January 23, 2013

Cognex expands bar-code reader line

Algorithm in image reader deciphers broken bar codes.

By DC Velocity Staff

Cognex Corp. has expanded its line of image-based bar-code readers with the introduction of DataMan 503. The new reader is designed for high-speed sortation, multi-sided tunnel scanning, and large format presentation.

All models in the DataMan reader line use special algorithms to decipher one-dimensional bar codes, including those that are damaged, distorted, blurred, scratched, low height, or low contrast.

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