Vision Components: Standalone, network-compatible ALPR systems for parking applications

October 09, 2017



Vision Components: Standalone, network-compatible ALPR systems for parking applications




At the National Parking Association’s big annual meet, Vision Components will present embedded imaging solutions for automatic license plate recognition (ALPR). The modular Carrida software and hardware components enable blacklist/whitelist access control, parking management, identification of vehicle types and colors, and data logging. They can be networked with gates, barriers, ticket printers, under-vehicle scanners (UVSS), and other relevant equipment. Vision Components’ core ALPR product for OEMs is the high-performance, hardware-independent Carrida software engine with a typical processing time of 30 ms and a reading accuracy >96%. It can process all common still image and video formats, detects all plates displayed in one image, and recognizes characters with a minimum height of 12 px. A dedicated parking management software tool files all collected data and makes it available at any time for review and statistical analysis via web GUI. OEMs can implement the ready-made ALPR software tools on systems already equipped with vision sensors. Or they can integrate the Carrida Cam for decentralized intelligence in their applications – a small, fully functional standalone ALPR system. Multiple Carrida cameras with a master-slave configuration enable control of several entrances and exits.


Vision Components at the NPA Convention & Exposition

Palm Springs, CA, 2 – 5 October 2017

Booth 509


About Vision Components

Founded in 1996 by Michael Engel, inventor of the first intelligent camera for industrial applications, Vision Components GmbH is a leading supplier in the field of machine vision. Branches and distributors represent the Ettlingen-based company worldwide in more than 25 countries. Vision Components develops and distributes intelligent, network-compatible real-time Smart Cameras which are able to operate without a PC. These embedded vision solutions can be easily integrated into almost any machine or plant. Customers can choose between models with ARM processors and VC Linux firmware or DSP-based models with the proprietary VCRT operating system. The product portfolio includes Smart Cameras with or without a protective housing, single board cameras, and vision sensors. Vision Components also develops custom-tailored machine vision solutions for a wide range of applications. Amongst others, typical applications include quality inspection and automation. Furthermore, VC provides free software libraries for many applications including license plate recognition, motion capture, decoding, measurement, and positioning.