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License plate recognition

A software firm has developed an Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) application that can run on Samsung Techwin’s Open Platform WiseNetIII cameras and domes.

The firm is Arteco, the Italian maker of Video Event Management software (VEMS). The company’s ALPR application has been developed for access control purposes, for use in airports, ports, car parks, distribution centres, industrial parks and critical infrastructure, where there is a need for control of the movement of vehicles. It is supported by Arteco-Logic NEXT VEMS and is able to read license plates at a rate of over one every two seconds with vehicles moving at speeds of up to 50km/h, it is claimed.

The ALPR can store JPEG images remotely via FTP on a server with the JPEG filename containing the plate string, date and time of capture. Via an interface it can be configured for event triggering, alerts and notifications whenever pre-defined plate numbers are read.

Samsung Techwin’s Open Platform WiseNetIII DSP chipset is at the heart of the company’s latest of 1.3, 2 and 3 megapixel high definition video cameras. A user can have the video management software (VMS) that matches project requirements. The processing power of the WiseNetIII DSP chipset also enables it to run multiple edge-based applications such as Arteco ALPR, as well as video analytics, facial recognition and people counting, which can be downloaded in a similar way to adding Apps to a Smartphone.

Peter Ainsworth, Head of Product and Marketing at Samsung Techwin Europe Limited, said: “The availability of the Arteco ALPR application is a welcome addition to a fast growing list of applications that are being developed to run on board the WiseNetIII family of cameras. Tests throughout Europe have shown that the application will work highly effectively with any of the WiseNetIII models but where 24/7 monitoring is required, the IR LEDs built into a number of the cameras and domes, will ensure a high level of performance, regardless of the lighting conditions.”

And Enrico Viarani, Chief Technology Officer at Arteco, said: “We are excited about the opportunity of working with a prestigious name like Samsung on the world market. The quality and high performance of the Samsung Techwin WiseNetIII processor fits in perfectly with the architecture of the ALPR application and we have high hopes for its success globally.

About Arteco

Founded in 1987, ARTECO is a provider of Video Security products based in Faenza, Italy with US operations in St Louis. For more information about Arteco’s Video Event Management Software (VEMS), visit


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