• hazard identification number,HIN, hazard identification number placard, un number
  • hazmat plate reading, hazardous material, HAZMAT, NFPA 704, hazardous chemical, dangerous goods


CARMEN® Automatic Dangerous Goods Recognition (ADR)

is developed to recognize and decipher the hazard identification number (Kemler code) of commercial vehicles carrying hazardous materials. By reading the HIN numbers, traffic monitoring and road safety systems become highly automated, and therefore maintain safer roads, tunnels or bridges while transporting these dangerous elements. CARMEN® ADR identifies the materials being carried and provides emergency responders with the ability to reference the information on the codes to quickly identify the materials’ hazards. The CARMEN® ADR software successfully recognizes the three figures of HIN codes on transport vehicles from a variety of image sources, which offers great flexibility.
CARMEN® ADR 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® ADR provides solution for common problems by:
  • Automated ADR (HIN) code reading that saves time and resources
  • Faster, more accurate inventory tracking and surveillance
  • Safer and more secure roads, bridges and tunnels

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

CARMEN® ADR offers the advantage with its ability to automatically read hazard identification numbers – HIN (Kemler Code) and recognize even blank plates, while adapting to environmental changes for 24/7 operation. It is fast and easy with straightforward use with any hardware, compatible with any image source (analog / digital / still images / MJPEG video streams) and supports both Windows and Linux platforms. Its development libraries (DLL, SO) allow flexible integration through their SDK, and in server mode CARMEN® ADR is able to perform parallel processing and handling of unlimited camera inputs.


Purpose Automatic recognition of hazard identification numbers – HIN/Kemler code recognition software for various intelligent traffic systems to enhance safety of traffic and roads
Supported operating systems Windows (32/64 bit) 
Linux (32/64 bit)
Supported platforms x86_32 | x86_64 | ARMv7
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 
Hazard identification number in ASCII text 
Position of the plate 
Confidence level in percentage 
Confidence levels for each characters 
List of further suggestions for each character 
Individual result for each image 
Color of plate (optional) 
Location of each plate on one image
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


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

CARMEN® ADR 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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