CATS – Characters Acceptance Technology Software

We are proud to present one of our many OEM-partners  VPTS from Gillingham in UK. They have over the last three years created a very good CATS solution.

Leon Stonebank of VPTS says “Most camera systems have old outdated technology. We use the latest versions of drivers, hardware and software. The CATS system is based on Scorpion Vision Software, an industrial automation package that is used widely throughout industry in many sectors including automotive, food and beverage, oil and gas, general manufacturing and aerospace.

Scorpion Vision is a mature and well developed machine vision product that offers the robustness and reliability that ensures CATS operates 24 hours per day 7 days a week.

We integrate an easy to use interface between the Scorpion Software running in the background and the user.

Over the years we have been involved with many different types of vision systems and know the limitations and costs involved.  

Which leads us to our system : Developed over 3 years and from looking at all the possible suppliers and vision systems available. We think we have the best combination of hardware and software. Scorpion Vision Software, Unibrain Cameras, Omron PLCs and Controls.”


The core Character Acceptance technology is based on the Scorpion Vision TemplateFinder3 tool. The system verifies text, 1D and 2D barcodes with up to 16 Unibrain cameras.

Customer Reference

kpm’s requirements for a camera solution were very specific. Above all it needed to be both quick and easy to setup by operators, have the ability to read accurately from a vast array of lasered or ink jetted substrates and font sizes. The system supplied by VPTS has definitely proved itself over the last three years and the support from them has been excellent. As a result of this success VPTS installed a second system towards the end of 2012.”

Graeme Burton – Key Print and Mailing Solutions

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Read more in the CATS datasheet and on the VPTS web