Cognex (Natick, MA) recently unveiled the new DataMan 500 image-based barcode reader. According to the company, it is designed to achieve higher read rates, offer improved on-line visualization, and have higher reliability than laser scanners. The DataMan 500 is designed to achieve higher read rates by reading the 1D barcodes that laser scanners cannot read. It processes images up to 1,000 frames per second and can read codes in any orientation, 2D codes such as Data Matrix and QR, and multiple codes in the same image.
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