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Vienna, Austria, 2012/10/22 - ITS World Congress - Traficon is pleased to announce EYE-D, a powerful Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera that automatically recognizes license plates from all over the world with the highest accuracy - Traficon.com.
“At the 2012 edition of the Intertraffic exhibition in Amsterdam, Traficon already announced the acquisition of SUMIT srl Ltd, a UK-based provider of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology,” comments Dieter Cosaert, Traficon product manager. “Now Traficon will take the opportunity of the ITS World Congress in Vienna to announce its first integrated ANPR camera to the public.”
EYE-D addresses a wide range of applications, including red light enforcement, automatic tolling, urban congestion charging, black/white list applications and average journey time monitoring.
Wide detection range
Traficon’s EYE-D camera (traficon.com) is equipped with a powerful infrared illumination, which enables it to monitor two lanes simultaneously up to a range of 60 meters during day- and nighttime. The EYE-D has a very powerful Optical Character Recognition (OCR) engine, and a vast library of worldwide license plates and alphabet types.
Many ANPR cameras fail to detect correctly when a license plate has been captured under a certain angle. In contrast, Traficon’s EYE-D makes use of very efficient de-skewing and de-rotation algorithms, which will auto-correct the detected number plate and align it so an accurate OCR is possible. This gives customers and installers more freedom of camera positioning in the real world.
Doing more with one camera
“Another strong point of the EYE-D camera is the possibility to integrate additional functionality, next to the ANPR application,” comments Dieter Cosaert. This can be done on the overview camera which is also integrated into the EYE-D’s housing, next to the actual ANPR camera. “By adding functionality on one camera - incident detection for example - fewer cameras are needed to do the same job, which can save your budget considerably.”
Traficon’s EYE-D ANPR camera can be discovered at the Traficon booth P15 during the ITS World Congress in Vienna, from 23 to 26 October.