Parcel sorting sped-up by 25 per cent through improved OCR

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Dutch OCR specialist Prime Vision has announced that Post Danmark has enjoyed a 25 per cent increase in the read rate of parcels at its Brøndby parcel sorting hub, just outside Copenhagen, as a result of upgrades carried out by the company on Post Danmark's existing OCR and ICR solution.

'The implementation has been flawless and system performance was high from day one,' commented Nadim Jakob Manori, chief for Pakker ØST and VEST at Post Danmark. Due to the modularity and flexibility of Prime Vision’s systems, they can be modified at any stage to suit changing conditions and requirements. For Post Danmark, the brief was to deepen the level of coding on both OCR and ICR modules beyond reading the city name and ZIP/postcode. The revised system factors in every detail on the address label, including the house number and street name, to sort the parcel to the level of determining the ultimate parcel van route.

This project followed hot on the heels of a similar assignment for Post Danmark’s flats where Prime Vision had implemented a system that reduced the need for video coding by more than 50 per cent. Prime Vision was delighted to receive confirmation from Nadim Jakob Manori that the software upgrade had exceeded his expectations, and had even exceeded the performance levels stipulated in the contract. He concluded: 'I am very satisfied with the whole process and look forward to working with Prime Vision on future projects.'

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