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 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

 
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Feed Back
 
 
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Diversity of LPR - Article in Security Solutions Vol11 No2 (PDF)
 
Automatic Drunk Drivers ID & apprehension
 
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
 

 

 

 

 
Home
 
I-Cube advantage
  
Tutorial
 
Q for a LPR request
 
Diversity
 
See Car app
 
Products
 
Choice of applications
 
License Plate Recognition
 
SeeCAR Product LINE
 
Access Control
 
SEE Traffic 
 
seeway
 
Average Speed Determination
 
FILM
 
Train / Rail
 
Weigh bridge integration
 
Plane
 
CONTAINER 
 
LPR DLL
 
LPR cameras
 
BROCHURES
 
Overview
 
See LANE
 
SEE TRAFFIC
 
LPR Intro
 
Applications:
 
LPR SOLUTION FOR MOVING VEHICLES
 
Hospital Presentation
 
Hyster Recognition
 
Estates 
 
VEHICLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
 
Proactive early warning crime prevention
 
LPR use in marketing
  
Mobile LPR
 
Business Park
 
Car lift & GO
 
Shopping Centres
 
Average Speed Determination
 
Weigh Bridges
 
Casino Access Control
 
Mobile LPR
 
 
Road block Results
 
SAB weigh bridges
 
 
 
Where to Buy
 
 
 
Support
 
Demo user manual
 
USER MANUALS
 
HTSOL DLL 
 
Bloem tender
 
RTMC tender

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 
 
Diversity of LPR - Article in Security Solutions Vol11 No2 (PDF)
 
Automatic Drunk Drivers ID & apprehension
 
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
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Home
 
I-Cube advantage
  
Tutorial
 
Q for a LPR request
 
Diversity
 
See Car app
 
Products
 
Choice of applications
 
License Plate Recognition
 
SeeCAR Product LINE
 
Access Control
 
SEE Traffic 
 
seeway
 
Average Speed Determination
 
FILM
 
Train / Rail
 
Weigh bridge integration
 
Plane
 
CONTAINER 
 
LPR DLL
 
LPR cameras
 
BROCHURES
 
Overview
 
See LANE
 
SEE TRAFFIC
 
LPR Intro
 
Applications:
 
LPR SOLUTION FOR MOVING VEHICLES
 
Hospital Presentation
 
Hyster Recognition
 
Estates 
 
VEHICLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
 
Proactive early warning crime prevention
 
LPR use in marketing
  
Mobile LPR
 
Business Park
 
Car lift & GO
 
Shopping Centres
 
Average Speed Determination
 
Weigh Bridges
 
Casino Access Control
 
Mobile LPR
 
 
Road block Results
 
SAB weigh bridges
 
 
 
Where to Buy
 
 
 
Support
 
Demo user manual
 
USER MANUALS
 
HTSOL DLL 
 
Bloem tender
 
RTMC tender

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 
 
Diversity of LPR - Article in Security Solutions Vol11 No2 (PDF)
 
Automatic Drunk Drivers ID & apprehension
 
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
 

 

 

 TRAINING

Welcome to the TRAINING course on FACIAL RECOGNITION & VERIFICATION and LICENSE PLATE RECOGNITION 

This PAGE, will allow you to PREPARE for the training course so that you will get the most out of our limited time together.

 You will be provided with documentation to read and software to review before attending the course. PLEASE E-MAIL subscribe at I-Cube dot co dot za to join the TRAINING e-mail list.

DATE: PLEASE CONTACT i-CUBE

TIME: 8-10 am (SETUP), 10AM - 1PM,  (1-2 Lunch), 2PM-4PM 

VENUE: PLEASE CONTACT i-CUBE

COURSE PRESENTATION

Please ensure you have your PC / LAPTOP installed and operational by 9:30 AM, with the course starting at 10 AM SHARP.

You will be given both a THEORETICAL and PRACTICAL exam at the end of the course.  The result of this EXAM will indicate if you receive an ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE (less than 60%), a SALES CERTIFICATE (pass the theory but fail the practical), a TECHNICAL CERTIFICATE (pass the practical but fail the theoretical) OR a FIRST RATE PASS (over 80%).

While PREPARING for the course will assist, it is perfectly possible to achieve a 100% pass from the training alone. 

This is an OPEN BOOK EXAM (you can use all the notes, software, documents provided and sourced) HOWEVER you MAY NOT work as a TEAM;

  The EXAM QUESTIONS are ON THE TRAINING WEB PAGE for those OVER ACHIEVERS among us!  There are no BONUS POINTS for coming to the training with the answers (however this is possible from the information, software, designs and documents on the I-Cube web site.)  The reason we are doing the TRAINING is to find out the answers… and a bit more!

At the end of the course you will BE ABLE TO PERFORM THE FOLLOWING:

FACIAL 

Typical quotes, system design, costing and how it works

DEMO

-         2D facial ID based on any images you are provided from any camera (IP included)

-         2D facial enrolment, multiple database’s, multiple images per person;

  

-         3D neural network (based on HNET) facial verification based on a video for windows video stream (25 fps), card / PIN / fingerprint or other source;

-         Facial tracking of up to 4 people in the video stream;

-         Automatic enrolment from live video, manual enrolment from a JPEG image

 

LICENSE PLATE RECOGNITION

Typical quotes, system design, costing and how it works

DEMO

-         License plate recognition of South African plates captured using any camera (IP included), at speeds in excess of 2-3 per second;

-         Once we have used the NEURAL NETWORK software to create a FORMAT file for that lens, camera, situation we will obtain recognition in excess of the stated 99.99%

-         LPR for access control;

-         LPR for road blocks;

-         LPR for LOGGING;

-         Any other type of application (high speed, tolls, car counting, time vehicle was present, etc.)

COURSE PRESENTATION

QUESTIONS:

Why do I need to bring a PC or LAP TOP?

This is to ensure you go away with a FULLY FUNCTIONAL LPR and FACIAL system so you can continue learning (testing different designs) and of course DEMO to potential CUSTOMERS!

 If you do not have a LAP TOP a desktop is fine.

 If you cannot provide a PC, let me know so I can get one for you.

 

MIN SPEC REQUIRED FOR LAPTOP / PC

At least Windows 2000 / XP, PIII, 500 GHZ, with 1 GB FREE SPACE. CD drive, ABLE TO READ PDF, word and Excel spreadsheets 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR LPR OR FACIAL

 

THE FOLLOWING WILL ASSIST YOU IN PREPARING FOR THE COURSE:

Question 1 is: Please indicate 3 areas where one could use Facial and 3 (different) areas where one could LPR.

HINT: At last count there were over 50 listed on the I-Cube web site!

Question 2: At the BOTTOM of the TRAINING INFORMATION PAGE on the I-CUBE web site, which you can get to via:

 http://www.i-cube.co.za/training.htm

 What is the PICTURE at the bottom of the page?

 Is it LPR or FACIAL?

Question 3:  Today, please look around the I-CUBE WEB SITE, as your next question will come from there.

Question 4 : PLEASE read any 3 of the NEWS ITEMS concerning FACIAL or LPR!

 International trends do tend (eventually) to come to SA….

 LINKS TO RECENT NEWS STORIES: LPR AND FACIAL

 

Question 5: If you have time, please read

 License Plate Recognition - A Tutorial

 OR copy and paste the following link into your browser

 http://www.i-cube.co.za/License%20Plate%20Recognition%20-%20A%20Tutorial.html

 

Question 6: 

I-Cube will be presenting at: COMPLAINTS MANAGEMENT SUMMIT

ON JOINT SAFETY INITIATIVES 
ICC Durban 23-25th  Feb   2006
The ROLE of IT
when Dealing with Crime
A proactive early warning and crime prevention system
PRESENTED by Isoletu Foresight Consortium (I 4 C)

4 MB PDF

Please have a look at the presentation, as this will help you DESIGN a FACIAL SOLUTION

 

Question 7: 

Please DOWNLOAD, UNZIP and RUN the

LPR SA DEMO (1 MB)

 SeeLane Demo

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Overview

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 The SeeLane demo is a functional version of the SeeLane product without the hardware (frame grabber, IO card) and the OCR DLL services.

 The purpose of this demo is to show the interface and the output  features of SeeLane. This is very useful for early integration.

 Demo Features: 

- Fully functional interface.

 - Supports an authorized vehicle database file.

 - Output the results via serial port.

 - Act as a DDE server and notifies clients of any incoming vehicles.

 - Accept recognition data from ini file 

The SeeLane Demo interface is identical to the full SeeLane version.

The differences are:

 - Images are loaded from a file instead of being captured from a

  frame grabber.

 - Vehicle codes are not identified. You will need the full version

  and a security plug to use the OCR features.

 Using SeeLane Demo

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 Activate SeeLaneDemo.exe.

 The simulation is started automatically. To stop simulation, press F3.

 In the main screen, select one of the lane tabs (lane 1, lane 2, ...) and press F2 or select 'Simulate Sensor' from the 'File' menu to display an image on the screen. Each additional F2 will randomly select another image.

You can also press F3 to get a continuous simulation.

 The identified code, person name (from the database) and the time will be added to the list on the lower left part of the screen.

 To send the results via serial port, press F8 or select 'Settings' from the 'File' menu. The properties dialog will open - Select the Communication tab. Check the 'Enable' box and select the appropriate port.

Press 'Configure port' to show the Windows default port configuration dialog.

Press 'Ok' to continue. SeeLane will automatically send any identification results to the selected port. In case of errors an error message will appear in the 'General System Status' box.

 

 LPR SA DEMO (1 MB)

Question 8: 

If you have a chance, please read a little or have a look at some pictures, on facial recognition!

 Introduction to the facts, features and benefits of Face recognition

 Installation & user manual VERSION 2-2 (1.3MB PDF) 

 Technical explanation of the HNeT technology

 

 

Question 9: 

Please DOWNLOAD and run Player.exe

LPR DEMO

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

3. Overview

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 The demo player introduces the powerful capabilities of our SeeCar vehicle License Plate Recognition (LPR) software/system. It performs  true identification of the license plate in real time.

The player is capable of reading both bmp and jpg images of various  types (color, B&W, 8, 16, 24 & 32 bit per pixel). It performs autodetection of image subtype (grayscale, color, number of bits per pixel, etc.). The images are included in the same directory, and their properties are configured in the format.ini configuration file.

Note that in case you would like to check it on your own images, please  refer to the "Checking Your Own Pictures" section at the end of this document.

The player is best viewed under the 1024x768 display resolution. 

4. Running the player

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 4.1 Operation

 If the player comes compressed in a Zip file, first unzip the file into a subdirectory (using Winzip).

To execute the recognition demo, activate the Player.exe file.

The demo will automatically start to run: Vehicle plate images of  different formats and qualities are displayed and identified. The default run speed is medium, and you can change its speed or control its operation.

 The identified code is displayed at the bottom window. The file processed  by the player, and the time required to identify the image are shown in the  right window.

 4.2 Button control

    'Rewind'      - rewind the player to the first image

   'Back Single' - play back a single image

   'Pause'       - pause the player

   'Play'  - play the image

   'Play Single' - play a single image

   'Fast Forward'- fast forward the player to the last image

    'Speed slidebar'-sets the player run speed (see description below).

4.3 Properties dialog:

 4.3.1 General Tab:

  - Image Folder field - specifies the path to the images directory to read images from. It can be edited both manually and using "Browse..." button

 - Use Windows Current Dir checkbox - cancels the previous field and uses windows current directory instead (usually it's the directory in which the player resides if it was launched by windows explorer).

  - Bitmaps and Jpegs checkboxes - specify what types of images to read from the selected above directory

 4.3.2 Slide Show Tab:

  - Auto Start checkbox - specifies whether to start "playing" automatically upon  application start or properties change.

  - Random play checkbox - if this checkbox is selected the images are played in a

   random order instead of preserving the directory order of image files 

 - Speed slidebar - specifies the delay between two consequent images. This delay is added in addition to the recognition time in order to allow analysing the recognition results. Sliding to the left sets the fastest player run speed (no delay is added). However, at this setting the results will be hard to track. The slide is also duplicated on the main display.

    Notes: 1. Each of the 10 scale bars represent a 0.3 sec. delay between the  two consequent images. This allows setting the delay between 0

             (fast run) to 3 seconds (slow run).

           2. jpg images can be played quicker than bmp ones due to disk caching differences of these two picture types.

 4.3.3 Font/Colors tab:

  - Plate number font dialog - allows to choose a non-default font for

   recognition results.

  - Plate number color - allows to choose a non-default color for recognition

   results.

  - Shadow effect checkbox - allows to show a shadow for recognition results.

  5. System Requirements

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5.1 Minimum:

 PC 486 or higher with a minimum of 16MB RAM running Windows 98/NT/2000/Me.

Win 95 is not supported and might result in run-time errors.

 5.2 Optimum:

 We recommend a Pentium 3 550 or higher with 64MB RAM for optimum execution.

A stronger PC will result in faster recognition times, as indicated on the right side.

 6. Checking Your Own Pictures

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 a. Copy the following files to the folder that contains your own images :

    1.Player.exe (from the Player Folder).

   2.Format.ini (from the Player Folder).

 b. Images Dimensions should be the same format as specified in the format.ini

    file (e.g., 768*288). In case they do not fit the configuration settings,

    the player will issue a warning.

 c. If you use jpg images, we recommend to use a high quality compression (best

   is 100%) for better results.

 

You can also contact us to help you with the format.ini file based on your images.

 LPR DEMO

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

 

FINAL QUESTION: 10 Today, please read the 2D FACIAL MANUAL, which you can download from the following link:

   I-Cube - Face recognition FID user manual.pdf

 

 

Terminology

IP Camera INTERNET PROTOCOL CAMERA COMPARED TO USUAL CCTV CAMERA.  THE CCTV CAMERAS USE CABLES WHILE IP CAMERAS USE TCP/IP, A LAN CONNECTION LINK A PC.  IP CAMERAS OFTEN HAVE HIGHER RESOLUTION (SO CCTV IS 768 X 512 WHILE IP ATTACHED IS WELL OVER 2000 X 1000 PIXELS) 

OCX IS A TERM USED SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT; IT IS SIMILAR TO A DLL / API WHERE YOU ARE GIVEN A SUB-SET OF PROGRAMME ITEMS WHICH THEN ALLOW YOU TO QUICKLY COME TO A SOFTWARE SOLUTION.

 OCR is Optical Character Recognition 

and HNET HOLOGRAPHIC QUANTUM NEURAL TECHNOLOGY, THE KEY DIFFERENTIATOR BETWEEN OUR SOFTWARE AND EVERYONE ELSE.  IT ALLOWS THE SOFTWARE TO LEARN, REMEMBER AND UPDATE!

 

 

TRAINING EXAM

Q 1 - Please prepare a detailed quote, including a POWERPOINT presentation, system design, cost and full site requirements for the sale of a 2 lane LPR access control system.

Q 2 - Please prepare a detailed quote, including a POWERPOINT presentation, system design, cost and full site requirements for the sale of a single camera facial ID system.

Q 3 - Please find a folder on your CD called EXAM.  In this folder will be face and license plate images.  

Please add the facial images to your facial ID software under the names provided. Please ID the people who appear in the files called UNKNOWN 1, 2 & 3.

Please use the license plate recognition software to analyze the provided license plates and write down the total number of different TYPES of plates that were correctly read.  So NP123, ND 123 and NA123 would be 1 and 123GP and WOLF2 would be 2 types.

For those with TIME, you can TRY THIS on your own:

FACIAL IMAGES

LPR IMAGES   

Dear Reader,

Our crime stats must be the greatest obstacle to foreign investment in South Africa.  On Tuesday, our minister of safety and security Charles Nqakula told us that bank robberies, murders and hijackings had increased in the country during 2006.  No surprise - but that data held some shocking facts.


This is the first time the murder rate has increased since the end of apartheid in 1994.  The rate was up by 2.4% to 19,202, in the year to March 31. The number of bank robberies more than doubled and hijackings were up by 6%.

Our government has increased its anti-crime budget - but this hasn't helped.  So what if there has been a decrease in burglaries and rapes?  There are still too many of these kinds of crimes; (the number of reported rapes was still a huge 52,617).  The money that the taxpayer is spending on combating crime is obviously being poured down the drain.

For South Africa's economy, the crime stats are worrying.  As usual, we walk backwards and we blame the crime rate on apartheid.  The police force - we are told - was once an instrument of oppression and now it has to be seen as the people's friend.

But we've had democracy since 1994.  The government has given more and more money to the police and the police force has almost doubled since 2002.  Where does the fault lie?  Is it because we have a police commissioner that's perceived by both the media and public to have contacts with shady people?

Our government prefers to selectively focus on statistics over the past five years - because they look better.  These stats show an overall 18.6% drop in contact crimes and a 23.7% decrease in property-related crimes.  Whoopee.  And the minister has the audacity to tell us that he's sure crime will come down further and sees a rosy picture for the future.

While we can't blame the entire mess on Jackie Selebi, his presence as head of the police force doesn't help.  In any other country he'd have been sent packing long ago.  As for Charles Nqakula, the less said the better.  And he too, in any other country would have been forced to resign.

The crux of the matter - and what the crime statistics point out is police haven't achieved their targeted decrease of 7-10% in crime.  Next we'll have foreigners once again voicing concern that this country isn't safe for the 2010 World Cup soccer tournament.  Can you blame them?

We all want to be positive about 2010.  We all want it to be a success.  We all want to see more foreign investment in this country.  But if we don't clear up crime, all our gains over the last few years - such as the robust economy etc - will be lost.

Just over 50 people are killed here EVERY DAY.  We're not safe in our own homes, The Times newspaper says.  I was feeling fairly positive before Minister Nqakula released the crime stats.  If I feel pessimistic,  I wonder what foreign investors are thinking?

Selebi obviously believes people can live with crime.  He had the cheek to say that after the past week's failed terrorism attacks in Britain, no one was questioning London's ability to host the 2012 Olympic Games.  He obviously didn't note the drop in BA's shares listed on the FTSE, just after the incidents occurred. 

No politician should tell us that crime is under control - it isn't.  We haven't been fooled - and neither has foreign business.

What is the solution?  Should we bring back the death penalty?  Well, it probably wouldn't help - because the police can't catch the criminals anyway!  More visible policing?  Maybe.  But something MUST be done - and soon.


Now news for chocoholics - not all chocolate is bad! 

The Telegraph reports:

A square of dark chocolate a day can lower high blood pressure (probably caused by worrying about volatile markets!) without piling on the pounds, researchers claim.

A team of German scientists concludes that a little dark chocolate could offer a much more attractive way for people with slightly high blood pressure to achieve small cuts, compared with traditional low fat diets that can be hard to stick to over the long term.

The study was done by Dr Dirk Taubert of University Hospital of Cologne, Germany - AND it wasn't sponsored by a chocolate company.

Quote of the Day:
Life is like a box of chocolates... you never know what you're gonna get - Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump.

Until Friday
Janice Roberts

 

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