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Publication Date: 07/1/2012
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Cognex Intros Control Center Software
Vision products control software.
Natick, MA — Cognex Corporation has introduced the Cognex Explorer
control center. This utility displays a graphical view of all Cognex vision systems, ID readers and visualization systems connected to the network. It also incorporates powerful maintenance tools for backing up, restoring or cloning systems, and carrying out firmware upgrades.
The new utility was designed for control, production and maintenance engineers who will find the intuitive point-and-click interface easy to use without any training required.
The new control center offers the ability to: display the identity, type and status of all Ethernet-connected In-Sight
vision systems, DataMan
ID readers and VisionView
display devices on the network; view device settings including IP addresses, firmware/software versions, etc.; execute firmware updates; backup and restore multiple systems simultaneously; clone systems when adding more systems to the network; add licenses for VisionView. According to the company, the Cognex Explorer control center was designed to help the company's customers achieve additional efficiency improvements and cost savings when using the company's vision systems, ID products or visualization platforms. It eliminates the complexities of installing and maintaining automation equipment. Once a product has been deployed, it becomes easier for customers to monitor and maintain the system with one common utility. The utility is a convenient way to monitor, manage and maintain all deployed Cognex products on a network regardless of where they are located.
The utility is available free of charge to all Cognex customers at
Contact: Cognex Corp., One Vision Dr., Natick, MA 01760-2059
877-264-6391 or 508-650-3000 fax: 508-650-3333 Web:
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