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SPONSOR: Cognex June 8, 2011 | Edited by Sterling Anthony

High Speed ID Reading Application Videos >>

Watch the powerful decoding capabilities of the DataMan® 500 image-based barcode reader. Cognex VSoC™ technology allows the DataMan 500 to quickly read multiple codes with no duplicate reads. Watch as it easily decodes eight codes on a package of eight boxes.

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White Paper: 10 Reasons to Choose Image-based Readers >>

This guide will show you how today's image-based ID readers have overcome the technical and economic hurdles to offer a more attractive alternative to industrial laser scanners as well as help you choose the right image-based ID reader for your application.

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Data Matrix and QR Code Reading >>

As a node on the Ethernet factory network, the DataMan 8000 Series allows you to remove the PC and to communicate directly with the PLC by supporting industrial protocols—a first for a handheld ID reader! Watch this webinar to learn more.

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DataMan Fixed-Mount ID Readers >>

DataMan® image-based ID readers combine unmatched code performance, ease-of-use, lighting, camera, processor, and communications into a small, industrial-rated housing. Models are available to match your application for 1D barcode reading, high speed applications or for challenging 2D direct part marks.

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DataMan Handheld ID Readers >>

The rugged DataMan® 8000 Series of readers offers the industry's most advanced technology for reading 1D and 2D codes regardless of size, quality, printing method or surface, and is the only handheld ID reader that offers Industrial Ethernet communication and liquid lens technology.

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Anniversary bottles enable Redhook fans to partake, reminisce

Craft beers are hot with consumers, but even they can't rest on their laurels. At some point, the longstanding among these upstart brews move toward status as mature brands, and they have to reinvent themselves.

CTE—a key advance in food traceability

In November 2009 the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) released its FDA-commissioned report titled, "Product Tracing in Food Systems"....

Coca-Cola expands PlantBottle reach, launches 100% plant-based HDPE

Just in time for Earth Month, The Coca-Cola Co. has announced that all of its Dasani brand water bottles nationwide and Odwalla single-serving juice bottles will be available exclusively in PlantBottle® packaging....

New Coke plant designed with future in mind

A new state-of-the-art plant for Coca-Cola Bottling Company United in Baton Rouge, LA, includes four packaging lines that meet the needs of today while being flexible enough to accommodate future growth....


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Lisa Baer of Baer Design a Chicago-based strategic branding and identity firm takes a look at "affordable luxury" where packaging can entice consumers to spend a little more as a "me" treat.
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UPCOMING EVENTS:

EXPO PACK México 2011
Centro Banamex, Mexico City, Mexico. EXPO PACK México features packaging and processing solutions for Latin America, with over 900 exhibitors from 20 countries, June 21-24.

HBA Global Expo
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY. HBA Global Expo provides personal care and beauty manufacturers with new ingredients, solutions, supplier resources and world-class education to bring new products to market, June 28-30.

PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. North America's largest packaging and processing event includes a Pharmaceutical Pavilion, Processing Zone, Brand Zone, Confectionery Pavilion and more, September 26-28.

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