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Matrox announces major update to dot-matrix OCR tool

By Canadian Packaging staff   

Automation Food Safety General Matrox Imaging Matrox Imaging Library OCR tool SureDotOCR

Available to MIL 10 Users, SureDotOCR now reads 2x faster with greater effectiveness.

MONTREAL—In a move intended to increase tracking and tracing efficiency, Matrox Imaging has announced a major update to its dot-matrix OCR tool SureDotOCR.

The latest update brings with it optimizations that improve both reading speed and robustness.

In general, the updated SureDotOCR tool can now read two times faster than before, which translates to a speed of over 2000 ppm when using an Intel Core i5-6500TE platform. In specific circumstances, read speeds have been increased by up to four times what was previously possible.

“Matrox SureDotOCR has been available for a little over one year and in that time has become a disruptive force in in the world of industrial OCR. SureDotOCR gives companies a tool which they can trust for tracking and tracing of the human-readable text produced by dot matrix printers—the most common printing technology in use today,” says Matrox Imaging director of product management Pierantonio Boriero. “With the enhancements provided by this update, SureDotOCR will prove to be essential anywhere reading of dot-matrix text is required.”


Introducing the possibility to specify the expected italicization and strings angles of dot-matrix text, this update further boosts reading robustness and speed; major throughput advances for those looking to provide dependable tracking and tracing in food, beverage, pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.


The update to SureDotOCR (MIL 10 Update 63) is available at no additional charge to Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) users with a valid maintenance subscription through the software’s update service.

About Matrox Imaging Library (MIL)

First released in 1993, Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) is a comprehensive collection of software tools for developing industrial imaging applications. MIL includes tools for every step in the process: from application feasibility, to prototyping, through to development and ultimately deployment. The toolkit features interactive software and programming functions for image capture, processing, analysis, annotation, display, and archiving.

About Matrox Imaging 

Established in 1976, Matrox Imaging is a leading developer of component-level solutions for machine vision, image analysis, medical imaging and video surveillance. Products include frame grabbers, vision processors, imaging computers, industrial and smart cameras, and application development software. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Matrox is a privately held company with offices in the U.K., Ireland, Germany and Hong Kong. For more information, visit


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