Cognex Corporation (Cognex) is a provider of machine vision products that capture and analyze visual information in order to automate tasks, primarily in manufacturing processes, where vision is required. The Company's machine vision products are used to automate the manufacture and tracking of discrete items, such as mobile phones, aspirin bottles and automobile tires, by locating, identifying, inspecting and measuring them during the manufacturing or distribution process. The Company's products include vision software, vision systems, vision sensors and ID products. Its products range from vision sensors that are integrated, to personal computer (PC)-based systems for users. Its products have a range of physical forms, depending upon the user's need. Cognex sells its products through a direct sales force, as well as through a global network of integration and distribution partners. Its service offerings include maintenance and support, consulting and training services.