ANPR International introduces new range of digital ALPR cameras


UK-based automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) systems developer ANPR International has launched the new Aspek digital camera range, which has been designed for a number of vehicle identification applications.

Building on the company’s existing camera design and architecture, the Aspek range is a successor to the very successful D-ANPR-III series, and the new cameras are all suitable for multiple applications, including parking enforcement, tolling, and air quality or congestion charge zones.

ANPR’s latest generation of smart cameras has been designed and built from the ground up to incorporate a smaller more compact housing, but with greater onboard processing and storage capability. The range incorporates a broader suite of functionality and options, making it suitable for the largest possible range of applications, right out of the box.

The new design still uses the company’s distinct onboard ALPR processing engine, meaning that no other services are required for the camera to operate, other than power, which has now been included as a PoE (Power over Ethernet) connection.

The new cameras represent a natural evolution from the company’s D-ANPR-III range which included the tried and tested D-ANPR-25 and D-ANPR-15 models, which will continue to be supported for existing customers, although with the introduction of the Aspek range, ALPR will no longer be taking orders for the older models.

The four-camera Aspek range includes:

• AspekDigital – an advanced ALPR camera that reads both reflective and non-reflective plates, offers a 99% vehicle detection rate, and has no requirement for external lighting;

• AspekSmart HD – a system that is able to cover two lanes at 25ft (7.5m) width, and can detect vehicle speeds of up to 150mph (241km/h);

• AspekSmart SPEED – an advanced system for violation detection that instantly detects speed of vehicles or calculate average speed using embedded multi-tracking radar;

• AspekMobile – a vehicle-mounted, forward facing or side scanning unit that is offered to police forces, to support surveillance and protection operations.

The new Aspek models form part of a larger range of cameras offered by ANPR, and will also form an integral part of the company’s range of systems and services, such as the Vehicle Damage Recording System (DRS) that is being supplied to several UK airports over the next few months.

The Vehicle DRS are installed in parking areas and will ensure that the condition of customers’ vehicles are accurately recorded in full HD images, to protect facility operators against the rise in fraudulent claims, by providing the ability to identify liability when it arises.

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