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Nonstop access, car recognition key trends in car park management systems

Automatic number plate recognition and long-range RFID top makers' product development initiatives. They are also introducing intelligent parking guidance.



  • Nonstop access control highlighted: Manufacturers are adopting long-range RFID solutions to achieve nonstop access control using 433MHz active and soon 2.4GHz active or 915MHz passive RFID. This enables systems to read cards or tickets at 3 to 15m.
  • Car recognition integrated: Automatic number plate recognition is gaining traction. Companies are adding CCTV cameras and have launched platforms with 95 percent accuracy at 60kph and 65 percent between 60 and 80kph. For improved reliability, they combine RFID and ANPR.
  • Intelligent parking guidance: The latest models can automatically allocate parking lots, and provide user group, time and access flow information. Some include parking location terminals for enhanced vehicle search.
  • System bus upgrades: CAN and TCP/IP interfaces are replacing the traditional EIA-485. The first is preferred for its high reliability, long range, offline operation and optical isolation design for lightning protection. TCP/IP is also popular for its improved performance. Most suppliers plan to develop EIA-485-to-TCP/IP converters to facilitate migration at lower costs.
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