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OCR system for digital container code scanning

Danish software company ConPDS has launched a new system for digital scanning of container codes using optical character recognition (OCR), which can be connected with third party applications by integrating just a few lines of code.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The ConPDS OCR-engine is built to collect data based on international container code standards, to allow for Automatic Container Code Recognition (ACCR), and works either online or offline.

The system is capable of scanning and recognising BIC (ISO 6346 standard) and ILU (EN 13044-1 standard) container codes, as well as ISO Size Type codes on BIC containers, by taking a picture on a smartphone or digital camera.

“There seems to be a huge market for Automated Container Code Recognition. The accuracy rate from generic OCR-engines is not high enough, and therefore many companies still use handwritten or semi-automatic solutions. That challenge has now been solved, and the result is an AI-based and very robust OCR-engine software that will get the highest possible recognition accuracy,” said Morten Steen Sondergaard, CEO of ConPDS.

“ConPDS is the new standard in Automated Container Code Recognition. With an unprecedented low rate of failure in recognising codes, we expect to see our ACCR built into a wide range of applications soon as we offer a true plug-and-play solution.”

“Within our first few months, we have been in contact with major shipping companies, ports and freight handlers from several continents. As a stand-alone solution, the ConPDS OCR-engine is already being used for a range of tasks. For example, by MCI, APM Terminals, Samskip, and Nile Dutch Africa Line and others.”{/mprestriction}

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