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Vision Components offers ‘smart upgrade’ for IP cameras

First publishedin ITS International
2016 November December
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Vision Components' Q-Board

Image processing specialist Vision Components is offering road authorities a way to make existing IP cameras ‘smart’. The company’s Q-Board carries an ANPR library and character recognition software and can be retrofitted into existing IP camera to provide additional services while retaining the original video streaming function. 

Streamed output from the sensor is sent to the 40mm x 50mm Q-Board via a switch thereby enabling the system to detect registration plates with, according to the company, an accuracy in excess of 96%. The integrated FFmpeg allows the system to accommodate streaming and supports most standards IP streaming protocols, video codecs and container formats.

“The Q-Board is an easy-to-install solution for authorities wanting to move to smarter ways of operating but without the budget to upgrade all their cameras,” said Vision Components VP of sales, Jan-Eric Schmitt.

At the recent Vision Show, the company also displayed a prototype all-in-one photo-evidence enforcement system. The unit houses two cameras (black and white IR-based ANPR plus colour contextual), ANPR software and both IR and visible wavelength illumination.

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