The primary goal of the 6.3.2 release is to further refine and supplement the functionality of the DataMan v6.3.1 DataMan release for our DataMan 280 Series platform.
Reduced trigger-to-acquisition latency and jitter.
Improved PROFINET communication robustness under high load.
Reduced flicker with High-Frequency Light (HFL).
Communication scripts work with HID.
Serial-over-USB default on.
The PC you use to install DataMan software must meet the minimum hardware and software requirements. At least 2 GB free disk space and .NET Framework 4.7.2 or higher is required for the installation to succeed.
Microsoft Windows 10® 32-bit and 64-bit editions
Microsoft Windows 11® 64-bit editions
Perform the following steps to install the DataMan software on the PC you will use to configure the settings for each DataMan reader:
Download the DataMan Setup Tool from www.cognex.com/support/dataman and follow the on-screen steps.
If the installation utility does not start automatically, double-click on the file setup.exe in the installation folder.
Connect your DataMan reader to your PC as described in the Quick Reference Guide for your reader.
Choose Start->Cognex->v6.3.2 Setup Tool to launch the Setup Tool.
Click Refresh to have Setup Tool auto-detect the DataMan readers connected to communication ports on your PC.
Any DataMan reader available over your network will appear under the Network devices list.
Select a COM port listing or Network device listing corresponding to your DataMan reader and click Connect.
For the most up-to-date information, consult the English-language documentation. The translated documents supplied with this release may not include recent updates.
Regardless of which type of DataMan reader you are using, you must perform the following steps to update the firmware on your reader if you are migrating to DataMan 6.3.2 from a previous release:
Launch the DataMan Setup Tool and connect to your DataMan reader as described in the previous section.
Choose System->Update Firmware or press F9 on your keyboard.
The Setup Tool launches an Open dialog box.
Select the correct firmware file for your reader and click Open:
NOTE: As of DM5.6.0, an FUP license is no longer required to load newer firmware on DataMan units.
Updates to DMCC
This section describes what was new and what changed in previous DataMan releases.
DataMan 280 Series product release
Adds support for DataMan 8700LX readers.
Resolved a case where Power Off mode would not work correctly on DataMan 8700 readers.
Resolved a case where Printed Configuration Codes generated for DataMan 8700 base stations would not properly apply settings.
Set default DMCC target so wireless DM8700 readers can be a better drop-in replacement for legacy readers
Displaying result strings with special character properly on the OLED
Supporting 13 digit extension to British Post, now called CBC
Supporting DTR for Base Stations
OLED supports reading and setting some Base Station parameters
Fixed crash with DataMatrix codes that contained character codes > 128
Fixed HID mode when used with Japanese language
Fixed the printing of backup RP codes for Base Stations
Downgrade protection from 6.2.3 to earlier versions
Optimization of OLED menus and navigation buttons
Updated Configuration Codes
Support for saving human readable configuration files with RS232 connections
HID optimizations for inter report delay and reducing key ups
Fixed an issue with real-time auto-focussing using the distance sensor on Torch lights
Fixed a PROFINET issue preventing PLCs from assigning an IP address to a reader via DCP protocol
Further enhanced low-PPM reading for Codabar symbology
Fixed an firmware upgrade problem on Edge Intelligence platforms
RS232 support for DataMan 8700 handheld barcode reader
Support for DataMan 8700 handheld barcode reader
Supports HDR for DM8700
Automatic illumination cycling on the DM8700
WebHMI runtime interface for DM470/370 Verifiers and SBG products.
GS1 DataBar support for all sub-symbologies including stacked.
MaxiCode perspective enhancements.
Fixed an issue where No-Read was being reported for Read codes in Burst Mode under certain conditions.
DataBar Hotbars decoder is now available with DataBar 14 subtype.
Various Bugfixes and general stability improvement.
GS1 DataBar Limited support
Suppress no-code images in Intelligent Image Buffering (IIB)
Add encoder input settings to SetupTool
Verifier: Enhanced Focus Feedback and added VS models
Other enhancements and bug fixes
Added DMCC to enable a single Read Setup and to enable/disable verifier reports
High-Speed Steerable Mirror Wizard enhancements and bug fixes
Continuous developments for our Verifier and SBG models
Bug fixes and stability improvements in both Firmware and Setup Tool
Advanced Verifier/SBG diagnostics and latest 2020 ISO/IEC 29158 support
PROFINET, Tuning, PTP and NTP enhancements
Ability to output codes with the same content but different symbology within a trigger
Distance-based MRS secondary response timeout for encoder usage
Several improvements and fixes in WebHMI and SetupTool
Full Logistics �hardening� for highest throughput in our fastest and most complex applications
DataMan Web HMI � browser-based interface for runtime visualization images, read results and statistics
QR Code enhancements for reading smaller module codes
DataMatrix option to read with higher perspective at steeper angles
Multi-code support for MaxiCode
Enhanced control on which images to save via FTP
Various improvements and bugfixes in both SetupTool and DM37x/47x Firmware
Beta support for verifying PDF 417
Supporting a broader range of calibration symbols (including 1D symbols)
Various stability improvements, bug fixes, and UI improvements for the verifier and SBG products
DataMan 475V Verifier support
Included sample scripts for HTML and CSV Verifier report generation
Advanced Torch and HSLL software features
Support of PROFINET Class B, CC-Link, and IQSS
Improved Auto-Tune on challenging parts and scenes
QR Code enhancements including PowerGrid and improved IDMax support
5M sensor size support for Maxicode, PDF417, Aztec, Postal, and DotCode
Enhanced PDF417 decoder robustness on defects and damage
DotCode powered by PowerGrid to handle general dot position distortion
Update to 2019 GS1 data validation standard
Fully hardened DM37x/47x firmware now also supporting the most challenging Logistics applications
Fixed several issues related to multi-camera MRS/PTP functionalities
DotCode symbology support on 3MP systems DM374/474X
Logarithmic scaling for the Exposure slider
Support for NAT switch IP translation
Fixed Setup Tool issues with reader group export/import
Fixed Exposure Assistant issues related to the new High Speed Liquid Lenses
Added control for multi-code to allow for identical 1D codes
Fixed misleading overlay graphics for multicode grading
6.1.6 consolidation release to enable new DataMan 370 Series for Logistics applications
Auto-focus capability using HPIT illumination
Enhanced software stability and bug-fixes
Introduction of DataMan 370 Series
Introduction of 5 megapixel models DataMan 375 & 475
Introduction of HPIT illumination and high-speed liquid lenses
Enhanced software stability and bug-fixes
Enhanced software stability and important bug-fixes
Introduction of DataMan 474-M models
Multi Reader Sync support DataMan 474-M models
Refine and supplement the functionality of DataMan 6.1.0 major release
DataMan 474 fixed-mount reader support
Enhanced setup user interface with step-wise configuration process flow and application assistants for faster system setups
Added support for grading according to updated ISO/IEC 29158:2020:
The ISO/IEC 29158:2020 grades are reported using "continuous" grading with 0.1 resolution instead of whole number jumps
User can select between ISO/IEC 29158:2011 or ISO/IEC 29158:2011:2020 grading
Report is generated as HTML file within the DM8072V and does not rely upon Setup Tool:
Report can be transmitted to an FTP Server
Report can be sent to Setup Tool and saved as HTML or as PDF file
Report can be viewed in TruCheck window Report Tab without Adobe Reader
Updated Settings menu:
Generic application standard is renamed to Custom
Added Auto application standard mode (selects application standard based on symbol data and X-dimension)
Added Cryptocode application standard
Diagnostics given even when reference decode fails when verifying a Data Matrix symbol
Support for Decode Timeout when verifying
Updated and improved scripting and DMCC support
Many other improvements to bring DM8072V functionality to be similar to DM475V
This firmware and Setup Tool applies to DM8072V and DM8072V-HD
Consolidation firmware-only release for DataMan fixed-mount readers DM50, DM60, DM70, DM150, DM260, DM300, DM360, and DM503 series
Bug-fixes and stability enhancements for all vertical markets in factory automation and logistics
Merges of several customer releases including:
5.6.3 CR3 - Fix for enabling High Frequency light on DM150 and DM260 for internal illumination
5.6.3 CR4 SR2 - New DMCC to check motion detection mode is added
5.6.3 CR6 - Control to disable mst-test messages on industrial protocols is added
5.6.3 CR8 - No DTR signal is required for USB
5.6.3 CR9 - Re-read delay to slave results not applicable
5.6.3 CR9 SR2 - EFP Fixes for ATR
5.6.3 CR14 - Fix for industrial protocol status bits not updated based on scripting events
5.6.3 CR22 - Fix for fragmented ProfiNet support
5.6.3 CR22 SR1 - Fix for no-read+validation failure image buffering in Auto mode.
5.6.3 CR23 - Fix for Mitsubishu SLMP disconnect issue
5.6.3 CR25 - Fix for DM152 extended re-read delay
5.6.3 CR28 - High Frequency Light option for DM60 added
5.6.3 CR30 - Fix for image buffering losing image slots
5.6.3 CR33 - Fix for losing primary reader
5.7.0 SR2 - Tuning enhancements
5.7.0 CR8 - QR Code reading enhancements
5.7.0 CR10 - Delay USB Re-enumeration for DM50, DM60, DM70, DM150, and DM260
5.7.0 CR13 - USPS Postal Metrics enhancements for DM50, DM60, DM70, DM150, and DM260
5.7.0 CR19 - Keyboard layouts for the DM50, DM60, DM70, DM150, and DM260 readers for Czech, Italian, and Hungarian
5.7.0 CR20 - Fix for primary reader multi-code issue
5.6.3 CR34 - Fix for the inability to save ECC (Error Correction Code) type after the decoder is trained on a sample Data Matrix
5.6.3 CR36 - Enable/disable network client connection after empty result
The DataMan 5.7.1 provides support primarily for MX platforms.
Support of MX-150x devices
Support for Powergrid (DPM) on MX-1xxx readers
Read setups enabled for MX-1502
USB Role and AOA switch timout related Reader Programming Codes and DMCC commands added (see Reader Configuration Codes, DMCC_QnA, and MX-1xxx User Guides).
DataMan 70 Series introduction
Process Control Metrics for barcode quality monitoring (including HTML reports)
Secure FTP (SFTP) protocol support
NTP (Network Time Protocol) support
1D Symbol Diagnostics
RTM Lean (Real Time Monitoring) for statistical data collection
In RTM Lean, collecting images from a slave device in a master/slave network could potentially cause a lockup on the reader. Please only connect to a master device to avoid this.
Do not run Process Monitor on devices monitored by RTM Lean.
Fixed an issue where under certain boundary conditions, network discovery would not locate some devices.
Fixed DataMan 100V Code Quality results display.
Fixed an issue with HID devices not appearing correctly in the Maintenance menu.
Fixed an incompatibility issue for PCs running Internet Explorer 10 that resulted in crashing during connection to a reader due to a shared DLL conflict.
The DataMan 5.6.3 expands capabilities for all current DataMan fixed-mount ID readers (DM50, DM60, DM150, DM260, DM300, DM360 and DM503 series).
Mass Backup and Restore
Mass Firmware Update
Result History Freeze and Filtering
Output archived Cognex support information
Improved Master/Slave stability to eliminate lockups and ungrouping
Better handling of trigger overruns
Greater stability in image buffering
Ability to conditionally suppress unwanted image transfer in FTP scripting
DataMan 150 and DataMan 260 ImageMax support for PoE and USB-powered devices
Increased DataMan 150 and DataMan 260 16mm liquid lens range
Support wider range of SD-Cards (DataMan 360 series readers with DataMan v5.6.3_SR1 firmware only)
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