Software updates for DataMan fixed-mount ID readers, version 5.2, expand tuning and scripting capabilities as well as a new test mode for the company’s DataMan 300 and 503 series of barcode readers. The new software significantly increases read rates by decoding lower resolution 1-D codes and extending intelligent tuning capabilities to all symbologies including Aztec, MaxiCode, and PDF417. The release also includes the high-performance Hotbars algorithm, which handles both 1-D and PDF417 barcodes. The DataMan 5.2 software is available now for download. For more information, visit http://www.cognex.com/code-reading-tuning-technology.aspx.