Nedap launches next generation of ALPR vehicle access control cameras

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Netherlands-based parking and vehicle detection technology company Nedap launched the next generation of its automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) platform with the introduction of two brand-new cameras.

As a leading specialist in long-range vehicle identification solutions, Nedap says it is meeting the growing demand for effective license plate reading in vehicle access control and free-flow parking applications. The company notes that in a relatively short period of time, license/number plate recognition technology for vehicle access control has become very popular.

Nedap’s new ANPR cameras identify vehicles by capturing their license plates, making them the perfect solution for applications where it is undesirable or inconvenient to issue RFID (radio-frequency identification) tags. The LPR technology is used in situations where vehicles need to be granted access temporarily or incidentally, such as in employee or visitor parking applications.

Nedap enables customers to benefit from the latest developments in ANPR technology by adding two brand-new cameras to its platform. These are:

• The advanced ANPR Lumo is an all-in-one license plate camera, including embedded software, analyzer and IR (infrared) illuminator that can be applied in challenging vehicular access control applications. With a range of action of 6.5-26ft (2-8m), the advanced camera ensures a smooth recognition of vehicles using deep learning algorithms that enable a high accuracy, even in regions with license plates that include different font formats. For specific regions, this license plate camera offers a powerful solution for typical applications that include vehicle access control, automatic toll collection, free flow applications at parking facilities or other situations in which it is difficult to issue RFID tags. The camera also features built-in Wiegand modes, Power over Ethernet (PoE), and web-based software for easy configuration.

• The ANPR Access V2 is the successor to Nedap’s current ANPR Access model. This license plate camera is a new development that offers better performance while being fully compatible with existing installations. With similar features to the Lumo, including embedded software, analyzer and IR illuminator, the Access V2 has an operating range of 10-19ft (3-6m), this robust camera offers fast accurate plate reads to ensure a smooth traffic flow.

Both new cameras easily integrate with any third-party security, parking and traffic management systems using their built-in Wiegand interface options.

“There are many ANPR systems in the market, but few of them were purposely designed for vehicle access control. With the release of these new cameras we are taking the effectiveness of ANPR for vehicle access control to the next level,” said Maarten Mijwaart, managing director of Nedap Identification Systems.

“The available options for configuration and interfacing have been enhanced and extended, making ANPR a viable option for installations all over the world, including the Pacific and the USA.”

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