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Advantage Image Engines

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Cognex has introduced Advantage Image Engines, a family of programmable vision devices for OEMs. The systems offer superior 1D barcode and 2D data matrix code reading, plus a full suite of industry-proven Cognex vision tools that make it possible to solve even the most challenging inspection applications reliably. Advantage Image Engines are designed for easy integration into commercial and industrial equipment and feature a modular design that provides more user control over lighting, communication, and optics.

The systems use the same code reading algorithms found in Cognex industrial ID readers. Powerful Cognex decoding software allows fast, high-performance reading of 1D and 2D codes on almost any surface at any speed, including difficult to read codes caused by low contrast, scratches and voids, or reflections.

Three product configuration options are available, including engine only, engine plus interface board, and engine encased in housing. Modular lens design enables a wide choice of optics to accommodate varying working distances and field of view requirements. The systems offer the ability to power and control external lighting.

All Advantage Image Engines feature built-in Ethernet with industrial protocols for easy communication of data and images (USB and RS232 are also supported). OEMs will have the ability to design and configure their applications by using Cognex DataMan setup tools, In-Sight setup tools or a C++ programming library.

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