DataMan 5.2 software release

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Cognex has announced the DataMan 5.2 software release with expanded tuning and scripting capability, as well as a new test mode for its DataMan 300 and 503 series of barcode readers.

The software significantly increases read rates by decoding lower resolution 1D codes and extending intelligent tuning capabilities to all symbologies, including Aztec, MaxiCode and PDF417. The software release includes the high-performance Hotbars algorithm, which handles both 1D and PDF417 barcodes.

The software release extends the easy-to-use 2D intelligent tuning capability that was introduced by the DataMan 300 series. This decreases setup time while increasing read rates for Direct Part Mark (DPM) code reading applications. This release extends that advanced capability to other symbologies, such as 1D barcodes, MaxiCode and QR codes. These new tuning capabilities are ideal for code reading in applications in consumer products, logistics, food, beverage and automotive.

The release also includes added capabilities to the scripting feature of the DataMan 300 for advanced logic and decision making in the reader, and 1D barcode quality metrics for users to optimise their processes.