Cognex DataMan 300 / 360 Series

  • Unmatched Barcode Reading Performance
  • Flexible Optics & Lighting
  • Autotune


Versatile, high performance barcode readers for all applications

DataMan 300 / 360 Series

The award-winning DataMan 300/360 series is the most versatile Cognex fixed-mount barcode reader on the market. It offers multiple integrated lighting and lens options, an intelligent auto-tune feature, and multiple models to choose from. The DataMan 300/360 series can handle the most difficult-to-read DPM (Direct Part Mark) codes, as well as challenging 1-D barcodes and 2-D matrix codes; making it suitable for indexed or high-speed lines. Powerful ImageMax technology with a high powered liquid lens and high-powered illumination enhances image formation and maximizes read rates for even the most challenging dot-peen or laser marked DPM codes.

Unmatched Barcode Reading Performance

1DMax® with Hotbars II™ technology decodes damaged or poorly printed 1-D barcodes as small as 0.8 pixels per module (PPM).

2DMax® provides reliable 2-D code reading despite code quality, printing method or the surface that the codes are marked on. Patent-pending PowerGrid™ technology can locate and read 2-D codeDataMan360-150x150s that exhibit significant damage to or complete elimination of the finder pattern, clocking pattern, or quiet zone.

Flexible Optics & Lighting

Integrated and controllable modular lighting and optics enable you to choose the appropriate lens for your required working distance and field of view, including variable focus liquid lens technology. The controllable, field changeable lighting modules allow you to create the best possible lighting for your part, ensuring maximum read rates.

DataMan 360 models include intelligent image buffering to provide performance feedback that is critical to fixing process issues and increased image storage. DataMan 360 also offers a 360 degree visual read indicator and a Micro SD card for system-level backup and convenient unit restoration or replacement.


The intelligent tuning feature automatically selects the optimum settings for the integrated lighting, autofocus and imager for each application. This tuning process ensures that the barcode reader will be set up to attain the highest read rates possible for 1-D, 2-D, and direct part marked (DPM) codes. The liquid lens can also be adjusted with software or serial commands without having to touch the reader, and refocus within milliseconds with no moving parts involved.

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Models & Specifications


DataMan 300/360 series are available in three base models
DataMan 300/360 models provide standard resolution of 800×600 pixels and DataMan 302/362 models offer high resolution (1280×1024). The DataMan 302/362 are ideal for situations where a very small code is needed to be found within a very large field of view. DataMan 303/363 are equipped with the highest resolution –1600 x 1200 pixels.

Each of the 300/360 models is offered with one of the following code reading options:

L: For oriented 1-D barcode reading only
QL: For omnidirectional 1-D barcode reading only
X: For omnidirectional 1-D and 2-D applications


DataMan 300/360 L
DataMan 300/360 QL
DataMan 300/360 X
DataMan 302/362 L
DataMan 302/362 QL
DataMan 302/362 X
DataMan 303/363 L
DataMan 303/363 QL
DataMan 303/363 X


DataMan 300/360 Series Resources

Featured Download

Hotbars™ Image-Analysis Technology A new foundation for 1-D barcode reading

Product literature

DataMan 360 Datasheet

Barcode Reader Guide

Expert guides and white papers

Achieving Highest Read Rates

Benefits of Variable Focus Technology

Industrial Connectivity for Image-based Barcode Readers

Expert Guide: DPM Considerations for Automated Manufacturing Lines


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