Tattile: Slovenia successfully introduces Electronic Vignette
As of March 2022, the highway concessionaire in Slovenia DARS successfully introduced the Slovenia Electronic Vignette on highways for motor vehicles with a maximum weight of up to 3.5 tons. For this vehicle class, the new digital E-VINJETA completely replaces the former sticker vignette. The new electronic vignette is linked to the vehicle plate number. Therefore, when purchasing an E-Vignette, highway users need to enter their correct plate number and country of vehicle registration. The toll amount is calculated for a given validity period which can be chosen upon purchase.
In the transition period after introducing the electronic vignette, DARS decided to acquire 20 Tattile Smart 2HD cameras for temporary enforcement of the E-VINJETA. These Vega Smart cameras are installed on a tripod and located on the roadside. Based on the enforcement needs of DARS, the mobile system can be moved from one site to another. Further equipped with a power supply system (battery) and a communication module, the Tattile Smart 2HD cameras read the license plates of all passing vehicles. This enables DARS to identify vehicles which didn’t purchase the e-vignette and issue a fine to the vehicle owners.
Parker Technology & TIBA Parking Announce Partnership Agreement
Indianapolis, IN — Parker Technology and TIBA Parking announce their official partnership agreement. The two technology organizations have worked collaboratively to engineer an integrated two-way video customer experience solution on TIBA’s X-60 line of Parking Access and Revenue Control Systems (PARCS) equipment. As well as an audio integration for X-30 and X-60 equipment, for SIP or third-party VOIP.
The outcome of this strategic partnership is to connect the two innovative platforms via an API bridge to support drivers seeking assistance in the lane. Anyone using the Parker platform, including Parker’s own customer service representatives, can answer intercom calls remotely through TIBA’s robust X-60 product line, with high-quality audio and video. Additionally, the API allows gate vends, validation or comping of parking tickets, rate management, assisting monthly contract parkers (coming soon) and maintaining detailed audits for each transaction.
“It is great to bring two parking technology leaders together to create a better experience for the parker,” says Levi Rinkoff, Executive Vice President of Partnerships and Alliances at TIBA. “The integration between TIBA and Parker Technology will provide a secure and intuitive way to seamlessly assist parkers on their way in and out of parking facilities via video or audio communication across TIBA’s X-60 product line. TIBA and Parker Technology look forward to empowering parking operators to continue to innovate and elevate the customer experience and value to their customers.”
“Our two organizations have a history of collaborative sales success and I appreciate the engineering and integration expertise TIBA brought to the partnership to make this solution possible. We know two-way video contributes to a better customer experience and we’re excited to deliver it to TIBA’s customers,” said Brian Wolff, President & CEO of Parker Technology.
Parker Technology has worked cooperatively for years with many TIBA dealers, giving them the ability to deliver a better customer experience and share monthly recurring revenue. As part of this new partnership, TIBA, Parker and the TIBA VAR network will align sales and marketing efforts to work in tandem, creating mutual value and exceeding customers’ expectations.
About Parker Technology
For parking operators who have limited resources to manage intercom and inbound customer service calls, Parker Technology combines parking domain expertise, a flexible software platform and their professional customer service center, or your staff, to ensure customer problems are resolved efficiently and according to the facility’s business rules. Parker helps clients create a better customer experience, while collecting more revenue, keeping traffic moving, freeing up internal staff to focus on higher-priority on-site tasks, and gathering data insights to run operations more effectively. Learn more at www.helpmeparker.com.
About TIBA Parking Systems
TIBA Parking Systems, a FAAC Group company, is the leader of solutions for the parking and mobility industry. With the most advanced and flexible systems, TIBA products are scalable, reliable and user-friendly. TIBA is wholly committed to an “Engaged Parking Experience” through a focus on superior products, providing the industry’s most configurable solutions, and delivering a first-rate customer success partnership. TIBA’s flexible cloud architecture enables parking operators to leverage technology and market trends and unlock new revenue opportunity. TIBA serves parking operators and owners both directly and through an extensive network of value-added resellers. Visit www.tibaparking.com to learn more.
Vision Components marks 25th anniversary
The German embedded vision pioneer Vision Components celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2021. The year was duly kicked off with a major product launch: VC picoSmart, currently the world’s smallest embedded vision system. The anniversary will also be marked by a webinar series and a hackaton under the motto, ‘There must be a better way to do this’ – a mindset that has always driven product development in the company.
|Caption: Vision Components has been manufacturing embedded vision technology for 25 years, well ahead of current trends; pictured: founder and CEO Michael Engel
In 1995, CEO Michael Engel developed and presented the world’s first industrial-grade smart camera. Founding the company in the year after and taking up series production, he profoundly changed the machine vision market. The freely programmable cameras provided great flexibility for OEMs to design customized solutions for all conceivable vision applications. Many tasks could now be solved by highly compact systems that needed neither an image processing computer nor a control cabinet. After the first generation of smart cameras, Vision Components soon launched the next trailblazing innovations, including the first intelligent vision sensors and the first embedded 3D laser profilers. Most recently, the manufacturer presented the VC picoSmart miniature embedded vision system, fully functional, with all components for frame grabbing and image processing, including FPGA and FPU, and as small as a conventional image sensor module. In addition, Vision Components is also a leader in the development and manufacture of MIPI camera modules for flexible embedded vision designs based on single-board computers; the company offers the widest range of sensors in this segment, along with drivers and powerful accessories for a speedy successful commissioning. Vision Components ensures long-term availability of all its products for commercial projects.
Tattile provides advanced vehicle tracking in Turkey
The Turkish governmental forces invested in technological systems to grant the everyday life citizens’ protection and to facilitate the resolution of criminal acts. For this purpose, Tattile, together with the great experience and certified knowledge of its trusted local partner,provided an advanced vehicle tracking network all over the country, using its sophisticated ANPR cameras.
Several hundred Vega Smart 2HD ANPR cameras double head family have been installed aiming to prevent crime offences. The embedded ANPR software of the traffic monitoring camera read the license plates of all vehicles passing in front of the device.
The on-board intelligence also enables to recognize vehicle features regardless of the plate number: the traffic monitoring cameras are equipped with an embedded BCC software to allow comparison between the license plate and the brand, colour, class of the vehicle. This enables the public security forces to verify if the collected data (licence plate and vehicles features) matches those registered on the provincial police archives. This feature is very useful to identify vehicles which license plate has been replaced with another one.