BCS Northampton (update) Machine Vision In The Mailing Machine Industry

Unfortunately the AGM has been postponed.

22nd October 2013 - Machine Vision In The Mailing Machine Industry

Location: University of Northampton Avenue Campus (The Great Hall), Newton Building, St Georges Avenue, Northampton, NN2 6JB
Time:Evening session with networking opportunities
Registration: 19:30 - 20:00
Presentation Commnences: 20:00
Presenter: John Blackburn
The aim of the talk is to describe machine vision as a prime mover for the support of mailing machine finishing.
1.1. Mailing Machine Introduction
1.2. Transactions
Introduce the relevance of transaction processing to mailing machines with comparison to the more familiar database transaction.
1.2.1. Definition of a Transaction
1.2.2. Mailing Machine Transactions
Description of how the mailing machine processes and enforces the integrity of transactions in the assembly of customer envelopes using camera read codes. Also describe how an organisation can create the printed material for a bulk mailing using a set of structured queries applied to a corporate database and a proprietary print process.
1.3. Machine Vision
Introduction of machine vision as a central component of mailing machine operations.
1.3.1. Machine Vision vs Image Processing
Explanation of the difference between image processing and machine vision.
1.3.2. Codes
1.3.2.1. Code Types
Description of the various code types read from paper and their characteristics.
1.3.2.2. OMR Example
Detailed example of how a camera can detect and decode an Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) code
Location: Newton Grand Hall, Newton Building, Avenue Campus, University of Northampton, St Georges Avenue, Northampton, NN2 6JD