SMARTData - Added value by multiple connectivity

With SMARTData, complex production processes can be viewed in their entirety. Central data management with open interfaces enables the integration of different systems, including systems and sensors from other suppliers. SMARTData thus supports comprehensive quality documentation and analysis.

Operating, controlling, analyzing, optimizing and documenting production processes is made easy with SMARTData at a central location

Print & packaging

Battery & fuel cell



Customer benefit

Fast cross-system and cross-process data exchange

Process-specific data evaluations

Perfect results, less waste


Maximum overall equipment effectiveness

Retrofit easily possible

Basis for predictive maintenance from a single source

SMARTData Core

SMARTData Core contains all the functionality every printing or converting business needs to get the most out of its production line.

BST product integration

Many of our BST products are SMARTData ready, from our advanced vision systems to surface inspection, from register control to web guiding.


All our next generation SMARTData products are built on state of the art, open source no-SQL data base technology (Mongo DB).


We support not only our own products, our state of the art RESTful API is open to store every data available. Of course our customers can read the complete database via the mentioned RESTful API. Find out more at

Exports & Reports

Brand owner often need reports for their products. We support this in different formats like PDF.

SMARTData Applications

Our SMARTData applications bring your production to the next level with specialized solutions to address every need.


With our SMARTData Preparation Advanced tools, we enable our customers to simplify their recipe and job management with the pre-press to reduce manual operator efforts and input errors.
Our simple RESTful API can get complete recipes from ERP or other prepress systems via a customized access. Also an automatic start of the inspection is possible via this interface to relieve the operator.
For an even deeper integration, we partner with many industry suppliers. ERP systems, MIS and prepress solutions - we are well connected and can provide an easy integration in existing workflows.


With our completely redesigned review tool for the post-press process, we show all the relevant information:  Defect history, comparison with original picture and many details for each finding.
With only one click, the operator or quality manager can judge about the defects (OK/NOK dicision).
In the clear roll map, the customer can see the whole roll on a single view. Hotspots are visible and available immediately for postprocessing.


A central data storage for all your process data from BST and other systems (iPQ etc.). Based on a modern database und equipped with RESTful API, this is the foundation for many other applications like Track & Trace and Converting Control, but also for the integration of external sensors.

Converting Control

Bring your Quality Review App to the next level and decide how to proceed with the defects: Ignore or cut out in one of the following process steps.
With our comprehensive cross-process solution, we are able to head to exact positions on the web to support all kind of follow-up processes for a perfect result.

Track & Trace

Our unique track & trace solution enables our customers to always align all collected data exactly to each other on the web and in the digital twin on the database via a small and unique code on the web (QR, DMC, number) via printer or laser.
To align all the different sensors in a machine to the same exact position on the web, we create a  digital machine model for our customers to take all the unique distances into account.

External sensors

To include not only our own systems into the digital twin of the web, we implement, synchronize and store external sensors and other relevant components to their respective position on the web.

Perfect for these industries

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"SMARTData is the basis for various aspects of the digitization of production processes. It will enable process optimization to be supported in the same way as web-position-accurate documentation and tracking of quality data.

The result: maximum equipment efficiency, high usability and perfect production results."

Dr. Tanja Kämpfe, System Engineer Digitalization

More BST-solutions

Video Web Monitoring

BST video web monitoring systems monitor your printed web reliably, simply, quickly, and efficiently, even at the highest speeds.


100 % Inspection

BST inspection systems monitor the print for first-class print products, even at the highest web speeds.


Surface inspection system

BST surface inspection systems detect typical errors in lamination and coating processes right away, every time.


Video Web Monitoring

BST video web monitoring systems monitor your printed web reliably, simply, quickly, and efficiently, even at the highest speeds.


Register Control

Register controls ensure that individual colours or coatings meet perfectly for optimal results.


Color management

Electronic color controls from BST are optimally adjusted to the needs of offset printers. We set standards in precision, speed, reliability and ease of use.


Color measurement

BST supports you in compliance with specified color standards with fully automatic systems for spectral inline color measurement.


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