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I am an online bookseller and currently we sort about 1 million books a month using a non automatic process with reps. scanning a bar code. We'd like to find a company that can build a sorting system using cameras and high speed conveyors. Do you know of a member(s) that might might be able to help?

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Rex Lee - CEO/President
Pyramid Imaging, Inc.
dr [dot] lee [at] pyramidimaging.com
(813) 984-0125

We should be able to help. Please feel free to contact me.

Andy Long - CEO
Cyth Systems, Inc.
andy [dot] long [at] cyth.com
(858) 342-6795 cell

Mark, I wanted to ask a few questions for the forum, so that it can hep us guide you and also help others in the future visiting these pages. Are you planning on the books barcodes being visible on the conveyors, or do you want the visual of the book to be the identifier. The reason I ask is that a barcode is designed to identify a unique object, but only a few barcodes are designed to be read at high speed/obscure angles, and these are the barcodes you typically see on the side of FedEx or Amazon type boxes, where the visual appeal of the box doesn't matter. If you are trying to identify the book (without barcode), then you need a completely different appraoch. You might want to use OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to identify title and/or author and then do a fast database lookup to see if this is a potential, and then maybe match against an image of the book. Feel free to contact me, if you would like any further information.

Tracy Ling - Sales Manager
Shenzhen Vico Technology Limited
tracy [dot] ling [at] vicoimaging.com
86 752 511 8988

I think you can ask for help from Cognex.

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