Transport as a business domain covers wide range of special segments. ASAN has been developing and delivering pioneering solutions with its international partners for maritime, railway and parking segments.
Shipping is very special segment. While at sea the main objective of the ship’s crew is to ensure that next harbor is reached safely and on schedule. When at harbor the crews focus is on cargo handling and getting ready to next sea leg. All this requires seamless co-operation from the crew and flawless functioning of the ship’s systems at all conditions.
ASAN’s maritime solutions address the challenges crews face. The key is to make work easier and safer. This is done by ergonomic user interfaces and enabling the integration of information from different systems. In addition to video streams the system screens can display real-time data from the radar screen or navigation system. Video can be integrated with fire detection system to provide immediate status information to fire alarms. In addition to real-time monitoring special events can be also analyzed afterwards from recorded data. This way the crew can continuously improve their processes and learn to prevent dangerous special situations.
Railways have an important role in solving the transportation needs of modern societies and have become one of the fastest growing forms of mass transit. In addition to coping with growth challenges the railway system vendors are forced to tackle rapidly increasing requirements on security solutions.
Trains, metros and trams are very demanding operational environment for camera systems due to continuous vibrations and extreme lighting or weather conditions. Video systems have to also be integrated smoothly into the working environment of engine drivers and conductors so that they would not disturb sometimes very critical tasks.
ASAN together with its partners have combined their knowhow and experience to develop and deliver advanced digital video solutions for trains and trams. With specially designed user interfaces, video encryption, metadata search functions and other special features these solutions are now helping to make safe journeys in several countries all over Europe.
Parking and logistics solutions
Parking facilities, industrial sites and logistics centers have in common that they are always part of a larger entity whose functional efficiency is greatly influenced by the operations of these facilities. Recognizing the license plates from video picture and using this data in access control or traffic directing as well as passing this data to other systems can considerably improve the overall functionality.
ASAN’s solutions have not just helped to improve the security of parking facilities but have also generated measurable improvements in productivity or additional sales. Similarly in logistics centers improving the flow of vehicles save costs while enhancing the safety and security of the center.
It is important to understand that pure license plate recognition is not enough. One has to understand how this information can be used in different systems to the benefit of business operations, customers and personnel.