Today, most of us link the term "identification" to the fields of "security" and "biometrics". The latter researches areas such as fingerprint, iris and face detection and recognition. These are typical applications for The Imaging Source CMOS cameras.
The term "identification", however, means much more: In a laboratory, for example, samples need to be tracked. Whereas, in improvised experiments, it may be sufficient to add handwritten labels to vials and test tubes, for systematic study, it is highly recommended to use optical markers that can be identified by a camera.
Although, such markers can be specific to one laboratory, they are often based on industry standard bar codes, data matrices or OCR.
The Imaging Source manufactures a wide range of CMOS cameras for identification applications. Please follow the links below for an overview: