1D and 2D codes read, regardless of quality, surface or print method

Paul Boughton
With the introduction of 1DMax, a new 1D code-reading algorithm that is said to set a new standard for 1D code-reading performance, Cognex now claims that it offers the most comprehensive range of 1D barcode and 2D Data Matrix code reading tools available in the market. Regardless of the size, quality, printing method or surface on which the codes are marked, Cognex's patented 1DMax technology allows for accurate reading of virtually every type of code, every time.
Carl Gerst, business unit manager for industrial identification systems at Cognex, states: "Fast, reliable reading of codes is a high priority for manufacturers. If a barcode reader does not have the right technology to keep up with the variety of different codes found in real world scenarios - everything from uneven lighting, poor print quality, noisy backgrounds, to scratched codes - it can mean time, cost and frustration for any manufacturer. That is why higher-technology, image-based readers are rapidly replacing laser-based readers in a wide range of manufacturing and logistics applications."
Combined with some of the best-performing hardware on the market, in both handheld and fixed reader formats, Cognex readers are said to successfully read codes that other readers cannot. For 1D barcodes, 1DMax is claimed to be the best-in-class reading tool optimised for omnidirectional barcode reading and can handle extreme variations in code quality to achieve unsurpassed read rates. For 2D codes, Cognex 2DMax technology pioneered the adoption of 2D Data Matrix and QR coding in many industries by providing unsurpassed read rates in both hard-to-read direct part marking and high-speed printed applications.
Cognex image-based readers also feature a wide range of advances, including Cognexconnect Ethernet communications, autofocus capabilities, multiple code reading in a single image, image archiving and more.
For more information, visit www.cognex.com