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Accu-Sort Systems has released version 1.2 of FAST Monitor, the vendor's browser-based application for monitoring auto-ID devices and systems. The new version offers centralized monitoring across facilities and around the world, monitoring of third-party equipment, and camera-image quality analysis. In addition to monitoring real-time performance, FAST Monitor software can generate reports from historical data for detailed trend analysis, Accu-Sort said. Authorized users have access to internet-connected FAST Monitor servers from anywhere in the world. Only a basic browser is required; there is no need for additional client software or dedicated interface computers. Version 1.2 works with many third-party products capable of serving XML-compliant data. The application consolidates performance data from all components of a barcode scanning and sortation system, such as scanners, dimensioners, scales, conveyors and tilt trays. The latest version includes a new Image Quality Analysis tool, which makes it easier to track camera performance. IQA compares the scan of a special test image to stored reference values for the test image. Resulting scores for noise, brightness, contrast, focus and edge sharpness provide an objective evaluation of each camera's image quality, according to Accu-Sort.
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