On the face of it, the automation process that Prime Vision installed for Austrian Post was a classic ParcelMatch combination of optical character recognition (OCR), video coding and parcel image archiving. What made this project really stand out from the crowd was its scale. ParcelMatch modules were initially installed at the Austrian Post flagship sorting center in Vienna and then rolled out across six further regional sites. This phased introduction was completed within four months.
The success of the installation has since led to an additional project to centralize the video coding functionality at Austrian Post and this latest phase of development has just been completed.
Prime Vision has introduced a system that connects the seven parcel sorting centers to one data entry site in the Vienna sorting center and to the offshore video coding center in Slovakia. It provides a central coding solution for all parcels that would otherwise be coded locally or offshore. Each sorting center has its own traffic manager and address details from each mail stream are now verified against the centralized Austrian address database.
“This new system has reduced operational costs for Austrian Post without any loss of flexibility of functionality,” said Wouter Loomans, senior account manager, Prime Vision. “This is a great example of why open architecture systems are so important to dynamic postal operations. They allow easy and cost-effective upgrade.”
May 22, 2015