SALT LAKE CITY — OMNIQ Corp., a provider of supply chain and artificial intelligence (AI)-based solutions, has introduced the SeeTire application for reading and deciphering the Tire Identification Number (TIN) on a tire sidewall.
The SeeTire solution for use on handheld devices is being rolled out to national tire distributors in the U.S., the company said.
The SeeTire solution uses AI-machine vision technology to read a TIN, upload it to the cloud, and then submit the result for subsequent validation, verification and archiving.
"The tire industry is a large, growing and highly regulated market in the U.S. and the world, with TIN numbers used to track all types of tires for both safety and supply chain applications," OMNIQ CEO Shai Lustgarten said.
"We're excited to introduce our SeeTire solution with cutting edge, AI-machine vision technology enabling the ability to efficiently and automatically, a machine to machine solution, read and accurately track TIN numbers, which have historically been difficult to read via human vision.
"We anticipate that this technology will significantly improve the inventory management capabilities of our customers in the tire manufacturing industry, both in-warehouse and on-the-road and will also assist compliance with safety regulations which enforce expiration dates and limit reuse of tires past their viable shelf life," he said.
"In addition to building efficiency, our machine vision technology creates unique and significant added value, by giving tire sellers immediate data on who their customers are, and creating a connection automatically that allows them to proactively reach out when it's time for their next tire change, for example. We are focused on continuing to innovate and leverage our AI-machine vision capabilities to meet the evolving needs of our Fortune 500 customer base."
OMNIQ operates two divisions: HTS Image Processing and Quest Solution. HTS provides computer vision image processing-based solutions using patented and proprietary AI technology to provide real-time surveillance and monitoring. Quest Solution provides supply chain solutions, including Automatic Identification and Data Capture, Mobile Cloud Analytics, RFID and mobility software.