OCR SOFTWARE FOR UIC RAILWAY CODE RECOGNITION

CARMEN® RAILWAY CODE RECOGNITION (UIC)

is created to extract and read the UIC numbers from rolling stock. By recognizing the UIC codes on train cars, Carmen® UIC provides unparalleled accuracy and speed for railway transportation applications. Commercial railway system operators can register passing railway carriages – carrying cargo or passengers – without human assistance by taking advantage of automatic railway code recognition, which in turn can be stored and processed for statistical or system management purposes. By automatically reading the UIC code numbers of railway wagons from an image or video signal for international and logistic operations, Carmen® UIC enables railway system operators to access important data of the contents of each wagon, as well as the date, time and location of the railway cars.
CARMEN® UIC offers:
  • High accuracy and industry leading high recognition rates
  • Real-time traceability of passenger and cargo railway cars
  • Smooth and problem-free 24/7 operation
  • Easy integration through SDK and user-friendly API

CARMEN® UIC provides solution for common problems by:
  • Automating UIC code reading, saving time and resources
  • Allowing faster, more accurate tracking of wagons
  • Increasing safety on railways by providing live traffic data

CARMEN® UIC is ideal for:
  • Railway operators, infrastructure companies and transportation authorities
  • Business intelligence, railroad traffic and safety analytics

CARMEN® UIC offers the advantage with its ability to automatically read wagon numbers or UIC codes, 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® UIC is able to perform parallel processing and handling of unlimited camera inputs.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION
Purpose Automatic recognition of the railway vehicle ID numbers – am UIC wagon/coash number recognition software for various intelligent railroad management systems.
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
INTERFACE
Input Still image from file or memory in any image format 
(BMP | PNG | JPEG | JPEG2K | RAW) 
Live digital camera input
Output OCR data 
UIC number in ASCII text 
Position of the UIC 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
DEVELOPMENT TOOLS
Supported programming languages under Windows C/C++, C# 
Visual Basic .NET 
Java
Supported programming languages under Linux C/C++
In the box Development libraries: .dll, .so files 
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.

What is a UIC Code?

Wagon numbers (or coach numbers) are key data for railway operations. UIC codes help identify and track railway wagons for railway operators, infrastructure companies and transportation authorities. UIC, by the way, stands for the the French name of the International Union of Railways.

UIC code recognition

Carmen® UIC offers automatic recognition of UIC codes on railway wagons with the highest accuracy and recognition rates in the industry.

The image source can either be analog, digital or IP cameras – Carmen® UIC accepts still images or MJPEG video streams as well. By adding illumination to the cameras, the software is able to adapt to the environmental changes for a smooth 24/7 operation. It is fast, easy and straightforward to use.

Arriving in a form of an SDK, its development libraries (DLL, SO) allow flexible integration on both Windows and Linux platforms. In server mode Carmen® ACCR is able to perform parallel processing and handling of unlimited camera inputs.

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

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