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Vision Components is a leading international manufacturer of embedded vision systems. The freely programmable cameras with powerful onboard CPUs perform image processing tasks on their own without additional computer. Vision Compo-nents offers OEMs versatile Linux-based embedded systems for 2D and 3D image processing, supplied as board cameras or in protective casings. These are complemented by a growing range of ultracompact MIPI camera boards, which connect to a variety of different CPU boards. Software libraries and customized solutions are also part of the program. The team of experts can draw on extensive knowledge and over 20 years of experience with imaging applications. The company based in Ettlingen, Germany, was founded in 1996 by Michael Engel, the inventor of the first industrial-grade intelligent camera. Today, Vision Components works with local partners in over 25 countries to provide consistent customer focus and readily available expertise throughout the world.

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New ALPR/ANPR Software Library

POSTED 01/21/2015

Reliable monitoring of road users

New ALPR/ANPR Software Library from Vision ComponentsEttlingen –Vision Components announced a high-performance, hardware-independent OEM software designed for integration into a wide range of surveillance systems. With a typical processing time of 30 ms and a recognition accuracy of more than 96%, the new ALPR/ANPR library (Automatic License Plate / Automatic Number Plate Reader) is very fast and precise. It reliably identifies even dirty, damaged or skewed license plates.

The software can be used throughout the world, and country codes on license plates are recognized with more than 90% accuracy. Weak or suboptimal lighting do not affect operation. The software is suitable for use with Windows- or Linux-based mobile or embedded systems. Typical applications include access control, toll and speed control, traffic analysis, and management of transport fleets. An API enables integration into applications via the programming languages C/C++, .NET, Borland Delphi, Python, or C#.