License Plate Recognition Number Plate Recognition
Automatic Vehicle Identification Car Plate Readers
Recognition Software Plate Recognition Devices

We design, manufacture and market both OCR software and integrated OCR devices for Automatic Recognition of Vehicle License Plates: processing vehicle registration numbers (number plates) automatically by computer systems.

According to statistics there are currently more than half a billion cars on the roads worldwide. It therefore comes as no surprise that automatic number plate recognition ( ANPR) processes have become an integral part of traffic control and security. We need a number plate recognition technology that demonstrates a combination of speed, accuracy and cost-efficiency.

The CARMEN ANPR technology meets all these requirements, being fast, highly accurate and cost-effective.As proof of its success, AR Hungary is working with approximately 1,200 system integration clients across the globe, and operating many thousands of CARMEN ANPR systems in more than 120 countries.

How does the CARMEN ANPR work?
The camera takes a picture of the detected vehicle
CARMEN locates the number plate within the picture and reads the number using character recognition technology
The picture and relevant data is then forwarded to the system responsible for data storage and further processing

Through the combination of various software versions and available optional hardware, AR Hungary Inc. offers a range of flexible solutions to system integration companies.
CARMEN Parking - the cost-effective solution; ideal for vehicle entry
CARMEN FreeFlow - the unlimited; free flow recognition practical for vehicles passing at high speed
Different dongles for various SW versions: USB, PCIe, FXVD4 card, single or multi license
The FXVD4mc_s video capture card; connecting any analogue camera to the system
The FXCAMd 102 digital ANPR camera with motorized optic for easy installation and ideal image quality
The FXCAM IBW_2000 ANPR camera; a "plug-and-play" pre-set solution for the optimal image
. The smart ANPR camera, the all-in-one unit, integrated ANPR in the camera
The CAR PC shock resistant mini computer, ideal for mobile applications

Features of the CARMEN ANPR Engine
Works in numerous countries- recognizes characters of Roman, Cyrillic, Chinese, and Arabic alphabets and so on
High rate of recognition - over 98% with alphanumeric number plates
Fast recognition - the full reading process takes around 100 milliseconds
Cost-effective technology - outstanding price/performance ratio
Easy and fast to integrate - various operating systems and programming languages

Since you have been reading this text, more than 100,000 number plates have been read and identified by the CARMEN APNR engine in five continents across the world at the following locations:
Multi-storey car parks
Paid parking lots
Underground car parks
Pedestrian precincts
Truck stops
Border crossings
High traffic junctions
Protected sites
Restricted areas

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