Identify and capture

ImageID has introduced a new version of its Visidot Automatic Identification and Data Capture system.


ImageID has introduced a new version of its Visidot Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) system allowing it to detect and decode all variations of the Standard (ISO/IEC 16022) Data Matrix 2D barcode symbology.


In the Visidot System, products are uniquely labelled with standard 2D Data Matrix barcodes or with the company’s Visidot Colorcodes. As items pass in front of a Visidot Reader, the reader captures hundreds of labels simultaneously and transmits the information to an image processing system, which decodes the data from each label. This asset data is exported to a data management system in XML or other standard format. Images can be stored in a separate Image Bank. A Site Management System controls the entire process.


In December 2004, the Ford Motor Company installed a Visidot AIDC System at the Ford F150 plant in Dearborn to improve production speed and increase plant efficiency. The Ford plant, which produces Ford F150’s, uses a fully automated Build Order system to produce its trucks. With multiple frame types to choose from, the company was looking for a way to verify the chassis type as it was being placed onto the production line.


The system was installed at the frame entrance to the plant to identify and verify the correct selection of the chassis type before it reached the conveyor belt inside. In use, the Visidot reader captures a 2D Data Matrix label affixed to each chassis and confirms, in real-time with Ford’s production line controller, that the chassis is correct and can enter the assembly line.


The new version of the Visidot system is available immediately.