In the Summer 2017 edition of the Mail & Express Review (MER) Magazine Prime Vision’s innovation director Freek Smoes looks at how the Internet of Things and technologies such as near-field communication can transform the postal industry.
The magazine is available now online and offline.

Prime Vision and Delft Robotics have agreed a new technology partnership that will see the pair work together to advance automation in postal logistics applications. The postal recognition technology of Prime Vision will complement perfectly the expertise of Delft Robotics to quick and robustly apply robots based on 3D machine vision using deep learning.

Prime Vision has today launched a new strategy for its regional division in Australia and New Zealand with specific focus on the Postal and Logistics industries.

The new strategy responds to the challenges faced by Postal and Logistics operators in the region, providing a range of solutions to help operators improve utilization of their assets, providing tracking of individual items from first mile to last mile, increasing parcel processing capacity cost effectively, and providing Consumers more choice for delivery.

Partners Will Address Security, Communication, and eCommerce Needs using Innovative Printed Electronics Technology

OSLO, Norway, December 21, 2016 – Thin Film Electronics ASA (“Thinfilm”), a global leader in NFC (near field communication) smart-packaging solutions using printed electronics, today announced a partnership with Prime Vision, a leading solutions provider for the postal, parcel, logistics and airport markets.

We are happy and proud to announce that, in partnership with PostNL, we have won the cherished “Best Sorting Centre Innovation Award” at the 2016 Postal Technology Awards for our innovative MMS platform. The Mail Match System (MMS) is a pioneering new mail and parcel sorting platform recently released into the wider market to great acclaim.

There was a time when efficient sorting of the mail, whether letters, flats or parcels, was dominated by the challenges of facing, canceling and identification, with systems and processes being pretty much hard-wired into fixed ways of working.
The postal industry is already in the midst of a huge revolution – the old ways of working no longer meet the needs of postal customers or operators alike.

Dangerous goods present many threats to posts’ personnel, automation and facilities. So, segregation and special handling is critical for maintaining safety and that’s why clear labelling of parcels containing hazardous materials is a pre-requisite under the terms of carriage for most companies.

Prime Vision’s Next Generation of recognition technology (Premier MMS) is at the core of DHL’s success

Prime Vision CEO Eddy Thans, was invited as a guest this week at the opening ceremony of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s ground-breaking mega-hub in Obertshausen, Germany, reflecting the fact that Prime Vision technology is at the core of this prestigious project.

The rapid growth in e-commerce-driven volumes has undoubtedly counterbalanced the decline in traditional mail flows but upscaling this element of the business isn’t without its challenges. Indeed, many operators are meeting the throughput but struggling with profitability. Efficiency is the key, but this can be difficult to achieve in a market that is developing and changing so rapidly.