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More barcodes, fewer readers

21 January 2013

Cognex Corporation has launched Xpand, an innovative field-of-view expansion technology for its DataMan 300 series of image-based barcode readers. Xpand technology enables retail distribution, parcel and postal appli

Cognex Corporation has launched Xpand, an innovative field-of-view expansion technology for its DataMan 300 series of image-based barcode readers.

Xpand technology enables retail distribution, parcel and postal applications to be solved using fewer readers, which reduces installation time, setup duration and cost.

"The DataMan 300 has exceeded customer expectations with its easeof- use and high read rates. With the addition of Xpand technology, the field of view of a single DataMan 300 can be increased by more than 50%," said Carl Gerst, vice president and business unit manager, ID Products. "This technology significantly expands the addressable market for the DataMan 300 in logistics by allowing a single unit to see more of the belt. The pressure for distribution centres to increase productivity and reduce labour cost has never been greater. The increased read rates that Cognex barcode readers deliver means a smaller number of packages need to be handled manually and fewer workers are required for relabeling or rerouting rejects."
 
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