Nortech launching new vehicle access products at Parkex


South Wales-based vehicle access control specialists Nortech will be exhibiting several new products alongside its existing portfolio at Parkex 2019, which is taking place in parallel with the Traffex show on April 2-4 at Birmingham’s NEC.  

Nortech will be launching its new 8 Series detector range, debuting its next generation ANPR Access V2 automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) camera systems from Nedap, and showing its popular variable message sign (VMS) system.

The company, which has supplied products and systems to the parking and security industry for over 25 years, will also be demonstrating its existing range of products for vehicle detection, vehicle tagging, and parking control management that are all designed to ensure the easy management of multiple vehicles.

The 8 Series is Nortech’s new flagship boxed detector range and boasts both intuitive and innovative detection technology packaged in a compact, slimline housing. The 8 Series range of single and dual channel detectors is set to cater to market demand for detectors that facilitate plug-and-play installation, while still enabling full site configuration using the state-of-the-art DU800 diagnostics device and mobile app.

The sleek new housing is a result of a conscious move away from the traditional 11-pin relay base to a slimline DIN Rail mount housing that exposes more physical connection options. The 8 Series detectors incorporate the company’s cutting-edge modular design, allowing for the expansion of channels, outputs and communication interfaces via an ingenious expansion port.

The ANPR Access V2 short-range all-in-one camera unit includes embedded software, analyzer and IR illuminator, and keeps up with the rapid growing demand for effective number-plate reading. With an operating range of 10-20ft (3-6m), it is purposely designed for vehicle access control applications with built-in Wiegand modes while ensuring customers benefit from the latest developments in ALPR technology.

Nedap’s ALPR cameras identify vehicles by capturing their number plates, making it suitable for applications where it is undesirable or not possible to issue RFID (radio-frequency identification) tags. It is ideal in situations where vehicles need to be granted continual or temporary access to a site, such as in employee or visitor parking applications.

Nortech’s variable message sign (VMS) is a high intensity, full-color SMD LED sign that is fully compliant with the European VMS standard EN12966, and offers bright, clear messages indicating available parking spaces and status messages. 
Contained in a robust weatherproof IP65 aluminum housing, the VMS comes either as a compact, single display sign or as a single/multi-level information sign complete with artwork.

The multi-level signs are available with one to five level counts as standard, with customers specific count levels also available, making them ideal for many applications including highways, hotels, parking lots, corporate offices, airports and hospitals. They can also carry corporate branding as required.

The company will also be showing its recently introduce SSP-ANPR and SSDP-ANPR stainless steel bollards that are designed to house either a standard or HD Nedap ANPR Access camera unit.

The SSDP-ANPR is a dual height post that includes integral traffic signals mounted at the top. The bollard can be operated directly from the access controller or barrier logic using individual 24V control signals for each of the red and green LED clusters.

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