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Cognex DataMan 470 Sets New Standard for Barcode Reading

Cognex DM470_PR_largeCognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX), the leader in machine vision and industrial barcode reading, introduced the DataMan® 470 series of fixed-mount barcode readers. Designed for high-speed, high-throughput manufacturing and logistics lines, DataMan 470 is the fastest and most powerful reader in the company’s line of industrial barcode readers.

DataMan 470 uses new, patent-pending imaging technology to easily solve challenging applications such as automotive component traceability, tire identification, airport baggage handling, and automated sorting. DataMan 470’s High Dynamic Range Plus (HDR+) technology enhances the image quality of 1D and 2D codes, in addition to providing greater coverage and faster speeds than conventional readers. It also reads low contrast and ultra-small codes not visible to other readers, and covers larger inspection areas with fewer cameras, allowing greater process variation and lower facility design costs.

“Cognex is proud to introduce this groundbreaking technology, which sets a new standard for barcode reading and ease of installation across industries,” said Carl Gerst, Cognex Senior Vice President for Barcode Reader Products. “DataMan 470 reads the most difficult codes at astonishingly fast rates to keep pace with increasing line speeds and coverage areas in our customers’ facilities.”

DataMan 470’s expandable technology platform includes multi-core processing power, advanced decoding algorithms, and modular configuration options to significantly improve speed and flexibility. Additional technologies, such as Cognex Explorer™ Real Time Monitoring, allow DataMan customers to analyze barcode quality metrics to optimize production processes. Like the rest of the DataMan industrial barcode reader family, DataMan 470 features the newly optimized DataMan Setup Tool for the fastest installation setup.

DataMan 470 is available now. For more information, visit or call 1-(855) 4-COGNEX.

About Cognex

Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a range of products that incorporate sophisticated machine vision technology that gives them the ability to “see.” Cognex products include barcode readers, machine vision sensors, and machine vision systems that are used in factories, warehouses, and distribution centers around the world to guide, gauge, inspect, identify, and assure the quality of items during the manufacturing and distribution process.

Cognex is the world’s leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 1 million vision-based products, representing over $4 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company’s founding in 1981. Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, USA, Cognex has regional offices and distributors located throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. For details visit Cognex online at

Cognex, PatMax and In-Sight and EasyBuilder are registered trademarks and PatMax RedLine and In-Sight Explorer are trademarks of Cognex Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Original release NATICK, MA, USA April 04, 2018