The benefits of objective image quality analysis are well accepted. The stand-alone image quality analysis systems that are common in R&D labs have been making the migration to production environments. IQ inspection stations are often set up for end of line testing in printer manufacturing lines. However, it is often desirable to incorporate image quality instrumentation into the production line in a more integral fashion. Integration allows for seamless product and data flow, which increases throughput and efficiency. The ability to integrate a system into production requires common communication protocols between the system and controlling software packages, as well as reasonable options for system control via independent external software regardless of platform.This paper includes a description of several options that are available for the integration of a commercially available image quality inspection system into production lines.
Scott Cole, Kate Johnson, Yair Kipman, "Integration of Image Quality Inspection Equipment into Production" in Proc. IS&T Int'l Conf. on Digital Printing Technologies (NIP18), 2002, pp 787 - 789, https://doi.org/10.2352/ISSN.2169-4451.2002.18.1.art00092_2