Cognex has released Cognex Connect for DataMan ID readers. Cognex Connect is a comprehensive suite of communication capabilities including EtherNet/IP and Profinet, and is already available with In-Sight vision systems and the DataMan 200 fixed-mount ID reader series. Now Cognex Connect enables industrial protocol connectivity for DataMan 8000 ID readers through EtherNet/IP support.
By supporting open standard industrial Ethernet communications protocols, Cognex Connect makes it easy to configure and monitor a network of Cognex ID readers and vision systems. As a network device, DataMan and In-Sight devices can be accessed from any terminal connected to the network. This means that no host PC is required to translate RS-232 or USB communications to a PLC or central network. The protocols also allow for data files and images to be archived directly through FTP support for later review and analysis. DataMan ID readers also offer a .NET based command library for customising user-specific GUIs and terminal interfaces as well as providing control via a simple command line interface.