• freeway camera, traffic camera, traffic control camera
  • 24/7 number plate recognition, ANPR camera
  • Automated Number Plate Recognition camera



is a versatile industrial IP camera specifically designed for automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) in any traffic speed. The camera consistently captures high quality images in a variety of environments and light conditions. The camera's unique optical module with auto-adjustable shutter time and real-time motion detection-based self-triggering also ensures appropriate image capturing at virtually any speed – even up to 255 km/h (158 mph).

The camera can be enhanced with a variety of add-on components for specific functions or circumstances. Synchronized light sources are recommended at sites where extra brightness is necessary. A second 3 megapixel optic can also be added to the camera to perform license plate reading and provide overview images. Added built-in or external radars can deliver more precise triggering than software-based motion sensing, which is a less resource-intensive solution at high-speed roads and traffic congestion.
FreewayCAM offers:
  • High quality image capturing for speed up to 255 km/h (158.5 mph)
  • Best OCR accuracy in license plate recognition based systems

FreewayCAM provides solution for common problems by:
  • Automatic and maintenance-free 24/7 operation
  • Easily Installation, auto-setup wizard for simple configuration

FreewayCAM is ideal for:
  • Low infrastructure systems
  • Tolling systems
  • Flexible hardware/software integration for ITS based systems; direct upload of user apps

FreewayCAM camera’s built-in auto-setup function helps the easy integration and configuration into any system while its embedded server offers remote access from over the web. The device’s automatic brightness control is specifically designed for vehicle plate recognition and aided by its IR (or optional white) LED illumination that is synchronized with image capturing and control.

Imaging   WVGA Camera   HD Camera   FHD Camera
Resolution (H × V pixels)   752 × 480   1280 × 720   1920 × 1080, 1920 × 1440
Sensor   B&W, Progressive scanCMOS 1/3"   Color, CCD 1/3”   Color, CCD 1/1.8”
Max. frame rate (at all resolution)   60 frames/sec   30 frames/sec   30 frames/sec (1920 × 1080)
Exposure control   Global shutter, software adjustable 1/30 s – 1/30000 s
Output format   JPEG, MJPEG stream   JPEG, MJPEG stream, H.264
JPEG quality   Adjustable between 40 % – 90 %
Day/night mode   Configurable day/night mode switching
Lens   WVGA Camera   HD Camera   FHD Camera
Lens type   5.2 – 58.8 mm with high precision motorized positioning   15.0 – 50.0 mm with high precision motorized positioning
Iris   Automatic motorized, programmable
Focus   Automatic motorized, programmable
Zoom   Automatic motorized, programmable
Optical filter   Fixed, IR pass above 720 nm   Switchable: All pass / IR cut above 850 nm
Recommended ANPR range   3 m – 20 m (10 feet – 65 feet)

High quality SMD IR LED (optional white LED), regulated

IR wavelength  

850 nm (white LED: 435 – 750 nm)

Number of LEDs   8
Intensity   3 preconfigured modes (low, medium, high)
Flash time   Software adjustable, up to 950 µs
Additional illuminator   Optional
Processing & I/O   WVGA Camera   HD Camera   FHD Camera
CPU   400 MHz DSP with image processing chip (X9)   500 MHz DSP with image processing chip (X25)   ARM Dual Core 2x766Mhz
Operating memory   64 MB   64 MB + 128 MB   1 GB + 256 MB
Storage memory   256 MB   32 GB (SD only)
Operating system   ucLinux
Communication protocol   ARP, ICMP, TCP/IP, DHCP, NTP, FTP, HTTP, SMTP, RTP
Communication interface   Ethernet, 100 Mbit/sec
Radar   Optional
Measurement principle   Doppler-Radar
Measurement range   0 – 255 km/h (0 – 158.5 mph)
Radar frequency   24.165 GHz, K-Band
Type of detection   Selectable uni- or bidirectional
Installation angle   25° for official speed measurement
Operating mode   Counting (signed) speed
Electrical data   WVGA Camera   HD Camera   FHD Camera
Input voltage   24 V – 28 V AC
Basic power consumption   7 W – 14 W   8 W – 15 W   11 W – 17 W
Power consumption with heating   31 W   32 W   35 W    
Conformity   CE, RoHS, FCC
I/O ports   Opto Isolated In/Out, RS232
Junction box   Optional
Mechanical data   WVGA Camera   HD Camera   FHD Camera
Operating temperature   -45 °C to 55 °C
(-49 °F to 131 °F)
  -45 °C to 50 °C (-49 °F to 122 °F)*
Startup temperature   -40 °C (-40 °F)
IP rating   IP67
Dimensions (L × W × H)   386 mm × 147 mm × 160 mm (15.2" × 5.8" × 6.3")
with bracket: 412 mm × 147 mm × 270 mm (16.2" × 5.8" × 10.6")
with bracket and radar: 412 mm × 147 mm × 340 mm (16.2" × 5.8" × 13.4")
  389 mm × 156 mm × 162 mm (15.3" × 6.2" × 6.4")
with bracket: 424 mm × 156 mm × 270 mm (16.7" × 6.2" × 10.6")
with bracket and radar: 424 mm × 156 mm × 340 mm (16.7" × 6.2" × 13.4")
Weight (without bracket)   4.3 kg (9.5 lbs)   4.8 kg (10.6 lbs)
Weight (bracket)   0.6 kg (1.32 lbs)
Housing material   Aluminum
Housing color   RAL 9007 / Optional Custom
Shield color   RAL 9007 / Optional Custom
*Internal temperature
Technical specifications are subject to change without prior notice. This document does not constitute an offer.
FREEWAYCAM BROCHURE pdf   Product description in PDF
FREEWAYCAMRT BROCHURE pdf   Hardware-triggered ANPR/LPR IP camera
RECOGNITION CAMERAS & SENSORS FAMILY pdf   The complete list of all cameras and sensors
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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