Fixed mount, 1D barcode readers
Cognex Corp. introduces two new 1D barcode readers to its DataMan line of industrial ID readers. DataMan 100 QL and DataMan 200 QL units easily read codes that laser barcode scanners fail to read, such as marks that are low contrast, damaged, or distorted by severe perspective. Units use Cognex 1DMax, a new 1D code reading algorithm, and handle quiet zone violations (when codes are printed close to the edge of a label). Units also are field-upgraded via software to add 2D Data Matrix and QR code reading capability. Cognex also released Cognex DataMan 3.5 software, which adds 1DMax for 1D barcode reading, a new industrial USB driver, and Ethernet/IP with add-on-profile support for DataMan 200 models. The IDQuick Data Matrix reading algorithm was also improved. www.cognex.com/QL Cognex Corp.