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From the moment raw materials are received, to the moment finished goods are shipped, VisionID’s Life Sciences Solution Set allows you to track and trace by lot or batch the parts used in your ...

From the moment raw materials are received, to the moment finished goods are shipped, VisionID’s Life Sciences Solution Set allows you to track and trace by lot or batch the parts used in your manufacturing process to ensure traceability, quality and compliance across the supply chain.

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  • 1. LIFE SCIENCESSolution SetBarcode Scanning and Printing l Mobile ComputingWireless Technologies l Identification Solutions integrating people, products and processes
  • 2. Life Sciences Solution SetTable of contents:Who are VisionID? ƒƒ VisionIDƒLifeƒSciencesƒSpecialtiesTrack and Trace Solution ƒƒ WhatƒisƒaƒBarcode? ƒƒ ProducingƒaƒBarcode ƒƒ LifeƒSciencesƒConsumablesReading a Barcode ƒƒ TypesƒofƒBarcodeƒScanners ƒƒ DirectƒPartƒMarkingSerialisation & ePedigree ƒƒ Serialisation ƒƒ ePedigreeMachine Vision Solutions from VisionID ƒƒ WhatƒisƒMachineƒVision? ƒƒ ApplicationƒTypesManufacturing Execution Systems - ERP Integrated Solutions ƒƒ VisionIDƒMES/ERPƒIntegratedƒSolutionsWireless LAN SolutionsMobile WorkstationsRFID in Life Sciences ƒƒ WhatƒisƒRFID? ƒƒ RFIDƒinƒLifeƒScienceƒApplicationsATEX ƒƒ IntrinsicallyƒSafeƒ/ƒATEXƒapprovedƒequipmentVisionID Service & Support ƒƒ MobileƒComputing ƒƒ VisionIDƒTrainingƒServices
  • 3. Contact Us:l Republic of Ireland +353 (0)52 618 1858l Northern Ireland +44 (0)28 9099 8504 Call Us On LoCall 1850 923 633Who are VisionID?Founded in 2000, VisionID Ltd. is a 100% Irish owned company that has successfully positioned itself as Ireland’s leading provider of solutions tothe Life Sciences arena utilising technologies such as Barcode, Data Capture, Mobile Computing and Wireless Networks.Our product portfolio incorporates: ƒ Rugged Mobile Computing Solutions ƒ Vision Systems ƒ Barcode Scanning & Verification ƒ RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Solutions ƒ Barcode Label Printing ƒ Direct Part Mark Solutions ƒ MES / ERP Integrated Systems ƒ Atex Compliant Equipment ƒ ePedigree & Serialisation ƒ VisionID possess close relationships with the world leading ƒ Label Validation / Verification manufacturers such as Motorola, Zebra, Cognex and Intermec.Coupled with the hardware element we use our Professional Services Team to address key client requirements such as: ƒ Service & Support – once a solution is installed we offer a range of different Service options to ensure the system continues to work ƒ Installation and Configuration of the relevant hardware. We possess a particular expertise in Wireless Networks and Security. ƒ Training – we can train our end users across the full product range we provide. ƒ Software Solutions, both Custom and “Off the Shelf” – addressing areas such as Inventory/Warehouse Management, Asset Management and Mobile Paper based applications.VisionID Life Sciences SpecialtiesVisionID specialise in the provision of Traceability and Mobile Enablement solutions. From the moment raw materials are received, to the momentfinished goods are shipped, VisionID’s Life Sciences Solution Set improves quality and compliance.By combining Handheld Mobile Computing and Barcode Scanning/Printing technologies VisionID’s Life Sciences Solution Set allows you to trackand trace by lot or batch the parts used in your manufacturing process to ensure traceability across the supply chain.VisionID has solutions to improve efficiency and quality throughout the manufacturing and supply chain processes. Wherever testing, tracking,recording, documentation, production, or packaging takes place, VisionID solutions provide the control and accuracy your industry demands. Fromour industrial grade bar code readers to the industry’s most advanced mobile computers, VisionID’s Solution Set will integrate smoothly into yourexisting IT backbone while keeping you ahead of the technology curve.
  • 4. Life Sciences Solution Set Track and Trace Solution The requirement to track a trace a product, and it’s related raw materials throughout the production process and supply chain is paramount with the Life Sciences industry. The core element of any track and trace system is the ability to automatically and correctly identify the product in question. The key method of identification in the market to date is the use of a barcode. What is a Barcode? A Barcode is an encoded set of lines and spaces of different widths that can be scanned and interpreted into numbers to identify a product. There are 2 types of barcodes Linear and 2 Dimensional: Linear Barcode A Linear Barcode, also known as a 1D Barcode, is a machine readable code consisting of a series of bars and spaces printed in defined ratios. A Barcode symbology is essentially an alphabet in which different widths of bars and spaces are combined to form characters and, ultimately, a message. Because there are many ways to arrange these bars and spaces, numerous symbologies are possible. 3535261818 5 8 Data Matrix or 2D barcodes A Data Matrix code, also known as a 2D Barcode or simply a 2D code, is a two-dimensional way of representing information. It is similar to a linear barcode, but has more data representation capability, consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern. The information to be encoded can be text or raw data. The length of the encoded data depends on the symbol dimension used. Error correction codes are added to increase symbol strength: even if they are partially damaged, they can still be read. A Data Matrix symbol can store up to 2,335 alphanumeric characters. Every Data Matrix is composed of at least two finder patterns or handles and two syncs. Handles are two perpendicular lines, coloured the same way as 1 module, while syncs are like handles with the difference that they are made of alternating black and white modules. Handles achieve a good alignment with the symbol, while syncs sample modules correctly. If the matrix dimension grows, more syncs and handles are added up to 8 both horizontally and vertically. Symbol sizes vary from 8 × 8 to 144 × 144 VisionID has aligned itself with the world’s leading suppliers of barcode scanner technology. We are pleased to present our portfolio of products that are designed for use in every industry and for every application. Our general purpose scanners are rugged and durable and will withstand everyday use. We have a range of rugged scanners for the tougher environments which are available in corded and cordless variations. Producing a Barcode The first step in a track and trace solution is the generation of a barcode. This is typically done using Barcode Label printing technology. Barcode Label Printers The main printer types revolve around the printing technology incorporating Direct Thermal and Thermal Transfer. Direct Thermal Printing Thermal Transfer Printing Direct thermal printing is an old technology originally designed for low Thermal transfer printers use the same basic technology as direct cost copiers and fax machines that utilise chemically coated paper. It thermal printers, but with the elimination of chemically-coated media has since been transformed into a highly successful technology for bar material in favour of a non-sensitised face stock and a special linked coding. The thermal print head is typically a long linear array of tiny ribbon. A durable, polyester ribbon film coated with a dry thermal resistive heating elements (about 100 to 300 per inch) that are arranged transfer ink is placed between the thermal print head and label. The perpendicular to the paper flow. Each thermal print head element locally thermal print head is used to transcribe the ink onto the label surface, heats an area on the chemically coated paper directly under the print where it cools and anchors to the media surface. The polyester ribbon area. This induces a chemical reaction which causes a black dot to is then peeled away leaving behind a stable, passive image. Thermal form in that area. The image itself is formed by building it from dot transfer printing is ideal for applications with a long shelf life and rows as the media passes underneath the active edge of the print head. durability requirement. Direct thermal printing is ideal for applications with a short shelf life requirement – meaning the label is not required to last very long.2
  • 5. Contact Us:l Republic of Ireland +353 (0)52 618 1858l Northern Ireland +44 (0)28 9099 8504 Call Us On LoCall 1850 923 633LabelsLabels come in many different formats and a multiple of options. Some of the key factors when choosing the correct label printer are: ƒ Volume of labels required to print. ƒ Label Size, particularly the width. Most popular is 4 inch ƒ Type of material that the label is composed of ƒ Environment it is used in ƒ The graphics or text being printedThe simplest breakdown of label printer types, available across the manufacturers is:Desktop Label PrintersDesktop Label Printers are ideal for small usage applications whichroughly require 500 2”x4” labels per day. Casings tend to be plasticand therefore not ideal for the more industrial applicationsMobile Label PrintersMobile Label Printers are more and more popular due to the flexibilitythey can bring to applications. When configured with options such asBluetooth or wireless connectivity are prevalent in applications such asField Force Automation, Retail, Hospitality and Services. These printershave the capability of using a varied choice of receipt and label media.Mid – Range Label PrintersMid – Range Label Printers are applicable to most industries as theycan handle larger volumes and also more rugged casings than thedesktop ranges. Depending on the printer you could comfortably handleanywhere up to 5,000 labels per day.High-End Label PrintersHigh-End Label Printers are generally used in mission critical or very highvolume printing most commonly found in production or warehousingapplications. Capable of operating 24 hours a day and with a multipleof options to handle the most delicate of label formats. Zebra Xi Range High-End Label Printer Zebra’s high-performance, built-to-last Xi series printers are legendary for their rugged durability, consistently outstanding print quality, fast print speed, long life, and unparalleled reliability in demanding applications and harsh environments. These qualities translate into low total cost of ownership –making them a smart investment for organizations with high-volume, mission-critical or specialty labeling applications. ƒ 4” – 8” print width ƒ Compatible with both Thermal and Direct Thermal Media ƒ 200 dpi, 300 dpi & 600 dpi versions ƒ Network as standard ƒ RFID ready 3
  • 6. Life Sciences Solution Set Life Sciences Consumables VisionID Ltd. provides both in-stock and custom-made media solutions for multiple applications, incorporating 1,000’s of high-quality and reliable labels, tags, wristbands. We offer a wide range of combinations which are tried and tested across the various manufacturer’s printers to ensure optimum print quality. We offer labels in both direct thermal and thermal transfer formats. Thermal Transfer labels offer more durable, long-lasting results with resistance to abrasion, moisture, and chemicals. Direct Thermal labels offer an inexpensive way to print paper labels, providing excellent print quality and use in a multitude of general-purpose or high end applications Autoclave Labels VisionID Autoclave Labels are designed to stand up to the highest temperatures, chemical Suggested Applications: exposure, constant moisture and high pressures found in most Autoclave applications. Our ƒ Medical laboratories labels will perform in the harshest of autoclave environments. We aim to find our clients the right material and adhesives to suit the application be it Steam or Dry autoclaves, ƒ Universities/research facilities Gamma and ETO sterilization. We can fully customize your labels to your needs – in ƒ Hospitals the past we have supplied labels designed to be Anti-fade, Tear Resistant, Chemical ƒ Cold temperature/ industrial manufacturing resistant, and Moisture resistant, with permanent or removable adhesives present. Cryogenic labels VisionID’s Cryogenic Labels are used in applications where the identification label Suggested Applications: needs to with stand sub zero temperatures. Our Cryogenic Labels combine Polyproylene ƒ Medical laboratories materials with Acrylic adhesive, which is resistant to temperatures as low as -196°C. The smear and scratch resistant Polypropylene material offers excellent image durability ƒ Universities/research facilities under extreme temperatures. Cryogenic labels will also withstand Autoclave processes, ƒ Hospitals Gammma Radiation and dry ice. ƒ Cold temperature/ industrial manufacturing4
  • 7. Contact Us:l Republic of Ireland +353 (0)52 618 1858l Northern Ireland +44 (0)28 9099 8504 Call Us On LoCall 1850 923 633Sizes and ShapesSpecific applications generally require specific consumables. VisionID can access an extensive library of standard dies for manufacturing die-cut,pressure-sensitive labels. These dies range in shape and size to produce anything from tiny, round-edge hang tags to large chemical drum labels.We can often save you the time and expense of having to create a new die by using one that exists in our vast library of rotary dies. If necessary,a new die can be produced quickly and economically.Pre-printed LabelsVisionID preprint information - corporate logos in custom colours, company addresses, product illustrations, or standardised forms on nearly all ofour materials. We can provide print to your specifications using up to six Pantone Matching System (PMS) inks and we can also flood coat materialsto produce coloured labels.Label AdhesivesVisionID can offer a variety of adhesives to meet your application requirements. Some are permanent; others are removable, patterned, or tamper-evident. We’ll recommend an adhesive that will work with your facestock, in your environment, on your labelling surface.RibbonsVisionID provide Thermal Transfer Ribbons for all leading brands including Zebra, Intermec, Datamax, and TEC.We can assure you that using our expertise we can provide the appropriate thermal transfer ribbon for your application, available in wax, resin, orwax/resin formulations. You can be assured that when used together, our combination of ribbons and labels will provide optimal performance andcan go a long way to extend the life of your printhead.Wax - We can offer several performance wax ribbons formulated for high-quality printing onboth coated and uncoated paper facestocks.Wax/Resin – These ribbons are formulated to offer high-quality, durable barcodes, text, andgraphics on coated paper facestocks and synthetic materials.Resin - ribbons provide exceptional solvent resistance for the harshest environments.RFID SuppliesVisionID can supply a variety of RFID consumables for use in the Life Sciences arena.RFID labels & label printing supplies for the Irish business and manufacturing sectors. VisionIDprovides many combinations of supplies for every budget and need including attachable,implantable and insertion tags in Low Frequency (LF), High Frequency (HF) and Ultra HighFrequency (UHF) formats.TagsVisionID has the right tag that will withstand high heat, chemicals, and solvents and can offerboth direct thermal and thermal transfer version. 5
  • 8. Life Sciences Solution Set Reading a Barcode A barcode scanner is an electronic device for reading printed barcodes . Like a flatbed scanner, it consists of a light source, a lens and a light sensor translating optical impulses into electrical ones. Additionally, nearly all barcode readers contain decoder circuitry analyzing the barcode’s image data provided by the sensor and sending the barcode’s content to the scanner’s output port, typically USB, RS232 or PS2. Types of Barcode Scanners: Handheld Barcode Scanners Handheld Barcode Scanners are best used in applications where the user is required to scan items of varying shapes or sizes, or may be at a distance from the operator, such as pallet stored on the top of a warehouse rack. Primary Barcode Scanner Types: Corded Barcode Scanners This type of scanner is connected directly to a defined workstation, using different cable combinations. USB is now the most popular, but other options are available such as PS/2, AT/XT, RS232 etc. Cordless Barcode Scanners Cordless scanners allow the user to roam up to a 50 feet radius, by transmitting the scanned information to its cradle, via Bluetooth or Wireless, which is in turn connected directly to the defined workstation. Dataman 100/200 Series Fixed-Mount ID Readers The DataMan 100 Series readers feature the industry leading reading performance in the same exceptionally small product size as the DataMan 200 Series with USB and RS-232 communication options. The DataMan 100 Series readers are ideal for integration into challenging applications on the factory floor that require the highest performance in very limited space. ƒ Three-position adjustable lens ƒ Integrated lighting and LED aimer ƒ Train and trigger button for ease of setup Can also use standard C-Mount lenses as an option The DataMan 200 Series readers feature the industry leading reading performance of the DataMan readers with the addition of Ethernet connectivity and the world’s first introduction of variable focus, liquid lens technology to a fixed-mount reader product. ƒ POE Ethernet Connectivity–allows for real-time data and image transfer, and easier integration with plant controllers and information networks. ƒ Optional Variable Focus, Liquid Lens Technology–autofocus is achieved with a single software command; there is no need to manually adjust the focus on the line. ƒ Laser aiming–easily seen through the entire depth of field, enabling operators to quickly position the code to the reader. ƒ Integrated–lighting, camera, processor, and communications all in an exceptionally small, industrial-rated housing.6
  • 9. Contact Us:l Republic of Ireland +353 (0)52 618 1858l Northern Ireland +44 (0)28 9099 8504 Call Us On LoCall 1850 923 633Fixed Position Barcode ScannersFixed Position scanners are typically used in applications where accurate, unattended automated data entry is required, such as tracking itemsthroughout a manufacturing line, or machine-sortation of packages along a conveyor belt. Fixed Position scanners are available in short or longworking distances for greater flexibility. Typically, omni-directional or rastering style scanners are used, enabling items to pass and to be readwithout precise positioning of the barcodes, resulting in accurate first-pass scansDirect Part MarkingIn many situations a standard printed barcode label will not withstand the rigours of the product environment. In these situations using a DirectPart Mark is the optimum solution. VisionID possesses a particular expertise within this field.Tracking individual components can be a costly proposition when standard product labeling techniques fail to measure up over time. Direct PartMarking (DPM) provides a permanent marking solution that ensures readability throughout the life of your products, even when subjected to harshenvironments during the manufacturing process.This method of identification is becoming very popular in the Life Sciences sector, because of the durability and longevity of the mark, be it barcode,both linear and 2D Data Matrix or pure text.There are many business benefits to the implementation of Direct Part Marking: ƒ True “Cradle to Grave” traceability of product ƒ Improvement of Manufacturing Processes ƒ Identification of quality defects throughout the Manufacturing Process ƒ Eliminates Manual Data Entry and therefore Human Error ƒ Supports Data Logging and Automatic Data Collection ƒ Consequently reducing the overall cost of manufacturingTypes of Direct Part MarkingInitially, the code has to be marked in some way and the method is dependent on the material to be marked, the required lifespan of the mark,the accessibility of the area to be marked, production speed / volume etc. The most common methods of marking are Laser-etching, Dot peening,Ink-jetting and Chemical-etching.Dot PeeningDot Peening is achieved by pneumatically or electromechanically striking a carbide- or diamond tipped stylusagainst the material being marked.Advantages: Low initial cost, permanent markDisadvantages: Slow, Contact / Impact markingLaser EtchingLaser Etching applies heat to the surface of the material that causes the surface of the part to melt, vaporise orchange in some way to produce a mark.Advantages: High quality mark, non-contact, permanent markDisadvantages: High initial costInk Jet PrintersInk Jet Printers precisely propel ink drops to the part surface, after which the fluid evaporates and leaves a coloureddie that creates the pattern of modules that make up the mark.Advantages: High speed, low initial cost, non-contactDisadvantages: Consumable costs, less permanentElectro-Chemical EtchingElectro-Chemical Etching is a process whereby the mark is produced by oxidizing metal from the surface beingmarked through a stencil impression.Advantages: Low initial cost, not surface-changingDisadvantages: Slow, consumable costsDo you need to etch your products? Contact us today to discuss. 7
  • 10. Life Sciences Solution Set Medical Device Manufacturer Vertical: Medical Device Manufacturing Territory: Nationwide About A top international medical device company had its first International manufacturing facility established in Ireland over 10 years ago. The company is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices with approximately 28,000 employees and revenue in excess of $6 billion The Requirement As a world leading manufacturer of medical devices the requirement for state of the art AutoID equipment is crucial, especially in the intense environments to which this equipment will be used. VisionID was asked to supply a suitable solution that would allow barcode label printing for the cleanroom and warehouse environments, as well as supplying label solutions for each printer that would adhere to the company’s strict validation process. Secondary to this company’s requirements was a series of barcode readers that would allow for the accurate reading of printed barcodes as well as etched DPM (direct part mark) 2D codes which were being etched to the surface of medical device product, the accurate reading of the DPM would be carried out during the manufacturing process and would prove to be a key component due to the quantity and quality of the information being recorded. DPM (Direct Part Marking) provides a permanent marking solution that ensures readability throughout the life of a product, even when subjected to harsh environments. The most common methods of marking are laser- etching, Dot peening, Ink-jetting and Chemical-etching. Knowing that VisionID had a good working relationships with the worlds leading manufacturers of Auto ID solutions, as well as having a dedicated Service and Support department it was easy for this multi national manufacturer to choose VisionID as it’s supplier of AutoID solutions. Printer Solution For best printing quality that would prove fast, accurate and economical VisionID chose to supply Zebra 105SL, 170xiIII and TLP2844 label printers. Each printer had its own unique characteristic that best addressed the atmospheres it was located in as well as the printing requirement. The Zebra 105SL combines enhanced memory, processing capability and features with rugged and reliable all-metal construction. Proven platform longevity plus fast processing and print speed make it the choice of experienced users who value reliability, productivity, consistent print quality, network compatibility and superior service and support. The industrial-strength Zebra 170XiIIIPlus with 203 or 300 dpi print resolution can print large volumes labels up to 6.6 inches (168 mm) wide at 12 inches per second, promoting greater productivity with less roll changes or execute intricate, high resolution print applications. With its all metal construction, this printer is ideal for tough applications including compliance labels, product identification labels and pallet shipping/receiving labels, either on demand or in batches.8
  • 11. Contact Us:l Republic of Ireland +353 (0)52 618 1858l Northern Ireland +44 (0)28 9099 8504 Call Us On LoCall 1850 923 633 The direct thermal Zebra TLP2844 barcode label printer is ideal for applications requiring a space-saving, desktop-size, 4.09” (104 mm) printer. This user-friendly printer delivers optimal performance in today’s on-demand desktop labeling applications. The TLP2844 has a sturdy construction with a double- walled ABS casing.Barcode ScannersA number of barcode scanners were commissioned for use throughoutthe manufacturing facilities. The core requirement was for fast andaccurate scanning of linear barcodes however a specific requirementfor scanning of etched DPM 2D barcodes was specified, VisionID werehappy to oblige.Motorola/Symbol LS 2208, an Motorola/Symbol LS4208 - Thisaffordable handheld barcode handheld laser scanner deliversscanner providing fast and exceptional performance in areliable scanning in an ergonomic, very small package. A singlelightweight form. Ideal for the circuit board design ensureswarehouse setting due to its sturdiness and an ergonomicdurable working range, from near- shape maximises user comfort.contact to 17 inches (43cm) away. Data capture is easy due to one-Multiple on-board interfaces will pass scanning technology withensure integration with a variety multi-line rastering scan pattern.of host systems. The Symbol DS6707-DPM is a The Cognex DataMan 8500 premier general purpose scanner, readers incorporate Cognex’s offering the maximum in data patented UltraLight® technology capture flexibility. The Symbol for superior image formation DS6707-DP is able to capture on any mark type and surface. images and read virtually all 1D UltraLight illumination provides and 2D bar codes and direct part dark field, bright field and diffuse marks (DPM), including the most lighting all in one electronically challenging mark, dot peen. This controlled light. This enable the highly versatile device is ideal Dataman 8500 to read everything in industries that depend on a from the most challenging DPM wide variety of data types, such codes to the easiest printed as healthcare, aerospace and barcodes. automotive. The Outcome VisionID were quick to grasp the requirements of this manufacturer and absorb the underlying issues of quality that is inherent in the medical device manufacturing process. Because of VisionID’s expertise in this arena it was able to advise on best printing and scanning solutions that would adhere to the quality, accuracy and compatibility issues outlined. A detailed understanding of DPM technology allowed VisionID to educate this manufacturer on all issues concerning and to advise on best technology solutions that would lead to world class manufacturing processes that adhered to the most stringent of requirements laid down by the industry’s regulatory bodies. 9
  • 12. Life Sciences Solution Set Dataman 8000 Series Handheld DPM Reader The most advanced handheld ID reader ever  The rugged DataMan® 8000 Series of readers offers the industry’s most advanced technology for reading 1D and 2D codes regardless of size, quality, printing method or surface, and is the only handheld ID reader that offers Industrial Ethernet communication and liquid lens technology.  Superior Code Reading Performance for Optimum Read Rates The DataMan 8000 Series of handheld industrial ID readers features patented IDMax® technology and two powerful algorithms, 1DMax™ and 2DMax™, to decode virtually every type of code, every time, with unsurpassed read rates. 1DMax Technology For 1D barcodes, the 1DMax algorithm is our best-in-class reading tool optimised for omnidirectional barcode reading that can handle extreme variations.  2DMax Technology For 2D codes, 2DMax technology pioneered the adoption of 2D Data Matrix coding in many industries for direct part marking (DPM) and high speed printed applications.  Liquid Lens Technology = Automatic Variable Focus for all Applications The new DataMan 8000 Series is the first to offer integrated liquid lens technology in an industrial handheld ID reader. The adjustable focus of the liquid lens gives maximum depth of field flexibility enabling you to use the system close up for very small 2D direct part marks as well as at a greater distance to read longer 1D barcodes, with extremely fast response times. Industrial Ethernet and Modular Communications for Maximum Flexibility  The DataMan 8000 Series of ID readers is also the first handheld reader to offer Ethernet communication capability for easy integration into your factory network for real-time product and part traceability. Another first for the DataMan 8000 Series is the modularity of the communication.  Customers can install their readers with the RS-232/USB communication module for their needs today and then simply purchase the Ethernet module at a later date if their communications needs change.  The DataMan 8000 Series interchangeable communication modules enable the additional benefit of standardisation on one reader platform.10
  • 13. Contact Us:l Republic of Ireland +353 (0)52 618 1858l Northern Ireland +44 (0)28 9099 8504 Call Us On LoCall 1850 923 633DPM VerificationVerification is required in many instances to check the qualityof code, particularly at time of marking.This can provide immediate feedback as to any changes tothe marking process. For example, the Verifier can monitor tipwear on a dot peen machine by monitoring dot size, and flagthe operator.At the marking stage, during the manufacturing process andthroughout the products lifecycle, the mark will be required tobe read. Depending on the situation and the environment, thiscould be with a handheld reader tethered to a host computeror with a remote Bluetooth connection. The information couldbe gathered with a Mobile Computer with inbuilt reader andwirelessly transmitted back to the host. Fixed Position readersare used for automatically collecting the data on some form ofautomated transfer or a presentation type reader used in anapplication where the user needs to be “hands-free” Dataman 100V Fixed-mount Verifier The Cognex DataMan 100V verifier allows users to quickly measure code quality to all current industry quality standards. ƒ Integrated design provides users with an easy-to-use verification solution for reliable and repeatable results. ƒ Contract Compliant lighting option available with the stand and integrated bright field and dark field lighting (as shown). This advanced lighting design with both 30 degree and 90 degree angle lighting allows the DataMan 100V to grade the widest range of mark types and surfaces including mirrored surfaces. ƒ Verification to all industry standards including AIM DPM Guidelines, ISO15415 and AS9132The DataMan 100 Verification System provides manufacturers with a solution to verify the widest rangeof parts using a verifier that conforms to the ISO15426-2 verification system standards.In addition to breakthrough code reading, there are DataMan® products for every step of the directpart marking (DPM) process, including quality verification, and data validation. Easy-to-use and reliableDataMan products enable quality control solutions for applications that require the highest read ratesfor 2D Data Matrix codes—critical to product traceability. 11
  • 14. Life Sciences Solution Set Serialisation & ePedigree One of the primary drivers for the proliferation of 2D barcode usage within the Life Sciences sector is the emergence of counterfeit drugs and medical devices. In order to combat this the industry is adopting a move to full supply chain visibility via item level serialization and ePedigree. Compliance with new regulations such as those listed below guards against counterfeiting unauthorized diversion of product. ƒ CIP13 for the French Market ƒ Brazilian UIM mandate ƒ Turkish Ministry of Health’s (MOH) serialisation requirements ƒ Californian E-Pedigree Mandate Serialisation Serialisation mandates in Europe and elsewhere have driven the imperative for companies to examine their packaging information requirements. Due to progressive global regulatory expectations manufacturers need to promptly employ serialisation solutions to ensure compliance Current and pending regulatory requirements necessitate that manufacturers deploy track and trace, authentication and e-pedigree: an electronic record specifying the product’s chain of custody, which is more efficient and accurate than paper records. Serialising products at the item level enables the above processes, allowing manufacturers to address global regulations as well as patient safety and anti-diversion initiatives. Momentum for serialisation waned after California’s Board of Pharmacy put back the implementation deadline for ePedigree from 2011 to 2015, but with the new deadline on the horizon, coupled with the potential for an earlier pronouncement from the Food and Drug Administration, companies are moving ahead with due-diligence programmes. In the interim of course, initiatives from governments in countries such as Brazil, China and Turkey, as well as the prospect of federal guidance on pedigree and Europe’s deliberations surrounding the proposed directive on falsified medicines, have put serialisation firmly back on the agenda for many companies.12
  • 15. Contact Us:l Republic of Ireland +353 (0)52 618 1858l Northern Ireland +44 (0)28 9099 8504 Call Us On LoCall 1850 923 633ePedigreeAn ePedigree is simply an electronic document which satisfies a pedigreerequirement. The primary purpose of an ePedigree is to protect consumersfrom contaminated medicine or counterfeit drugs.On January 5, 2007 EPCglobal ratified the Pedigree Standard as an internationalstandard that specifies an XML description of the life history of a product acrossa complex supply chain.The basic data elements of an original ePedigree are: ƒ Lot ƒ Potency ƒ Expiration ƒ National Drug Code and Electronic Product Code ƒ Manufacturer ƒ Distributor, Wholesaler or Pharmacy ƒ Unique identifier of the salable unitAs of 2008, most states have enacted some degree of pedigree requirement and many have also mandated ePedigree. However, the existingePedigree requirements amount to little more than requiring that pharmaceutical supply chain companies be able to provide reports in formatssuch as pdf, text files or spreadsheets.As the product moves down the supply chain, each company is required to carry forward all previous ePedigree information. In this way, the finalpoint of sale has the complete record of every unit thus ensuring the security of the supply chain. There are a number of ways to track and traceindividual units including OCR fonts, 1D and 2D barcoding and RFID tags. VisionID has many years experience in track and trace solutions and hasbrought this experience to bear assisting clients with serialisation projects. SERVER CABINET LABELLING TURNTABLE LINE CONTROL PACKAGING/CARTONING MODULE SHRINK WRAPPERDISTRIBUTIONWAREHOUSE CASE PACKER VISION RFID READER/WRITER PALLETISER FIXED POSITION BARCODE SCANNER LABEL PRINTER/APPLICATORPlease contact your VisionID account manager to discuss further. 13
  • 16. Life Sciences Solution Set Machine Vision Solutions from VisionID What is Machine Vision? Machine vision is the technology to replace or complement manual inspections and measurements with digital cameras and image processing. The technology is used in a variety of different industries to automate the production, increase production speed and yield, and to improve product quality. Machine vision in operation can be described by a four-step flow: Imaging Processing and analysis Communication Action Analyzeƒtheƒimageƒtoƒ Sendƒtheƒresultƒtoƒtheƒsystemƒ Takeƒactionƒdependingƒonƒ Takeƒanƒimage obtainƒaƒresult inƒcontrolƒofƒtheƒprocess theƒvisionƒsystem’sƒresult Application Types Machine vision applications can be divided into four types from a technical point of view: Locate In locating applications, the purpose of the vision system is to find the object and report its position and orientation. In robot bin picking applications the camera finds a reference coordinate on the object, for example center of gravity or a corner, and then sends the information to a robot which picks up the object. Measure In measurement applications the purpose of the vision system is to measure physical dimensions of the object. Examples of physical dimensions are distance, diameter, curvature, area, height, and volume. In the example to the left, a camera measures multiple diameters of cogs. Inspect In inspection applications the purpose of the vision system is to validate certain features, for example presence or absence of a correct label on a bottle, screws in an assembly, chocolates in a box, or defects. In the example to the left, a camera inspects brake pads for defects. Identify In an identification application the vision system reads various codes and alphanumeric characters (text and numbers). In the example to the left, a camera reads the best before date on a bottle. Examples of codes that can be read simultaneously he same package are barcodes and matrix codes.14
  • 17. Contact Us:l Republic of Ireland +353 (0)52 618 1858l Northern Ireland +44 (0)28 9099 8504 Call Us On LoCall 1850 923 633 In-Sight® 5000 Series vision systemsCognex In-Sight® vision systems are unmatched in their ability to inspect,identify and guide parts. These self-contained, industrial grade vision systemscombine a library of advanced vision tools with high-speed image acquisitionand processing. Best of all, configuring and deploying an In-Sight vision systemhas never been easier.Sight 5000 Series vision systems are the only vision systems in the world thatprovide industrial-grade features as standard. Rugged die-cast aluminum andstainless steel cases that can withstand the punishment of vibration, sealedM12 connectors, and a protective lens cover for IP67 and IP68 rated protectionagainst dust and moisture – it all adds up to peace of mind on the factory floor.Every In-Sight 5000 Series vision system delivers best-in-class performance.Most models are equipped with a full library of proven Cognex vision toolsthrough the easy to use In-Sight Explorer software. Tools includeeasy-to-train code reading, OCR, inspection, measurementand colour tools plus, PatMax®, the industry standardfor part location technology.The new 5 MP (megapixel) In-Sight 5605 vision systemcombines industrially rugged In-Sight 5000 serieshardware and best-in-class vision tools with a highresolution imager for the ultimate standalone visionsystem. The In-Sight 5605 system is ideal for highaccuracy defect detection and gauging applicationsand allows a larger field of view making it easier for thevision tools to accurately find the features of interest oneven large size parts, products, and packages. 15
  • 18. Life Sciences Solution Set Manufacturing Execution Systems - ERP Integrated Solutions On a day to day basis VisionID is integrating various enabling technology solutions with MES & ERP systems within the Life Sciences sector. MES is an acronym that stands for Manufacturing Execution Systems. It refers to addendum software that fills a specific need. For example, one MES System creates a production plan from all work orders based on due dates, routing times and work center constraints. These systems are independent of ERP Systems and hence the reference to addendum software. Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are information technology systems that manage production in factories. The scope of such systems is somewhat imprecise, but typically includes: ƒ Presentation of schedules (often derived from ERP or Advanced Planning & Scheduling systems) to workcentres ƒ Collection of production information (time, quantity, quality,...) ƒ Analysis of production information (e.g. “How many units of this product did this workcentre produce last month?”) ƒ Control of planned and unplanned maintenance (although the planning of this is often relegated to other, special-purpose, systems) ƒ Quality control ƒ Shipping / dispatch ƒ Product labelling ƒ Product traceability (particularly important in safety-critical applications, e.g. pharmaceuticals) In general, ERP systems tend to include applications that handle financials, order processing, inventory, distribution, customer relationships, etc. There is a wide variety of offerings among the vendors; some, for example, include native asset management and supply chain applications, while others enable you to connect / use third-party products. The ‘strong suit’ of most ERP systems is the integration, from a financial perspective, everything going on within an enterprise. The avowed objective / focus is on helping you see / manage / account for the cost of everything going into preparation / delivery / service / sale of ‘products’. If your business is involved in discrete manufacturing of a product, such as cars or radios or computers that roll off an assembly line - driven either by orders or forecasted demand or such - there are a lot of ERP systems that can handle your needs. Where it gets tricky, for example, is when you are producing something like food products or drugs...in batches, according to formulas, etc. Not all ERP vendors have applications that can manage this kind of ‘manufacturing’ flow. Here is where specialized products, like MES, come into play. If you want to operate a multi-facility Life Sciences business...you will need something more than an ERP system . Prevalent examples include Werum’s Pas X, Camstar & Lighthouse16
  • 19. Contact Us:l Republic of Ireland +353 (0)52 618 1858l Northern Ireland +44 (0)28 9099 8504 Call Us On LoCall 1850 923 633 Centocor Vertical: Biotechnology Territory: Cork - MunsterAbout CentocorCentocor is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson and manufactures active ingredients for medical products at their Cork site in Ringaskiddy. Formore than 25 years, Centocor has been a leader in the field of biomedicines. Through the dynamic science of biotechnology, they continue to seekinnovative ways to treat cancer, infectious diseases, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, and immunemediated inflammatory disorders (I.M.I.D.s),such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. Centocor’s work has revolutionized the science of immunology. They pioneered monoclonal antibodytechnology, a cutting-edge approach that launched a new generation of products to treat immune-related diseases.The RequirementAs with any world-class pharmaceutical manufacturing facility the requirement for state of the art scanning and printing equipment would proveparamount. Secondary to this requirement was a reliable in-country supplier who could advise on the best equipment to allow smooth integration ofproduction, warehouse and back office processes. As well as a focus on actual production facility within the Cork plant there was also a requirementto automate the warehouse facility to accurately monitor and reconcile throughput of in-bound ingredients and out-bound finished products.After a detailed tender process Centocor identified VisionID as the best fit to advise and supply AutoID materials for the production and warehousefacilities. Having close ties to the worlds leading manufacturers of AutoID equipment and a dedicated in-house Service and Support team VisionIDwere able to deliver the best solutions for a busy pharmaceutical manufacturing facility.The SolutionVisionID in association with production and engineering management were quick to gauge which solutions would work best for production andwarehouse end users. A combination of MC9090 handheld devices and LS3408 scanners from Symbol (Motorola) and Z4M printers from ZebraTechnologies provided the total solution package that allowed for data capture, storage and printing within a busy pharmaceutical manufacturing facility.The Symbol MC9090 mobile computer The LS3408 handheld corded scanner The Zebra Z4M is an easy-to-use, cost effectivesupport current and nextgeneration business- captures 1D bar codes in the harshest of industrial printer that adapts to changingcritical applications that help maximize the conditions, even when labels are at varying application needs. The printer’s intuitive designefficiency and productivity of mobile workers distances. Featuring the widest working range makes operation easy for both the novice andinside and outside “the four walls” of the most available, it reads labels as far away as 45 feet the experienced user. The Z4M is ideal for ademanding environments such as the Centocor and as close as .25 inches. This wide variety of applications, including shipping/manufacturing and warehouse floors. The scanner is ideal for the Centocor receiving, complianceMC9090 series of mobile computers combines warehouse and manufacturing labelling, asset tracking,the latest in mobile operating systems and facilities, with an ergonomic inventory control, andprocessing power with advanced data capture design that makes scanning ticketing which was anoptions and integrated multi-mode wireless comfortable during long shifts. ideal fit for the Centocorconnectivity including wide area network requirement.(WAN), 802.11a/b/g wireless LAN (WLAN) The wireless barcode scanners provided by VisionID work seamlessly withand Bluetooth-enabled wireless personal areanetwork (WPAN) for anytime, anywhere voice, our global SAP environment. We are very pleased with the solution andvideo and data connectivity. on going support provided by VisionID and would have no hesitation in recommending them. The Outcome The Centocor facility at Ringaskiddy now forms the strategic manufacturing centre of a new global supply chain for the company for many of their existing and new pipeline recombinant mammalian cell fermentation and monoclonal antibody products. This new manufacturing unit will produce products for the detection and treatment of many human diseases on a commercial scale but also is used to produce smaller quantities of drug material for clinical trials. The equipment commissioned for this facility will prove key to future growth as well as product integrity and VisionID are proud to be a part of this process. 17
  • 20. Life Sciences Solution Set Clonmel Healthcare / STADA Vertical: Pharmaceutical Territory: Tipperary - Munster VisionID were chosen by the Stada Group for this project due to their technical expertise and industry track record in SAP integration. VisionID supported all of our needs from day one of the project specification all the way through to the implementation. It is very beneficial for us to work with a company who are proficient in all the key areas of Wireless Infrastructure, Mobile Devices and Print Solutions which ensured a seamless roll out for this project from our perspective. About Clonmel Healthcare / STADA Production Ireland Clonmel Healthcare Ltd./STADA Production Ireland are Stada owned pharmaceutical manufacturing, Sales and Distribution companies employing over 270 staff across two locations - the manufacturing plant in Clonmel and the Sales and Marketing office in Dublin. Together the companies have a combined turnover in excess of €60 million in Ireland with a strong growth of 11% and also have a substantial export business to Europe along with a strong position in the generic antibiotic market in the United States. In 2006 Clonmel Healthcare embarked on a brand redevelopment strategy following the findings of a major customer research report commissioned by the company. In early 2007 the new corporate identity was launched. The new distinctive brand mark represents Clonmel Healthcare’s core values of quality, customer service and dynamism and retains the strength of our heritage and strong link to our Irish roots. Clonmel Healthcare currently has a large portfolio of products covering three distinct business units; Prescription medicines, Speciality medicines and the ClonMedica Consumer Division. Their prescription products cover a wide range of therapeutic areas including CNS, cardiovascular, NSAID, gastro-intestinal and anti-infectives. Within the Special Products Division we have medicines for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome and the management of diabetes. The ClonMedica product range focuses on three main areas; women’s and babies health, skincare and health supplements. Clonmel Healthcare is committed to providing less expensive, quality medicines to the Irish market. The Requirement Clonmel Healthcare/STADA Production Ireland, as part of the Stada Group, was tasked with implementing the Global SAP project in the Tipperary production, warehouse and distribution facilities. As with any world-class pharmaceutical manufacturing facility the requirement for state of the art scanning and printing equipment would prove paramount. Secondary to this requirement was a reliable in-country supplier who could advise on the best equipment to allow smooth integration of production, warehouse and back office processes. As well as a focus on actual production facility within the Clonmel plant there was also a requirement to automate the warehouse facility to accurately monitor and reconcile throughput of in-bound ingredients and out-bound finished products. Having established an excellent working relationship over many years Clonmel Healthcare selected VisionID as the best fit to advise and supply AutoID materials for the production and warehouse facilities. Having close ties to the worlds leading manufacturers of AutoID equipment and a dedicated in-house Service and Support team VisionID were able to deliver the best solutions for a busy pharmaceutical manufacturing, sales and distribution facility. The Solution VisionID work in conjunction with IT and engineering management were quick to identify which solutions would work best for production and warehouse end users. The first stage was a comprehensive wireless network site survey of the warehouses conducted by VisionID’s service engineers to establish the most effective coverage. A combination of Psion Teklogix Workabout Pro handheld devices, Zebra Technologies ZM600 printers, Printronix T5305r printers, ELO Touchscreens, Symbol AP300 access ports with RFS 6000 switch and a complete range of standard and custom labels and ribbons provided the total solution package that allowed for data capture, storage and printing within a busy pharmaceutical manufacturing facility.18
  • 21. Contact Us:l Republic of Ireland +353 (0)52 618 1858l Northern Ireland +44 (0)28 9099 8504 Call Us On LoCall 1850 923 633The Workabout Pro is relied on every day in Based on the 5r Multi-Technology Platform, This plug-n-play zero-touch configurationmobile-intensive applications such as asset the ThermaLine T5000r family is an industrial access port is a key component of Motorola’stracking, meter reading, and mobile ticketing thermal bar code printer designed to operate in award-winning wireless switch system, theacross a variety of industries such as field challenging environments. Through leadership wireless LAN (WLAN) architecture that doesservice, courier, retail, warehousing and by design, the T5000r combines reliability, more - yet costs less. Working in conjunctionmanufacturing – and the list continues to grow. utility, power and flexibility for demanding with Motorola’s wireless switches, the environments and provides the open migration AP300 delivers robust and feature-rich IEEE to RFID for future requirements. The T5000r 802.11a/b/g connectivity. It can also be used supports the widest range of connectivity and as a sensor in conjunction with Motorola’s control without sacrificing performance and Wireless Intrusion Protection System (IPS). provides the ability to meet new application Adoptable as either a Layer 2 or Layer 3 AP, the and compliance requirements. The T5000r AP300 supports Layer 3 Mobility - substantially integrates real world experience that readily reducing the cost of deploying, implementing adapts to emerging standards. The T5000r and managing a WLAN while significantly firmware can be upgraded to keep pace with increasing features, functionality and the new thermal bar code printing innovations and security of the WLAN infrastructure. applications. The RFS6000 provides a single platform capable of delivering carrier-grade wireless voice and data inside and outside the enterprise for medium to large organizations with 2,000-It’s more than a data capture device. It’s a 20,000 users. Improve operational efficiencycellphone and an intelligent workstation too, and reduce the cost of mobility with a powerfulallowing your mobile workers to call customers, comprehensive feature set including Adaptiveupload route maps, and send data back to AP, which delivers unmatched performance,office headquarters. It has integrated multi- security, reliability and scalability to enablemode wireless connectivity including wide networks for business mobility at a low TCO.area network (WAN), 802.11a/b/g wirelessLAN (WLAN) and Bluetooth-enabled wirelesspersonal area network (WPAN) for anytime,anywhere voice, video and data connectivity.Touch simplifies the human/machine ZM600 printers bring added flexibility tointerface for industrial equipment by enabling the popular Z Series platform, which hasthe operator’s reactions to be natural and always stood out from the competition inintuitive. Elo Touch solutions also help reduce terms of both performance and price. Withthe complexity of operations by eliminating 10-inches-per-second print speed, industry-the often cumbersome traditional operator leading throughput, rugged reliability, and VisionID supplied custom and standard labelsinterfaces. They simplify the task and reduce a wide selection of options, these full-sized and ribbons as part of the project requirements.training time for operators while adding more metal printers enhance productivity in tough In addition VisionID holds buffer stock of allcapabilities to the machine itself. The Elo environments and demanding applications consumables ensuring no stock out issues andreputation for forefront technologies, wide same day delivery of product.range of solutions, quality, and long-termreliability ensures it is a preferred touch solutionvendor for all industrial users. Importantly, weprovide a range of touch interfaces that willcontinue functioning efficiently throughout thelifetime of your machine or system. The Outcome The seamless SAP integration undertaken by both companies has streamlined operations and information flow allowing real time updates and improved visibility of stock movements. The equipment commissioned and ongoing support for this facility will prove key to future growth as well as product integrity and VisionID are proud to be a part of this process. 19
  • 22. Life Sciences Solution Set VisionID MES/ERP Integrated Solutions With comprehensive MES/ERP experience working with a broad range of Pharmaceutical & Medical Device customer base, VisionID can provide all hardware requirements to facilitate a seamless transition to your chosen Manufacturing Execution System. The options outlined further on in this brochure are indicative of typical solutions provided. Our broad product and service portfolio ensures that whatever your requirements VisionID has the expertise and knowledge to assist in your MES deployment. Mobile Computing VisionID supply and support a range of mobile devices from the world’s leading manufacturers including Motorola, Intermec, and Honeywell. Mobile Computers VisionID’s family of integrated voice and data handheld mobile computers offer essential features to fully maximise the workforce. Wireless LAN connectivity enables cost effective communications in the office and within hot spots. Integrated GPS enables real-time location based applications. Bar code scanning, RFID, signature capture and more enable the automatic capture of virtually any type of data and the completion of virtually any transaction out in the field. Vehicle Mounted In vehicle fixed mount computers pack all the features you need to maximise operational efficiency out on the road into a single easy to use rugged device truly built for life in the field. These all in one in-cab solutions provide drivers with mobile 3G voice and data as well as integrated GPS and telematics, providing a comprehensive fleet management platform that enables the collection of a wealth of real-time data, including mileage, location, driver performance, vehicle metrics, hours of service and arrival and departure times. Wearable The latest technology in wearable PC’s allowing both hands the freedom to work independently. Arm yourself with advanced real time, hands free mobile computing and scanning and achieve maximum productivity, operational efficiency and accuracy in a variety of operational functions. Rugged Tablet PC’s Built to withstand harsh environments while providing information access to and from the field, products like the Xplore ix104 are ready to work under the toughest conditions, hence the reason why more organisations are choosing rugged tablets. These computers are ideal solutions for increasing employee mobility and productivity beyond the office, and reducing dependence on wired desktops for data and application access.20
  • 23. Contact Us:l Republic of Ireland +353 (0)52 618 1858l Northern Ireland +44 (0)28 9099 8504 Call Us On LoCall 1850 923 633Wireless LAN SolutionsWireless LAN technology solutions can help get the right information to the rightpeople at the right time. A Wireless solution will provide an interactive exchangeof data from anywhere within a facility, ensuring mission critical information isvisible, available and accessible.VisionID can provide the necessary Professional Services to compliment your chosenhardware solution. These Services include:Wireless LAN Site SurveyA VisionID Wireless Engineer consults with the client after which the specificrequirements are documented. Particular emphasis is placed on the application and bandwidth needs for the Wireless LAN deployment.The Engineer analyses the site to determine the appropriate equipment and locations for the required coverage and networking functionality.There are several core factors that have to be considered when implementing a wireless network, these include the number of users of the wirelessnetwork, the bandwidth required (what applications are running) and the latency that is required, for time sensitive solutions such as Voice Calls.A wireless network design that will fit in with the specific customers needs has to be considered from a traffic management solution and securityconsiderations. VisionID’s engineers are trained in network analysis and can offer the complete solution and configuration for your needs to includeif required multiple VLAN’s firewalls, QOS and segmentation. The physical site survey includes: ƒ Define Access Points locations ƒ Measurement of signal strength between Access Point devices and client locations ƒ Investigation of potential sources of RF interference ƒ Examination of host connectivity alternatives ƒ Evaluation of existing network connections, equipment, safety, security, cabling, power requirements and other key considerations ƒ Site Survey Report – Information gathered during the site survey is collated in a comprehensive Site Survey Report. This report contains a breakdown of the survey results and a network design based on desired coverage, including special requirements such as Security and Redundancy. Wireless LAN Installation Services Deployment - Working with your team, VisionID will install and configure the WLAN equipment, review the installation, perform an in-place wireless site survey to test the WLAN and modify the configuration to best fit your needs. Support - Once the entire solution is in place, VisionID can provide both on and off-site support based on your needs and requirements. This may include patch, administrative and device management and reactive support for your WLAN. 21
  • 24. Life Sciences Solution Set Mobile Workstations Depending on the process flow many companies find it necessary to have fully mobile battery powered workstations with all the functionality associated with a static location. In recognition of this VisionID now provides a custom solution encompassing all the components of a desk in a moveable ergonomic workstation. As each customer’s requirements are unique this solution is fully configurable to meet your changing needs. MD5 Series Powered Mobile Cart The MD5 Series of powered carts is designed for use with a PanelPC, a Tablet PC or a Small Form Factor PC with a single monitor. Features of the MD5 Series of Cart: ƒ Computer securely housed to protect against theft. ƒ Quick and easy PC/LCD integration ƒ Effortless height adjustment. ƒ Low friction, anti-static castors for easy manoeuvrability. ƒ Smooth, easy-to-clean surfaces. ƒ Unique battery system housed in the small footprint base. ƒ 1 year on-site warranty as standard Typical Mobile Cart Configuration The following is the breakdown of a typical mobile cart solution suitable for use in the Life Sciences sector. 19” Elo Touchscreen Touch simplifies the human/machine interface for industrial equipment by enabling the operator’s reactions to be natural and intuitive. Elo touchscreen solutions also help reduce the complexity of operations by eliminating the often cumbersome traditional operator interfaces ƒ “Designed for touch” features such as a stable tilt stand ƒ Long-lasting product cycle ƒ Available with IntelliTouch Surface Wave Technology, AccuTouch Five-Wire Resistive Technology, Acoustic Pulse Recognition Technology, or surface capacitive technology ƒ Sealed touchscreen ƒ Dual serial/USB interface ƒ Removable stand and VESA mounting option ƒ Mounting holes on stand bottom for tabletop security ƒ Controls on the side rather than the front, plus lockout function for public use ƒ Digital on-screen display (OSD) ƒ Worldwide agency approvals22
  • 25. Contact Us:l Republic of Ireland +353 (0)52 618 1858l Northern Ireland +44 (0)28 9099 8504 Call Us On LoCall 1850 923 633 Motorola DS3578 1D & 2D Scanner Ability to read both 1D and 2D bar codes Increases productivity by providing one device that can read all industry standard bar codes ƒ Powerful 624 MHz processor, fast sensor shutter speed and patent pending fastpulse illumination Superior performance on 1D and 2D bar codes, improving productivity in a wide variety of applications ƒ Integrated Bluetooth Class II, Version 1.2 Cable-free convenience, secure wireless transmissions; reduces repairs due to cable failure ƒ Unique aiming pattern Bright central laser dot ensures quick, accurate scanning - even in bright sunlight ƒ Omni-directional scanning Speeds reading time by eliminating the need to line up the bar code with the scan lineSEAL TOUCH Silicone All-in-OneKeyboard with Touch Pad ƒ Machine washable, Dishwasher Safe ƒ SEAL SHIELD™ electronic waterproofing process (Patent Pending) ƒ Silver Seal™ antimicrobial properties ƒ Integrated touch pad ƒ Gold USB connector resists corrosion, improves connection and performance ƒ SEAL CAP™ USB Cap (Patent Pending) ƒ Includes Quick-Connect feature ƒ Designed to NEMA 4X / IP68 specifications ƒ Connection: USB, Cable length: 2 Metre, Language Layout: United Kingdom 87 keys, Compatible PC (not NT) Zebra GX430T Printer ƒ Print speed: up to 4” (102 mm) per second ƒ Print method: direct thermal/thermal transfer ƒ EPL and ZPL programming languages standard ƒ OpenACCESS design for easy media loading ƒ Quick and easy ribbon loading system ƒ Dual-wall reinforced plastic construction ƒ 32 bit RISC processor ƒ XML-enabled printing 23
  • 26. Life Sciences Solution Set RFID in Life Sciences What is RFID? Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is a technology that uses communication via electromagnetic waves to exchange data between a terminal and an electronic tag attached to an object, for the purpose of identification and tracking. Some tags can be read from several meters away and beyond the line of sight of the reader. An RFID system may consist of several components: tags, tag readers, edge servers, middleware, and application software. The purpose of an RFID system is to enable data to be transmitted by a mobile device, called a tag, which is read by an RFID reader and processed according to the needs of a particular application. The data transmitted by the tag may provide identification or location information, or specifics about the product tagged, such as price, colour, date of purchase, etc. The use of RFID in tracking and access applications first appeared during the 1980s. RFID quickly gained attention because of its ability to track moving objects. As the technology is refined, more pervasive and possibly invasive uses for RFID tags are in the works. In a typical RFID system, individual objects are equipped with a small, inexpensive tag. The tag contains a transponder with a digital memory chip that is given a unique electronic product code. The interrogator, an antenna packaged with a transceiver and decoder, emits a signal activating the RFID tag so it can read and write data to it. When an RFID tag passes through the electromagnetic zone, it detects the reader’s activation signal. The reader decodes the data encoded in the tag’s integrated circuit (silicon chip) and the data is passed to the host computer. The application software on the host processes the data, often employing Physical Markup Language (PML). Take the example of books in a library. Security gates can detect whether or not a book has been properly checked out of the library. When users return items, the security bit is re-set and the item record in the integrated library system is automatically updated. In some RFID solutions a return receipt can be generated. At this point, materials can be roughly sorted into bins by the return equipment. Inventory wands provide a finer detail of sorting. This tool can be used to put books into shelf-ready order. FX7400 Fixed RFID Reader Compact business-class fixed RFID reader The Motorola FX7400 RFID reader sets a new standard in design for indoor customer-facing and carpeted environments, packing best-in-class RFID features into a small and attractive form factor that is less than half the size of a typical fixed industrial RFID reader. The low profile combines with an impressive array of integrated features and functionality to enable highly cost-effective RFID solutions for business- class applications such as item-level inventory management, IT asset management and more. Many unique features make this standards-based device easy to deploy and manage: ƒ Plenum rating, which allows for deployment flexibility in air tight spaces, such as mounting above a drop ceiling ƒ Power over Ethernet (PoE), which eliminates the need for an electrical outlet and power supply ƒ Auto-discovery to automatically detect devices once they are plugged into the network ƒ ShowCase II, a new tool which enables remote configuration and management to ensure that your readers are up, running and ready for operation. The FX7400 offers a comprehensive set of APIs in .NET and C, and support for leading business systems including Microsoft BizTalk and IBM WebSphere Sensor Events (WSS) 6.2.24
  • 27. Contact Us:l Republic of Ireland +353 (0)52 618 1858l Northern Ireland +44 (0)28 9099 8504 Call Us On LoCall 1850 923 633Legislative serialisation options include the use of 2D Data Matrix or RFID technology. Incontrast to an easily duplicated bar code, UHF RFID offers the manufacturer the optionof a permanently locked, factory commissioned unique serial number (referred to asthe UTID) embeddedwithin the electronic RFID silicon chip. The unique UTID signature, in addition to anoptionally locked drug identification serial number, assigned by the manufacturer,provides the consumer with yet an additional level of authenticityRFID in Life Science ApplicationsAs drug manufacturers record the UTID and assign their unique product identifiers,shipment contents are aggregated and ePedigrees are used to record pertinent information,such as: ƒ Product Information ƒ Item Information ƒ Transaction Information ƒ Trading Partner Information ƒ Signatures & Certifications ƒ Additionally, an Advanced Shipping Notice (ASN) is electronically forwarded to the next recipient, in advance of the product receipt. ƒ Serialized product is verified against the ASN, and the Pedigree certifies authenticity. ƒ Without line-of-site restrictions, UHF RFID facilitates the confirmation process by enabling a quick scan of the individually tagged items without opening the case.By utilising this technology companies can prevent counterfeit products entering thesupply chain. MC9090-G RFID Mobile UHF RFID Reader Industrial-class handheld RFID reader The MC9090-G RFID offers added flexibility for comprehensive tracking of EPC tagged assets. Handheld RFID readers are specifically used for their ability to read data in remote areas that fixed readers cannot reach. Motorola handheld RFID readers are known for their outstanding read range and accuracy, and are ideal for exception processing and ability to pinpoint the location of a specific item – even in large blocks of inventory. These multimodal, wireless LAN-enabled handheld RFID readers are capable of bar code scanning, digital imaging and RFID tag reading and writing. And out-of- the-box deployment ensures quick implementation of your RFID program with minimal investment. 25
  • 28. Life Sciences Solution Set ATEX Intrinsic Safety (IS) and ATEX approved is a concept developed for operation of electronic equipment in hazardous environments. For some pharmaceutical manufacturers the need for handheld devices to comply with dust zone 21 or 22 atmospheres, as well as gas zone 1 environments, is paramount. The diverse range of intrinsically safe and ATEX approved equipment available from VisionID means that we can cater for your specialised needs for hazardous area electronic equipment for both maintenance and production purposes. At VisionID we have teamed with the leading manufacturers of ATEX approved products including Extronics, Ecom Instruments and Bartec. Intrinsically Safe / ATEX approved equipment VisionID Ltd. uses its relationship with the key manufacturers and its proven experience to provide solutions in the most delicate environments. Intrinsic safety (IS) is a protection technique for safe operation of electronic equipment in explosive atmospheres. The concept was developed for operation of process control instrumentation in hazardous areas. There is a European Directive, called the ATEX Directive No.1992/92, and is concerned with the risks from fire and explosion arising from flammable substances stored or used in the workplace. Regulations apply at most workplaces where flammable substances are stored or used, for example, factories where flammable liquids are present or where flammable dusts are produced in the process. How to determine which device is best for you At VisionID we have trained technicians who can advise you of the best solution for working in hazardous environments. The choices can seem complex however here is a basic guide to the environment “zones” which determine the type of device required. Application Types Zone 0 Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 20 Zone 21 Zone 22 Aƒplaceƒinƒwhichƒanƒ Aƒplaceƒinƒwhichƒanƒ Aƒ placeƒ inƒ whichƒ anƒ Aƒplaceƒinƒwhichƒanƒ Aƒplaceƒinƒwhichƒanƒ Aƒplaceƒinƒwhichƒanƒ explosiveƒatmosphereƒ explosiveƒatmosphereƒ explosiveƒatmosphereƒ explosiveƒatmosphereƒ explosiveƒatmosphereƒ explosiveƒatmosphereƒ consistingƒofƒaƒmixtureƒ consistingƒofƒaƒmixtureƒ consistingƒofƒaƒmixtureƒ inƒtheƒformƒofƒaƒcloudƒ inƒtheƒformƒofƒaƒcloudƒ inƒtheƒformƒofƒaƒcloudƒ withƒairƒofƒflammableƒ withƒairƒorƒflammableƒ withƒairƒofƒflammableƒ ofƒcombustibleƒdustƒ ofƒcombustibleƒdustƒ ofƒcombustibleƒdustƒ substancesƒinƒtheƒformƒ substancesƒ inƒ theƒ substancesƒinƒtheƒformƒ inƒ airƒ isƒ presentƒ inƒairƒisƒlikelyƒtoƒoccurƒ inƒ airƒ isƒ notƒ likelyƒ ofƒgas,ƒvaporƒorƒmistƒisƒ formƒofƒgas,ƒvaporƒorƒ ofƒgas,ƒvaporƒorƒmistƒ continuously,ƒ orƒ inƒ normalƒ operationƒ toƒ occurƒ inƒ normalƒ presentƒcontinuouslyƒ mistƒisƒlikelyƒtoƒoccurƒ isƒnotƒlikelyƒtoƒoccurƒ forƒ longƒ periodsƒ orƒ occasionally. operationƒ but,ƒ ifƒ itƒ orƒforƒlongƒperiodsƒorƒ inƒ normalƒ operationƒ inƒ normalƒ operationƒ frequently. doesƒoccur,ƒwillƒpersistƒ frequently. occasionally. but,ƒ ifƒ itƒ doesƒ occur,ƒ forƒaƒshortƒperiodƒonly. willƒpersistƒforƒaƒshortƒ periodƒonly. Typical ATEX approved units include: ƒ Bartec MC 9090ex-K (BRICK) with 1D-Standard Range Scan Engine ƒ Extronics iCam501, iSCAN100 & iSCAN200 Intrinsically Safe Barcode Readers ƒ Xplore iX104C3/4 Rugged Tablet PC All ergonomic characteristics and technical features required for state-of-the-art industrial applications are offered by, and not limited to, these mobile computers.26
  • 29. Contact Us:l Republic of Ireland +353 (0)52 618 1858l Northern Ireland +44 (0)28 9099 8504 Call Us On LoCall 1850 923 633 iWAP103 Universal Zone 1 Access Point EnclosureZone 1 Explosion Proof Wireless Access Point enclosure system to allow standardWLAN hardware to be installed in potentially explosive, harsh, wet, and corrosiveenvironmentsMulti Vendor PlatformProviding your preferred WLAN or RF hardware is within certain size, volumetric and power dissipatingconstraints we can install the hardware in our factory.Rugged EnclosureCustom enclosure with IP66 ingress protection made from LM6 marine grade aluminium, epoxypainted for installation in extremely arduous environments.Future Proof InfrastructureAs new hardware becomes available it can be assessed by Extronics for compliance to the certificationand the existing hardware replaced with the new version meaning the user is installing a future proofsolution. MC9090ex Mobile Computer for Zone 1Industrial-class handheld RFID readerThe MC9090-G RFID offers added flexibility for comprehensivetracking of EPC tagged assets. Handheld RFID readers arespecifically used for their ability to read data in remote areasthat fixed readers cannot reach. ƒ International approvals for global usabilityMotorola handheld RFID readers are known for their outstanding ƒ WLAN radio standard IEEE 802.11 a/b/gread range and accuracy, and are ideal for exception processing ƒ Easy battery changing in the Ex areaand ability to pinpoint the location of a specific item – even inlarge blocks of inventory. ƒ Expanded storage capacity with replaceable SD cardThese multimodal, wireless LAN-enabled handheld RFID readers ƒ Various versions of replaceable keyboardsare capable of bar code scanning, digital imaging and RFID tag ƒ Compatibility with MC9090 from Motorolareading and writing. And out-of-the-box deployment ensures quickimplementation of your RFID program with minimal investment. ƒ Service contracts 27
  • 30. Life Sciences Solution Set VisionID Service & Support When a solution has been implemented and is fully operational, the security of on-going support and servicing is essential to ensure that the investment continues to deliver the necessary benefits. VisionID provides clients with a comprehensive range of both equipment and software servicing and technical resources, including 24/7 Internet Support. At VisionID we understand that responding to our clients’ support requests is a key component to good consumer relationship management. Where a client has additional or special needs, VisionID can provide solutions designed to best address the most unique requirements. Both equipment and software servicing and support can be made available based on the customer’s priority, for example, On-Site, Return to Base, Telephone or via the internet based on “Client Support Centre”, helping to ensure minimal down-time. VisionID provides authorized printer service, and repair for most leading manufacturers of label and card printers. Our nationwide technicians have all received certified technical training from the manufacturers supported. VisionID’s engineers can install and configure your printers on-site. Our on-site setup and installation will have your printers configured for the optimum print settings, configured for your media and set for the best options for your label printing software. On-site Maintenance Contracts VisionID on-site maintenance contracts give you the confidence to know that your equipment is covered by world-class engineering services, 24 hours a day. Your production processes will run freely and there will be limited down time due to our dedicated team of engineering professionals. Being a certified service partner with a large number of leading global vendors we supply and fit only OEM spare parts for repairs. There are two standard Standard 2 day response onsite annual service plans that can be purchased: Next day response service Our annual service plans include all travel, labour and non-consumable parts. We can also include onsite preventative maintenance visits incorporated into the contract cost. Non-Contract Maintenance VisionID service centre offer on-site preventative maintenance and repair works for equipment not covered through VisionID service plans. For this ser-vice there is an initial call out charge and then an hourly rate, parts and print head charge if applicable. It is VisionID policy to always prioritise contract call-outs over non contract. However, VisionID understand that there is little appetite for down time at your facility and we will commit to have an engineer at your premises at the earliest opportunity. Depot Maintenance Contracts If you do not require an on-site maintenance contract but still seek the confidence of having world class engineers on hand to maintain your valuable equipment, then our Depot Maintenance Contract will give you the satisfaction of knowing that your equipment can be sent to VisionID workshop for repair. From our Central Service Centre in Clonmel our highly trained in-house engineers can repair equipment right down to the component level. Our Depot Service Plan will give a speedy turn around to your repairs or service needs. Depot Service Plans include all non-consumable parts, labour and standard return shipping charges. We also offer a non-contract depot repair, which offers the same excellent level of service except that the non-consumable parts, labour and standard shipping are chargeable. Repair Overview Each barcode/card printer repair includes guaranteed workmanship, realignment and return to factory specifications utilizing only OEM parts. Our technicians perform thorough testing to ensure proper performance. In addition, all repairs receive VisionID’s standard 8-point service check: ƒ Clean and reset all sensors to factory specifications. ƒ Clean and reset all electrical connections. ƒ Adjust torsion rate and tension on ribbon clutches. ƒ Lubricate and adjust moving parts to factory specifications. ƒ Clean and adjust printhead and platen roller for optimum ƒ Print test labels to ensure proper communication and correct print quality. printer performance. ƒ Adjust tension on belts, motors and springs for smooth operation. ƒ Clean inside and outside of printer housing.28
  • 31. Contact Us:l Republic of Ireland +353 (0)52 618 1858l Northern Ireland +44 (0)28 9099 8504 Call Us On LoCall 1850 923 633Our Engineers are trained to ZASP (Zebra Authorized Service Providers) and IPSP (Intermec Printer Service Partner) levels.ZASP and IPSP accredited companies have demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to provide quality service and support for all Zebra andIntermec products. All engineers have completed extensive manufacturer training and are required to recertify on an annual basis. They are endorsedand certified by Zebra and Intermec to provide on-site repair, as well as installation, maintenance contracts, depot repair and technical support.By using a qualified Engineer, you have the peace of mind of knowing that trained manufacturer technicians are keeping your printers operatingat optimum performance levels.Mobile ComputingVisionID is Ireland’s leading provider of Mobile Handheld Solutions. In conjunction with the pure hardware supply VisionID can provide a range ofcomplimentary Professional Services in this space.Handheld Managed ServicesTo realise the full potential of enterprise mobility, you need an experiencedand highly skilled company that knows and understands the challenges ofmobility – and your industry.We take on the responsibility and assume the risk for your mobile operationsusing our experiences to date as well as leveraging on the relevant manufacturer’sexisting staff, tools and expertise. There are a number of benefits of this foryou the client: ƒ Free Resources to Focus on Core Business ƒ Reduced Total Cost of Ownership ƒ Managed to Key Performance Levels ƒ Sharing Risk with an Accountable Partner ƒ Access to Leading Expertise, Methodologies and Tools ƒ Avoid Staffing ChallengesEvery major handheld rollout results in a large resource overhead on the customer due to the requirements to configure, deploy and support the units.Using our past experience VisionID can provide the following Professional Services: ƒ Device Procurement & Provisioning – in conjunction with the Software Partner we will configure the required units with the relevant settings and configurations as well as dispatch these to their required destination. ƒ Helpdesk – depending on your specific requirement we can offer First or Second Line support for the handhelds ƒ Repair Service – we will manage all repairs of the units in conjunction with the chosen manufacturer. ƒ Mobile Device Management in the Field – we will work with the client to define the desired and most seamless approach to manage the devices in the field.Configuring and managing your mobile devices can be a time consuming process. At VisionID we can provision your mobile devices for your settings.Have your units delivered with all the settings in place ready to start work.For managing your devices VisionID can supply you with comprehensive software to allow you to remotely update and control your units. Centrallymanaging your units gives you the control to obtain full efficiency from your units.VisionID Training ServicesHaving personnel onsite who understand your systems can greatly reduce your downtime in the event of a failure. Basic trouble shooting and havinga good in-house maintenance policy can go a long way to keeping these systems running at 100%.At VisionID we offer comprehensive training programs covering our solution areas.We can provide training services basic trouble shooting and best practices to understanding the granular operations of these solutions.Key training areas include: ƒ Barcode Label Printer and Maintenance ƒ Card Printer Configuration and Maintenance ƒ Label and Card Design Software Training ƒ Barcode Scanner Configuration and Maintenance ƒ Handheld Computer Configuration and Maintenance ƒ Wireless LAN Configuration and Maintenance 29
  • 32. website: www.visionid.ie Head Office: Unit 4C Gurtnafleur Business Park, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, Tel: +353 (0)52 618 1858 Fax: +353(0)52 618 1860, Email: info@visionid.ie Limerick Office: Annacotty Business Park, Annacotty, Co. Limerick, Tel: +353 (0)61 514 683 Fax:+353 (0)61 749 873, Email: midwest@visionid.ie Dublin Office: 3013 Lake Drive, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Tel: +353 (0)1 524 1586 Fax: +353 (0)1 443 0560, Email: dublin@visionid.ieNorthern Ireland Office: 20 Adelaide St. Belfast, BT2 8GB, Northern Ireland, Tel: +44 (0)28 9099 8504, Email: ni@visionid.co.uk