Hanwha Techwin Launches a License Plate Recognition Solution

Hanwha Wisenet Road

Hanwha Techwin announced the release of Wisenet Road AI, a new line of Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) cameras that feature Make, Model, and Color Recognition (MMCR) to identify vehicles using AI technology. The cameras support real-time viewing, event monitoring, forensic search, and a range of widgets and graphs that display traffic statistics.

Users can search for vehicles based on a number of attributes, including date/time, license plate, photo, type, brand, model, and color. In addition to displaying plate and vehicle attributes, the Road AI edge-based app also supports black/white list event notification. As a standalone system, the application can support up to 10,000 detailed records, including the images of plate and vehicles, on the LPR camera’s internal SD card. In addition to camera-based storage and search features, Wisenet Road AI is integrated with VMS solutions from companies such as Genetec, Milestone, and Hanwha’s own Wisenet WAVE. Event notifications, descriptive metadata, and traffic metrics are always accessible.

For low-mid speed applications, the PNV-A9081RLP and PNO-A9081RLP cameras are ideal for community traffic observation and parking applications. For higher speed applications, the new global shutter-based TNO-7180RLP supports LPR and MMCR at up to 155 MPH with 18x zoom and IR for long range reads up to 165 feet at any time of the day.

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Wisenet Road AI cameras, with the embedded and permanently licensed Road AI application, require no external application to read license plates or other vehicle attributes. The cameras are also easy to install due to their wide angles and high resolution 4K sensors, according to the company.

Ray Cooke
Ray Cooke

“Our goal was to design a new generation of cost-effective LPR cameras that deliver the benefits that deep learning AI algorithms can provide, in terms of both image quality and data capture performance,” said Ray Cooke, senior vice president of products, solutions, and integrations at Hanwha Techwin America. “The ease of installation, enhanced accuracy, and meaningful traffic insights derived from the Road AI solution bring a new level of intelligence to businesses, campuses, and smart city developers.”