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Cognex launches mobile barcode reading range

Cognex Corporation , the machine vision and industrial barcode reading company, has launched what it claims is the only end-to-end family of mobile scanning solutions in the market.

The latest additions to the product line, designed to solve logistics and manufacturing applications, include the MX-1502 Series vision-enabled mobile terminal, the MX-100 Series mobile barcode reader, and the Cognex Mobile Barcode Software Development Kit (SDK).

Equipped with smart barcode reading algorithms and optics, the MX-1502 quickly adjusts between standard-, long-, and extended-range scanning to reliably decode 1-D, 2-D, and direct part mark (DPM) codes from as near as 15 centimeters to as far away as 10 meters.

Like the MX-1000, the MX-1502 mobile terminal offers a modular, rugged design that supports iOS® and Android® devices and can be used in even the most challenging warehouse and factory floor environments.

For light industrial, field service, and retail applications, there is the MX-100 mobile barcode reader. This Otterbox® uniVERSE Case System® mobile device accessory provides a built-in LED aimer and diffuse lighting to transform smartphones into better barcode readers. Paired with the Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK, the MX-100 supports a broad range of barcode symbologies.

The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK is a comprehensive software tool for all facets of mobile barcode scanning, says the company. It enables customers to tailor and maintain a single application for all mobile devices across their entire organization.

An SDK license is included with all Cognex mobile terminals and mobile barcode readers, and is available separately for most iOS and Android devices, regardless of platform or development framework.