DORVAL, Canada April 7, 2016 — Matrox Imaging has announced the SureDotOCR optical character recognition system, designed to overcome the challenges of using inkjet-printed, dot-matrix text in vision inspection applications. SureDotOCR requires the specification of the expected dot size and dimensions of a box framing the entire text of interest. The software handles nonuniform dot spacing; deformed, skewed and touching characters; rotated text strings; varying contrast; uneven backgrounds and other anomalies. It also accepts grammar rules such as letter only, digit only, specific letter, specific digit, specific punctuation mark and other designations at each character position to further enhance reading accuracy. Predefined fonts are included, but users can also define the expected dot-matrix character font themselves. Applications include the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and health-care sectors. SureDotOCR will be made available initially as an add-on tool to Matrox Imaging Library machine vision software.