At the packaging line level, all printing and scanning equipment have to be connected to a centralized point in order to distribute serial number information to each packaging level acting as a number validation at the different observation points.
The Optel Vision TrackSafe™ LineMaster™ is designed specially to connect in real time to any printer and scanning device, such as the PharmaProof™ vision systems and hand-held scanners. With this centralized station, line setup is reduced to a minimum ensuring the integrity of each serial number. The interface with the higher level EPCIS serial number manager is done by standard EPCIS messaging protocol. It can also connect directly to an SAP-AII instance, or use the TrackSafe™ EPCIS as a middleware.