PPT VISION, Bloomington, MN, has released IMPACTTM 8.5 software for machine vision applications. It reads 17 different standard barcode types, including ECC 200 DataMatrix 2D, UPC-A and UPC-E, and Pharmacode. The software is able to combine the decoded information with optical character recognition and detailed inspection routines. It includes CPM (control panel manager) and customizable HMI (human machine interface) control software. Cameras can output decoded data from barcodes or optical character recognition through serial or Ethernet ports.