Software decodes machine-marked data matrices.

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Developed as identification component for Data Matrix decoding applications, PIATI(TM)_PGP software delivers decoding results while operating in automatic mode that requires no manual setting of parameters. Suited for comprehensive vision application development, it can also function in integrated, stand-alone matrix code readers. Available as MS Windows DLL and Linux library, PIATI_PGP can be made compatible with other operating systems and implementation platforms.

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Piati Announces PGP: Economical Data Matrix Decoding Software

Provides Rapid, Reliable Code Reading

CAMBRIDGE, Mass - The Value Engineering Alliance, a leading provider of machine vision solutions, announces the addition of another software-only offering, PIATI(TM)_PGP, to its comprehensive PIATI(TM) family of ECC200 Data Matrix decoding solutions.

PIATI_PGP was developed for organizations and individuals seeking an automatic identification component for Data Matrix decoding software applications. PGP is ideally suited for comprehensive vision application development, as well as implementation environments that include other vision tools and associated functions or serve as the heart of their own fully integrated, stand-alone matrix code readers. While designed to decipher ECC200 Data Matrix codes under fairly decent imaging conditions featuring well-marked codes, PIATI_PGP also delivers solid results under somewhat challenging or less than ideal circumstances.

This trait has earned PGP a reputation as a smart, economical alternative to appreciably higher-priced software products that target especially tough decoding applications.

PIATI_PGP routinely delivers adequate decoding results while operating in an automatic mode that requires no manual setting of parameters. To improve performance under adverse conditions, useful information about relevant codes can be inputted and processed in advance to provide PGP with better quality image data.

Currently available as a Microsoft Windows DLL and a Linux library, PIATI_PGP software can be made compatible with other operating systems and implementation platforms of specific interest to prospective licensees. Licensing possibilities include per unit run-time, fixed price volume run-time, and source code options.

Typical applications for PIATI_PGP powered products include the automatic decoding of Data Matrices that have been machine-marked (laserscribed, laserprinted, dotpeened/pinstamped, inkjet printed, electrochemically etched, etc.) on wafers/PCBs/substrates, glass lenses, molds and containers, electronic components and carriers, medical/dental devices and instruments, automotive or aerospace components, direct mail pieces and packaged goods, consistent with identifying, matching, sorting, tracking, or verifying these products as they move through various laboratory, manufacturing or material handling processes.

PIATI_PGP is one of several products in the PIATI (Place It And Trace It) suite of Data Matrix decoding software and systems available from The Value Engineering Alliance. The suite also includes fully integrated general-purpose products and application/industry-specific appliances.

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About The Value Engineering Alliance

Established in July of 1987, THE VALUE ENGINEERING ALLIANCE specializes in the conceptualization, development, marketing, selling, and implementation of machine vision solutions that lower the overall costs of laboratory and industrial manufacturing operations (analysis, assembly, inspection, test, control, identification, etc.) while achieving equivalent or enhanced levels of system/process performance and reliability.

Renowned as the supplier of application-specific vision software libraries used by several of the vision industry's premier players to enhance their existing offerings or expand into new application arenas, The VEA has been equally successful as a supplier of vision software and systems used in numerous industries by OEMs, system developers/integrators and automation engineers inside end user organizations. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA), the VEA operates worldwide via its extensive network of allied organizations and individuals. For additional information about the VEA's activities and areas of expertise, visit

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