Stemmer Imaging can offer an extraordinarily versatile imaging development environment for vision integrators in the packaging industry. Sherlock, the advanced machine vision software interface from Teledyne DALSA is available for PC-based vision systems as well as in embedded versions for Boa smart cameras and the VA range of multi-camera industrial vision solutions. Standard packaging inspection application tools within Sherlock include: search (pattern finding), ID readers, character readers (OCR), measurement and counting tools, contour tools and texture and colour classifiers. A variety of specialty tools have also been included to simplify difficult inspection tasks. With Sherlock available across so many platforms and suitable for both monochrome and colour area and line scan cameras, developers can choose the most appropriate imaging configuration for the application, with no compromise on measurement capabilities.