Zebra Technologies Corporation announced it has entered the fixed industrial scanning (FIS) and machine vision (MV) markets with a new portfolio of solutions that promise to enable track-and-trace capabilities and quality inspection of manufacturing work in process. Zebra’s suite of machine vision smart cameras and fixed industrial scanners is unlocked by Zebra Aurora, a unified software platform that can set up, deploy and run both cameras and scanners, meeting businesses’ need for simplicity, speed, productivity and efficiency, Zebra states. Zebra’s fixed industrial scanners and MV smart cameras can inspect production lines and product movement processes, helping improve quality in manufacturing, warehouse and logistics environments. Businesses can reduce complexity and costs by using Zebra Aurora which is designed to drive efficiency and productivity through advanced industrial automation processes, its maker notes, adding that this technology also enables customers to accelerate their solution deployments and add functionality in the future as their needs evolve. As part of its move into the FIS and MV markets, Zebra has acquired Adaptive Vision, a leading provider of graphical MV software for manufacturing and other industries. Adaptive Vision’s comprehensive set of tools and algorithms help power-users easily create complex MV applications while assisting customers who are relatively new to MV produce full-featured applications without coding. The addition of Adaptive Vision’s MV software, deep learning expertise and team of machine vision engineers will provide manufacturers greater visibility into the status and condition of their goods and assets through visual-based sensing and analytics capabilities.
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