Multi-million dollar bar-code deal

Vitronic (Wiesbaden, Germany) has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to automate the manual processing of flats and small parcels from a large US customer.

Multi-million dollar bar-code deal
Multi-million dollar bar-code deal

Vitronic (Wiesbaden, Germany) has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to automate the manual processing of flats and small parcels from a large US customer.

Under the terms of the contract, Vitronic will provide over 1,000 of its VICAMsnap! camera units that will be deployed in 2013 at the customer's facilities throughout the US.

The Vitronic camera systems will provide scanning and barcode decoding for all the customers codes (PostNet, Planet Code, Datamatrix and PDF-417 and Intelligent Mail Barcodes), provide image capture and archiving, and allow the customer to track the flats and small parcels throughout its network.

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