Megapixel cameras boost license plate recognition application in Korea

A single 2-megapixel camera from Arecont Vision can view two lanes, cutting requirements in half


Los Angeles, CA (July 24, 2012) – Clear images from Arecont Vision 2 megapixel IP cameras enable the use of fewer cameras in a license plate recognition (LPR) installation in the city of Ulju-gun, Ulsan, South Korea. Given the higher resolution of Arecont Vision's AV2105 cameras, the Korean city was able to use a single camera to view two lanes rather than requiring a camera for each lane. This one simple change provided a 60 percent cost savings without compromising the system's ability to read license plates.

Daesung Net Co., Ltd., the installing dealer for the Ulju-gun surveillance project, was looking to reduce system costs while preserving system performance. The systems integrator also wanted superior image quality and high resolution video in minimum illumination situations with easy installation.

Vehicles are often used by people committing crimes, and the Ulju-gun government wanted a system that could recognize a license plate number and lead to an arrest. Ulju-gun administrators incorporated opinions from the police department and other local organizations in implementing the new system, which included a total of 70 Arecont Vision AV2105 cameras.

“The benefits of using Arecont Vision megapixel video cameras with LPR are increased resolution and wider coverage,” said Becky Zhou, Vice President of Sales – Asia Pacific Region, Arecont Vision. “The picture quality and digital zoom capabilities of the Arecont Vision camera line provide a tremendous value to the city of Ulju-gun.”

Arecont Vision's AV2105 is a 2 megapixel H.264 IP camera that provides video at 24 frames per second (fps). The camera uses H.264 compression to minimize bandwidth and storage needs. The camera's combination of H.264 compression and superior low-light performance made it a natural choice for the Ulju-gun municipal surveillance project.