Lake Image Systems Reduces Operating Costs of Legacy Mailroom Equipment
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Henrietta, NY; (October 06, 2008) -Lake Image Systems, the worldwide leader in vision control and verification systems, has taken steps to reduce the operating cost associated with legacy equipment. In most document production environments, labor is the single largest cost component of the manufacturing process. By adding intelligence to legacy equipment, Lake Image Systems is able to protect the equipment capital investment, yet enable running current, highly personalized applications. Lake Image Systems designers have addressed the legacy equipment issue directly, by developing new camera technologies, software tools, and integration designs which produce tangible payback through the reduction of labor. Specific examples include:
- A Lake Image Systems Camera system at the output end of inserting and stitching equipment can verify the quality of intelligent mail bar codes and sequencing. This ensures that no pieces are missing or duplicated, while simultaneously referencing a database to identify tray, bundle, or stack pieces. Separating pieces at the output of legacy inserting and stitching equipment eliminates the labor necessary to manually inspect and identify tray and bundle breaks.
- A new Lake Image Systems Scratch-Off tool for phone, loyalty and gaming cards ensures that scratch-off applications are properly applied over PIN numbers. Now the same system which detects missing and duplicate cards and which verifies PIN numbers can also eliminate the manual inspection formerly required for scratch-off verification.
- A Lake Image Systems Collation Control tool for inserter inputs and bookletmakers permits accumulating highly personalized collations and booklets on legacy equipment without the need for OMR codes or bar codes, or for manual inspection.
According to Pat Hoskins , VP--Sales & Marketing at Lake Image Systems, "Automating legacy equipment makes particular sense in tough economic times. Lake Image Systems experience in providing vision control and verification systems for OEMs is equally applicable to most legacy equipment, and can not only extend the life of such equipment but also provide quick and verifiable payback."
Lake Image Systems is the worldwide leader in vision control and verification systems for direct mail and secure printing. Based outside London , England , the company has manufacturing facilities in the United Kingdom and the United States . Operating subsidiaries in France and Singapore provide additional sales and support. Lake Image Systems has more than 2200 installations around the world, and has provided customers with document integrity and print quality confidence for more than a decade. Directly to customers and through partners, the company offers the latest technologies for mail verification, plastic card integrity inspection, billing and statement processing, print quality verification, and machine control. Lake Image Systems is ISO 9000 certified, and has averaged more than 40 percent annual sales growth in recent years. For more information call 585-321-3630 or visit www.lakeimage.com.