OCR removes the final barrier to full automation
Prime Vision has an important message for any company wishing to improve its cost and operational efficiency through automatic identification. "We can now use any detail in a data-capture image as a means of automating product handling, from simple product flow applications right through to the complete logistical process," explains product specialist, Jacob Dijkstra. "The Prime Vision recognition capability is a giant step beyond simple bar code technology.
OCRlite is designed to read basic machine printed characters on standard labels or on fixed positions relative to the barcode or other reference point such as a logo. Typically it recognises article numbers, price, expiry dates, destination and postal codes and different colours.
OCRlite Plus factors in the ability to find a region of interest. This is a good solution for applications that cannot rely on the use of standard labels and for where there is no pre-knowledge of where machine printed characters may be located on the parcel or package. The ICRlite intelligent characteristic reader exemplifies Prime Vision's expertise. It is capable of reading even the most complex of handwritten characters. Similar to its OCR counterpart, it too requires fixed character positions relative to a barcode or logo. Recognising critical information written on labels, such as quantities and reasons for return, is a typical application.
The last of the four basic modules is ICRlite Plus that is designed to meet to needs of the most difficult ICR and OCR applications. It can locate and interpret relevant handwritten characters anywhere on a parcel or package with unprecedented read rates. It is the product of Prime Vision's 35 years expertise in OCR and a unique capability in the industry.
Additional modules can also be integrated into the OCRlite and ICRlite solution. Video coding for example allows data to be manually entered onto a warehouse management system in a fast, smart and efficient way. Image archive and retrieval is another option that converts images into jpegs so that an offline archive of goods can be kept. In addition to providing additional quality control it stores, for example, evidence of any damaged goods that may be needed for liability claims.
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