Exhibition of Asia Vision’s OCR products for ports at TOC Asia 2017

On April 25 to 26, Asia Vision had set up an exhibition booth for the two day event-TOC (The Terminal Operations Conference) Asia, which took place at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. We attracted hundreds of visitors and received numerous inquiries about our products and solutions. The CEO of Asia Vision Technology – Dr. John Lee participated in this event alongside his senior executives.

Asia Vision’s sophisticated OCR technology uses high speed cameras installed on yard cranes, quay cranes or at container gates to capture images of containers or vehicles on-spot and automatically identify container numbers, ISO numbers and vehicle numbers. It then sends the recognized results to the operating system (Terminal Operating System, Gate Operating System or Car Park Management System) for confirmation or verification. With the captured images of the five sided panels of the container, users can also perform damage inspection (CDI) and identify the presence of the Hazardous Label as well as the container seal.

The benefits of applying OCR technology include the reduction of worker manpower at gates and under the quay cranes, which is known to be one of the most unsafe working areas in a terminal. With the OCR system, car park staff and container terminal tallymen at gate or at quayside can now be working in an air-conditioned indoor office environment, monitoring the gate or quayside operation remotely. OCR automatically performs checking on containers and vehicles going in and out at the gate, container movements in the yard stacks, container discharging or loading at quayside with high rate accuracy without interfering with the operation. Necessary components needed to be handled by human intervention are kept at minimum, hence the performance and efficiency at gate, yard and quayside can be increased significantly.

AVT’ s OCR systems include all hardware and software components for direct installation. Optional features include: container number recognition, empty container detection, container damage detection, container door direction detection, hazardous label detection, terminal tractor numbers detection and seal intact detection.