Coreco Imaging forms Intelligent Products Division

Montreal, Quebec, Canada - To concentrate on robust, easy-to-use machine vision solutions for end users, Coreco Imaging announced Mar. 12 that it has formed a new Intelligent Products Division (IPD, Billerica, Mass.) to provide pre-packaged machine vision products. IPD will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Coreco that will serve international markets.

03/13/2002


Montreal, Quebec, Canada - To concentrate on robust, easy-to-use machine vision solutions for end users, Coreco Imaging announced Mar. 12 that it has formed a new Intelligent Products Division (IPD, Billerica, Mass.) to provide pre-packaged machine vision products. IPD will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Coreco that will serve international markets.

"Organizing our business units around the end-user and OEM markets will enable us to be more responsive to rapidly changing industry conditions, and provide one-stop shopping to both groups of users," says Keith Reuben, Coreco's president and ceo. "And, as we expand our product line beyond our traditional OEM-focused offerings, we will position ourselves as a major player in the end-user market, which represents a much larger potential user base."

Steve Geraghty, Coreco's vp and IPD's director, adds that, "End-users have traditionally shunned machine vision due to its complexity and lackluster performance. While great advances have been made in recent years to address end-users' need for simplicity and affordability, these benefits often come at the expense of flexibility and functionality. IPD's mission is to provide robust and cost-effective machine vision solutions that combine intelligence with unprecedented ease of use."

IPD will use Coreco's expertise in frame grabber and machine vision technology. A series of application-specific products that provide robust, user-friendly machine vision solutions to the factory floor are presently in development. Unlike similar offerings, these intelligent, targeted products will be deployable in minutes by users with no expert knowledge of machine vision technology. With application logic and intelligence pre-installed, these devices will be configurable via a standard web browser.

Besides its new developments, IPD also will focus on enhancing and supporting related some existing Coreco products. These include Sherlock, a Microsoft Windows-based, no-programming-required machine vision software environment, and NetSight, an industrial machine vision engine that combines converging PC technologies with standard, high-performance software interfaces.

'Today's business climate demands that quality control procedures be implemented at every stage of the manufacturing process, creating a greater need than ever before for affordable, user-friendly machine vision solutions," says Mr. Geraghty.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor
jmontague@cahners.com





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