The BOA IDR auto identification camera, from Stemmer Imaging, is a fully integrated smart camera with ID software that allows comprehensive checking of product markings. By combining 1D barcode, 2D matrix and character reading and verification with pattern recognition capabilities in a single unit, BOA IDR provides part traceability and error proofing. Barcodes, ‘best before’ dates, lot numbers and even logos and other product features can be checked and verified.

The BOA IDR, manufactured by Teledyne DALSA, is a compact unit measuring just 44 x 44 x 44mm in an Industrial IP67 housing. The embedded software can easily be set up through a web browser ­interface. The camera supports standard communication protocols, such as Modbus and Ethernet/IP for seamless factory integration and connection to complementary control and illumination systems. User administration controls help companies meet CFR Part 11 validation, while history logging provides detailed information and traceability ­during the manufacturing process.