Cognex Explorer RTM is a barcode reader, performance-monitoring system that features scalable architecture, a web-based performance statistics interface, and Cognex’s vision technology. The company says this system provides facility managers with data that removes system defects and optimises processes.

This is a server-based product that connects to a network of DataMan readers and regularly pulls read rate information as well as images from packages. When a process error results in a package with an unread barcode, images are sent to RTM, which automatically evaluates and categorizes each image with terms such as “packages with no label present” or “poorly printed labels,” and stores them in a database. The data is then accessible for future viewing through any device with a web browser.