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Siemens announces ANPR launch ahead of Traffex

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Less than a week remains before the start of Traffex 2017 where ITS (UK) member Siemens will show off its latest generation automatic number plate recognition camera platform known as ‘Sicore II’.

The firm announced this week that the technology – designed for average speed control and enforcement, low emission or clean air zones and access control – would be launched at the event at Birmingham’s NEC.

“It is a critical time in the ANPR industry where technologies are evolving and communication between devices is becoming more essential in providing smart city solutions and enforcement as a service,” commented Siemens global product marketing manager for enforcement solutions James Riley.

He explained that Sicore II uses the latest camera sensors to enable easy number plate recognition at a variety of distances and vehicle speeds as well as under different environmental and lighting conditions.

The system is capable of three lane coverage with a single camera and can process up to 2500 fast moving vehicles per lane per hour. It also provides reliable operation at temperatures between -30° C and 60°C.

Furthermore the camera units include integrated antennas for communications including H.264 streaming interface, 3G/4G communications and dedicated Wi-Fi connectivity. An in built Virtual Private Network allows safe remote connection without the need for external communication devices.

“The new Sicore II platform is modular and scalable delivering the highest quality, evidentially secure images in all conditions both day and night, and features a powerful quad core processor and integrated state of the art ANPR vision engine”, said Mr Riley.

Siemens will be on stand C10 in the Traffex exhibition hall. ITS (UK)’s new Annual Review containing a full guide to the event for ITS professionals will be available to pick up at the show.