Published on 16 August, 2010
|Infinova's V1044B IR illuminated day/night IP65-rated cameras are used for lane monitoring|
announced that peripheral ring roads, expressways, interchanges and toll plazas on the outskirts of Bangalore developed by NICE (Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises) are now using a variety of Infinova cameras as part of a customised independent vision-based solution created by Infinova and DELOPT (Deepti Electronics & Electro-Optics Pvt. Ltd.)
to be installed at all eight plazas and their 106 total toll lanes.
"Since the plazas are located throughout the entire length of the highway, it was extremely difficult for management to manage tolls and control revenue pilferage,"
explains Milind Borkar, Infinova Vice President Sales for India and the Middle East. "With our wide range of cameras, we were able to provide NICE with exactly what was needed for each specific section of the highway."
Infinova's V1044B IR illuminated day/night IP65-rated cameras are used for lane monitoring. These 111 cameras watch over each and every lane, automatically capturing images and license plate details of all vehicles passing, and then passing on the images for recording on a 24/7 basis. These cameras are connected to DELOPT's Image Camera Module (ICM) which includes additional information such as lane ID, user ID, and date and time details which are overlaid onto the image non-destructively. A live feed of the lane cameras is also provided to the toll collection stations.
At bigger plazas, nine Infinova V1749NIP PTZ cameras are installed to monitor traffic while, at smaller plazas and administrative buildings, 52 Infinova V6642 IP fixed dome day/night cameras are used. The video management system at each plaza records the video feeds from its cameras and provides playback and extract options. At the tollbooths, images caught by the ICM are also stored in the plaza server to compare with data from point-of-sale transactions from each lane of that plaza. All cameras can be monitored from the Central Control Centre through the system's wireless infrastructure.
According to Borkar, the toll surveillance system has already begun paying dividends. Revenue pilferage has been halted and there has been an increase in revenue collected as determined by the cross verification of vehicle counts. The system has also optimised the utilisation of ground staff. Movement of vehicles is also more orderly, resulting in an increased reliability of traffic control. This has also reduced waiting time for drivers.
More information on Infinova video surveillance solutions is available here