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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.

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Webinar Explains New Foundation for Image-Based Barcode Readers

POSTED 05/16/2012

NATICK, MA — Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX), the world’s leading supplier of machine vision systems, invites you to join 31-year veteran and Cognex co-founder Bill Silver for an online presentation explaining a completely new foundation for image-based barcode readers. Please join us, as Bill, one of the most prolific and influential inventors in industrial machine vision, presents “A New Foundation for 1-D Barcode Reading: Hotbars™ Image Analysis Technology” in a live webinar on Tuesday, May 22 at 2 p.m. EDT (11 a.m. PDT).
 
Hotbars is the result of a two-year R&D effort led by Bill and his team that fundamentally changes the way that image-based barcode readers generate 1-D signals from barcodes, and enables the latest generation of image-based barcode readers to outperform traditional laser scanners in the most demanding applications.
 
During the webinar, Bill will describe how Hotbars finds barcodes in a scene and extracts 1-D signals for decoding. He will discuss the performance of Hotbars, with particular emphasis on significant improvements in resolution and speed, as well as the implications of these innovations for the future of barcode reading.

The Webinar will last for 30 minutes and can be accessed directly from your desktop with no software to download or phone charges incurred. To participate in this informative Webinar, register today. Additionally, attendees will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon.com gift card.

About Cognex
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.