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Intelligent Traffic Monitoring And Evaluation Beyond ANPR

21 Feb 2011

Traffex 2011 provides STEMMER IMAGING with the opportunity to demonstrate how machine vision technology is helping video based traffic systems to provide more intelligence and greater efficiency together with the ability to address complex traffic applications. On show will be a sophisticated vehicle classification system, the versatile new CVC GigE cameras and a selection of high-resolution GigE cameras for use in both security and surveillance applications.

The vehicle classification system allows both the class of the vehicle (motor- cycle, car, taxi, light van, bus, truck etc) to be identified as well as the vehicle make, model and colour and can be linked in with ANPR systems. It utilises a well-established image processing method, the Manto pattern recognition tool, which is part of the Common Vision Blox hardware independent machine vision toolkit from STEMMER IMAGING. Potential applications for the systems include Congestion charge monitoring and other road toll applications, traffic surveys and monitoring of secure car parks.

The new CVC GE family of cameras take full advantage of the GigE Vision standard, including the ability to transmit images up to 100m over industry- standard Ethernet cables. With a host of features, including enhanced image stabilisation, white balance, wide D functionalities together with a variety of optical zoom lenses ranging from 10x to an industry-leading 36x, these cameras can produce high quality images of moving objects even in challenging lighting conditions, for example in underground car parks or traffic monitoring at night (for checking registration number plates without interference from the vehicle headlights).

As Europe’s leading independent supplier of vision technology and services to industrial and scientific OEMs, system Integrators and reseller markets, STEMMER IMAGING brings a wealth of tried and tested technology to high-end traffic and safety sectors.

STEMMER IMAGING

Puchheim, Germany

STEMMER IMAGING has been leading the machine vision market since 1987. It is Europe's largest technology provider in this field. In 1997 STEMMER IMAGING presented Common Vision Blox (CVB), a powerful programming library for fast and reliable development and implementation of vision solutions, which has been deployed successfully throughout the world in more than 40,000 imaging applications in various industries.