CARMEN Parking Lane
License Plate Recognition Software

CARMEN® Parking Lane is a specific version of our ANPR technology. It can be used for 1 or 2 lanes of parking and access control systems.

CARMEN Parking Lane Number Plate Recognition Engine

With integration CARMEN® Parking Lane into parking management systems, it becomes possible to automate vehicle entry to and exit from a car park or a secure zone and to use the recognised registration number for inventory management.

The usage of CARMEN® Parking Lane with our specially designed camera set - equipped and synchronised with a IR flash - provides quick and accurate identification of vehicles 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, without human assistance or any driver co-operation.

The CARMEN® Parking Lane ANPR engine and its SDK is specially designed and developed for parking management applications (with one or two lanes) where automatic identification of vehicles is needed.

Technical specifications of CARMEN® Parking Lane ANPR software
Supported Operating Systems · Windows 7
· Windows Vista (32bit only)
· Windows XP
· Windows 2003
· Windows 2000
Programming Languages · Visual C/C++
· Visual Basic 6.0
· Borland Delphi
· Visual Basic .NET
· C#
· Java
Software Development Kit · DLLs, ActiveX components, OCX files
Type of Plates · Recognition is country and font independent
· Any Latin, Arabic, Chinese, Korean and Cyrillic characters can be recognized
· State/country region recognition (optional)
Image Input · Still image from memory of file (BMP,JPEG,JPEG2000)
· Live analogue video input (PAL or NTSC)
Trigger · Trigger is needed for starting the recognition
(key press, inductive loop, IR barrier, IR sensor etc.)
Limitation: one recognition per channel in every three seconds (3 sec delay between two recongnition processes on the same channel)
Processing time dependences · Image quality (complexity, noise level, etc.)
· Image size
· Processing power (CPU speed)
· Parameter settings
Output · Plate number in ASCII/UNICODE
· Position of plate
· Positions of characters
· Tip list for each characters
· Confidence levels for each tips
· Colour of plate (optional)
· Country ID (optional)
· Locating more plates on one image
Documentation · Reference manual in electronic format
System Requirements · Intel, PIII 1 GHz or higher Intel CPU (128MB RAM)
· Free PCI (2.1) / PC104+ slot
Licensing · 1 licence required per camera channel