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Adaptive Recognition Introduce Vidar, the First ANPR Camera on the Market With a Built-in Laser Trigger

Vidar Launch Product

Adaptive Recognition proudly presents Vidar, its most versatile, user-friendly, and resilient traffic monitoring camera to date. Thirty years of market experience went into the product design, which features pioneering solutions such as built-in laser triggering. Vidar is powered by the company’s market-leading ANPR software, Carmen®.

An old player in license plate recognition technology, Adaptive Recognition has decades of hands-on experience with traffic monitoring problems the market needs solutions for. The company is familiar with the practical challenges involving setup and installation, and the either/or decisions integrators face, often resulting in unwelcome compromises.

Vidar, named after the ‘Silent God’ of Norse mythology, has been developed with such real-life needs and challenges in mind.

First, Vidar models come equipped with a unique built-in laser trigger. This physical trigger joins forces with two software-based ones. Each of these three triggers works adequately on its own, but their combination in a single device ensures never-before-seen precision and reliability in capturing every single vehicle that passes by.

Second, thanks to having two processors on board, Vidar is powerful enough to cater for ANPR and make and model recognition without compromising speed, image quality, or quantity.

Third, Vidar features a dual optics system, meaning two separate cameras with varifocal lenses and color sensors in one single device. This adds the practical benefit of fully customizable settings for ANPR and overview functions. Users can choose between the options of both cameras set on ANPR mode, or one on ANPR and the other on overview mode, depending on their goals and the type of traffic monitoring project they are working on.

Vidar ANPR camera

Fourth, the camera automatically positions and adjusts itself to the optimum settings to deliver the best quality ANPR, minimizing downtime for installation. It can also perform self-diagnosis, and the little maintenance it needs can be done remotely. Technicians will love it.

Last but not least, Vidar’s sleek design has been developed to tackle even the most extreme light and weather conditions.

Vidar cameras come in five different versions. Two of these are optimized for cloud-based, pay-per-use ANPR for ease of use and scalability. Vidar Smart models on the other hand feature on-board ANPR. Adaptive Recognition offers a 3-year warranty and full technical support for all models.

"Research and development at Adaptive Recognition are grounded in three decades of hands-on experience with ANPR and traffic monitoring. All our products are designed to answer real-world challenges. Vidar, our best traffic camera to date, is a culmination of experience and innovation, featuring industry-first solutions such as the built-in laser trigger and two independent, fully synchronized cameras. For a sophisticated product, it is also low maintenance and affordable. Look out for Vidars on highways, city streets, country roads, or at parking lots, retail facilities, airports, shipping ports all over the world" says Adaptive Recognition CEO Laszlo Kis.

Vidar ANPR camera

Vidar isn't just a robust and reliable ANPR camera; it's also highly versatile. This means that it can be used for virtually any traffic project, from access control/parking and city traffic monitoring through smart city and toll collection to highway/motorway speed and traffic enforcement. In short, if the project requires spot-on vehicle detection and the reading and recognition of a standardized ID – the license plate – then Vidar is your ideal partner.

This powerhouse of a camera can be integrated into parking systems with ease. Thanks to features such as the variable focal length and the motorized zoom and focus objective, Vidar can provide optimal ANPR results in a 4–20-meter distance. In addition, the camera features built-in synchronized IR flash, allowing Vidar to capture pitch-perfect images of vehicles and their license plates even in complete darkness (0 Lux) – without high-level energy consumption.

Vidar ANPR camera monitoring traffic

Versatility doesn't end at Vidar's hardware, however. Customers have the option to order their Vidar cameras with on-board ANPR and MMR (color, make & model recognition), ensuring that instant ANPR-ready images are forwarded to the traffic monitoring system. Some Vidar models aren't equipped with on-board ANPR, but that doesn't mean they aren't ANPR-ready by default. With basic Vidar models, customers can choose between cloud-based ANPR+MMR and any of Adaptive Recognition's traditional, on-premise ANPR+MMR software packages. Also, these Vidar cameras are plug-n-play, meaning hassle-free and lightning-fast installation.

Regardless of the chosen Vidar model, customers always get the best that Adaptive Recognition – previously known as ARH Informatics – has to offer. Market-leading ANPR software with exceptional coverage under all conditions is one thing, but now they can also enjoy all the benefits of high-precision ANPR under the hood of Vidar, a powerful camera assembled by the same company that brought Carmen® to you.

About Adaptive Recognition

Adaptive RecognitionAdaptive Recognition is a group of creative minds, developing and manufacturing AI-based image processing technology, for the traffic, security, and identity industries. 

Adaptive Recognition's first major successes came with our globally market-leading Carmen® ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) product, which is capable of automatically recognizing and reading images of car license plates. This was followed by introducing various standardized codes, which are used, among other things, in shipping or printed on ID documents like passports.

The small startup transformed into a professional international company with locations in Denmark, the USA, Asia-Pacific, Central-Europe, and Singapore, with 300+ employees and 30+ representative partners worldwide.

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