systems.

The new In-Sight Micro color models are available today. For more information and to download trial software, visit www.cognex.com/micro.

About Cognex
Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets machine vision sensors and systems, or devices that can "see." Cognex vision sensors are used
in factories around the world to automate the manufacture of a wide range of items and to assure their quality. Cognex is the world's leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 450,000 machine vision systems, representing over $2.5 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company's
founding in 1981. In addition to its corporate headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, Cognex also has regional offices and distributors located throughout North America, Japan, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Visit Cognex on-line at http://www.cognex.com/.

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