Swedish postal service speeds up delivery using vision

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The Swedish postal service is to shorten parcel delivery times using optical identification systems from Vitronic. It will make use of an innovative technique, called videocoding, in six distribution centres at 59 work stations.

 

The system will automatically scan addresses and inform the recipient while the parcel is transported to the local depots where it can be collected. In the past this process was manual, so the new system should significantly improve efficiency.

Together with barcode reading, this system achieves an accuracy of almost 100 per cent. Parcels which cannot be read by a machine will be sent to one of the videocoding work stations, where an image is sent to a trained worker who can provide additional information.

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