The Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group Pte Ltd. (VNPT) have implemented a camera based, data verification system from Lake Image Systems to read, inspect and verify variable data, inkjet printed onto prepaid telephone cards produced on their Edale Beta Press.
The existing vision system consisted of four low-resolution cameras which were proving to be problematic and unable to meet the stringent inspection demands put upon them. These were replaced with one advanced 8K linescan camera from Lake Image Systems, capable of scanning the full width of the web at significantly higher resolutions, improving overall readability and enabling superior operational flexibility and efficiency.
Previously misreads of critical data printed on the card had resulted in the vision system stopping the press, severely impacting press productivity and reducing operator performance. Lake Image’s Discovery Multiscan software, with intelligent IQ functionality, provides intelligent data matching, ensures that even cards printed using a low-resolution Inkjet print heads can be correctly read and the data captured can be reconciled against the original datafile or database. When an error is now detected, the nature of the error and its location on the web is precisely logged for subsequent offline inspection. The operator is alerted via a light and buzzer alarm without stopping the press.
“The old vision system we had was giving us a few headaches” said Mr. Ngo Manh Hung, General Director at VNPT. “Since implementing the system from Lake Image, we have experienced fewer stoppages, resulting in better overall productivity as well as greatly reducing the setup time we had to allocate for each job.”
“With camera technology advancing so rapidly, we constantly strive to take advantage of the benefits that they bring. We are delighted that VNPT has chosen us for their inspection needs and how our system has helped them in streamlining their production processes” commented Paul Stinson, Vice President of Sales at Lake Image Systems.
About Lake Image Systems:
Lake Image Systems is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of imaging and scanning technologies for the world’s printing, labelling, plastic cards and packaging industries. By reading and processing the variable data now commonplace on many printed items our systems inspect, verify, track and report on millions of documents, printed pieces, plastic cards and packages daily using codes such as OCR, barcodes, 2D codes, QR codes and many more. With over 3500 installations worldwide, our products have given data traceability and variable print integrity confidence to our customers for 20 years, optimizing their processes, enhancing their product quality and increasing their profitability. With manufacturing in Europe and the USA, Lake Image Systems provides turnkey integrity solutions which identify defective print, generate detailed audit trail reports and feed ADF and MIS architecture with piece/pack level information. www.lakeimage.com
About Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group. (Source http://www.bloomberg.com/):
Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNTP) is engaged in posts, telecommunications, and information technology businesses. Its primary business activities include providing posts, telecommunications, and information technology products and services; providing site survey, consultancy, design, construction, installation, and maintenance services for telecommunication, information technology, and media buildings; manufacturing, importing, exporting, and supplying telecommunication, IT, and media materials and equipment; providing media products and services; providing advertisement and event organization services; participating in the real estate industry and leasing offices; and providing financial, credit, and banking services. The company’s services include telephone, Internet, transmission satellite, multimedia and television, telecoms and IT application, and education services by operating international telecommunication, national optical cable, broadband, satellite system, mobile network, postal network, international mail route, domestic mail route, and post office and service point networks. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Hanoi, Vietnam with an additional office in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; and a representative office in Laos.
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