• container code recognition, serial shipping container code
  • SSCC, ISO 6346, intermodal container code, container number


CARMEN® Automatic Container Code Recognition (ACCR)

is created to extract and read the identification codes of ISO 6346 intermodal containers. This ISO code reading capability of shipping containers makes logistic environments more intelligent by building comprehensive databases of traffic movement, automating and simplifying airport, railways or harbors, managing border control inventory and container surveillance systems. CARMEN® ACCR reads the container codes from digital still images, digital image flow or live video signal. The unique serial number with check digit, owner, country code, size, type and equipment category as well as operational marks (if any) of every cargo container are returned with the highest accuracy available on the market.
CARMEN® ACCR offers:
  • High accuracy and recognition rate to reduce data entry errors
  • Increased security and safety of transport units
  • Smooth and problem-free 24/7 operation
  • Easy installation through SDK; user-friendly API

CARMEN® ACCR provides solution for common problems by:
  • Automated ISO 6346/MOCO code reading that saves time and resources
  • Faster, more accurate inventory tracking and surveillance
  • Safer and more secure roads, bridges and tunnels

CARMEN® ACCR is ideal for:
  • Traffic and security system support
  • Business intelligence and video analytics

CARMEN® ACCR offers the advantage with its ability to automatically recognize any vertically and horizontally aligned ISO 6346 (BIC), MOCO (Montan Container), and dimension codes from an image source (e.g. analog or digital cameras; line scanners), and by adapting to environmental changes for 24/7 operation. It is fast, easy and straightforward to use, and multiple image and image sources process the same container code to ensure high recognition accuracy. Its development libraries (DLL, SO) allow flexible integration through their SDK on both Windows and Linux platforms; 32&64 bit; x86, ARM, power PC, and in server mode CARMEN® ACCR is able to perform parallel processing and handling of unlimited camera inputs.


Purpose Automatic recognition of the container codes – a ISO container code recognition software for logistic systems (railway, marine, harbours and airports), supporting ISO 6346 (BIC code) and MOCO code
Supported operating systems Windows (32/64 bit) 
Linux (32/64 bit)
Supported platforms x86_32 | x86_64 |
Minimum system requirements 1 GHz CPU | 512 MB RAM | 1 GB HDD | free port/slot for NNC
Licensing One licence per application thread, multiple license/controller is available
Available neural controllers PCI 2.1 video capture card (FXVD4) 
PCI 2.1 card (FXMC) 
PCIe card (x1) 
USB 2.0 (internal is also available) 
Express card 34 (54 compatible) 
PC 104+ card
Input Still image from file or memory in any image format 
Live analog video input (PAL or NTSC) 
Live digital camera input
Output OCR data 
ISO Container code in ASCII text 
Position of the code 
Confidence level in percentage 
Confidence levels for each characters 
ID of the best image 
Country ID and dimension information (optional)
Trigger Can be integrated with any trigger device (recommended when recognizing from live image stream) 
Software motion detection module is included
Supported programming languages under Windows C/C++, C# 
Visual Basic .NET 
Supported programming languages under Linux C/C++, Java
In the box Development libraries: .dll, .so files 
Demo application, sample codes for each progamming language 
Neural network controller 
Comprehensive digital documentation on CD


Technical specifications are subject to change without prior notice. This document does not constitute an offer.


CARMEN® ACCR SOFTWARE BROCHURE pdf   Product description in PDF
CARMEN® SOFTWARE VERSIONS pdf   A comprehensive review of all CARMEN® software versions
ARH PRODUCT CATALOG pdf   Comprehensive brochure showcasing all of our traffic, license plate recognition, passport, travel document, ID reader and biometric (AFS/AFIS) products

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