Kria unveils more compact enforcement system
System miniaturisation is opening the way to some exciting new enforcement applications, says Kria's Stefano Arrighetti
A growing, maturing set of enforcement applications and a new-generation system which is half the size of its predecessor are the focus on Kria’s stand. The Italian company, which specialises in 3D vision-based solutions, is finding that its open architecture solution is allowing customers’ applications to evolve in place, says company president Stefano Arrighetti.
“Our profound intellectual investment in the development of both our hardware and software solutions is allowing us to address some really quite complex scenarios. As well as speeding, including section control, dangerous goods tracking and black/white-listing, we are also able to enforce against illegal manoeuvres including right-turn-on-red. But quite often, a customer will request an application and then over time see requirements change. We can address those changes by developing new software procedures and then uploading them remotely. It’s a very flexible way of working.”
Kria has also made big strides in miniaturisation, Arrighetti continues: “Our first-generation stereo camera system featured two units 66cm apart. Our new system has cameras just 33cm apart. This isn’t just miniaturisation for the sake of it – we’re still managing to have a wider footprint, allowing six parallel lane events to be addressed. It also opens the way to a whole new series of applications including, for example, speed enforcement from a moving patrol car. We tested this system in 2013 and a proof of concept is now ready to go.”
Last year, he says was a busy but successful year – one which included the prestigious awarding of system type approval by METAS, Switzerland’s Federal Office of Metrology.