The service enables companies to uniquely identify load carriers camera-based and only on the basis of their external features. In a first step, the focus was on the classic Euro wooden pallet (“Pallet Fingerprint”), as these do not contain any conventional identification features and imprints are not durable due to colour changes and wood abrasion. The identification is done via the individual grain of the pallet feet. In the future, this should eliminate processes such as label printing, temporary attachment of labels to the pallet and manual scanning. The open source service includes components of detection, identification, database management and contains a graphical user interface.
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