Arecont Unveils MegaFlash Cameras
Arecont Vision announces new compact cameras with MegaFlash technology in 1.3, 2, 3 or 5 megapixel formats. The MegaFlash camera series can capture megapixelquality snapshots using a high-speed shutter synchronized with an external strobe light for license plate recognition (LPR) and intelligent transportation system (ITS) applications. The cameras can capture images of vehicles travelling up to 100 miles per hour (160 km/hour). Megapixel CMOS cameras provide exceptional frame-rate and image clarity benefits for license plate recognition. However, the use of CMOS megapixel camera technology in LPR and ITS applications has been impeded by its inability to synchronize with a flash strobe, due to the lack of global shutter in conventional CMOS sensors. Introduction of sophisticated highspeed shutter in the camera effectively addresses this problem, opening exciting possibilities with new applications in the transportation vertical with LPR and ITS requirements.