PIATI_SWO was developed specifically for organizations and individuals who seek a robust decoding engine to implement in Data Matrix decoding software applications, as an automatic identification component in comprehensive vision application development and implementation environments that include other vision tools and associated functions, or as the heart of their own fully integrated, stand-alone matrix code readers.
Currently supplied as an ActiveX Control, C++ API (DLL) or C API (DLL), for ease of implementation in WinTel-compatible environments, the PIATI_SWO software can be made compatible with other operating systems and implementation platforms that are of specific interest to prospective licensees.
Designed to decipher ECC200 Data Matrix codes in virtually all practical situations, PIATI_SWO provides impressive results even when companies are unwilling or unable to mark their codes in accordance with the established standards; when codes are imaged using poor lighting, low contrast, or optical setups that produce undesirable effects; when codes are marked on textured or treated surfaces; when codes reside in scenes that contain potentially confusing structures; and when codes exhibit challenging degrees of degradation or feature data cells less than three pixels in width or diameter.
PIATI_SWO delivers excellent decoding results while operating in an automatic mode that requires no manual setting of parameters. For peak performance, additional speed and robustness can be achieved by inputting information that is known in advance about codes of interest.
Typical applications for PIATI_SWO powered products include the automatic decoding of Data Matrices that have been machine-marked (laserscribed, dotpeened/pinstamped, inkjet printed, electrochemically etched, etc.) on wafers/PCBs/substrates, glass lenses, molds & 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 manufacturing or material handling processes.
The PIATI_SWO is one of several product offerings in the PIATI (Place It And Trace It™) suite of Data Matrix decoding software and systems available from The Value Engineering Alliance. The product suite also includes fully integrated general-purpose products and application/industry-specific appliances.
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 www.The-V-E-A.com.