Cognex Offers Hardware-Independent Vision Software
By Robotics Trends Staff - Filed Feb 21, 2008
The world’s leading machine vision software can now be used with any camera or image source. It’s now easier than ever to get started with a trial version of the VisionPro® 5.0 software available for download from the new Cognex web site.

Powerful acquisition software in VisionPro provides pre-configured, tightly integrated acquisition support for the complete range of industrial cameras and video formats. This allows cost-effective image acquisition using GigE VisionTM, FireWire®, Camera Link®, high-speed analog, or any other image source.

VisionPro’s ‘‘QuickBuild’‘ application development capabilities ensure that applications get deployed quickly and efficiently. Configuring acquisition tools, defining vision tasks, and making pass/fail decisions can all be done without any programming. Advanced ‘‘vision power tools’‘ tools such as PatMax®, PatInspect®, PatFlex®, IDMax®, and OCVMax, accurately gauge, guide, identify and inspect parts with reliable and repeatable results, despite variations in part appearance due to the manufacturing process.

It is now really easy to get started with VisionPro software. A trial version is available for download from the new Cognex web site. Everyone who downloads the trial software is eligible for special pricing until the end of June on a low cost development starter kit, which contains the full range of vision tools. For deployment systems, Cognex is offering a range of packages at competitive price/performance levels.

‘‘Broad camera support, acquisition independence and an entry-level price point give system integrators, machine builders and OEMs three more reasons to choose VisionPro,’‘ said Marilyn Matz, Senior Vice President, Vision Software Business Unit. ‘‘They already appreciate its fast application development, lower life-cycle costs and advanced vision tools. Now they also have the flexibility to capture images from hundreds of industrial cameras and image sources while maintaining the high quality image acquisition, reliability and performance that they have come to expect from Cognex.’‘

VisionPro 5.0 is currently available. Download the free trial VisionPro software at http://www.cognex.com/software/.

About Cognex
Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets machine vision sensors and systems, or devices that can ‘‘see.’‘ Cognex vision sensors are used in factories around the world to automate the manufacture of a wide range of items and to assure their quality. Cognex is the world’s leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 400,000 machine vision systems, representing over $2 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company’s founding in 1981. In addition to its corporate headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, Cognex also has regional offices and distributors located throughout North America, Japan, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.  Visit Cognex on-line at http://www.cognex.com/ .
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