Available for cord free code reading applications, the DataMan 8500 and 8100 wireless communication modules have up to 100m working range. Their base station features Cognex Connect capability, which provides flexibility for communicating such industrial protocols as EtherNet/IP, Profinet, MC protocol and others in addition to traditional support for USB and RS-232. The wireless reader comes with a large memory capacity for reading codes when offline or out of range. The system’s modular design allows any reader to change between corded RS-232/USB communication to industrial Ethernet or to wireless with field exchangeable interface modules. Designed for the factory floor, the reader employs IDMac and 2DMax algorithms, which provide advanced decoding for reading virtually every type of code with high read rates, regardless of size, quality, printing method or surface. Liquid lens variable focus technology allows a user to read small 2D direct part mark (DPM) as well as long linear 1D barcodes with a single reader. The DataMan 8500 incorporates UltraLight technology, which provides dark field, bright field and diffuse lighting all in one electronically controlled light. The DataMan 8100 additionally includes bright field illumination and is, therefore, ideal for applications that require high code reading performance without specialty lighting.