Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX) has announced a new option to deliver its VisionView® operator interface to any VGA display. VisionView VGA is a low-cost DIN rail-mount adapter that provides direct VGA output for the VisionView application software, allowing operators to connect to any size VGA monitor without the need for a PC. In addition to supporting VisionView VGA, a new software release, VisionView 1.3, supports the TrainFont interactive control for run-time font training of OCR/OCV applications and allows VisionView to work with Cognex DataMan® 200 industrial ID readers in addition to In-Sight® vision systems.
"These new enhancements give users more flexibility to tailor their operator interface to suit their personal preferences and factory environments," said Bhaskar Banerjee, Business Unit Manager for Vision Systems. "New hardware and software options plus the ability to view results from up to nine vision systems simultaneously make VisionView the most powerful tool for monitoring and controlling vision applications directly from the factory floor."
Three hardware platforms
VisionView users now have a choice of three different hardware platforms:
The new VisionView VGA hardware option enables operators to view their applications using any size monitor, no PC required. Users simply connect the VisionView VGA to an Ethernet network using an RJ-45 LAN cable, and to the monitor using a VGA cable. VisionView VGA supports VGA resolutions of 640 x 480 and 800 x 480, XGA resolution of 1024 x 768, as well as Mitsubishi GT15 and GT16 touch screens. Users can view images from a single or multiple vision systems on the connected VGA monitor.
Other available platforms include VisionView PC software, which enables operators to use their own PC and monitor to control their vision applications, and the Cognex VisionView 700 Operator Interface Panel, a proprietary display panel that enables touch screen controls without a PC.
Run-time font training
VisionView 1.3 software now makes it possible to train fonts using the VisionView interface. Touch screen friendly controls give users the ability to easily add new characters or make changes to an existing font structure without having to connect to a PC.
To download VisionView 1.3 demo software, go to www.cognex.com/visionview.
The VisionView® operator interface is ideal for monitoring and controlling your Cognex® In-Sight® vision systems and DataMan® readers on the factory floor and allows operator controls specific to the application.
Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets machine vision sensors and systems, or devices that can "see." Cognex vision sensors and systems are used in factories around the world where they guide, inspect, gauge, identify and assure the quality of a wide range of items during the manufacturing process. Cognex is the world's leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 500,000 machine vision systems, representing over $2.5 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company's founding in 1981. Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, USA, Cognex has regional offices and distributors located throughout North America, Japan, Europe, Asia and Latin America. For details, visit Cognex on-line at www.cognex.com.
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