Published on 25 April, 2012
Bosch Security Systems introduces the DINION capture for consistent, high-quality images of vehicle license plates at speeds up to 225 kilometers (140 miles) per hour. Using advanced optics, it obtains clear, legible plate images up to nearly 30 meters (92 feet) away even in dark conditions, enabling accurate vehicle identification. Available models include analogue versions or IP imagers that feature ONVIF conformance for seamless integration with customers’ existing surveillance infrastructures.
The new imagers feature the Night Capture Imaging System, which delivers a burst of infrared illumination while simultaneously filtering out visible light. This technology ensures clear license plate images in complete darkness while also eliminating the negative effects of headlight glare. In addition, Advanced Ambient Compensation combines high-intensity pulsed infrared illumination, an ultra-fast shutter and automatic mode switching to minimise overexposure from sunlight as well as glare from headlights or taillights for more accurate automatic license plate recognition.
Up to six adjustable modes allow customers to optimise the imager for capturing plates specific to the local region. This feature also allows for fine-tuning for specific license plate recognition algorithms or for configuring automatic mode changes in varying ambient light.
The new imager and optional attached overview camera both include Bosch DINION 20-bit processing for clear images even in low light and high-contrast settings. The overview day/night camera captures a wide view image to aid in vehicle make and model identification, delivering excellent color reproduction during the day and crisp monochrome images at night.
IP models integrate easily with Bosch Digital Video Recorders, the Bosch Video Management System and Bosch Video Client. Conformance with the latest ONVIF standard also ensures support by third-party video management systems.
The robust outdoor housing is IP 67/NEMA 4X rated, making it ideal for monitoring parking lots and public areas, as well as for access control.