Container ID for Terminals
Region: Hong Kong, HKSAR
At any container port or terminal, the number of lorries and containers entering and leaving is phenomenal during peak hours. Containers are loaded on to lorries and manually checked and verified to confirm that the correct container is loaded onto the correct lorry. Although every detail is carefully checked before the lorry leaves the terminal, it is not always possible to ensure that the containers have left on the assigned lorries.
In order to better control and improve efficiency, various ports and custom borders deployed VECON-CON to ensure that highly accurate records are made of the pairs of containers and lorries that entered the terminal together. The system is also used to verify that the correct pairs of containers and lorries leave the terminal together.
At CSX World Terminals in Hong Kong, and at another terminal in China, VECON-CON is used in many applications from providing real-time global tracking and tracing of containers to automating terminal operations, to monitoring the loading and unloading operations at the berths.
The terminals gained many advantages and enhancements as a result of their use of VECON-CON including:
- Enhanced terminal entrance/exit security.
- Increased efficiency and TEU throughput.
- Cost saving on human resources required for repetitive tasks.
- Easy integration with existing infrastructure and systems.
Mobile ALPR for Law Enforcement – ‘Electronic Blitz’
Region: Sao Paulo, Brazil
To solve the problem of unregistered vehicles traveling on Brazilian roads, AVT’s
strategic partners ISES Corp and SERTTEL have developed a cost-effective mobile solution that meets the needs of the Sao Paolo Police Traffic Enforcement Authority. The requirements for the project were to be able to set up an ‘Electronic Blitz’ location where vehicle license plate numbers could be checked and compared with the national database of vehicles in real-time and issue an infringement notice on the spot for those vehicles that are found to be breaking the law.
Loop detectors are placed close to the camera in order to trigger license plate captures. These two devices are then connected to the mobile PC located up to 20 meters away.
When a vehicle enters the ‘checking lane’ – the license plate is captured and compared to the national database of vehicles. An infringement notice is immediately issued
if the vehicle is found to be unregistered.
The driver is then issued with the infringement notice.
The ‘Blitz Electronic’ initiative has proven to be a resounding success story, with plans well underway to deploy more mobile systems nationwide to enforce the road laws in this country.
- Cost-effective, utilizing off-the-shelf hardware
- Easy setup and operation
- Highly accurate
- Effective utilization of existing human resources