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reading photographs

software for reading digital photographs
 
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In a number of countries reading your monthly electric bills is still done manually. If a digital photograph could be taken of your electric metres transmitted to office computers which then read and give a print out of monthly bill
karamchand, Aug 29 2003

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       If you're looking for a way to eliminate the meter-reader, I'd say baked:   

       There are already a number of products on the market that communicate directly with each meter by way of the power line and send usage back to the electric company for billing.   

       Retrofitting a meter with a digital camera, and using automatic interpreting software is too fragile and open to fraud (paste a photoshopped picture of the meter over the real one and save money).
Cedar Park, Aug 29 2003
  

       Karamchand: My desi bhai, looks like you've been eating way too many carrots ...
riskyrisk, Oct 17 2003
  
      
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