In-Sight Explorer software release 3.4 for Cognex In-Sight vision sensors includes PROFINET communications support that makes it easier than ever to connect In-Sight vision sensors to Industrial Ethernet via PROFINET, and communicate with Siemens S7 controllers. In addition to communication with PCs, controllers, robots and other industrial devices for process control, networking, In-Sight vision sensors allows trend analysis of archived data and images for continuous improvement and increased manufacturing productivity with automated changeovers for mixed-model processing. In-Sight Explorer 3.4 also offers enhanced optical character reading and verification tools and onboard image storage for reviewing inspection results without a PC. PatMax, the industry’s performance standard for feature and object location, is available as an option. In-Sight Explorer 3.4 is currently available. A free trial version can be downloaded at