RVSI receives order for barcode readers

MAY 6--Robotic Vision Systems Inc. (RVSI; Nashua, NH; www.rvsi.com) has received a $1.3 million order for custom Data Matrix readers based on its next-generation smart camera reader platform.

May 6th, 2003

MAY 6--Robotic Vision Systems Inc. (RVSI; Nashua, NH;www.rvsi.com) has received a $1.3 million order for custom Data Matrix readers based on its next-generation smart camera reader platform that integrates into a compact desktop unit all the necessary lighting, optics, camera, and processing elements. The terms of the order require delivery of the readers over a two-year period, with approximately two-thirds of the units scheduled in the first 12 months. Deliveries under the order are expected to begin in the current quarter.

The organization purchasing RVSI's readers is a specialist in personal records system for quality assured medical treatment. The organization places emphasis on patient safety while ensuring confidentiality. The organization's goal is to deliver better diagnosis, treatment basis, and correct medication wherever the patient is situated.

In emergencies, doctors generally lack knowledge of the patient's previous illnesses, use of medication, and allergies or reactions to medication. Vital information is therefore essential to prevent wrong treatment or giving wrong medication. The organization's goal is to make patient case histories available to physicians while fully safeguarding personal data. This is done by encrypting a patient's medical history into a two-dimensional barcode, called Data Matrix, which is contained on a card carried by the patient. The medical organization will provide local doctors, ambulance services, emergency rooms, and hospitals with the hardware and software to read the patient's health record in a treatment situation.

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