Versatile, high performance barcode readers for all applications

DataMan 300/360 Series Barcode Readers

When high-performance, flexibility and ease of use are essential for your barcode reading application, the DataMan 360 series delivers. The DataMan 360 series reads a wide range of 1-D linear and 2-D matrix symbologies. Powerful ImageMax technology with a high powered liquid lens and a high-powered illumination enhances image formation and maximizes read rates for even the most challenging dot-peen or laser marked DPM codes.


Advanced algorithms for reliable 1-D and 2-D code reading

1DMax® is a 1-D barcode reading algorithm optimized for omnidirectional barcode reading. Hotbars II technology locates, extracts and decodes low-resolution 1-D barcodes quickly and accurately. Combining these two powerful technologies offers extraordinary read rates at very high speeds.

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 locates and reads 2-D codes that exhibit significant damage to or complete elimination of the finder pattern, clocking pattern, or quiet zone. These combined technologies provide increased read rates and decoding robustness for the most difficult and degraded codes.


Optimal image formation of any code in any environment

ImageMax technology is specifically designed to read challenging DPM codes on a variety of round, reflective or specular surfaces using a combination of cross polarized and co-linear polarized LEDs and a high powered lens with liquid lens technology.

ImageMax technology auto-focuses to read small codes at variable working distances and provides even illumination to reliably read hard to read DPM codes. The one-piece, ESD-safe metal housing simplifies installation and prevents equipment damage.



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.


DataMan barcode reader quick setup app 

This convenient web-based app allows you to remotely set up and configure your networked fixed-mount barcode readers on your phone or mobile device. Available from Google Play or iTunes App Store, this app allows you to see images in real-time, adjust and share configuration settings among multiple readers, save and send images, and much more. You can even troubleshoot issues and check read rates anywhere on your factory or distribution center floor without using a PC.

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 Series Specifications

 DataMan 300/360 LDataMan 300/360 QLDataMan 300/360 QDataMan 300/360 XDataMan 302/362 LDataMan 302/362 QLDataMan 302/362 QDataMan 302/362 XDataMan 303/363 L
1-D & Stacked Barcodes
1-D Omnidirectional 
Postal Codes       
2-D Codes     
Algorithms 1DMax1DMax1DMax, 2DMax1DMax, 2DMax, PowerGrid1DMax1DMax1DMax, 2DMax1DMax, 2DMax, PowerGrid1DMax
Resolution 800 x 600 pixels 1280 x 1024 pixels 1600 x 1200 pixels 
AcquisitionMax 60 fps Max 40 fps 
Decode RateMax 45/sec Max 30/sec 
Lens OptionsC-Mount, S-Mount, variable focus liquid lens
LightingIntegrated segment-controlled bright field, various controllable external light options, color options include red, red polarized, IR, blue, white
CommunicationEthernet and RS-232
Dimensions73mm x 54mm x 42mm, 92mm x 54mm x 42mm (w/cover and lights) 

The DataMan 300/360 series of barcode readers can be used for 1-D and 2-D applications in factory automation and the logistics, postal, and parcel industries. Read multiple codes and mixed-codes (1-D & 2-D) simultaneously. Several common barcode reading applications include:



Read 1-D barcodes on products that are stopped, slow moving, or presented by hand to the barcode reader.
1-D: Read fast moving 1-D barcodes, including those on ultra fast beverage or food production lines.
2-D: Read challenging direct part marked (DPM) codes on virtually any surface (glass, metal, ceramic, plastic).
2-D: Read stopped, hand presented, or moving 2-D codes printed on labels.


Featured Customer Success Story: Warsteiner Brewery, Germany

DataMan® barcode readers from Cognex are used to read the challenging barcodes that are affixed to the kegs. The DataMan 302X was robust enough to read the reflective 2-D codes on labels that are soaking wet and wrinkled. The application read rate went from 92% to 100%! This eliminated the need for the complex manual re-weighing step in Warsteiner’s process.