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Matrox to debut dot-matrix text reading technology at UKIVA

Matrox Imaging and UK distribution partner, Clearview Imaging, will offer product demonstrations and thought leadership presentations at the inaugural UKIVA show.

Matrox Imaging and Clearview Imaging will demonstrate their dot-matrix text reading on the Iris GTR smart camera, which uses Matrox Imaging Library-based Matrox SureDotOCR technology, during the UKIVA Machine Vision Conference & Exhibition. Matrox will also show a multi-camera inspection scenario, managed by a Matrox 4Sight GPm vision controller and created using the Matrox Design Assistant 5 development environment on April 27 at the MK Arena, Milton Keynes, UK.

Matrox SureDotOCR technology allows packaging line equipment builders to design inspection systems that can read distorted information applied by industrial inkjet printers.

Matrox Iris GTR is a rugged, IP67-rated camera measuring just 75mm x 75mm x 54mm, which allows it to fit into tight and harsh spaces. It uses On Semiconductor PYTHON CMOS image sensors with high readout rates and an Intel Celeron dual-core embedded processor.

Matrox 4Sight GPm is a vision controller featuring a unique combination of embedded PC technology, compact size, and ruggedness, which makes it an ideal solution for machine vision applications.

Matrox Design Assistant is the first hardware-independent integrated development environment that lets users create an application flowchart and HMI and take machine vision projects from concept to completion, without the need for conventional programming.

Matrox’s Regional Sales Manager (Europe) Jason MacDonald will be offering a thought-leadership talk at the show called “Programming Advanced Vision Systems without Writing Code.” He will discuss and survey the options available in the latest generation of machine vision software designed to remove coding requirements and allow a wider variety of users to create their own machine vision applications. Software with this level of ease—as seen in Matrox’s Design Assistant and MIL CoPilot—saves development time, and enables system integrators and machine builders to set up vision systems with less effort and greater confidence.

Allan Anderson, Managing Director of Clearview Imaging and Vice Chairman of UKIVA, will also offer insight into OCR technology, the difficulty seen in reading dot matrix print from continuous inkjet printers, historical ways of addressing this, and how modern OCR tools, like Matrox’s SureDotOCR, can solve this problem.

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