ImageID to Feature Visidot AIDC Technology as an 'Alternative to RFID' for Automotive Industry, at AutoTech 2005

ImageID Ltd.'s Visidot™ Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) system is an accurate and cost-effective solution for rapid multiple-asset AIDC and asset tracking for the automotive industry, with application in both manufacturing and shipping and logistics. At AutoTech 2005, ImageID will demonstrate its Visidot system with partner ToolWorx Information Products, Inc. in booth number 328. (www.visidot.com)

-- Applications include Manufacturing, Shipping/Logistics --

Detroit (PRWEB) August 19, 2005 -- ImageID Ltd.'s Visidot™ Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) system is an accurate and cost-effective solution for rapid multiple-asset AIDC and asset tracking for the automotive industry, with application in both manufacturing and shipping and logistics.

At AutoTech 2005, ImageID will demonstrate its Visidot system with partner ToolWorx Information Products, Inc. in booth number 328.

In the Visidot System, assets (chassis, engine racks, totes, etc.) are uniquely labeled with standard 2D Data Matrix barcodes. As assets pass in front of the Visidot Reader, the reader captures hundreds of labels simultaneously in a single read 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, and an easy-to-use Site Management System controls the entire process.

Ford Motor Company: Managing Bulky Assets in Manufacturing

Positioning bulky assets for traditional barcode scanning is often impractical or even impossible, as is RFID scanning involving metal assets or in metal-heavy environments. The Ford Motor Company successfully 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 the most efficient way to expedite verification of the chassis type as it was being placed onto the production line. In December 2004, the company decided to install the Visidot system 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. The newly installed 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. Since installation, the system accuracy has been perfect -- 100%.

Tracking & Tracing Reusable Assets

IFCO Systems, a leading supplier of returnable/reusable transport packaging with more than 260 million rentals per year, was looking for a way to track each of its millions of containers throughout its network of over 40 distribution centers in Europe and North America. The Visidot solution is providing IFCO traceability of labeled crates, real-time views of inventory at depots, views of crate cycle times, accurate records of customer shipments/returns, and the foundation for improving customer request response time.

The Visidot system delivers all the inherent benefits of traditional barcode technology, yet far surpasses it in terms of speed and efficiency of code capture -- especially for tracking multiple assets. In addition, at accuracy levels of near-100% in actual installations, the Visidot solution is both more reliable and more cost-effective than RFID solutions.

For more information about Visidot technology, visit ImageID and Toolworx at AutoTech 2005, booth number 328, Aug. 29 - Sept. 1, 2005 at the Cobo Conference Center, Detroit. Or, call toll-free 1-877-VISIDOT (847-4368) or visit the Visidot website at: http://www.visidot.com.

About ImageID
ImageID, the provider of the Visidot™ solution (http://www.visidot.com), develops and markets advanced multiple-asset Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) solutions. Based on imaging technology and sophisticated algorithms, the Visidot solution is capable of identifying and decoding hundreds of unique standard barcodes simultaneously in a single read, with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The Visidot solution is being used in retail supply chains, automotive manufacturing and reusable assets pool management operations to provide per-asset visibility and to increase operational efficiencies. ImageID is a multinational company with R&D facilities in Israel and direct sales and partner networks in the US and Europe.

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