Vietnam applies postal stamp recognition technology

August 3, 2016 | 02:05 pm GMT+7

Vietnam Post and Thailand Post prepare for the special issue of the stamp collection: "joint stamp release of Vietnam – Thailand" on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam - Thailand. On this occasion, the recognition technology is applied to Vietnam’s postal stamps for the first time.


Accordingly, philatelists and users can download the free Asean Stamp software for smartphones (Android, iOS) to see 3 minute clip on the stamp introduction and related information.

The stamp collection is a block of 4 stamps, in which 2 stamps are on Vietnam’s water puppet and 2 on Thailand's puppet, so with the recognition technology, we can view clips (English subtitles) introducing Vietnam and Thailand’s puppets.
The recognition technology helps the community and especially philatelists find out information and images of the stamps through the clips as well as promotes the two countries' tourism.
This app will present in over 2 million of this collection’s stamps, including both philately stamps and postage stamps released by Vietnam Post, meanwhile Thailand Post only applies the technology in an  amount of philately ones.
It is known that only 10 countries in the world apply the recognition technology  on postage stamps.  And Vietnam is the 3rd country in Asia.