Software equips inspection systems with OCR feature.

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Independent of script fonts, software includes OCR (optical character recognition) feature that reads clear text and facilitates second source verification. OCR is used for placement verification, identification of version status, and information customization. Software also records serial numbers and component versions, allowing comparison with component labeling. Program recognizes all fonts without teach-in procedures for font types and sizes.

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Viscom Announces High-Performance OCR function for AOI

Norcross, Georgia, USA - Viscom's high-speed, full-depth of inspection AOI systems can now be equipped with an optional high-performance OCR feature that will read clear text and facilitate second source verification. The new software is independent of the script fonts, allowing greater flexibility.

In circuit board production, in addition to testing assemblies for the correct paste pattern, verification that the correct components are used and in the right places is critical. Key information is often printed on the circuit board and components, and can be "read" by the Viscom integrated OCR (optical character recognition) option and verified. OCR is used where it is necessary to identify version status, or customizing information, for example, on PROMs or active components.

In addition to reading the labeling on components, the OCR feature also allows serial numbers and various component versions to be recorded. This allows comparison with component labeling (second source verification). High demands are typically made of an OCR feature, particularly in electronic production. Viscom's long experience and expertise in illumination technology, ensures that a high contrast image can be obtained from any gray value image for evaluation even under difficult conditions - regardless of whether printed or laser labeling is used, for maximum accuracy. The Viscom OCR feature can recognize all fonts, such that teach-in procedures for font types and sizes are not necessary.

Viscom USA offers the most advanced image processing technology available, including highly flexible and modular multi-camera configurable systems, and the world's most comprehensive component library. For more information, visit, or contact Viscom USA at 3290 Green Pointe Parkway, Suite 400, Norcross, GA 30092 USA, Tel. (678) 966-9835, Fax (678) 966-9828.

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