back Datalogic Automation "reads" the news March 2009 - Distribution of newspapers and magazines must be carefully monitored with regard to the number of copies circulated by newsstands, by subscription, in bulk, and as promotional free copies.In this periodical supply chain the fundamental link between publishers and the consumer are the local agencies who are responsible for distribution and for counting and returning the unsold copies to the manufacturer or to the paper shredder. Certification of returned periodicals is one of the most difficult tasks that the retailer must face: each copy must be identified, sorted and returned to the individual publisher with accuracy and speed. Until now, this process required a time-consuming and error-prone manual scanning of tiny and sometimes poorly printed bar codes on each periodical. To improve performances, Datalogic Automation offers the new NVS9000™ vision system that overcomes all the typical reading problems due to the editorial bar code dimensions and quality. Notwithstanding its recent launch, the technological advantages offered by the new NVS9000™ vision system have already been discovered by the major Solution Providers of the sector, that have tested and ordered the system. Unparalleled success is thus guaranteed. T&L Business Unit is the new Datalogic Automation division totally devoted to Airport, Courier and Postal Application solutions. The division rises from Datalogic decades of experience in logistic solutions and counts already about one thousand reading stations installed in 80 airports worldwide and hundreds of applications for the major courier and logistic operators.Datalogic Automation is among the major producers of automatic identification systems and photoelectric devices for the industrial automation sector in the world with a wide range of automatic data capture solutions helping industries streamline processes in industrial and logistic applications. Datalogic is Headquartered in Bologna, Italy and it is composed of 4 Business Units: Detection (photoelectric devices for detection, safety, measurement and inspection) - Datasensor; Unattended Scanning Systems (fixed position scanners for the industrial market) - USS; RFID (radio frequency systems) - EMS; Marking (laser marking systems) - LaservallDatalogic Group is a world-class producer of bar code readers, data collection mobile computers, RFID systems and photoelectric sensors for the industrial automation sector. We offer innovative solutions for many industrial applications, from manufacturing to transportation & logistics and retail.The Group has been listed on the STAR segment of the Italian stock exchange since 2001 as DAL.MI, with headquarters located in Lippo di Calderara di Reno (Bologna). Datalogic has over 2000 employees worldwide in 30 countries, in Europe, Asia, the United States and the Pacific Rim.The Group invests about €30 million per year in Research and Development and has a large and growing portfolio of more than 850 patents in the world.In 2008, the Datalogic Group achieved revenues for more than 379 million Euro with profits in excess of €17 million Euro.