Carmen GO® is a ready-to-use LPR application that lets you transform any live video stream or recorded video
into LPR data – in less than 3 minutes from first installation.
Why to use LPR? Know and value your returning customers by plate.
Increase security. Automate access control systems.
Make better decisions based on accurate statistical data… and more.
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LPR-based systems keep roads and properties safe, by reading the plates of entering/exiting vehicles, reducing accidents and detecting speed and traffic violators.
Traffic monitoring systems help avoiding traffic jams, ease the operation of toll & border control systems, and offer convenient access control at any public area or private property.
COST EFFICIENCY & AUTOMATION
Identifying vehicles automatically, the
system does its job – reducing
the need for human resources, saving
a vast amount of money.
1. INPUT SELECTION
CARMEN® GO accepts any standard video stream from any digital camera.
Simply select camera type, enter its IP address and login details, then specify the data output format and location via the intuitive, user-friendly interface. Setup is done.
2. AUTOMATIC LICENSE PLATE RECOGNITION
The ARH intelligent vehicle detection algorithm facilitates video triggering, automatically identifies vehicles and reads their license plate. Under the hood, the world-leader Carmen® engine is in operation that supports more than 150 countries and 30,000+ plate types.
3. OUTPUT IN VARIOUS FORMATS
Extracted data is automatically sent to remote locations or saved locally. Output data consists of the license plate, country code, image IDs, and date & time.
Carmen GO® comes with a great and easy-to use GUI and lot of smart functions designed to make your life easier and your business to thrive.
Process multiple streams at the same time. It can be multiple lanes of a road or entry / exit lanes of an area.
Select the LPR engine, set field of interest and various other settings to adapt the software capabilities for your application.
Carmen GO utilizes the world leader Carmen® license plate recognition engine, developed by ARH Inc. All types, alphabets and countries are supported.
See what’s happening on the road. The passing vehicles are automatically recognized with the state-of-the-art Vehicle Detection technology and only those images are processed which include the license plates.
All events are saved and stored in the internal database or automatically transferred to a pre-defined server. REST API access is also available.
Here is how the amazing user experience is guaranteed
Going under the hood…
CARMEN® GO supports the following video file/stream formats: MKV (H.264), MP4 (H.264), ASF (MPEG4), MJPEG, AVI (H.264) and camera stream protocols: HTTP, HTTPS and RTSP.
Microsoft Windows® 10 - 64 bit OS versions. One free USB 2.0 / 3.0 port or Mini PCIe port for the required NNC hardware key.
OUTPUT DATA & FORMATS
Output data includes number plate characters, country/state information and event image. Output formats are: datastream, CSV datafile and FTP upload. Internal database (JSON format) is also available and accessible through rest API.
MOST OF THE LPR SOFTWARE COME IN A FORM OF SDK AND REQUIRE INTEGRATION.
But CARMEN® GO is DIFFERENT.
It is a ready-to-use, plug & play application that runs on Microsoft Windows®
and requires no software integration to use.
It takes less than a minute to install and
it immediately produces reliable LPR results.
Compared to regular systems, Carmen® GO helps you:
SAVING DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES
No need for programming or complex integration. The system is plug & play and ready to use.
As there is no need for development, remarkable time can be saved, the project can be started sooner and deadlines can be scheduled better.
CARMEN® GO works with any existing digital camera system, there is no need for upgrading it or acquiring new technology.
CARMEN® GO SUPPORTED COUNTRIES
30,000+ known plates from almost every country and region globally.
Powered by the Industry’s Number 1 ALPR engine: Carmen® by ARH Inc.
IS MY COUNTRY SUPPORTED?
What’s in the box?
CARMEN® GO SOFTWARE APPLICATION
and ready-to-use software with an LPR engine.
HARDWARE PROTECTION KEY
a USB dongle that protects
the software’s operation
By purchasing Carmen® GO
YOU WILL GET
For USING Carmen® GO ALL YOU NEED IS:
Any network camera model
by any vendor.
PC OR SERVER
A Microsoft Windows® 10 PC
or server with storage.
frequently asked questions
Yes, Carmen® offers country-independent recognition of not only Latin characters, but also Arabic, Cyrillic, Chinese, Korean, Thai and many more, as well as reflective, non-reflective, personalized and special interest plates that are typical in many U.S. states.
Technically and legally (as there is no such thing as camera license) yes, you can connect any IP camera with any license. We recommend using IP cameras made especially for LPR purposes, for example our own camera portfolio.
CARMEN® GO provides results really quickly altough processing speed depends on factors such as image resolution, engine type, PC performance, image quality, etc. As an example, with an image taken by an ARH FreewayCAM camera processed on a desktop PC, the average processing time is around only 100-150ms.
Carmen® is a world leader in recognition rate, but the rate may depend on many factors, such as image quality, general condition of the license plates, engine type etc.
For example, in Hungary, our ANPR engine with our cameras used on most of the highways, reached a remarkably high, unique percentage of recognition rate which is higher than 98,5 %.
This can vary by license types depending on 1) how many CPU cores your application uses (single, dual or quad core) and also 2) how many video streams you would like to process parallel (1, 2, 4 or 8 streams).
Carmen® GO is sold with a perpetual license, which means it never expires. It also comes with a limited lifetime software update*, which entitles the purchaser to download software updates throughout the product’s lifetime.
*LPR engine libraries are excluded, as they are available on a yearly-subscription basis. Please review our End User License Agreement for more information on the update policy.
“Carmen GO is easy to use and offers a cost-efficient alternative to conventional LPR solutions. If you don’t do programming, the setup takes only 2 minutes and it immediately produces LPR results – but it can be used as an integrated module, too: using its API we managed seamless integration with 3rd party systems such as drive-off prevention solutions. These systems have the highest recognition rates we have seen so far, opening countless business opportunities across various industries.”Image Analytics Pacific
“The use of the Carmen® engine has produced a very manageable, predictable, cost effective ALPR solution which ATS utilizes as a valuable, technology based efficiency component, of the services we offer our customers.”American Traffic Solutions
“We supply, install and integrate ARH technology for the detection of vehicle registration ANPR in toll stations and parking systems in the Republic of Colombia, with success and complete satisfaction for operators of concessions and users of ITS projects. The DEVITECK projects include ARH cameras and Carmen recognition engine with performance above 98%.”Deviteck
“Carmen® is our main plate recognition engine and all numbers plates are submitted to it. We are completely satisfied with Carmen® which we consider as one of the most efficient among all, and we also appreciate the partnership with ARH employees. They manage to conciliate reactivity and efficacy whatever the question is.”Atos Worldline