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Cognex Corp. has released version 6.1 of VisionPro, its hardware-independent machine vision software. The update includes support for Microsoft Windows 7. Other enhancements include line-scan distortion correction, eliminating horizontal lens distortion and equalizing pixel width across the sensor, and ToolBlock, a feature that simplifies the management of vision tools and allows for quicker integration, according to Cognex. VisionPro 6.1 supports 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 operating systems in five languages, providing a total of 30 development and deployment options. Analog and Camera Link frame grabbers are compatible with Windows 7 in VisionPro 6.1. In addition, FireWire DCAM and GigE vision drivers have been updated for Windows 7 compatibility. Both 32- and 64-bit development are possible in English, German, Japanese, Chinese and Korean. Users can switch seamlessly between 32- and 64-bit operating systems, Cognex said.
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