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Home
 
I-Cube advantage
  
Products
 
CONTAINER Introduction 
 
1 Portal See Gate (2) Solution 
 
 
BROCHURES
 

ContainerBrochures.pdf

SeeGateInformation.pdf

SeeGateNewDesign.pdf

SeeGateInstall.pdf

SeeUtilities AA 06.pdf

SmartService.pdf

 
 
 
License Plate Recognition
 
Choice of applications
 
See Car app
 
SeeCAR Product LINE
 
Train / Rail
 
Weigh bridge integration
 
Plane
 
LPR DLL
 
LPR cameras
 
LPR BROCHURES
 
Overview
 
See LANE
 
Applications:
 
1 Portal See Gate (2) Solution 
 
Container Recognition
 
 
 
Hyster Recognition
 
VEHICLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
 
Weigh Bridges
 
SAB weigh bridges
 
Machine Vision
 
 
Aggregate ID using Image Analysis by I-Cube
 
Image Analysis/Processing Workstations
Sugar Imaging
 
Stockpile Volume Calculation

Hardware Vendors

Counting & Sizing
 
Smoke Monitoring
Camera Vendors
 
 
Where to Buy
 
 
 
Support
 

SeeGateInformation.pdf

SeeGateNewDesign.pdf

SeeGateInstall.pdf

SeeUtilities AA 06.pdf

SmartService.pdf

 SeeContainer SystemTechnical Information
 
 
LPR Demo user manual
 
LPR USER MANUALS
 
HTSOL DLL 
 

DEMOS

 LPR Demo of RSA Customised Plates. zip (3 MB)

 LPR TRAP (ZIP 3 MB)

 LPR SA DEMO (1 MB)

 SPEED DETERMINATION DEMO (2 MB)

SeeLane Install V6.1

Mobile LPR Player

 
Contact Us
 
Feed Back
 
 
News 
 
SARS looks to fast-track customs clearance
 
Harbour clogged by snail rail
 
Delays under control says port
 
SmartGate to proceed next February
 
 
I-Cube Intro Brochure

Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) for Law Enforcement

KZN gets high-tech speed cameras

High Tech Crime Fighting

New speed monitoring system tested

Road Block LPR Solutions

Reference Sites
 
Particulars of LPR projects carried out successfully
 
 
 

 

 


 SYSTEM DESIGN: CONTAINER RECOGNITION / TRACKING SOLUTIONS with I link 247 SYSTEM

I would like to explore the various options you have available, technically and financially.  Hopefully we can find a solution which is both attractive from a financial and technical solution, with a positive ROI.

 

 Based on the information you have provided, plus my experience in South Africa, our sites internationally where HTSol have these solutions installed, the information from the Freight haul web site, I can offer you the following solution:

Every container entering or exiting the Durban & JHB site would be logged, with the following information:

-         Container number;

-         Truck license plate;

-         Trailer license plate (if required);

-         Tracking unit number (if present);

-         Driver facial image (if present);

-         Driver access card number (if present);

The above information would be added to the invoice number, weight of the container (if a scale was present) and other information as required.

System Features

-         • Handles all standard size containers (20,40,45,20/20)

-         • Reads ISO 6346 formats including check digit verifications

-         • Real--time tracking of containers

-         • Reads container numbers from both sides

-         • Operation uninterrupted by traffic into loading area

-         • Simple configuration

-         • Minimal equipment

-         • Low maintenance

-         • Superior reading accuracy

-         • Seamless performance guarantee

The major purpose of the SeeGate Container Recognition software is to take pictures of the Containers, extract the alpha numeric digits out from the picture (by image processing software), verify its correctness (using the Container Code check digit as a final verification test), and transmit the identification string and optionally the image files.

  Benefits of System:

• Automatic documentation of container inventory

• Increases terminal efficiency

• Enables Real-time data Processing

• Enhances terminal assets tracking and management

1 – Tracking unit

A portable tracking unit can be attached to the container.  This allows the container to be tracked closely from Durban to JHB, alarming if the container moves out of the defined area (N3 corridor or any other defined area).

Please REQUEST the presentation from I-CUBE.  

2 – Container Recognition

Seegate is a stand-alone system that is used to automatically track and read Shipping Containers identification number together with the license plate of the carrying Truck.    This sophisticated image processing system can be placed at the Durban site of Freight Haul port location and at the JHB location that requires fully automatic identification.

The identified number strings and images are displayed on the system’s main display, and logged in its local database. This data is transferred to other Windows applications via DDE messages. The application can be used in conjunction with a pre-stored list of Container and truck numbers, allowing an SMS or alarm to be generated if a container is detected or does not arrive.

Each unit controls several video cameras and handles them simultaneously while the truck and containers are in motion. The system uses these multiple cameras in order to look at various sides of the containers and to capture and analyse the Truck license plate. Additionally, as additional options, the wagon/chassis ID can be recognized, allowing the truck to be tracked from DBN to JHB.

 

The system has the following advantages over existing manual recorded sites:

- fully automatic process (no man-in-the-loop)

- increases the processing of the container/truck traffic at the congested gates

- the system data collects the traffic history

- handles simultaneously container & truck identification

 - provides live view of the gate traffic

 

The system has the following advantages over other automated solutions:

- simple configuration (few cameras)

- covers all types of containers (20, 40, 20/20 feet and combinations)

- performs recognition while at motion (the container does not stop)

- simple integration into the existing computer resources at the port

- has a high recognition rate (has 2-3 views redundancy on each container)

- has a user friendly display and operation

- a reliable system, 24 hour operation

- fast response (output in seconds)

SeeGate leads the industry in the number of worldwide installations.   For a complete list please see www.htsol.com

A possible list of equipment follows:

Item #

Item Name

1

Foundations

2

Gantry Structures Design

3

Structures  

4

PC Cabinet

5

AC Power 220V

6

LAN Connectivity

7

PC

8

Connection Box

9

Power Supplies

10

Product Liability Insurance

11

Contactor's All Risk Insurance

12

Site Layout Design

13

Lane Signage

14

Cables (DC Power, Video, Control)

15

Speed Bumps

16

K Rails

17

PC Cabinet Protection

18

Trenches

19

Tracking software

20

Cameras (SCH2 & Other)

21

Illumination Units (HTS)

22

Frame Grabbers (Santos)

23

I/O Cards & TBL (Advantech 1751)

24

IR Sensors

25

IR Reflectors

26

Loop Sensors

27

Loop (Relay) Detectors

28

UPS

29

Server & Storage System

30

User Application

31

Software Components & Licenses (SG2)

32

Interface to Port TOS

33

Installations and Configurations

34

Tuning Testing & Calibration

35

End User Instructions/Training

Further information can be obtained from:

Container Product line

ContainerBrochures.pdf

SeeGateInformation.pdf

SeeGateNewDesign.pdf

SeeGateInstall.pdf

SeeUtilities AA 06.pdf

SmartService.pdf

The next step from here is to define a user requirement and to then cost the solution.

 

Please contact I-Cube to begin this process.

 

 


Sapo and international operator will act as partners in project, says Ramos

Ngqura container terminal opens in 2009
May 24, 2007

By SAMANTHA ENSLIN-PAYNE

Johannesburg - The R8 billion container terminal at the port of Ngqura in the Eastern Cape would be open for business in 2009, run as a partnership between an international terminal operator and SA Port Operations (Sapo), Maria Ramos, Transnet's chief executive, said yesterday.

Sapo is a division of Transnet.

Ramos said: "Operating in 2009 is feasible. We have proved in the past couple of years that once we have set our mind to it, we can get things done."

The R8 billion price tag would cover building four berths costing about R4.7 billion, about R1.4 billion for equipping two berths and the remainder for upgrades to the rail connection between the port and Gauteng.

Work on the container terminal began in January.

Ramos said Transnet would procure the equipment for the first two berths, which would handle about 1.1 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) a year. The equipping of the remaining two berths would depend on demand.

Further investment in rail would depend on the volumes. Over and above this, the port, which Transnet began building in 2002, has cost about R3.9 billion.

Transnet's capital expenditure for the next five years has risen to R78 billion from R64.5 billion due to the Nqgura container terminal development, and the increased size and therefore higher cost of Petronet's pipeline.

"The Ngqura container terminal is a greenfields project, which is one of the reasons Transnet … wants an international partner to operate the terminal because we want to open up a business corridor into Asia, particularly into China where the container volumes are growing," said Ramos.

This means the port would operate as a transshipment hub and complement the Durban port, which is struggling to cope with demand. Ngqura is a deep-water harbour, which enables it to handle larger vessels than can be accommodated in Durban.

As a transshipment hub, Ngqura would enable a shipping line from the east to offload cargo at Ngqura, which would then be collected by another shipping line for its final destination elsewhere in the world. Therefore, a large percentage of Ngqura's container volumes would not be for or from South Africa.

Transnet has forecast 8 percent average annual growth in container volumes through South African ports. Durban's volume grew 11 percent in the financial year to March.

In that year, South African ports handled 3.5 million TEUs, of which 66 percent went through Durban.

"There is a business case for Ngqura. It is going to take hard work, like all new business ventures. We must not assume ships are just going to call because the port is there," said Ramos.

The terms of the partnership for running the Ngqura terminal are still to be decided.

The transport utility has already applied for Public Finance Management Act approval to proceed with a private sector partner. Once this is secured, it will appoint advisers to assess on what would be a feasible partnership between Sapo, which runs 13 terminals at six ports including the Durban container terminal, and an international terminal operator.

The Ngqura container terminal would complement the Durban port, which is forecast to reach capacity in 2010.

Transnet's plans to build an additional container terminal at the southern side of the Durban port in the Bayhead area is still subject to an environmental impact assessment, which has not yet begun.

The Durban airport site becomes available once the new airport at La Mercy is open in 2009.

Richards Bay has available space but issues of rail connectivity to Gauteng and where the shipping industry and its clients are based have to be considered.

 

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CONTAINER RECOGNITION SOLUTIONS

 

 

Barry T. Fryer Dudley

(MBA {IT}; MSc {Image Analysis}

Imaging Consultant (LPR, IA & Facial)

I-CUBE (Integrated Intelligent Imaging)
UNIT 11, 8 HOLWOOD PARK
HOLWOOD CRESENT
LA LUCIA RIDGE
Durban KZN 4053
TEL: 031 – 580 2326

LPR at I-Cube dot co dot za

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