Sortation Control runs on Windows(R) NT/Windows 2000.

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FASTSort(TM) includes configurable software for I/O and device controls, sortation tracking and acknowledgement, and performance diagnostics. It provides sortation control, including scan, track, sort, confirm, report and statistics features. FASTSort supports up to 27 tachometers, 800 input devices, 800 output devices, and multiple induct scanners. It controls all divert methods, including tilt tray, shoe, pop-up, swing-arm, pusher, and others.



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Automated Sortation Control Solution From Accu-Sort(R) Systems



Telford, Pa., March 2002 - Accu-Sort Systems has expanded its suite of Flexible Automation Solution Tools (FAST) with the introduction of FASTSort(TM), a comprehensive solution for
automated sortation control, including configurable software for I/O and device controls, sortation tracking and acknowledgement and performance diagnostics.

FASTSort provides high-speed sortation control, including scan, track, sort, confirm, report and statistics features. It resides seamlessly on new or existing conveyor systems, and software can be customized to meet specific requirements. FASTSort also integrates with Accu-Sort's small-item sortation system, a fully automated, small-footprint sorting machine for use in
entertainment, pharmaceutical, photo processing, printing/publishing and other industries.

FASTSort supports up to 27 tachometers, 800 input devices, 800 output devices and multiple induct scanners and controls all divert methods, including tilt tray, shoe, pop-up, swing-arm, pusher and others. Alarm thresholds for consecutive no-reads, no-match or induct errors and advanced diagnostics are user-configurable.

FASTSort can configure and support multiple sortation methods, lane assignment logins, and lane divert methods. Specific objects can be assigned to specific lanes and individual full-
lane quantities set. Full-lane thresholds can be set by item count.

FASTSort is easy to configure, running on Windows® NT/Windows 2000 for seamless enterprise integration. Drag-and-drop setup provides for intuitive I/O assignments, and device group setup allows for quick configuration of larger tracking areas that may contain many tracking eye/divert blocks. Actual I/O control status is displayed for each attached device, and all system I/O hardware and communications devices are monitored. Simple-learn mode speeds real-rime tracking setup and confirmation.

FASTSort also features an easy-to-use graphical interface. The I/O interface is modeled after actual hardware, providing graphical representation of I/O control modules including active
LEDs to display individual bit status. Active I/O states are represented on screen in real time with statistical analysis of successful diverts, alarms, divert failures and other system events.

In addition, FASTSort can provide dimensional measurements using Accu-Sort's new AccuRanger range finder. Automated object measurement is available as an option.

Accu-Sort Systems provides engineered solutions for automatic identification and material handling. The company is the world leader in industrial fixed-position line and omnidirectional laser barcode and 2D scanning equipment. Through its AccuVision® line of CCD cameras, the company offers the world's leading technology for 2D scanning, OCR, dimensioning and image capture. Also offered is the latest in RFID technology.

Accu-Sort's Integrated Systems Group provides a range of comprehensive solutions for distribution, warehousing, manufacturing and data management.

For further information, contact Don DeLash, Vice President of Marketing, Accu-Sort Systems, Inc., 511 School House Road, Telford, PA 18969. Phone: 1-800-BARCODE or 215-723-0981; fax: 215-996-8249; e-mail: info@accusort.com; www.accusort.com.

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