Elvia’s smart camera module simplifies intelligent transportation systems

Elvia has launched a ready-to-use automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) camera based on the XCI smart camera from Sony Europe’s Image Sensing Solutions division and running the Carmen ANPR engine from ARH Inc.

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Elvia has launched a ready-to-useautomatic number plate recognition (ANPR) camera based on the XCIsmart camera from Sony Europe’s Image Sensing Solutions division and running the Carmen ANPR engine from ARH Inc.

The compact all-in-one module uses a low power, fast embedded x86 processor to quickly analyze information on the camera, reducing the cost of data transmission. It enables organizations to more easily and cost effectively createintelligent transportation systems (ITS) that ease congestion and reduce the occurrence of accidents.

Elvia will supply the system under the name EXCI-3 to organizations undertaking a range of traffic projects, such as access control, e-tolling, law enforcement, or parking and traffic management http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/2010/10/Machine-vision-cameras-catch-traffic-offenders.html. They will be automatically capable of reading number plates that use Latin, Arabic, Chinese and Cyrillic characters.

Recent examples of bespoke systems utilizing Sony’s XCI smart camera include a traffic routing system that monitors car number plates to determine the time taken for different routes and an accident prevention system that prevents drivers from dangerously speeding through service stations to jump ahead of slow moving motorway queues.

EXCI-3 Technical features:
The systems uses a black/white XCI smart camera from Sony Europe to improve reliability and accuracy. Its 1/3 IT CCD progressive scan delivers VGA (640 x 480) to SXGA (1280 x960) resolutions at up to 90 frames/s. The device is sensitive to illuminations of just 1lx and its infrared lens has a 10-40 mm focus.

In addition to running the Carmen ANPR software the ELVIA package includes client software for camera control & management and an externalinfrared illumination source (850 nm).

SOURCE: Elvia /Sony

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